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Birthdays: December 26

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 26

1947: NYC's deepest snowstorm commenced: 25.8" at battery, 32" in suburbs - traffic completely stopped - removal costed $8 million - 27 people died

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 December 26

Learn to rely on your own judgment; it is good and will bring you much success. You are entertaining, intelligent, and fun-loving, and have marked literary ability. You are farsighted, conservative, good company, and a strong lover, and take a deep interest in your home.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1971: Jared Leto (actor)

Born 1979: Chris Daughtry (singer)

Born 1947: Carlton Fisk (baseball player)

On This Day in History

2004: A powerful 9.0 earthquake erupted underwater off the island of Sumatra and set off tsunamis that built up speeds of as much as 500 miles per hour, which crashed into areas of Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Indonesia, the Maldives, and Malaysia. An estimated 225,000 people were killed

2003: An earthquake at Bam in Southern Iran killed more than 20,000 people

1974: Law amended to admit girls into Little League baseball

Signs of the Zodiac

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

The Mountain Goat. Ruling planet: Saturn. Element: Earth. Quality: Discipline. Ability: Working for goals.You are the hardest-working members of the zodiac. Able to organize your thoughts and create specific plans, you set goals and work toward them. You seek to prove to the world that you are capable and efficient, and you don’t rest until you have either a title after your name or a business of your own.Born old, you begin life with a serious start. Responsibility is often emphasized in your youth, and you are encouraged to make something of yourself. Once accomplishment becomes yours, however, look out! All of a sudden, the fun side of you becomes apparent, and your dry wit finds increasing opportunities for expression.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

Birthday Cakes

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

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