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 25
1821: Hot drinks were served on the frozen Hudson River, between New Jersey and New York City
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Birthday Lore for January 25
A born leader, you should strive to make the most of this gift. With your friendly nature, you will be surrounded with congenial friends and your home life will be a constant inspiration. Take care that anger and jealousy do not get the better of your otherwise good judgment.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1860: Charles Curtis (U.S. vice president)
Born 1981: Alicia Keys (musician)
Born 1882: Virginia Woolf (author)
On This Day in History
1932: The governor general of Canada, the Earl of Bessborough, declared the Trans-Canada telephone system officially open
1909: Elecktra, by Richard Strauss, premiered at the Dresden Royal Opera House
1870: S.S. City of Boston disappeared
Signs of the Zodiac
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 19)
The Water Bearer. Ruling planet: Uranus. Element: Air. Quality: Inventiveness. Ability: To see the future. You are the enthusiastic inventors of the world. Able to see the world as it should be or could be rather than as it is, you have the capacity to set things in motion. Of course, there are a few of you out there who are more conservative, and if this is you, go back and read the Capricorn section. Detached and impersonally friendly to all, you have many acquaintances. You are a dedicated humanitarian and very tolerant—of everything but intolerance. You function well in groups and organizations as long as you can maintain your independence. Freedom is extremely important to you, and you need to be able to do your work your own way.