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Weather History for January 27
1994: Frigid arctic air in place over New England and New York caused record-breaking temperatures. Burlington, Vermont, broke its old record daily low by 9 degrees, with a reading of -29F, and Caribou, Maine, set a record low for the third day in a row, with a temperature of -23F.
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Birthday Lore for January 27
You have great ambitions and desires, and they will take you far if you accept the help of others as you go along, instead of trampling them underfoot. Accept love as it comes to you, even when you think it retards your upward struggle.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1850: Samuel Gompers (labor union official)
Born 1921: Donna Reed (actress)
Born 1900: Hyman George Rickover (U.S. naval officer)
On This Day in History
1984: Carl Lewis made a long jump of 28 feet 10.06 inches, in New York City
1961: Georgia legislature repealed the state's public school segregation laws
1938: Honeymoon Bridge over Niagara Falls collapsed due to ice jam
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.