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Weather History for December 13
1962: Tampa, Florida, experienced a severe freeze with a temperature of 18 degrees F
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Birthday Lore for December 13
You are bold, fearless, venturesome, and impetuous. You make decisions quickly and act on them immediately. You have the respect and esteem of all, and your opinions are always desired and respected. You have many friends, and your home life will always be happy.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1957: Steve Buscemi (actor)
Born 1818: Mary Todd Lincoln (U.S. First Lady)
Born 1894: Anthony B. Heinsbergen (muralist)
On This Day in History
1769: Reverend Eleazar Wheelock founded Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., with a royal charter. His intention was to provide "education and instruction of Youth and of the Indian Tribes in this Land . . . and also of English Youth and any others."
1642: New Zealand was discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman
1978: The Philadelphia Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony dollar
Signs of the Zodiac
SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21)
The Archer. Ruling planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Quality: Philosophical.Ability: To see the bigger picture. You are the philosophers of the zodiac. On a personal mission to discover Truth (with a capital “T”), you intuitively understand that there is more to life and living than what is apparent on the surface. You seek to know the inner causes of the outer manifestations, and yours is a spiritual quest.