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 1984: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (actress)
Born 1942: Paul Warfield (football player)
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
1895: First recorded automobile race in America. Six cars left Chicago's Jackson Park for a 54 mile race to Evanston, Illinois and back through the snow
1885: Banff Hot Springs Reserve (later renamed Banff National Park) established
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.