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.
Budding Kyabram actor Taylor Smith Morvell is one of 20 Victorian students chosen to perform his Year 12 theatre studies monologue in Melbourne next week.
The Yarrawonga and District Cemetery Trust has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health to undertake development work at the Yarrawonga cemetery.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
A man has been taken to Echuca hospital after being trapped for several minutes in his vehicle.
Steve Glassborow has returned for a twentieth year, bringing a range of his bronze sculptures.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Leitchville-Gunbower at home was too strong for Heathcote’s senior footballers in their first Good Friday clash.
Huge crowds turned out for Cobram Barooga's River Beaches Festival, which featured a special splash for 2000 rubber ducks.
South West Arts ArtOut will be held again in 2015 after last weekend's inaugural success.
Some of Australia’s greatest horses and just a few racetrack characters have appeared at the Benalla Racing Club’s grounds in its 150-year history.
Benalla's Kevin Harper will be honoured in the motorcade lap of honour at Melbourne Cricket Ground tomorrow for his service during the Korean War.
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