André Alexis (writer) was born on this day in 1957. Percy Saltzman (first meteorologist to appear on Canadian television) died on this day in 2007.
MLK Day Date and History
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020
The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Here is why we celebrate this day—plus, information about this influential American, civil rights leader, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
The Almanac Daily Update for Amazon Echo and Google Home
Have you gotten an Amazon Echo or Google Home as a gift? Or maybe you’ve only just heard of these new “smart speakers”? Well, now you can get the wit and wisdom of the Almanac on these devices with the Old Farmer’s Almanac Daily Update!
How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-fresh lettuce to juicy tomatoes. In this video, we discuss the benefits different styles of garden beds. We’ll also demonstrate how to position your vegetables for a better harvest.