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 22
1941: Rains caused flooding, New Mexico
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Birthday Lore for May 22
The abundant ability and talent you possess will not be evident until some crisis or need arouses it. You have a great deal of pride; do not let it rule you. You are gentle, kind, and sincere, and should marry someone who has the same interests and will bring out the best in you.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1783: William Sturgeon (inventor)
Born 1813: Richard Wagner (composer)
Born 1934: Peter Nero (pianist)
On This Day in History
1906: Patent granted for Wright brothers' "Flying-Machine"
1971: First permanent IMAX theater opened in Toronto
1843: Train of 100-plus wagons left Independence, Missouri, for Oregon
Signs of the Zodiac
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
The Twins. Ruling planet: Mercury. Element: Air. Quality: The intellect. Ability: Writing and communications. You are the witty communicators of the zodiac. Words trip lightly off your tongue under any and all circumstances. You possess natural gifts for writing and speaking and are often drawn into fields where you can express your abilities.You love being part of your local community, and you can be counted upon to know and pass along most of the current gossip. Friends use you as a resource when seeking information about a particular service or product. Generally positive, you enjoy being cheerful, and you search for the lightness in all things.