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
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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 1848: Louis Comfort Tiffany (artist)
Born 1954: John Travolta (actor)
Born 1950: Cybill Shepard (actress)
On This Day in History
1930: Planet Pluto discovered by Clyde Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona
1861: Jefferson Davis inaugurated as provisional president of Confederate states
1977: First unmanned test flight of space shuttle Enterprise mounted on another aircraft
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.