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Birthdays: October 9

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 October 9

1944: Damaging hailstorms hit Montana, causing $7.5 million in crop damage

Birthday Weather

What was the weather like on the day that you or a loved one was born? See our free Weather History tool to go back in time!

What about the weather forecast for a future birthday? Check out our long-range weather forecasts for your location.

Birthday Lore for October 9

You have a clear and logical mind, good judgment, and confidence in your ability. You love children and like fun and amusement, provided that it does not interfere with your business. You are just and loving in your home and will find real happiness in your married life.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1873: Charles Rudolph Walgreen (merchant)

Born 1782: Lewis Cass (politician)

Born 1979: Brandon Routh (actor)

On This Day in History

2003: The new U.S. $20 bill, with its faint tinge of peach color in the background, made its way into bank vaults and consumers' pockets

1865: The nation's first working underground oil pipeline was completed between Oil Creek and Pithole, Pennsylvania

1992: A meteorite struck a car in Peekskill, New York

Signs of the Zodiac

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

The Scales. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Air. Quality: Relating. Ability: Diplomacy.You are the tactful diplomats of the zodiac. Ever concerned with the impact of your words and actions, you strive for harmony in all things. You weigh and balance with careful deliberation and thoroughly think through all your plans and activities. Good at seeing all sides of a situation, you are often drawn to fields dealing with the law or courts. Justice is your companion.While balance is your watchword, you do not maintain center at all times, rather, continuously swing and sway back and forth, always striving for the central point. If you work too many hours one week, you will sleep in a lot during the next. You intuitively sense where to fulfill your needs.


Birthday Cakes

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

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