Birthdays: July 14

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 14

1989: In Trinidad, Colorado, 100 soldiers were injured by flying debris and collapsed tents as winds gusted out of control during a thunderstorm

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for July 14

With your sincerity and straightforwardness, you can not tolerate or understand anything different in others. You are optimistic, generous, confiding, and idealistic, and would suffer terribly if an ideal were shattered. Your love is pure, and to be happy you must have the understanding of your mate.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1912: Woody Guthrie (folk singer)

Born 1977: Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Born 1930: Polly Bergen (actress)

On This Day in History

1865: First ascent of the Matterhorn was completed by Englishman Edward Whymper

1223: Louis VIII became King of France upon the death of his father

2004: Kelly Ayotte became New Hampshire's first female attorney general

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!