Almanac - Friday February 9, 2024
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!
On this day in Black History….
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. With a music career that spanned over fifty years, Calloway was the first woman to lead an all-male orchestra 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.
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.