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Birthdays: February 26

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 26

1952: An intense ocean storm blasted Cape Cod and Nantucket, with reported winds of 61 mph

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for February 26

When you can forget yourself, you are very entertaining. You are intellectual but inclined to be oversensitive and should cultivate self-confidence. You are careful and considerate and, although slow in drawing conclusions, are unusually accurate in your judgment. You are affectionate and loving.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1920: Tony Randall (actor)

Born 1956: Adrian Dantley (basketball player)

Born 1973: Jenny Thompson (Olympic swimmer)

On This Day in History

1986: Robert Penn Warren named U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry

1940: Spelling Bee, the first quiz show, aired on television

2012: At age 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest Oscar winner after receiving the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners

Signs of the Zodiac

PISCES (February 20-March 20)

The Fish. Ruling planet: Neptune. Element: Water. Quality: Creativity. Ability: Understanding. You are the romantic dreamers of the zodiac. As with Aquarius, some of you more go-getter types might prefer to go back and read the Capricorn section, but the sensitive ones can stay here (there are two distinct types of Pisces). You have the ability to visit the Muses and bring back a fine creativity.Unlike the other signs of the zodiac, you possess no singular energy of your own; rather, you are a combination of all of the signs. Because you have an overwhelming desire to merge consciously or unconsciously, you intuit what others need from you and you act accordingly. The compassion and understanding that is your ultimate gift can sometimes be problematic until you have learned how to define yourself.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

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