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Birthdays: July 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 July 2

1989: 89-mph wind gust occurred in Lavon Dam, Texas

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 July 2

You are scrupulously honest and upright and have pride and a tender conscience. You have a lot of originality and an active mind. You are kindly toward your family and very popular with your friends.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1986: Lindsay Lohan (actress)

Born 1821: Sir Charles Tupper (6th Prime Minister of Canada)

Born 1925: Medgar Evers (civil rights leader)

On This Day in History

2002: Steve Fossett became the first person to circumnavigate the world solo in a balloon

1890: The Sherman Antitrust Act was passed

1940: Lake Washington Floating Bridge dedicated in Seattle, Washington

Signs of the Zodiac

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

The Crab. Ruling planet: Moon. Element: Water. Quality: Sensitivity. Ability: Nurturing.You are the shy, supportive members of the zodiac. Home and family are very important to you, and you are willing to submerge your own wants and desires for the good of your immediate group. Often quite ambitious, you seek to get ahead in order to provide the best for your loved ones.


Birthday Cakes

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

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