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Weather History for March 7
1990: This day was a day Iowans won't soon forget. A major ice storm coated much of the state with two to three inches of ice. Seventy-eight downed utility towers along one 17-mile stretch cost three electric companies $15 million. The total damage from the storm was over $50 million.
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Birthday Lore for March 7
You should be more forward, assert yourself. You are slow, methodical, and extremely careful in all you do. You are not apt to go through with plans you make, because of your cautious temperament. You are generous to a fault and very tenderhearted, and too often allow others to impose upon you.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1849: Luther Burbank (horticulturist)
Born 1971: Rachel Weisz (actress)
Born 1940: Daniel J. Travanti (actor)
On This Day in History
2011: Barefoot water skier, Fernando Reina Iglesias, set a new record. Towed by a helicopter off the coast of Mexico, he reached a speed of 153 mph.
1973: Comet Kohoutek was discovered by Czech astronomer Lubos Kohoutek
1917: The world's first jazz recording was released by the RCA Victor Company
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.