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
2003: A Christmas Day mudslide ran through St. Sophia Camp, San Bernardino, California
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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 1821: Clara Barton (founder of the American Red Cross)
Born 1945: Davy Jones (musician; member of The Monkees)
Born 1933: Flip Wilson (comedian)
On This Day in History
1846: Iowa admitted to the Union as the 29th state
1848: Gaslights were first used at the White House
1828: Andrew Jackson was elected President of the United States
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.