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Birthdays: May 22

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

1983: Heavy rain brought the Pearl River ten feet above flood stage at Carthage, Mississippi

Birthday Weather

What was the weather like on the day that you or a loved one was born? See our free Weather History tool to go back in time!

What about the weather forecast for a future birthday? Check out our long-range weather forecasts for your location.

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 1907: Laurence Olivier (actor)

Born 1977: Alastair Ralphs (wrestler)

Born 1844: Mary Cassatt (painter)

On This Day in History

1961: The Space Needle's revolving restaurant in Seattle, Washington, was dedicated

1963: Barry Bishop and the other members of a National Geographic expedition team were the first Americans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Barry Bishop placed the U.S. flag on top of Mount Everest

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.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

Birthday Cakes

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