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 23
1882: Late season snowstorm blanketed eastern Iowa with 4 to 6 inches of snow
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Birthday Lore for May 23
You are enthusiastic in everything, work or play, and will try anything. Failure or adversity can not discourage you. You have self-esteem, assurance, and a persistent determination. You are fond of art, literature, and music, and are vivacious and witty. Happiness is assured you.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1707: Carolus Linnaeus (botanist)
Born 1883: Douglas Fairbanks (actor)
Born 1933: Joan Collins (actress)
On This Day in History
1788: South Carolina was admitted to the Union as the 8th state
1873: North-West mounted police formed (now Canadian Royal Mounted Police)
2007: Hugh Laurie was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace
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.