Birthdays: November 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 November 7

1940: The "Galloping Gertie" bridge in Tacoma collapsed in a windstorm four months after its grand opening

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for November 7

Learn to restrain your impetuous nature; you are quick-tempered and jump to conclusions hastily. Your judgment is good and usually right if you take the time to give it due consideration. You are a jovial, fun-loving person and are popular among your acquaintances. Your love is apt to be tempestuous.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1903: Dean Jagger (actor)

Born 1913: Albert Camus (writer)

Born 1867: Marie Curie (chemist)

On This Day in History

1873: Alexander Mackenzie became the second prime minister of Canada

1874: In a cartoon by Thomas Nast, the elephant was first used to represent the Republican party

1885: Last spike of the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway driven at Craigellachie, British Columbia

Signs of the Zodiac

SCORPIO (October 23-November 22)

The Scorpion or the Eagle. Ruling planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Quality: Willpower. Ability: To focus on goals.You are the strongest members of the zodiac. Because of this, there is no middle road for you: Choose the high road or the low road, but choose you must. Unlike the other astrological signs of strength, you don’t waste it showing it off. You wait until you truly want something and then focus your will on your goals, drawing them in like a fisherman reels in his net. You have the capacity to get what you want.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

Birthday Cakes

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