Birthdays: November 28

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 28

1905: A storm on Lake Superior damaged 29 ships

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Birthday Lore for November 28

You are gentle, kind, and loving, but sometimes domineering. You are independent and uncommunicative and have a great deal of self-confidence in your own ability. You should marry early in life. Your love is strong, and you need love and devotion in return.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1820: Friedrich Engels (philosopher)

Born 1962: Jon Stewart (actor)

Born 1959: Judd Nelson (actor)

On This Day in History

1520: Ferdinand Magellan, traveling west from Spain, discovered what is now the Strait of Magellan, leading to the Pacific Ocean

1942: In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove night club killed 492 people

1974: John Lennon made a concert appearance at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Signs of the Zodiac

SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21)

The Archer. Ruling planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Quality: Philosophical.Ability: To see the bigger picture. You are the philosophers of the zodiac. On a personal mission to discover Truth (with a capital “T”), you intuitively understand that there is more to life and living than what is apparent on the surface. You seek to know the inner causes of the outer manifestations, and yours is a spiritual quest.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

Birthday Cakes

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