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Weather History for December 31
1979: Washington, D.C., had its earliest measurable snow of the 20th century
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Birthday Lore for December 31
You can adapt yourself to circumstances and environment, but enjoy luxury and ease. You are sociable, magnetic, and a loyal friend, and possess a happy disposition. You are idealistic and sensitive, like music and art, and derive much pleasure from both. Do not marry in haste.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1890: Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th U.S. president)
Born 1976: Alicia Silverstone (actress)
Born 1864: John Francis Dodge (manufacturer)
On This Day in History
2007: The Boston Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies to win the World Series
1877: American Humane Association organized
1938: Chester Carlson produced the first xerographic copy
Signs of the Zodiac
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
The Scales. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Air. Quality: Relating. Ability: Diplomacy.You are the tactful diplomats of the zodiac. Ever concerned with the impact of your words and actions, you strive for harmony in all things. You weigh and balance with careful deliberation and thoroughly think through all your plans and activities. Good at seeing all sides of a situation, you are often drawn to fields dealing with the law or courts. Justice is your companion.While balance is your watchword, you do not maintain center at all times, rather, continuously swing and sway back and forth, always striving for the central point. If you work too many hours one week, you will sleep in a lot during the next. You intuitively sense where to fulfill your needs.