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 25
1958: Record high temperatures gripped the Southwest, as Arizona had its 17th consecutive day of temperatures over 100 degrees F
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Birthday Lore for May 25
You put sincerity and your best efforts into any undertaking, but sometimes your ideas are impractical and fantastic. You should keep your passions and emotions under strong control. You are capable of loving deeply, and you require affection in return.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1878: Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (tap dancer)
Born 1803: Ralph Waldo Emerson (poet)
Born 1944: Frank Oz (puppeteer, director)
On This Day in History
1990: Gary Stewart of California set the record for consecutive pogo jumps at 177,737 in 20 hours, 20 minutes
2011: New York Yankees Mariano Rivera became the first major league pitcher to make 1,000 appearances with the same team
1986: Nearly 5.5 million people joined hands to form a human chain across the U.S. The event, Hands Across America, was designed to raise funds for the poor and homeless
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.