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 12
1960: Snow accumulated to 16 inches in Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Birthday Lore for December 12
You are honest, loving, persevering, and unyielding. You are sympathetic, kind, helpful, generous, and self-confident, and accomplish most of the things you undertake. Your happy-go-lucky manner makes you a favorite with everyone.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1915: Frank Sinatra (singer)
Born 1923: Bob Barker (game show host)
Born 1970: Jennifer Connelly (actress)
On This Day in History
1787: Pennsylvania ratified the Constitution and became the second state in the Union
1870: Joseph Hayne Rainey became the first African-American to serve as a U.S. representative
1917: Father Edward Flanagan founded a home for boys in Omaha, Nebraska--the start of Boys Town
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.