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 13
1963: Frost hit Albany, New York, ending the shortest growing season ever
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Birthday Lore for September 13
You are strong and robust and love all outdoor sports. You work and play with equal strength and strive to excel in whatever you do. You are amiable, gracious, and discreet, and have the confidence of your associates. If you marry young, you will be very happy. You are loving and sympathetic.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1920: Else Holmelund Minarik (children's author; "Little Bear" series)
Born 1967: Michael Johnson (Olympic athlete)
Born 1755: Oliver Evans (inventor)
On This Day in History
1899: Henry Bliss walked off a trolley and was hit by a speeding driver. The following day when he died from his injuries, he became the first pedestrian to be killed by an automobile
1909: The Chocolate Soldier opened in N.Y.C.
1943: Chiang Kai-shek became president of China
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.