Goulburn Valley people are having many special events today, December 12, 2012.December 12, 2012 4:44am
Today is truly a one-of-a-kind day.
December 12, 2012. The 12th day of the 12th month of the 12th year.
The date won’t repeat for a century.
And we won’t see another date like it until 2101 when it’s 01/01/01.
Today’s significant and unusual date will see thousands of people across the world flock to the altar to get married or hold special celebrations.
When it comes to the significance of the number 12, we’ve also got the 12 months of the year, the 12 days of Christmas, 12 members in a jury, the 12 apostles and even the 12 signs of the zodiac. We’ve got 12 hours on a clock. And we’ve already heard about celebrations today at 12.12
The number 12 can be evenly divided into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths and 12ths.
And despite some predictions of the end of the world, this is actually earmarked for December 21 this year — according to misunderstood interpretations of Mesoamerican (pre-European Central American) culture — not December 12.
Here at The News, we’ve had a lot of people contact us regarding their special events today.
We’ve got some great stories — one about a marriage proposal this morning for a couple which has been together nearly 12 years, one about a group of friends who have been meeting on quirky dates for about 50 years (they will meet for the last time today) and one about a boy who is turning 12 today.
No doubt social media will also be abuzz with references to 12-12-12.
We’d like to wish Christine Gaylard a happy birthday today, she turns 60, and Cynthia Poole of Kialla West, who turns 79 today.
This time last year Nathalia’s Ruth Harnett-Carr was trying to figure out a way to increase awareness about Down syndrome.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
When Pyalong Primary School does something, it does it well. Here are the students all dressed up for the school's recent Roald Dahl day to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth on September 13, 1916.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
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