Almanac - Friday 2/4/22
Today is Friday, the 4th of February of 2022
February 4 is the 35th day of the year
330 days remain until the end of the year
43 days until spring begins
This day marks the approximate midpoint of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and of summer in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the December solstice).
The sun rises at 7:10:44 am
and sunset will be at 5:37:56 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 27 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:24:20 pm.
The first high tide was at 1:16 am at 5.55 feet
The first low tide will be at 6:54 am at 1.86 feet
The next high tide will be at 12:39 pm at 5.55 feet
and the final low tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 7:10 pm at 0.02 feet
The Moon is currently 13.6% visible
It’s a Waxing Crescent
First Quarter Moon in 4 days on Tuesday the 8th of February of 2022 at 5:50 am
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with….
On February 4, 1913 - Rosa Parks (born Rosa Louise McCauley) was born on this day.
and Georgia Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop Jr. was born on February 4, 1947,
Feb 4, 1794
Slavery in France is abolished.
The nation will have a lukewarm commitment to abolition and will, under Napoleon, reestablish slavery in 1802 along with the reinstitution of the "Code noir", prohibiting blacks, mulattoes and other people of color from entering French colonial territory or intermarrying with whites.
On February 4, 1875, Congressman James T. Rapier of Alabama, rose on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to support the Civil Right bill then before Congress which when enacted later that year became the Civil Rights Act of 1875.
Feb. 4, 1971 - National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington, N.C. Two persons killed.
Also On this day in 1971, Major League Baseball finally agreed to admit Negro League players into the Hall of Fame. The first player inducted was Satchel Paige
On this day in 1986, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative postage stamp honoring Sojourner Truth.
Born Isabella Baumfree, Truth changed her name in 1843, and went on to become a famed African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Known for her powerful speeches, her most famous one, which addressed gender inequalities, was entitled “Ain’t I a Woman?
On this day in 1996, the Republican Party selects Oklahoma representative J. C. Watts to respond to President Bill Clinton’s recent State of the Union Address. Watts was the first African-American to do the response.
also on this day in history…
Birthdays today include…
1925 – Stanley Karnow, American journalist and historian (d. 2013)
1970 – Hunter Biden