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Weather History for October 14
1941: The first regularly scheduled television weathercast was seen on WNBT (later, WNBC) in New York City.
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Birthday Lore for October 14
You are abrupt and impulsive and sometimes act without considering the consequences. You should marry someone who is easygoing and dependable, to complement your nature. You are capable of a great and enduring love.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1905: Eugene Fodor (travel writer)
Born 1950: Sheila Young (speed skater, cyclist)
Born 1873: Ray Ewry (track and field star)
On This Day in History
2004: The Illinois Natural Resources Department confirmed that a 17-inch fish caught in Chicago's Burnham Harbor in Lake Michigan was an invasive snakehead, a feared Frankenfish known to eat native fish and compete with them for food
1947: Charles Yeager, piloting a Bell X-1 jet, became the first person to break the sound barrier, reaching Mach 1.06
1987: Eighteen-month old Jessica McClure ("Baby Jessica") fell down an abandoned well in Midland, Texas
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.