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 3
1898: Philadelphia, PA, received 5.84 inches of rain within two hours
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Birthday Lore for August 3
You are uncommunicative and independent and have great perseverance. In a quiet, modest way you carry out your plans, relying on your own judgment. You are affectionate and demonstrative and require a steadfast love from your mate.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1959: John C. McGinley (actor)
Born 1941: Martha Stewart (homemaking guru)
Born 1900: John T. Scopes (fined $100 in 1925 for "teaching evolution" in Tennessee)
On This Day in History
1492: Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain with Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria, in search of a western sea route to Asia
1949: National Basketball Association formed from merger
1980: Tom Yawkey inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame
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.