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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.

1963 - #1 Hit October 12, 1963 - November 15, 1963: Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs - Sugar Shack

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 Answer? 42.

1985 - #1 Hit October 12, 1985 - October 18, 1985: Ready for the World - Oh Sheila

1989 - East End Show - Buddy -The Buddy Holly Story (Musical) October 12, 1989

1991 - #1 Hit October 12, 1991 - November 1, 1991: Mariah Carey - Emotions

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 39.

October 12, 2001 - Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge aired on The Disney Channel

October 12, 2005 - The Apple iPod (5th generation) was released.

October 12, 2007 - Twitches Too aired on The Disney Channel

October 12, 2012 - Girl vs. Monster aired on The Disney Channel

2013 - #1 Hit October 12, 2013 - December 20, 2013: Lorde - Royals

October 12, 802701 (fiction) George Wells arrived from the past, The Time Machine, Book/Film

October 12th Celebrity Birthdays

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."

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