Birthdays: August 28

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 28

1675: Hurricane struck New England on this day, according to the Julian calendar

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for August 28

You are slow and deliberate, orderly, systematic, and methodical; you give full consideration to all sides of a situation before entering into it. You accomplish whatever you undertake and are generally accurate in your judgment. You will find your mate under the sign of Virgo.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1774: Elizabeth Ann Seton (first American-born saint)

Born 1831: Lucy Webb Hayes (first U.S. First Lady to have graduated from college)

Born 1991: Kyle Massey (actor)

On This Day in History

1958: The New York Times broke the TV quiz-show scandal story

1996: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales were divorced

1798: First successful U.S. vineyard established in Kentucky

Signs of the Zodiac

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

The Virgin. Ruling planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Quality: Logical. Ability: To reason.You are the organized thinkers of the zodiac. With a critical eye, you dissect and analyze all sorts of data. You seek perfection, and you are able to see instantly the flaw in any given situation. Loving information, you file and store it away for future retrieval. You understand computers intuitively, as your own brain functions in exactly the same manner.Incorporating a sense of humor into your personality keeps you from becoming overly serious. Dependable and responsible, you must guard against taking on the accountability of others. Once you have truly learned how to have fun, yours is an enviable life.


Birthday Cakes

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