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Birthdays: February 3

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 February 3

1803: A storm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, brought 20 inches of snow

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!

What about the weather forecast for a future birthday? Check out our long-range weather forecasts for your location.

Birthday Lore for February 3

You should be married early in life to someone born in 01, June, or October. You are kind, generous, and good-natured; have excellent self-control; and keep your own counsel. You are fond of the out-of-doors and love pets and animals.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1842: Sidney Lanier (poet)

Born 1821: Elizabeth Blackwell (first woman to earn an MD degree in the U.S.)

Born 1976: Isla Fisher (actress)

On This Day in History

1994: President Clinton lifted the Trade Embargo on Vietnam

1972: XI Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan

1880: Teddy Roosevelt visited his sweetheart, Alice Lee, Chestnut Hill, MA

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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