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 17
2003: Blizzard dumped more snow in Boston than any other storm in the state's history-- including the Blizzard of 1978--Logan International Airport measured 27.5 inches
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Birthday Lore for February 17
You are fortunate to be born in this month. You have exceptional opportunities in love, business, or a career, and you can rise to the top. You are most considerate to those dear to you. You love with vigor, and your home life should be ideal.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1909: Marjorie Lawrence (opera singer)
Born 1954: Rene Russo (actress)
Born 1879: Dorothy Canfield Fisher (author)
On This Day in History
1864: Confederate H. L. Hunley was first submarine to sink a warship (USS Housatonic)
1897: The National Congress of Mothers, later known as the PTA, founded
1913: Marcel Duchamp's painting, Nude Descending a Staircase, outraged viewers
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.