October 12th - History, Trivia & Fun Facts
October 12th In Pop Culture History
National Farmers Day.
Old Farmerís Day is now actually known as National Farmers
Day. Though the exact date and history of this day is not
known, it is known that the holiday was originally celebrated
in the 1800's. This day is a day to remember and honor the
hard work done by farmers throughout our country as well as
our countries history. We see our food, mostly, in the stores
packaged and ready to cook and eat and not many of us know
the hard work that goes into raising fruit vegetables and
livestock. This is a day to remember the tremendous work our
farmers do for us.
1792 - First celebration of Columbus Day in the US was held
in New York City.
1810 - Oktoberfest begins: In Germany, the Bavarian royal
family invited the citizens of Munich to join the celebration
of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess
Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
1823 - Charles Macintosh of Scotland began selling his 'raincoat.'
1918 - Cloquet Fire, Minnesota killed over 400 people.
1950 - The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show debuted on CBS.
1960 - Nikita Khrushchev famously pounded his shoe on a desk
at United Nations General Assembly.
1964 - The USSR launched Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the
first spacecraft with a multi-person crew; it was the first
flight without space suits.
1979 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first of
five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy
science fiction series by Douglas Adams was published. The
1994 - NASA lost radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft
as it descended into the thick, acidic atmosphere of Venus.
2000 - The USS Cole was badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two
suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least
Now You Know...
|Kirk Cameron (1970)
Sam Moore (1935)
Hugh Jackman (1968)
Luciano Pavarotti (1935)
|Big companies don't do business
via chain letters.
Bill Gates is not giving you $1000, and Disney is not giving
you a free vacation.
There is no baby food company issuing class-action checks.
Proctor and Gamble is not part of a satanic cult or scheme,
and its logo is not satanic.
MTV will not give you backstage passes if you forward something
to the most people.
The Gap is not giving away free clothes.
You can relax; there is no need to pass it on "just in
case it's true."