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Almanac - Tuesday 2/15/22

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Gage Skidmore for the Matt Groening picture, and Austin Kleon for the Art Spiegelman picture
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Matt Groening speaking at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, and Art Spiegelman self portait and autograph

Today is Tuesday, the 15th of February of 2022,

February 15 is the 46th day of the year

319 days remain until the end of the year

32 days until spring begins

The sun rises at 6:58:57 am

and sunset will be at 5:49:59 pm.

We will have 10 hours and 51 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:24:28 pm.

The first low tide will be at 3:43 am at 2.73 feet

The only high tide of the day will be at 9:22 am at 6.11 feet

The next low tide at 4:26 pm at -0.53 feet

and the final high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 11:16 pm at 4.92 feet

The moon is 98.5% visible

It’s still considered a waxing gibbous

It will be a Full Moon tomorrow morning at 8:57 am

The February Moon is called the Full Snow Moon February is typically a time of heavy snowfall.

It’s also called the…

Bald Eagle Moon Bear Moon Black Bear Moon Month of the Bony Moon Eagle Moon Groundhog Moon

Hungry Moon Raccoon Moon

Today is…

Annoy Squidward Day

National Gumdrop Day

National Hippo Day

National I Want Butterscotch Day

Remember the Maine Day

Singles Awareness Day

St. Skeletor's Day

Today is also…

Susan B. Anthony Day

– American suffragist and activist Susan B. Anthonywas born on this day in 1820 (d. 1906)

National Flag of Canada Day

as it was on this day in 1965 – A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.

The ENIAC Day, as it was on this day in 1946ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

International Duties Memorial Day in Russia

John Frum Day in Vanuatu

Liberation Day in Afghanistan

Parinirvana Day, also celebrated on February 8. in Mahayana Buddhism

Statehood Day in Serbia

Total Defence Day in Singapore

On this day in Black History

– On this day in 1848 - Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, filed the first school integration suit on her behalf.

– On this day in 1851 - Black abolitionists invaded a Boston courtroom and rescued a fugitive slave. Feb. 15, 1968 - Henry Lewis becomes the first black to lead a symphony orchestra in the United States.

– On this day in 1964, musician Louis Armstrong’s “Hello Dolly” becomes his first number one record.

– On this day in 1965, singer and pianist Nat King Cole died in Santa Monica, California.

– On this day in 1968 - Henry Lewis becomes the first black to lead a symphony orchestra in the United States.

Also on this day in history….

1879Women's rights: US President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

1898 – The battleship USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing about 274 of the ship's roughly 354 crew. The disaster pushes the United States to declare war on Spain.

1923Greece becomes the last European country to adopt the Gregorian calendar.

1925 – The 1925 serum run to Nome: The second delivery of serum arrives in Nome, Alaska.

1971 – The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.

1972Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.

1989Soviet–Afghan War: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.

2001 – The first draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.

2003Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between eight million and 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.

2013A meteor explodes over Russia, injuring 1,500 people as a shock wave blows out windows and rocks buildings. This happens unexpectedly only hours before the expected closest ever approach of the larger and unrelated asteroid 2012 DA14.

…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share your special day with…

1564Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (d. 1642)

1874Ernest Shackleton, Anglo-Irish captain and explorer (d. 1922)

1883Sax Rohmer, English-American author (d. 1959)

1905Harold Arlen, American composer (d. 1986)

1907 – Cesar Romero, American actor (d. 1994)

1909Miep Gies, Austrian-Dutch humanitarian, helped hide Anne Frank and her family (d. 2010)

1914Hale Boggs, American lawyer and politician (d. 1972)

1914 – Kevin McCarthy, American actor (d. 2010)

1918Allan Arbus, American actor and photographer (d. 2013)

1922John B. Anderson, Swedish-American lawyer and politician (d. 2017)

1923Yelena Bonner, Soviet-Russian activist (d. 2011)

1927 – Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)

1929 – James R. Schlesinger, American economist and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2014)

1931Claire Bloom, English actress

1931 – Jonathan Steele, English journalist and author

1935Susan Brownmiller, American journalist and author

1935 – Roger B. Chaffee, American lieutenant, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967)

1945 – Douglas Hofstadter, American author and academic

1947John Adams, American composer

1948Art Spiegelman, Swedish-American cartoonist and critic

1951 – Melissa Manchester, American singer-songwriter and actress

1951 – Jane Seymour, English-American actress, producer, and jewelry designer

1954Matt Groening, American animator, producer, and screenwriter

1964Chris Farley, American comedian and actor (d. 1997)