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Birthdays: February 19

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 19

1959: Mt. Shasta, California, saw the end of a five-day storm with a total accumulation of 189 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 19

You are conscientious and reliable and plod along in your work faithfully. You like travel and a change of scene. You are honest and wholehearted in your love, and it will bring joy and contentment to you.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1966: Justine Bateman (actress)

Born 1930: John Frankenheimer (director of film)

Born 1940: Smokey Robinson (singer)

On This Day in History

1999: The world's largest snowman was completed in Bethel, Maine. He stood 113 feet, 7.5 inches tall and weighed about nine million pounds. In 2008, Bethel, Maine, also created the largest snowwoman (122 feet, 1 inch tall).

1878: Patent for the first gramophone awarded to Thomas Edison

1945: U.S. Marines invaded Iwo Jima (WW II)

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!

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