For the lunatalions, we have a waxing gibbous moon tonight heading toward a full moon that will occur in just two days on February 16.
On this day in 1967, soul singer Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul, recorded "Respect" which became the Billboard Song of the Year 1967.
Born on this day in 1859 in Galesburg, Illinois, American engineer and inventor, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., who invented the eponymous Ferris Wheel.
A thought from Aretha Franklin, “My upbringing was in the church. We had to attend regularly. And, of course, the church provided a training ground for me, so to speak, as a young vocalist and certainly gave me all of the spiritual values that I needed as a young lady.”