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Birthdays: October 31

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 31

1971: New York City experienced an October high temperature of 95 degrees F

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for October 31

You are kind and loving; sympathetic and quite sensitive; and very popular. You are a comfortable person to have around. Although you are retiring and unassuming, you have good judgment once you make up your mind. You have many friends.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1827: Richard Morris Hunt (architect)

Born 1927: Lee Grant (actress)

Born 1980: Samaire Armstrong (actress)

On This Day in History

1864: Nevada admitted to the Union as the 36th state

1941: The U.S. naval destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a German submarine and sunk off the coast of Iceland, despite the fact that the U.S. was not at war with Germany

1517: Martin Luther affixed his 95 Theses to door of Wittenberg Castle Church

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.


Birthday Cakes

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