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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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What Was the Weather Like Back Then?

What Was the Weather Like Back Then?

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the dawn of television. Find out what the weather was like!

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The Columbus Day Storm of 1962

The Columbus Day Storm of 1962

Read about this deadly storm that slammed into the West Coast over 50 years ago.

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July 1987: Twin Cities Superstorm

July 1987: Twin Cities Superstorm

Minnesotans are no strangers to adverse weather conditions, but what happened in July of 1987 was a bit much …

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Weather That Changed History

Weather That Changed History

The Salem Witch Trials … Bubonic Plague … Washington crossing the Delaware … Did you know these and other important historical events were influenced by the weather?

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Spring 1913: Ohio Under Water

Spring 1913: Ohio Under Water

The spring of 1913 was not a good one for residents of the Midwest, to put it mildly.

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Historical Disasters: Then and Now

Historical Disasters: Then and Now

This week marks the 100-year anniversary of one of the worst – and least talked-about – natural disasters in US history. See photos from then and now.

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Easter Tragedy: The 1913 Outbreak

Easter Tragedy: The 1913 Outbreak

On a gloomy Sunday afternoon 100 years ago, residents of the Midwest sat down to their Easter dinner and were blown away by more than just the food.

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An Amazing Tale of Survival!

An Amazing Tale of Survival!

Punishing cold literally froze his hands to the bone, but Howard Blackburn lived to tell the tale!

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1983: “The Coldest Christmas Ever”

1983: “The Coldest Christmas Ever”

Christmas of 1983 was the coldest one on record for much of North America. Learn more about the Christmas cold wave!

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.