Oct. 12, 1984, in The Star: The Anniston Jaycees voted 14-5 last night to sponsor the Calhoun County Fair for one more year despite low attendance and little community support during the past five years. Also this date: Not wanting to blow up their probate judge, Arthur Murray, the Calhoun County Commissioners voted yesterday morning to approve an emergency expenditure to repair the courthouse heating system. The heating unit itself, located below Judge Murray's office, has bad condenser pumps and could therefore explode — taking the judge with it — commissioners were told before they voted to spend the $2,800.
This is Columbus Day in the United States, as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada. On October 12 in
1870 — Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63.
Monday's birthdays: Actress Antonia Rey is 82. Comedian-activist Dick Gregory is 77. Actress-singer Susan Anton is 59. R&B singer Claude McKnight (Take 6) is 47. Rock singer Bob Schneider is 44. Actor Hugh Jackman is 41. Actor Adam Rich is 41. R&B singer Garfield Bright (Shai) is 40. Country musician Martie Maguire (The Dixie Chicks) is 40. Actor Kirk Cameron is 39. Champion skier Bode Miller is 32. Actor Josh Hutcherson is 17.