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November 28th – My Birthday in History *

It’s that time of year again, birthday things are occurring!

The Christmas music has been playing in shops for a couple of weeks; everyone’s talking about parties and people are generally in that feel-good stage before the chaos of December…

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But in this house; as much as Christmas is in full swing in terms of shopping and preparing, it’s also my birthday…

There are good and bad sides to having a late November birthday; I usually joke that it is always raining (it’s looking accurate this year). A lot of people don’t want to go out much because they’re saving for Christmas; and trying to find birthday related things can be a bit of a struggle; as shops have been festive for weeks.

On the other hand, it’s a great time of year to wear comfy jumpers and boots (my favourite); and meet up for coffee and food! People are generally in a pretty good mood at this time of year; as the pre Christmas panic hasn’t quite set in yet, and of course it’s party season!

Birthday last year!

These days I tend to have fairly relaxed birthdays, spent crafting or chilling with friends. Which is pretty good to be honest! A friend of ours has a birthday two days after mine so usually we end up going out to dinner, and there’s usually something fun happening around this time of year because it’s 4 weeks ’til Christmas!

Check out some fun Christmas inspiration here.

My Birthday in History

I’ve always been fascinated by “days of the year”; so here are some interesting facts about things that have occurred on my birthday in history:

Papers Past - My birthday in history
  • 1520 Ferdinand Magellan a Portuguese explorer who led the first expedition to sail around the world, sighted a great ocean and named it the “Pacific”
  • 1814 The Times was printed by steam power for the first time
  • 1907 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater
  • 1919 Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons
  • 1990 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigns
Papers Past - My birthday in history

Famous Birthdays

I share my birthday with some quite interesting people, there are loads so here are 10:

  • 1943 – Randy Newman
  • 1944 – Rita Mae Brown
  • 1950 – Ed Harris
  • 1959 – Judd Nelson
  • 1961 – Alfonso Cuarón
  • 1962 – Jon Stewart
  • 1970 – Richard Osman
  • 1973 – Jade Puget
  • 1984 – Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • 1987 – Karen Gillan
Papers Past - My birthday in history

I’ve been into this sort of thing for years though I found some of this information out; and lots more, in this fun “Your Birthday” book*.

This is a great gift idea, with vibrant colour pages, lots of information, including events of the month, zodiac information, inventions of the day and more! This really is a great keepsake book for special days.

Papers Past

Available from Papers Past right here in Truro, Cornwall, this is a small hardback book available for every day of the year! These would make great stocking fillers for Christmas and are currently available with this amazing special offer of 4 for £10 including UK postage!

Papers Past also sell other incredible gifts like special date (real) ‘Times’ newspapers, (which come with a certificate of authenticity)  beautifully packaged with a couple of options, and family tree posters to help compile your own history. Also they are a local independent business, so you know that you will be treated well, and your gift will be cared for! Not to mention you’ll make REAL people happy when shopping this Christmas!

Did anything interesting happen on your Birthday? Do you share it with a celebrity? Let me know in the comments!

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