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Birthdays: April 7

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 7

2002: Sahara Desert sand began falling in Switzerland

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 7

Don't let your pride overshadow your happiness. You are an enthusiastic planner and carry your plans out in the easiest way rather than to a glorious finish. Your love is ardent and enduring.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1964: Russell Crowe (actor)

Born 1939: Francis Ford Coppola (director)

Born 1770: William Wordsworth (poet)

On This Day in History

2009: A 4.9-magnitude aftershock registered in central Italy following the previous day's 6.3-magnitude earthquake

1977: The Toronto Blue Jays played their first American League baseball game

1949: Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical South Pacific opened on Broadway, N.Y.C.

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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