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  • Oct. 12, 2012
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  • Word of the Day
    Mayhap MAY-hap (adverb) Perhaps - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Columbus 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)
    Daily Quote
    "A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween." - Erma Bombeck
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