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 8
1969: The Lindsay Storm left 20 inches of snow in New York City, where areas went unplowed for more than a week
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Birthday Lore for February 8
It is easy for you to absorb a universal knowledge without much effort, because of your keen memory. You are very practical and not inclined to take things for granted in your home or business or in love. You are capable of a deep and lasting love but hesitate to accept others at their apparent worth.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1931: James Dean (actor)
Born 1932: John Williams (composer)
Born 1940: Ted Koppel (newscaster)
On This Day in History
2005: Ellen MacArthur set a new world record by sailing around the world in 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds
1969: Last issue of Saturday Evening Post until the magazine's 1971 re-emergence
1802: Simon Willard granted patent for the banjo clock
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.