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 20
1892: Strafford, Vermont, received 10 inches of snow
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Birthday Lore for May 20
To be perfectly happy, you require a deep and strong love. You are serious in your thinking and actions and in your love. Reading is your favorite pastime, and you are blessed with an assimilative memory.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1890: Allan Nevins (historian)
Born 1759: William Thornton (architect)
Born 1768: Dolley Madison (U.S. First Lady)
On This Day in History
2014: Up to 20 million honeybees escaped from a tractor-trailer after it overturned on a highway in Newark, Deleware
325: First Council of Nicaea (which standardized how to calculate the date of Easter) likely convened
1862: Homestead Act signed
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.