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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 – October 28, 2010

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It’s Thursday, October 28.

Murray’s Playhouse in the Park brings Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” to stage this weekend and next.  It opens tomorrow night at 7 and there’s a 7 p.m. show Saturday, 2:30 p.m. show Sunday.  Tickets are 8 to $11 at the box office, 270-759-1752, or through

The National Quilt Museum’s 2nd Annual Halloweeen Black Light tours are tomorrow at 5:15 and 6 p.m.  The 30 minute tours cost $5.  Specialty threads and fabrics glow under the black lights.  The Museum is at 215 Jefferson Street in downtown Paducah.

Southwestern University professor of guitar David Asbury performs a concert tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in Performing Arts Hall, 2nd Floor, Murray State’s Old Fine Arts, and admission is free.

Tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. hear Christian County historian William T. Turner tell the tale of the Bell Witch at the Pennyroyal Area Museum, 217 east Ninth Street in Hopkinsville.  Admission is $2.

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