Birthdays: August 21

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 21

2008: Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in Florida for the third time in a week. Fay was the fourth storm in history to make landfall as a tropical storm three times.

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for August 21

With your magnetic and strong personality, you have great powers for good or evil; people instinctively follow your lead. You are critical, rather opinionated, aggressive, and adaptable, and your judgment is usually accurate. You enjoy music and strive to make your home pleasant and attractive.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1930: Princess Margaret (sister of Queen Elizabeth II)

Born 1967: Carrie-Anne Moss (actress)

Born 1920: Christopher Robin Milne (A. A. Milne's son who he modeled Christopher Robin after in the Winnie the Pooh stories)

On This Day in History

1911: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee, Vincenzo Peruggia

1959: Hawaii became the U.S.'s fiftieth state

1888: William S. Burroughs received a patent for an adding machine

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.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

Birthday Cakes

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