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Utahns celebrate 12/12/12

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Posted at 6:17 PM, Dec 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-13 00:47:45-05

SALT LAKE CITY - Wednesday marks the last in a series of unique dates for nearly a century and many people are taking part in the numerical fun.

Dec. 12, 2012, or 12/12/12, is the last time a number will be repeated in the day, month and year until 2101, when we'll experience 01/01/01.

Psychic Margaret Ruth says there is a greater meaning to the number 12, which makes 12/12/12 even luckier.

"It could be a really powerful, fun time to commemorate getting married. 12 is also a great number of balance and harmony. It has a lot of power to it because it's a multiple of 1,2,3,4, 6; it's 5 plus 7 equals 12 so numerologically speaking it contains all the numbers," Ruth said.

"There's 12 houses to the zodiac, 12 months to the year, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 days of Christmas, 12 apostles. So in our history in our culture, the number 12 has very positive connotation." 

The Salt Lake County Clerk's Office says they had 22 couples who dropped in to buy a marriage license on Wednesday, which is a higher number than usual, not to mention couples who got their marriage licenses ahead of time.

Couples getting married weren't the only people who took advantage of the lucky number 12. 

Intermountain Medical Group says they delivered four babies at 12:12 Wednesday afternoon at their four hospitals.

With the help of a scheduled C-section, the Casteltons' baby boy was born at Intermountain Medical Center on 12/12/12 at exactly 12:12:12.

Nephi Williams was born 12 years ago Wednesday, so he turned 12 on 12/12/12. Nephi's family, friends and 6th grade classmates put together a special surprise party for him to celebrate all the 12s.