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
1980: Temperatures throughout northern New England averaged -39 degrees F
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Birthday Lore for December 31
You are self-confident, reliable, and determined, rather quiet and reserved but fun-loving. You have a keen and alert mind and much executive ability. You are gentle and affectionate in your home and always strive to add to the happiness of your loved ones.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1971: Dido (singer)
Born 1902: Frances Bavier (actress)
Born 1988: Vanessa Hudgens (actress)
On This Day in History
1921: The Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed, giving Ireland dominion status and establishing Irish Free State
1967: Final run of luxury rain 20th Century Limited finished
1882: Edward Johnson, an associate of Thomas Edison, created the first string of Christmas tree lights
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.