Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!
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Weather History for January 19
1977: Lake Erie froze from bank to bank for the first time in modern history
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Birthday Lore for January 19
Diplomats, writers, teachers, and lovers of fine art are born on this day. You have a kindly disposition, consideration, and a desire to help others. Poetical, artistic, and affectionate, you are capable of entering into almost any profession or field and being successful.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1946: Dolly Parton (singer)
Born 1973: Drea de Matteo (actress)
Born 1947: Paula Deen (chef)
On This Day in History
1961: U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized first space satellite communications link between the United States and Europe on an experimental basis.
2006: Full Wolf Moon
1898: First Brown vs. Harvard ice hockey game took place
Signs of the Zodiac
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
The Mountain Goat. Ruling planet: Saturn. Element: Earth. Quality: Discipline. Ability: Working for goals.You are the hardest-working members of the zodiac. Able to organize your thoughts and create specific plans, you set goals and work toward them. You seek to prove to the world that you are capable and efficient, and you don’t rest until you have either a title after your name or a business of your own.Born old, you begin life with a serious start. Responsibility is often emphasized in your youth, and you are encouraged to make something of yourself. Once accomplishment becomes yours, however, look out! All of a sudden, the fun side of you becomes apparent, and your dry wit finds increasing opportunities for expression.