Birthdays: April 30

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 30

1989: For the first time in its record-keeping history, Oklahoma City passed the month of April without a single thunderstorm

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for April 30

You are frank and very outspoken and sometimes unintentionally hurt others' feelings. You are faithful, dependable, and conscientious. You are devoted to and have the deep and sincere affection of those you love.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1945: Annie Dillard (author)

Born 1944: Jill Clayburgh (actress)

Born 1926: Cloris Leachman (actress)

On This Day in History

1812: Louisiana was admitted to the Union as the 18th state

1803: The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the country

2010: Jeff Feagles of the New York Giants announced his retirement. He played a league record of 352 consecutive games.

Signs of the Zodiac

TAURUS (April 21-May 20)

The Bull. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Quality: Practical. Ability: Persistence.You are the most grounded members of the zodiac. Able to see the practical side of matters, you can be counted upon not only to do the job right, but to do it thoroughly as well. While it may sometimes take you a while to gain momentum, your gift is the determination and persistence that carries you along once you have begun. You have staying power.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

Birthday Cakes

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