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Weather History for March 5
1950: Calculations for the first computerized weather forecast began at a U.S. Army research laboratory. It took the computer about 24 hours to generate the forecast for the next 24 hours. Researchers were hopeful, however--two of the first four predictions were somewhat accurate.
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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 1870: Benjamin Franklin Norris (novelist)
Born 1989: Jake Lloyd (actor)
Born 1835: William Steinway (piano manufacturer)
On This Day in History
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
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
1923: Montana and Nevada enacted the first old age pensions in the U.S.
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.