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Birthdays: December 19

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 December 19

1983: It was so cold in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, that several children got stuck to their playground equipment and had to be thawed off. (It was -43F or -41.5C.)

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!

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Birthday Lore for December 19

You are ambitious, capable, and thrifty, and make the most of what you have. You will be successful. You are artistic, always appear to good advantage, and endeavor to make your home more attractive. You are kind, loving, and genial, and have a host of friends.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1980: Marla Sokoloff (actress)

Born 1967: Criss Angel (illusionist)

Born 1944: Tim Reid (actor)

On This Day in History

1917: The National Hockey League began its first professional season with four teams

1958: The first known radio broadcast from outer space was transmitted when President Eisenhower's recorded voice issued a holiday greeting for the whole world from the Atlas satellite which was launched the previous day

1871: Mark Twain received a patent for suspenders

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.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

Birthday Cakes

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

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