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Weather History for March 5
1897: 6.96 inches of rain fell at Butlerville, Indiana
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Birthday Lore for March 5
You have the gift of farsightedness and are a good planner. All important undertakings should be begun during May and June. You are a true and loyal friend and an ardent lover. You will always be contented and happy.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1893: Emmett J. Culligan (founder of the world's largest water treatment organization)
Born 1898: Misao Okawa (Japanese woman who would later be recognized as the world's oldest person of her time. She died on April 1, 2015, and lived to be 117 years old.)
Born 1989: Jake Lloyd (actor)
On This Day in History
1907: First radio broadcast of a musical composition took place when Lee De Forest transmitted a performance of Rossini's William Tell Overture from Telharmonic Hall in NY to the Brooklyn Navy Yard
1931: The Gandhi-Irwin Pact between Mahatma Gandhi and Viceroy Edward Wood, Lord Irwin, brought a halt to the civil disobedience campaign with Gandhi accepting the federal constitution plan adopted by the conference in return for British efforts to lessen repression
1979: Voyager I relayed data from Jupiter, including photographs of its four largest moons
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.