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 December 31
1950: Tallahassee, Florida, experienced freezing temperatures, with a low of 20 degrees F
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Birthday Lore for December 31
You are a great reader and an interesting conversationalist and always appear at ease. You are adaptable to environment and circumstance, quick-witted, and capable and trustworthy to the minutest detail. You are both loving and lovable, very fond of your home life, and enjoy entertaining.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1992: Jordan Fry (actor)
Born 1889: George Kaufman (director of theater)
Born 1964: Don Cheadle (actor)
On This Day in History
1960: John F. Kennedy became the first Catholic to be elected president of the U.S.
1925: Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut
1889: North and South Dakota admitted to the Union as the 39th and 40th states
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.