Birthdays: February 18

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 18

2008: Seventy-four degrees, McLean, Virginia

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for February 18

Because you are blessed with determination, a methodical mind, and good executive ability, you will accomplish much and overcome many difficulties. You are careful, thrifty, and a good planner. You are a favorite among your friends and associates.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1954: John Travolta (actor)

Born 1848: Louis Comfort Tiffany (artist)

Born 1931: Toni Morrison (author)

On This Day in History

1930: Planet Pluto discovered by Clyde Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona

1879: Auguste Bartholdi granted design patent for Statue of Liberty

1862: First session of Confederate Congress, Richmond, Virginia

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.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

Birthday Cakes

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