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

1975: Dover, Delaware, received 8.5 inches of rain, over a 24-hour period

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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 1963: Bobby Carpenter (hockey player)

Born 1928: Bob Crane (actor)

On This Day in History

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

1953: Stratford Festival's first production, Ontario

2004: Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, won his 30th straight game on Jeopardy! which brought his earnings to $1,004,960. He was the first contestant to pass the $1 million mark.

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

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