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 March 2
1918: A car crossed frozen Penobscot Bay, Maine
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Birthday Lore for March 2
Practice sincerity, patience, and diligence in your ambitions and everyday life. Be less skeptical. You have great self-control and psychic powers and are an excellent conversationalist. You have many friends and prefer the company of the opposite sex, but you are well liked by your own.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1931: Tom Wolfe (writer)
Born 1950: Karen Carpenter (singer)
Born 1931: Mikhail Sergeyvich Gorbachev (former Soviet political leader)
On This Day in History
1972: Pioneer 10, unmanned U.S. interplanetary probe, was launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida
2005: Microsoft founder Bill Gates received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II
2006: The new U.S. $10 bills went into circulation. The redesigned note had shades of orange, yellow, and red
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.