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 28
1772: Snowstorm left 36 inches in northern Virginia
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Birthday Lore for January 28
Make the most of the talents you are blessed with and ever aspire to greater things. Be cautious and prudent; never let your jealousy or envy of others come between you and your happiness. Put your trust in those worthy of it. You are sincere, and you will win, through your sincerity, a deep and true love.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1933: Susan Sontag (novelist)
Born 1981: Elijah Wood (actor)
Born 1822: Alexander Mackenzie (Canadian statesman)
On This Day in History
1944: Leonard Bernstein conducted the premiere of his first symphony, Jeremiah, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1982: U.S. army officer, James Dozier, was rescued from his Red Brigade captors in Padua, Italy
1909: Jose Miguel Gomez was inaugurated as president of Cuba and the U.S. provisional government withdrew
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.