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 December 26
1909: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received 21 inches of snow in a coastal storm that also brought record tides
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Birthday Lore for December 26
Learn to rely on your own judgment; it is good and will bring you much success. You are entertaining, intelligent, and fun-loving, and have marked literary ability. You are farsighted, conservative, good company, and a strong lover, and take a deep interest in your home.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1947: Carlton Fisk (baseball player)
Born 1921: Steve Allen (actor & comedian)
Born 1935: Norm Ullman (hockey player)
On This Day in History
2004: Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts broke Dan Marino's single-season touchdown pass record when he threw his 48th and 49th of the season against the San Diego Chargers
On Boxing Day, remember your postal carrier, delivery person, and other helpers.
2004: A powerful 9.0 earthquake erupted underwater off the island of Sumatra and set off tsunamis that built up speeds of as much as 500 miles per hour, which crashed into areas of Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Indonesia, the Maldives, and Malaysia. An estimated 225,000 people were killed
Signs of the Zodiac
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
The Mountain Goat. Ruling planet: Saturn. Element: Earth. Quality: Discipline. Ability: Working for goals.You are the hardest-working members of the zodiac. Able to organize your thoughts and create specific plans, you set goals and work toward them. You seek to prove to the world that you are capable and efficient, and you don’t rest until you have either a title after your name or a business of your own.Born old, you begin life with a serious start. Responsibility is often emphasized in your youth, and you are encouraged to make something of yourself. Once accomplishment becomes yours, however, look out! All of a sudden, the fun side of you becomes apparent, and your dry wit finds increasing opportunities for expression.