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Datebook: October 28 – Japan’s Largest Inland Earthquake 120 Years Ago

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The Mino-Owari Earthquake, also known as the Great Nobi Earthquake, was a large earthquake that struck the former provinces of Mino and Owari in the Nōbi Plain area during the Meiji period in Japan, on October 28, 1891. It is the largest known inland earthquake in Japan. Based on the scale of destruction, it has been estimated to have had a magnitude of 8.0 on the Richter Scale. It is also one of the largest earthquakes in the world’s history. When the fault line broke, the height difference between the two sides was approximately six meters.

It’s Friday, October 28th

The PennyRoyal Area Museum invites everyone to the retelling of The Bell Witch Story with County Historian William T. Turner Monday at 6 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children. Costumes are welcome. The Museum is at 217 East 9th Street in downtown Hopkinsville.

Tomorrow the Third Annual Zombie Walk in Paducah starts at 9th and Broadway at 5:30 p.m. Monetary donations benefit Paducah Renaissance Alliance and canned food donations go to the Family Service Society. Walkers dressed as zombies trudge along the sidewalks to Maiden Alley. People over 14 aren’t allowed to wear masks. At seven there’s a Walk After Party and Punk Rock Show at Maiden Alley.

The Marshall County Exceptional School benefits from the Companion Animal Hospital’s 2nd annual chili cook off tonight from 6 to 9 at the main pavilion at Mike Miller Park, Benton. The McKendrees perform live bluegrass.

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Datebook: May 11 – Chang and Eng turn 200

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Chang and Eng Bunker were born May 11, 1811 – 200 years ago. Arguably the most famous conjoined twin brothers, their condition and birthplace became the basis for the term “Siamese twins.” They were joined at the sternum by a small piece of cartilage. Their livers were fused but independently complete. Although 19th century medicine did not have the means to do so, modern surgical techniques would have easily allowed them to be separated. Read more about these fascinating twins.

Here’s Datebook for Wednesday, May 11

There’s a Buzzard Brothers Smoke on the Water Flood Relief Fundraiser Saturday from 11 to 3 at Max’s Brick Oven Courtyard, 112 South Second in Paducah. Enjoy BBQ lunch or pre-order pickup – with music by Lew Jetton, Nathan Blake Lynn and the Solid Rock’it Boosters. Pre-order chicken and pork three ways at Kirchoff’s before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Murray State’s 88th May Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the CFSB Center. Degree candidates line up at lower level Gate A at 9 a.m. There’s a drop off zone for those needing special assistance in the lot off Gilbert Graves Drive. See murraystate.edu/commencement for details.

The Humane Society of Marshall County’s spring yard sale is Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. at the facility at 6301 Highway 68 East in Benton. Get Pet and family photos from 10 to 2. Bake sale and grilled hot dogs available. Contest winners are being announced at 2.

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Datebook – October 8, 2010

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It’s Friday, October 8.

Murray State University’s Libraries sell books from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Homecoming’s Tent City.  Browse old Yearbooks $5; hardbacks $1, paperbacks 50 cents, magazines for 10 cents, albums and cds $3 and videos $2.  Tent City is at Stewart Stadium.

The 34th Annual Trigg County Ham Festival is on in Cadiz.  The Alonzo Pennington Band performs from 3 to 5 today followed by a Hog Calling Contest, then music and fireworks.  Cooking Kentucky’s Largest Country Ham and Biscuit starts at 8:30 tomorrow and will be ready to eat at 11:30.

The Humane Society of Marshall County’s Barktoberfest is tomorrow at its facilty at 6301 Highway 68 East, Benton.  The yard sale starts at 7:30.  Other activities from 9 to 3 include pet and family pictures, and contests.

LBL’s Wolf Week starts Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with Howl Your Head Off at the Nature Station and continues through Saturday, October 16 with activities daily. Learn about the red wolf’s comeback from the brink of extinction.

Details at wkms.org.  Have a happy weekend.