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 28
1819: Southern Mississippi was hit by the Bay St. Louis Hurricane, in which the U.S. ship Cutter sank and 39 crew members died
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Birthday Lore for July 28
You have a keen, alert, and active mind. You are energetic and, when working under any strain, you are nervous and somewhat petulant, although charming and happy when your mind is free. You enjoy culture and refinement, love children, and will be happy in your own home.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1945: Jim Davis (cartoonist)
Born 1958: Terrance Stanley Fox (cross-country runner, Canadian hero)
Born 1887: Marcel Duchamp (painter)
On This Day in History
1996: The remains of a prehistoric man were discovered near Kennewick, Washington
1989: 255-pound 4-ounce Atlantic halibut caught near Gloucester, Massachusetts
1540: Henry VIII married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard
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.