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
1899: San Francisco, California, recorded a temperature of 80 degrees F
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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 1931: Toni Morrison (author)
Born 1516: Queen Mary I of England
Born 1848: Louis Comfort Tiffany (artist)
On This Day in History
1879: Auguste Bartholdi granted design patent for Statue of Liberty
1997: Trinity Broadcasting Network, a Christian TV network, cancelled Pat Boone's weekly gospel music show after he appeared in black leather and fake tattoos on the American Music Awards show
2010: Evan Lysacek won the Olympic gold medal in men's figure skating. He became the first U.S. man to win the gold medal since Brian Boitano in 1988
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.