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 July 24
1947: 345,000 amperes of electricity were measured in a lightning stroke in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Birthday Lore for July 24
Everything you do is done with intensity. You are emotional, quick-tempered, and positive in your dates. Practice self-control! You are a fond parent, kind and sympathetic, and love your family.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1783: Simón Bolívar (South American liberator)
Born 1975: Eric Szmanda (actor)
Born 1942: Chris Sarandon (actor)
On This Day in History
1915: Steamer Eastland overturned in the Chicago River, killing 844 people
1866: Tennessee readmitted to Union after Civil War
1567: Mary Queen of Scots was deposed
Signs of the Zodiac
LEO (July 23-August 22)
The Lion. Ruling planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Quality: Dramatic. Ability: Natural leadership.You are the naturals of the zodiac. Unusually talented, you possess inherent abilities for which even you can’t account. Often dazzlingly charming, you light up a room with your presence, and all in attendance know where you are. Your broad smile and bright eyes make others feel warm and welcome.You always play to the audience. With dramatic effect, you tell your stories, pausing at the right places, occasionally gesturing for emphasis. You need to see a response. Some form of acknowledgment such as a pat on the back is as important to you as the air you breathe. You need to be noticed.