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 September 4
1939: Washington, D.C., got 4.4 inches of rain in 2 hours
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Birthday Lore for September 4
You are quick, volatile, and tempestuous, and carry a point only by force of will. You have a keen, brilliant mind, but lack patience and perseverance. When facing failure, you give up in disgust. You are either greatly liked or intensely disliked, a loyal friend but a bitter enemy.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1824: Anton Bruckner (composer)
Born 1973: Jason David Frank (actor)
Born 1931: Mitzi Gaynor (dancer)
On This Day in History
1821: Russian decree issued concerning Northwest America
1833: Ten-year-old Barney Flaherty became first newsboy in the U.S. He worked for New York Sun
1972: Thieves stole $2 million in art from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
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.