Your team will be researching what happened on the day of a team member's birth using library databases and other credible sources. Remember that the newspaper date will be 1 day AFTER the birthdate.
Your group will need to gather information about:
We have microfilm for these newspapers covering the 1990s and into the present. We also have other papers with earlier coverage.
Or see our detailed list of what years we have covered by more newspapers on microfilm.
American FactFinder will NOT have data for the birthday date, as the information is recent, not historical. Check with your instructor to find out if you should research 2000 or the most recent 2010 data.
The Community Facts option on American FactFinder is an excellent resource for your research. Ignore the warning on American FactFinder that data.census.gov is now the primary way to access census data. data.census.gov is still in a transition phase and lacks the resource that you need. The WT Department of Communication has approved the use of American FactFinder for the fall 2019 semester.
There are a few different ways that you can find out what the weather was like on the day you were born:
1). If you find a print or microfilm copy of a newspaper published on the day you were born, you should be able to get the forcasted weather for that day. This is especially true if the newpaper was published in the city or area you were born.
2). If a newspaper isn't available for your community from your date of birth, you can also search in the New York Times archives. If you select "on this date" from the drop-down menu next to "publication date" and enter your birthday, and select "weather" in the "document type" box, you should be able to find a national forcast for that day which will allow you to approximate the weather in your area on that day.
3). You can also find past weather through the National Weather Service by following the instruction on the linked page.