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 January 12
1888: Coldsnap that froze Columbia River on January 9th spawned Great Plains blizzard, 200 lives lost
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Birthday Lore for January 12
Your originality in everything you do will, if cultivated, bring you happiness and remuneration. Your children will be mechanically inclined or artistic. You are naturally robust and strong, and, if you take care of yourself, you will never have any serious illness.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1944: Joe Frazier (boxer)
Born 1920: James Leonard Farmer (civil rights activist)
Born 1856: John Singer Sargent (artist)
On This Day in History
1932: Hattie Caraway was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. She was appointed in 1931 to fill the Arkansas seat left vacant by the death of her husband, and then elected in 1932 and re-elected in 1938
2005: Launch of Deep Impact spacecraft to study comet Tempel 1
1970: Boeing 747 landed at Heathrow Airport in London after its first trans-atlantic proving flight from NY
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.