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Birthdays: April 6

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 April 6

1982: A blizzard in New York and throughout New England brought high winds and up to 30 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 April 6

You read a good deal and enjoy good literature. You are a good conversationalist but are not interested in light talk. You are rather domestic but live very much within yourself.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1975: Zach Braff (actor)

Born 1971: Lou Merloni (baseball player)

Born 1969: Paul Rudd (actor)

On This Day in History

1909: Admiral Robert Peary and his African-American assistant Matthew Henson reached the North Pole

2004: UConn's women's basketball team completed a championship sweep for the school by beating Tennessee 70-61 for the NCAA women's title. The victory followed UConn's win over Georgia Tech in the men's championship game the previous night, making Connecticut the first Division I school to sweep both titles

1868: Brigham Young, the Mormon Church leader, married his 27th and last wife

Signs of the Zodiac

ARIES (March 21-April 20)

The Ram. Ruling planet: Mars. Element: Fire. Quality: Assertiveness. Ability: Leadership.You are the initiators of the zodiac. Dashing hither and yon (you are always in a hurry),you rush fearlessly ahead with little regard for your own safety. You like to be first in all that you do, and you are happiest when sharing your new discoveries with your friends. Willing to begin conversations with total strangers, you usually have many friends.


Birthday Cakes

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

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