Birthdays: January 12

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

Birthday Weather

What was the weather like on the day that you or a loved one was born? See our free Weather History tool to go back in time!

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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 1930: Tim Horton (hockey player)

Born 1902: Joe Lewis (comedian)

Born 1873: Frank Gerber (manufacturer)

On This Day in History

1777: Mission Santa Clara de Asis in California established

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

1910: A couple from China became the youngest parents in history. The dad was 9 years old and the mom was 8

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.


Birthday Cakes

To celebrate, see 5 recipes for easy, beautiful birthday cakes!