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 29
1915: Hurricane hit SE Louisiana. Wind gusts up to 140 mph recorded
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Birthday Lore for September 29
You are impulsive, emotional, and impatient, and like to get results quickly. You have originality, are quite versatile and quick to grasp a point, and have good judgment. You have a keen sense of humor, are winsome and vivacious, and are loving and demonstrative in your family. Your home life will be a happy one.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1703: Francois Boucher (painter)
Born 1948: Bryant Gumbel (broadcast journalist)
Born 1810: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (author)
On This Day in History
1962: Canadian satellite, Alouette 1, was launched
1999: $389,500 paid for Lou Gehrig's last baseball glove
2003: Adventurer David Hempleman-Adams became the first person to cross the Atlantic solo in an open wicker basket balloon, landing in England after surviving hail, snow and a Concorde's sonic boom. He lifted off from Sussex in New Brunswick, Canada
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.