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 19
1871: The first official U.S. government weather predictions (called probabilities) were published on this date in 1871.
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Birthday Lore for February 19
You are conscientious and reliable and plod along in your work faithfully. You like travel and a change of scene. You are honest and wholehearted in your love, and it will bring joy and contentment to you.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1843: Adelina Patti (opera singer; namesake of the song You're the Flower of My Heart Sweet Adeline)
Born 1743: Luigi Boccherini (composer)
Born 1963: Seal (singer)
On This Day in History
1945: U.S. Marines invaded Iwo Jima (WW II)
1878: Patent for the first gramophone awarded to Thomas Edison
1814: USS Constitution captured British brig HMS Catherine
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.