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 19
1987: Heavy rain and golf ball-size hail destroyed 80 percent of the crops in northwestern Texas
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Birthday Lore for May 19
You are nervous, energetic, and somewhat excitable. You play with childlike abandon and seek gaiety. You are kind, considerate, and affectionate in your love.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1930: Lorraine Hansberry (playwright)
Born 1941: Nora Ephron (author & director)
Born 1925: Malcolm X (civil rights activist)
On This Day in History
1940: 7.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in Imperial Valley, California
1780: "Dark Day" in New England
1928: First Jumping Frog Jubilee in Calaveras County, California
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.