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This Day in History for October 12 — First Oktoberfest and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean (More info)

1810 – The first Oktoberfest occurs when Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for October 12 — Hugh Jackman and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Hugh Jackman
Age: 44
Occupation: Actor, Dancer and Singer
Known For: Playing Wolverine in the 'X-Men' franchise; appearing in 'Kate & Leopold,' 'Van Helsing,' and 'The Prestige'; winning a Tony Award for his role in 'The Boy from Oz'; and previous hosting stints for the Tonys and the Oscars

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Celebrity Birthdays for October 11 — Artie Lange and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Artie Lange
Age: 45
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, and Radio Personality
Known For: His tenures with the 'The Howard Stern Show' and the comedy sketch series 'MADtv,' and spending eight months in a psychiatric facility after a 2010 suicide attempt

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10 Stars Who Have Battled Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while millions of women across the country will be getting screenings and consulting with their doctors about this very private issue, there are some who have gone through the detection-treatment-recovery sequence publicly. The last celebrity on our list may surprise you ...

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Miguel Cabrera
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After Cabrera’s Triple Crown, What Huge Baseball Feat Will Happen Next? — Sports Survey of the Day

On Wednesday it became official: Miguel Cabrera is the first player to win baseball's Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Cabrera finished with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs, also leading his Detroit Tigers to the American League Central Division championship. Congratulations to Cabrera—anytime achievement that hasn't been done in 45 years deserves applause. So what comes next: a pitcher winning 30 games, a 57-game hitting streak or a .400 average?

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Upcoming Diaper Shortage Means Things Are About to Get Very Messy

Well, this stinks.

Following an explosion at a chemical factory in Japan, the world may be facing a looming (and smelly) crisis: a diaper shortage. The Nippon Shokubai Company's plant in Himeji is a leading producer of acrylic acid, a main component in disposable diapers. Over the weekend, it went boom.

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman walks away from the podium following a press conference on September 13. (Bruce Bennett, Getty Images)

Will There Be an NHL Season? — Sports Survey of the Day

Hockey is back! Hockey is dead!

Today may be the day that we find out which of those statements will turn out correct. The NHL preseason has already been cancelled, and the lockout is about to enter its third week. Stunningly, today is the first time the players and the owners have even met to discuss anything since September 15.

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Hockey lockout
This scene from 2005 could returning to an arena near you. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

NHL Cancels Preseason; Regular Season Now Seriously in Doubt

Just seven years removed from the cancelled 2004-05 season, the NHL is moving perilously close to another major work stoppage. The regular season is still scheduled to begin October 11, just two weeks away, but the owners, who locked the players out earlier this month, have now decided to fully cancel the preseason.

This does not bode well if you're a hockey fan.

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