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 30
1835: The Erie Canal closed due to severely cold weather
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Birthday Lore for November 30
You are conscientious and thorough in all you do and have the confidence and respect of your friends. You are positive, quick-tempered, and impulsive, and have a keen sense of humor, a clear mind, and good judgment. Marry early in life, and your home life will be happy and pleasant.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1947: David Mamet (dramatist)
Born 1667: Jonathan Swift (satirist)
Born 1952: Mandy Patinkin (actor & singer)
On This Day in History
1990: Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics scored his 20,000th career point
1858: The Mason jar developed by John Mason was patented
1835: Anniversary of Mark Twain's birth. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, this beloved writer provided us with endless entertainment through numerous novels, nonfiction books, short stories, and essays--all despite having ended formal schooling after the fifth grade. Here are 10 curious facts about his life.
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.