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

1977: A lightning strike on a power line in Westchester County in New York triggered a 24-hour power blackout 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 1963: Bobby Carpenter (hockey player)

Born 1913: David Garroway (television personality)

Born 1942: Harrison Ford (actor)

On This Day in History

1836: Current U.S. patent numbering system began

1909: Gold discovered near Cochrane, Ontario

1900: Theodore Roosevelt laid the corner stone for a new county courthouse in Mineola, New York, and spoke of the need for honesty in government. While he was talking, one man had his pockets picked of $140 and another man lost $103

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!