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 May 6
1989: Kentucky Derby horses and people alike endured the coldest temperature recorded since the race was introduced in 1875 - a brisk 43F.
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Birthday Lore for May 6
You are proud, persevering, conscientious, and sometimes stubborn. You are constantly striving to elevate yourself socially and intellectually. You have a tendency toward pessimism, which, with continued unhappiness or failure, may cause you to become bitter and caustic. You are usually kind and tender.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1856: Sigmund Freud (neurologist & psychiatrist)
Born 1961: George Clooney (actor)
Born 1915: Orson Welles (actor & director)
On This Day in History
1851: Linus Yale, Jr. received a patent for a lock and key
1864: Confederate General James Longstreet was seriously wounded by his own troops by mistake, Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia
1896: Successful flight of Samuel Langley's model Aerodrome No. 5 aircraft
Signs of the Zodiac
TAURUS (April 21-May 20)
The Bull. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Quality: Practical. Ability: Persistence.You are the most grounded members of the zodiac. Able to see the practical side of matters, you can be counted upon not only to do the job right, but to do it thoroughly as well. While it may sometimes take you a while to gain momentum, your gift is the determination and persistence that carries you along once you have begun. You have staying power.