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 26
1979: Death Valley, California, had an afternoon temperature of 104 degrees F
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Birthday Lore for September 26
You have much literary ability and read a great deal. You are ambitious, energetic, positive, and quite often stubborn. You will do much for love, but will not be driven. You have many friends and are popular with them. Your love is deep and steadfast.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1948: Olivia Newton-John (singer)
Born 1774: Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman (farmer, folk legend)
Born 1888: T.S. Eliot (poet)
On This Day in History
1872: The Shriners, a fraternal and charitable organization, opened its first temple
1687: Parthenon partially destroyed by Venetians, Athens, Greece
1820: On the steps of the Salem, New Jersey courthouse, Colonel Robert Johnson bit into a tomato in order to prove wrong the long-lasting theory that tomatoes were poisonous
Signs of the Zodiac
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
The Scales. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Air. Quality: Relating. Ability: Diplomacy.You are the tactful diplomats of the zodiac. Ever concerned with the impact of your words and actions, you strive for harmony in all things. You weigh and balance with careful deliberation and thoroughly think through all your plans and activities. Good at seeing all sides of a situation, you are often drawn to fields dealing with the law or courts. Justice is your companion.While balance is your watchword, you do not maintain center at all times, rather, continuously swing and sway back and forth, always striving for the central point. If you work too many hours one week, you will sleep in a lot during the next. You intuitively sense where to fulfill your needs.