- Oct. 12, 2012
Word of the Day
Mayhap MAY-hap (adverb) Perhaps - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Today is the official Columbus Day (Christopher Columbus landed in the "new world" on Oct. 12, 1492), so check out this History.com website, which has videos, articles and more about the explorer.
Number to Know
6 billion: The population of the world on Oct. 12, 1999, according to the United Nations. Today is now known as Day of the Six Billion.
This Day in History
Oct. 12, 2000: The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.
Today's Featured Birthday
Actor Hugh Jackman (44)
"A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween." - Erma Bombeck