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 August 1
1954: A 16-inch snow cover remained at 5,550 feet on Mount Rainier, Washington
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Birthday Lore for August 1
You have intuitive powers and somewhat fastidious tastes and are bold even to the point of being foolhardy. You have perseverance and through it overcome many difficulties. You are fond of outdoor sports and travel. You are gentle, affectionate, and fond of children, and love your home and family.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1973: Tempestt Bledsoe (actress)
Born 1819: Herman Melville (writer)
Born 1818: Maria Mitchell (astronomer)
On This Day in History
1944: Anne Frank wrote her last diary entry
1981: MTV debuted. The first video played was "Video Killed The Radio Star" by Buggles
1940: John F. Kennedy published his first book, Why England Slept
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.