Birthdays: November 5

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 November 5

1894: An Election Day storm brought 10 to 12 inches of snow to Connecticut and 78 mph winds to Block Island, Rhode Island

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Birthday Lore for November 5

You possess good executive ability, considerable originality, and a keen intuitive judgment. You are enthusiastic and optimistic, your love is demonstrative, and your are generous, kind, and sympathetic. You enjoy good literature and have considerable musical ability. You should marry early in life.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1973: Johnny Damon (baseball player)

Born 1913: Vivien Leigh (actress)

Born 1779: Washington Allston (painter)

On This Day in History

1911: Tripoli annexed by Italy

1872: Susan B. Anthony cast her ballot, earning a fine

1935: The board game Monopoly was released by the Parker Brothers

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.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

Birthday Cakes

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