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 29
1882: Nine inches of snow fell on New York City
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Birthday Lore for November 29
You would rather do things yourself than direct others in doing them. You are quick, impulsive, very energetic, shrewd, and capable, and have good intuitive judgment. You like the out-of-doors and travel and have many interests outside of your regular routine. You are loving and understanding.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1811: Wendell Phillips (abolitionist crusader)
Born 1849: Sir John Ambrose Fleming (physicist)
Born 1832: Louisa May Alcott (author)
On This Day in History
1944: Doctors Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas performed the first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome
1929: Richard E. Byrd and pilot Bernt Balchen, in the Floyd Bennett, were first to fly over the South Pole
1984: Megamouth shark caught off Catalina Island, California
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.