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 10
1966: Bloomington-Normal and Aurora, Illinois, established a state record for the month of May with morning lows of 21 degrees F
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Birthday Lore for May 10
You are persistent, mentally alert, and levelheaded, and never let failure or adversity deter your effort or lessen your spirit. You are courteous, diplomatic, and gracious, never showing your true feelings unless they are pleasant.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1946: Donovan Leitch (singer)
Born 1960: Bono (singer)
Born 1978: Kenan Thompson (actor)
On This Day in History
2011: Sonic boom possibly due to meteor, Virginia Beach, Virginia
1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shawk Brooks displayed her sculpture of a woman's face made out of butter. The rendering, Dreaming Iolanthe, sparked a movement of serious artistic butter sculpting in America. Butter sculptures remain a popular attraction at state fairs
1869: Golden spike linked Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads at Promontory Point, Utah, creating the first continental railroad
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.