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 October 9
1944: Damaging hailstorms hit Montana, causing $7.5 million in crop damage
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Birthday Lore for October 9
You have a clear and logical mind, good judgment, and confidence in your ability. You love children and like fun and amusement, provided that it does not interfere with your business. You are just and loving in your home and will find real happiness in your married life.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1918: E. Howard Hunt (author)
Born 1940: John Lennon (musician)
Born 1953: Tony Shalhoub (actor)
On This Day in History
1855: Joshua Stoddard received a patent for a calliope
1946: First "electronic" blanket manufactured, Petersburg, Virginia
2003: Starting on September 28, Lloyd Scott, a 41-year old former firefighter and professional football player from Rainham, London, dived through the depths of Loch Ness for 12 days to complete on this day the world's first ever underwater marathon. Lloyd wore an 80-kilogram diving suit throughout the 26-mile adventure
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.