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Birthdays: August 7

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 August 7

1918: New York City had a low of only 102 degrees F by day and 82 degrees F by night, and Philadelphia reached a record high of 106 degrees F

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for August 7

You have a nice sense of humor and can appreciate a joke even at your own expense. Although proud and somewhat positive, you have a strong, winning personality. You are energetic and original and are most happy when solving some problem. You are not demonstrative, but are capable of a deep and true love.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1903: Rudolf C. Ising (co-creator of "Looney Tunes")

Born 1779: Carl Ritter (geographer)

Born 1960: David Duchovny (actor)

On This Day in History

1959: U.S. satellite Explorer VI launched

1679: La Salle's Le Griffon, first ship to sail upper Great Lakes, entered Lake Erie

1959: The Don Messer Show premiered on CBC television

Signs of the Zodiac

LEO (July 23-August 22)

The Lion. Ruling planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Quality: Dramatic. Ability: Natural leadership.You are the naturals of the zodiac. Unusually talented, you possess inherent abilities for which even you can’t account. Often dazzlingly charming, you light up a room with your presence, and all in attendance know where you are. Your broad smile and bright eyes make others feel warm and welcome.You always play to the audience. With dramatic effect, you tell your stories, pausing at the right places, occasionally gesturing for emphasis. You need to see a response. Some form of acknowledgment such as a pat on the back is as important to you as the air you breathe. You need to be noticed.


Birthday Cakes

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

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