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 April 1
1912: Houston, Texas, got its first natural waterspout as an April Fools Day joke from Mother Nature, when a high-velocity tornado hit the downtown area and broke into the water table.
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Birthday Lore for April 1
You are a fairly good planner but not a very good executive. As the power behind the throne, you can direct others better than do things yourself. Your ambitions are high, and you make great sacrifices to attain them. You will have a happy home life, and love will play a great part in your life.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1852: Edwin Austin Abbey (illustrator)
Born 1932: Debbie Reynolds (actress)
Born 1988: Courtney McCool (gymnast)
On This Day in History
2007: French acrobat Willy Martignon broke the world record for longest-distance somersaulting slam dunk
1853: In Ohio, the Cincinnati Fire Department became the first full-time, salaried fire department in the U.S.
All Fools' Day
Signs of the Zodiac
ARIES (March 21-April 20)
The Ram. Ruling planet: Mars. Element: Fire. Quality: Assertiveness. Ability: Leadership.You are the initiators of the zodiac. Dashing hither and yon (you are always in a hurry),you rush fearlessly ahead with little regard for your own safety. You like to be first in all that you do, and you are happiest when sharing your new discoveries with your friends. Willing to begin conversations with total strangers, you usually have many friends.