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
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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 1979: Corinne Bailey Rae (singer)
Born 1916: Jackie Gleason (actor & comedian)
Born 1932: Johnny Cash (singer)
On This Day in History
1940: Spelling Bee, the first quiz show, aired on television
1986: Robert Penn Warren named U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry
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.