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.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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