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
2006: Snowflakes fell on Orlando, Florida
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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 1964: Calista Flockhart (actress)
Born 1972: Jonny Lee Miller (actor)
Born 1908: Harry Andrew Blackmun (lawyer)
On This Day in History
2006: A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Japan
1910: Eugene Ely piloted the first airplane take-off from a ship
1969: Sesame Street made its television debut
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.