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 24
1937: Traffic in Buffalo, New York, was stalled for several hours as cars tried to maneuver through six inches of slushy snow
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Birthday Lore for October 24
You are persevering and determined, sometimes quite obstinate. Your determination of purpose brings you much success. You are a loyal friend and a bitter enemy. You are better liked by the opposite sex. Your love will not be a smooth path, but as a whole you will be happy.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1936: Bill Wyman (bassist; formerly of The Rolling Stones)
Born 1903: Melvin Purvis (FBI agent)
Born 1980: Monica (singer)
On This Day in History
1836: Alonzo D. Phillips, of Springfield, Massachusetts, received a patent for phosphorus friction matches
1861: The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by Justice Stephen J. Field of California to President Lincoln in Washington, D.C.
1921: Canadian schooner Bluenose won the International Fishermen's Trophy
Signs of the Zodiac
SCORPIO (October 23-November 22)
The Scorpion or the Eagle. Ruling planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Quality: Willpower. Ability: To focus on goals.You are the strongest members of the zodiac. Because of this, there is no middle road for you: Choose the high road or the low road, but choose you must. Unlike the other astrological signs of strength, you don’t waste it showing it off. You wait until you truly want something and then focus your will on your goals, drawing them in like a fisherman reels in his net. You have the capacity to get what you want.