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 2
1973: Wind gusted to at least 199.5 miles per hour at Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire
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Birthday Lore for April 2
With your extremely generous nature, you are imposed upon by others. You are sociable and gracious and have a pleasing personality. You enjoy out-of-doors life and are especially fond of flowers. Your family is very dear to you, and you will always have many fields.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1911: Charles "Honi" Coles (tap dancer)
Born 1908: Buddy Ebsen (actor)
Born 1947: Emmylou Harris (country music singer)
On This Day in History
1889: Charles Martin Hall patented an inexpensive way to make aluminum
1819: American Farmer journal founded
1792: U.S. Mint established
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.