Almanac - Friday 2/18/22
Today is Friday, the 18th of February of 2022,
February 18 is the 49th day of the year
316 days remain until the end of the year
29 days until spring begins
The sun rises in San Francisco at 6:55:19 am
and sun sets this afternoon at 5:53:11 pm.
We will have 10 hours and 57 minutes of daylight Today
Solar noon will be at 12:24:15 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:09 am at 5.17 feet
The first low tide will be at 5:32 am at 1.92 feet
The next high tide at 11:23 am at 5.71 feet
and the final low tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 5:56 pm at -0.13 feet
The Moon is currently 96.3% visible
a Waning Gibbous moon
we’ll have the Last Quarter Moon in 5 days on Wednesday the 23rd of February of 2022 at 2:32 pm
On this day in Black History….
1688 – First formal protest against slavery by organized white body in English America made by Germantown Quakers at monthly meeting.
1865 – Rebels abandoned Charleston, South Carolina. The first Union troops to enter the city included twenty-first USCT or the United States Colored Troops, followed by two companies of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers, also a regiment of African-American soldiers.
2006 – Shani Davis became the first Black to win an individual gold medal in Winter Olympic history. He captured the men's 1,000-meter speed skating race in Turin, Italy.
Black History birthdays today include…
1894 – renowned architect Paul Revere Williams was born
1931 – Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford), who will win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Beloved, was born on this day in Lorain, Ohio.
1922 -- The first Prime Minister of Grenada Eric Gairy born (1922 - 1997)
1941 -- Grammy Award winning singer Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans
1965 -- Dr Dre born André Romell Young better known as rapper/ producer Dr Dre was born in Compton, California. A member of the group NWA he was one of the founders of West Coast G-funk.
1979 -- Actor Tyrone Burton born in Queens, New York. Burton is best known for his role his role as T.K. Anderson on the sitcom, The Parent 'Hood. He has also appeared in other shows such as: Cold Case, That's So Raven, and the short-lived drama series, Outreach.
Also on this day in history….
1911 – The first official flight with airmail takes place from Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now India), when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.
…Today’s birthdays include…
1890 – Adolphe Menjou, American actor (d. 1963)
1921 – Oscar Feltsman, Ukrainian-Russian pianist and composer (d. 2013)
1922 – Helen Gurley Brown, American journalist and author (d. 2012)
1950 – John Hughes, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1952 – Juice Newton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954 – John Travolta, American actor, singer and producer
1974 – Julia Butterfly Hill, American environmentalist and author