Birthdays: September 10

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 September 10

1804: The Great Gale hit Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for September 10

You are uncommunicative and do not like to be questioned about your own affairs or those of anyone else. You are ambitious, resourceful, impulsive, and emotional, and are guided by your intuition. You love your home and family and are capable of a deep and fervent love.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1836: Joseph Wheeler (politician)

Born 1896: Adele Astaire (dancer)

Born 1960: Colin Firth (actor)

On This Day in History

1945: Mike the chicken lost his head when his owner, farmer Lloyd Olsen, chopped it off in preparation for dinner. However, Mike didn't die. He toured the nation for nearly 18 months before choking to death in a motel in Arizona.

2006: A magnitude 6.0 earthquake, centered about 260 miles southwest of Tampa, Florida, struck

1955: The television show Gunsmoke made its debut

Signs of the Zodiac

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

The Virgin. Ruling planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Quality: Logical. Ability: To reason.You are the organized thinkers of the zodiac. With a critical eye, you dissect and analyze all sorts of data. You seek perfection, and you are able to see instantly the flaw in any given situation. Loving information, you file and store it away for future retrieval. You understand computers intuitively, as your own brain functions in exactly the same manner.Incorporating a sense of humor into your personality keeps you from becoming overly serious. Dependable and responsible, you must guard against taking on the accountability of others. Once you have truly learned how to have fun, yours is an enviable life.


Birthday Cakes

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