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Birthdays: June 2

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 June 2

2005: Several tornadoes were sighted in northeastern Colorado as thunderstorms ripped through the area leaving golfball-size hail

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 June 2

You have considerable literary ability and should develop it. You are impulsive, and your mind is intuitive and imaginative rather than analytical. You are devoted to your home and family and will make a happy and pleasant home life of your own.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1948: Jerry Mathers (actor)

Born 1972: Wentworth Miller (actor)

Born 1861: Helen Louise Herron Taft (U.S. First Lady)

On This Day in History

2005: 13-year-old Anurag Kashyap correctly spelled “appoggiatura” to win National Scripps Spelling Bee

2011: Sukanya Roy won 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee with word "cymotrichous"

2010: At the White House, Sir Paul McCartney accepted the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Signs of the Zodiac

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

The Twins. Ruling planet: Mercury. Element: Air. Quality: The intellect. Ability: Writing and communications. You are the witty communicators of the zodiac. Words trip lightly off your tongue under any and all circumstances. You possess natural gifts for writing and speaking and are often drawn into fields where you can express your abilities.You love being part of your local community, and you can be counted upon to know and pass along most of the current gossip. Friends use you as a resource when seeking information about a particular service or product. Generally positive, you enjoy being cheerful, and you search for the lightness in all things.


Birthday Cakes

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

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