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 14
1940: Valentine Day Blizzard in southern New England: 10-18"
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Birthday Lore for February 14
One of your outstanding characteristics is independence. That is a virtue, but not to the point of selfishness. You enjoy praise when it is justly yours but like to shift the blame and responsibility when things go wrong. You are masterful and very positive with men but indifferent toward women.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1972: Drew Bledsoe (football player)
Born 1992: Freddie Highmore (actor)
Born 1859: George W. G. Ferris, Jr. (inventor of the ferris wheel)
On This Day in History
1779: Captain James Cook, English explorer, was murdered by Hawaiian natives in a scuffle over a stolen boat
1974: First Double Dutch Jump Rope Tournament was held
1849: James Polk became the first president to be photographed
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.