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Birthdays: January 26

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 26

1847: Columbia River froze at Fort Vancouver, Washington

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for January 26

Endowed with a great personal magnetism, you will always be surrounded by many people; enjoy them! Your affections are not very deep, and you will never have a great or enduring love, although you will be loyal and true to the one you choose as a life partner.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1826: Julia Dent Grant (U.S. First Lady)

Born 1958: Anita Baker (singer)

Born 1918: Phillip Jose Farmer (author)

On This Day in History

2003: Raiders became the first to play in four separate decades of Super Bowls

1951: Temple Beth Israel of Meridian, Mississippi, became the first Jewish congregation to allow women to perform functions of a rabbi

Signs of the Zodiac

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 19)

The Water Bearer. Ruling planet: Uranus. Element: Air. Quality: Inventiveness. Ability: To see the future. You are the enthusiastic inventors of the world. Able to see the world as it should be or could be rather than as it is, you have the capacity to set things in motion. Of course, there are a few of you out there who are more conservative, and if this is you, go back and read the Capricorn section. Detached and impersonally friendly to all, you have many acquaintances. You are a dedicated humanitarian and very tolerant—of everything but intolerance. You function well in groups and organizations as long as you can maintain your independence. Freedom is extremely important to you, and you need to be able to do your work your own way.


Birthday Cakes

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

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