Birthdays: December 4

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 4

1972: The temperature dropped from 52 degrees F to 18 degrees F in 20 minutes, Livingston, Montana

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for December 4

You are very confident of your ability and justly so. You like to lead and are well liked by all who know you, although you make few intimate friends. Shrewd, capable, persevering, and energetic, you successfully accomplish all you undertake. You are loving, affectionate, and good-natured most of the time.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1969: Jay-Z (hip hop artist)

Born 1921: Deanna Durbin (actress)

Born 1931: Ed Flesh (designer of the wheel on the TV game show "Wheel of Fortune")

On This Day in History

1783: At Fraunces Tavern in New York's lower Manhattan, George Washington bade farewell to his officers of the Continental Army, before traveling to Annapolis, Maryland, to resign his commission as commander-in-chief

1955: First television appearance of Marcel Marceau

1867: National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry founded

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.

Source: www.yourlovesigns.com

Birthday Cakes

To celebrate, see 5 recipes for easy, beautiful birthday cakes!