Today is Friday, the 11th of February, 2022
February 11 is the 42nd day of the year
323 days remain until the end of the year
36 days until spring begins
The sun rises at 7:03:33 am
and the sun sets at 5:45:39 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:24:36 pm.
The first low tide was at 12:46 am at 3.32 feet
The first high tide will be at 6:22 am at 5.63 feet
The next low tide will be at 2:04 pm at 0.20 feet
and the final high tide at 9:17 pm at 4.52 feet
The Moon is currently 76.8% visible
A Waxing Gibbous
We will have a Full Moon in 5 days on Wednesday the 16th of February of 2022 at 8:57 am
Be Electrific Day
Get Out Your Guitar Day
Grandmother Achievement Day
International Winter Bike to Work Day
National Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
National Inventors' Day
National Make a Friend Day
National No One Eats Alone Day
National Peppermint Patty Day
National Shut-in Visitation Day
Pro Sports Wives Day
Satisfied Staying Single Day
The Inbox Day
White Shirt Day
Today is also
European 112 Day in the European Union
Armed Forces Day in Liberia
Evelio Javier Day on Panay Island, the Philippines
Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Catholic Church
also, World Day of the Sick
National Foundation Day in Japan
Youth Day in Cameroon
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
On this day in Black History…
–in 1644, the first black legal protest in America passed by eleven blacks petitioned for freedom in New Netherlands.
1961 - Robert Weaver sworn in as administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency, highest federal post to date by a black American.
1976 - Clifford Alexander Jr. confirmed as the first black secretary of the United States Army.
1990 – Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
also on this day in history…
660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
1534 – Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
1794 – First session of United States Senate opens to the public.
1808 – Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
1812 – Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry is accused of "gerrymandering" for the first time.
1826 – University College London is founded as University of London.
1840 – Gaetano Donizetti's opera La fille du régiment receives its first performance in Paris, France.
1843 – Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi alla prima crociata receives its first performance in Milan, Italy.
1903 – Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna, Austria.
1937 – The Flint sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers trade union.
1938 – BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television programme, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot".
2020 – COVID-19 pandemic: The World Health Organization officially names the coronavirus outbreak as COVID-19, with the virus being designated SARS-CoV-2.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to You! You share your special day with…
1847 – Thomas Edison, American engineer and businessman, developed the light bulb and phonograph (d. 1931)
1914 – Josh White, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1969)
1921 – Lloyd Bentsen, American politician, United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2006)
1925 – Virginia E. Johnson, American psychologist and academic (d. 2013
1926 – Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2010)
1934 – Tina Louise, American actress and singer
1934 – Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and politician, Military leader of Panama (d. 2017)
1935 – Gene Vincent, American singer and guitarist (d. 1971)
1936 – Burt Reynolds, American actor and director (d. 2018)
1941 – Sérgio Mendes, Brazilian pianist and composer
1942 – Otis Clay, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
1953 – Jeb Bush, American banker, politician and Governor of Florida
1962 – Tammy Baldwin, American lawyer and politician
1962 – Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964 – Sarah Palin, American politician and Governor of Alaska
1968 – Mo Willems, American author and illustrator
1969 – Jennifer Aniston, American actress and producer
1998 – Khalid, American singer and songwriter