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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 4 – Freedom Rides began 50 years ago.

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Freedom Riders were civil rights activists that rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States to test the United States Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia (of 1960). The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17. Learn all about the Freedom Rides this month on KET.

Here’s Datebook for Wednesday, May 4

Adsmore House and Gardens in Princeton remembers Spring 1907 with a child’s birthday commemoration through May 15. See dolls loaned by Molly Ward, and Adsmore’s quilts and other late early 20th century textiles. Adsmore is at 304 North Jefferson, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 4 and Sunday 1:30 to 4.=

The Family Service Society for residents of Paducah and McCracken County needs men’s clothing, especially Blue jeans, shoes and belts. The clothing room is open at no charge Tuesdays and Thursdays at 827 Joe Clifton Drive.

First United Methodist Church and the Downtown Paris Association present “Dartin’ Downtown Certified 5 k Walk/Run and 1 mile fun run Saturday, May 14. Registration starts at 7 a.m. in the church parking lot at 101 East Blythe Street. The 5k starts at 8 and the 1 mile fun run starts at 9. Registration costs $20 and benefits Relay for Life.

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