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
2004: First snow of the season fell in Dublin, New Hampshire
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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 1863: James Ward Packard (manufacturer)
Born 1965: Famke Janssen (actress)
Born 1943: Sam Shepard (actor & playwright)
On This Day in History
1940: President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office by defeating Republican challenger Wendell Willkie
1872: Susan B. Anthony cast her ballot, earning a fine
1939: Dominion Observatory time signal first broadcast by CBC Radio
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.