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 February 5
2007: Northern Minnesota saw chilly temperatures of -38 F in Hallock and -42 F in Embarrass
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Birthday Lore for February 5
You are a dreamer and inclined to be impractical. Follow through on your ideas and make each one be of merit! Choose your friends for their value, not their connections, or you will bring great unhappiness upon yourself. Be prudent rather than generous in your giving.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1919: Red Buttons (actor)
Born 1934: Hank Aaron (baseball player)
Born 1964: Laura Linney (actress)
On This Day in History
1846: The Oregon Spectator was the first newspaper published on the Pacific coast of the United States
2005: The National Zoo's first litter of cheetahs in 115 years went on display to the public
1952: The first "Don't Walk" automatic signs were installed in New York City
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.