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Almanac - Friday February 9, 2024

Qing Porcelain, Xuantong Reign
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Qing Porcelain, Xuantong Reign

Today is Friday, the 9th of February of 2024

February 9 is the 40th day of the year

326 days remain until the end of the year

38 days until spring begins

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:06:13 am

and sunset will be at 5:42:56 pm.

Today we will have 10 hours and 36 minutes of sun

The solar transit will be at 12:24:34 pm

Water temperature in San Francisco Bay today is 54°F

The first low tide was at 3:38 am at 2.58 feet

The first tide will be at 9:34 am at 6.95 feet

The next low tide will be at 4:36 pm at -1.45 feet
and the final high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 11:25 pm at 5.27 feet

The moon is currently 0.4% visible
It's still a waning crescent moon

It will be a New Moon today at 2:59 pm

Tomorrow is The Lunar New Year.

It’s the year of the Dragon!

Today is….

Chocolate Day

International Winter Bike to Work Day

National Cut the Cord Day

National Develop Alternative Vices Day

National No One Eats Alone Day

National Toothache Day

Pizza Pie Day

Read in the Bathtub Day

The Inbox Day

On this day in Black History….

Feb 9, 1902 Juanita Jewel Shanks Craft (1902-1985) and the Long Civil Rights Movement in Texas was born on February 9, 1902 in Round Rock, Texas.

Blanche Dorothea Jones Calloway (February 9, 1902 – December 16, 1978) was an American jazz singer, composer, and bandleader. She was the older sister of Cab Calloway and was a successful singer before her brother.[3] With a music career that spanned over fifty years, Calloway was the first woman to lead an all-male orchestra[1] and performed alongside musicians such as Cozy Cole, Chick Webb, and her brother. Her performing style was described as flamboyant and a major influence on her brother's performance style.She lead an all-woman orchestra in the 1940s. She struggled with racism and sexism in the music industry and in America in general. While still in Florida, she became the first African American precinct voting clerk and the first African American woman to vote in Florida in 1958. She became an active member of the NAACP and the Congress of Racial Equality, also serving on the board of the National Urban League. In 1964, she and about forty other African American women protested with the NATO Women's Peace Force at The Hague.

Feb 9, 1906 Death of poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar (33), Dayton, Ohio

Alice Walker , in full Alice Malsenior Walker was born February 9, 1944, Eatonton, Georgia

Leroy Satchel Paige was inducted to Baseball Hall of Fame Feb 9, 1971

Feb 9, 1995 Bernard Harris, African-American astronaut, takes a space walk.

On February 9, 2001, actress and vocalist Diahann Carroll addressed the World Summit Against Cancer meeting in Paris, France. Carroll addressed the audience of scholars and activists as a breast cancer survivor.You can find the text of her speech on BlackFacts.com

Ossie Davis was a twentieth century renowned African-American film and television artist, Broadway actor,

playwright, poet, author and social activist passed away on February 9, 2005, in Florida.

Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991. He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him. When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.