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 16
1879: 88 degrees F in New York City
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Birthday Lore for October 16
You are energetic and vigorous and have determination. You acknowledge defeat only when you have exhausted all your resources. You are kindly and sympathetic. Your temper is not easily aroused, and you are quick to forgive. You will always be happy and contented.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1958: Tim Robbins (actor & director)
Born 1888: Eugene O'Neill (playwright)
Born 1977: John Mayer (musician)
On This Day in History
1991: Kileen, Texas: A man armed with 2 semiautomatic pistols kills 23 people while they dined in a cafeteria
1999: 7.1 Hector Mine earthquake, Mojave Desert, California
1859: John Brown, U.S. abolitionist, led an unsuccessful raid on government arsenal at Harper's Ferry, in what is now West Virginia
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.