Morning Minutes: Oct. 12

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

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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 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 (42)

Daily Quote

“A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.” - Erma Bombeck