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054/365 Find Your Center

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What does the name “Robert” mean? A name is much more than just a name!

R is for radiant, it’s your personality!

O is for openness, it’s refreshing!

B is for befriend, it is so easy for you.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

R is for rational, the way you think.

T is for time, you give to friends.

The name “Robert” is of English origin and it means “Bright Fame”. It’s a name commonly given to boys. There are 5 other names that are similar to this one.

According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Robert” ranks #12 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Montana. Imagine that, 58 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1996. Across the entire United States a total of 17,707 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. From 1880 to 2011, the highest recorded use of the name “Robert” was in 1946 with a total of 65,535 babies. (That’s a lot of baby Robert)

OMG! It’s tough being a popular person isn’t it?

Since 1880, your name was recorded 4,485,357 times in the American baby names history.

Your name in reverse order is “Trebor”. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give ‘Obrter’. (How do you pronounce that?)

Your past life Robert:

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 725. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, cathedrals.

Your brief psychological profile in that past life:
Ruthless character, carefully weighing your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved.

Lessons that your last past life brought to present:
Your lesson – to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Since 1880, the name “Robert”was recorded 4,485,357 times in the SSA database. That’s more than enough Americans to occupy the country of New Zealand with an estimated population of 4,434,060 (as of July 27, 2012).

The name first appeared in the year 1880 and given to 2,426 new born babies. It became a popular name in the year 1880 with a rank of #10 nationwide and was registered 2,415 times as a baby boy’s name.

Robert became a popular boy’s name in the state of Oregon in the year 1912. It actually ranked #1 with 114 babies. The highest recorded use of this name was in 1947 in the state of New York with 10,019 baby boys.

This name is a consistent top ranking boy’s name in the state of Delaware for 102 years from 1910 to 2011 (may not be consecutive). It’s also popular in the states of Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, New York, Tennessee, Wyoming, Arizona, Hawaii, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, California, Maryland, Oklahoma, Colorado, Maine, Virginia, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Indiana, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington for 102 years (may not be consecutive).

Now do you remember?

October 12: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 12 is the 286th day of the year 2012 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 80 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 29, 2012 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 22,500,000 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaoctacontahexagon’ day.

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 121 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are 70 days left before this fabled cataclysmic event. (OMG! More reason to get a Samsung Galaxy S3 today!)

October 12 Historical Events

  • 539 BC
    The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon.
  • 1654
    The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100 people.
  • 1692
    The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Governor William Phips.
  • 1773
    America‘s first insane asylum opens for ‘Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’in Virginia
  • 1793
    The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid on the campus of the University of North Carolina
  • 1871
    Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities ‘Criminal Tribes’, i.e. hereditary criminals. Repealed in 1949, after Independence of India.
  • 1918
    A massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.
  • 1960
    Cold War: Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at United Nations General Assembly meeting to protest a Philippine assertion of Soviet Union colonial policy being conducted in Eastern Europe
  • 1984
    Brighton hotel bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. Thatcher escapes but the bomb kills five people and wounds 31.
  • 2002
    Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.
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