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
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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 1945: Roberta Lynn Bondar (astronaut)
Born 1795: Thomas Carlyle (historian)
Born 1964: Marisa Tomei (actress)
On This Day in History
1927: Crew of shipwrecked tanker Kyzikes rescued, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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
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.