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
1740: The Connecticut and Merrimack rivers in New England flooded after a great rainstorm
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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 1907: Cab Calloway (musician)
Born 1970: Kevin Weisman (actor)
Born 1869: Henri Matisse (artist)
On This Day in History
1769: Edward Bevan's venetian blinds patented, London, England
2003: The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport officially changed its name to Bob Hope Airport
1775: Continental Fleet was organized by the rebellious American colonies under the command of Esek Hopkins
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.