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Birthdays: July 13

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 13

1892: A heat wave killed 260 people in just 24 hours in New York City

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for July 13

You are a clear thinker. You make decisions quickly and act impulsively. You are energetic and aggressive, an omnivorous reader, and ambitious for intellectual betterment. You like to travel and will do so. You are demonstrative and constant in your love.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1816: Gustav Freytag (novelist)

Born 1913: David Garroway (television personality)

Born 1957: Cameron Crowe (film director & writer)

On This Day in History

2006: A Maine fisherman caught a half-brown, half-orange lobster. The odds of catching this kind of lobster are 1 in 50 million

1977: Blackout strikes NYC at 9:34 P.M. and lasts until the next day. The sweltering evening turn into a night of near total chaos. Police arrest some 3,200 looters

1908: Women competed in modern Olympics for the first time

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.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

Birthday Cakes

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

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