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October 12


1492   Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean.

1892   The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in US public schools.

1901   The Executive Mansion is officially renamed the White House.

1999   The world population hits 6 billion.

1492   Christopher Columbus lands on the San Salvador Islands.

Famous Birthdays:

1934   Luciano Pavarotti (Opera Singer)

1968   Hugh Jackman (Actor - X-Men's Wolverine)

1970   Kirk Cameron (Actor - TV's Growing Pains)

1975   Marion Jones (Track Athlete)

1977   Bode Miller (Olympic Skier)

Today in History Archive:

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