10-10-10: A day of births and anniversaries

2:33 PM, Oct 11, 2010   |    comments
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SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild did not need much time to decide the best date to celebrate their tenth anniversary: 10/10/10.

"We thought, what a great opportunity to have an open house," said Wayne Petersen, Wild marketing manager.

About 3,000 fans showed up at Xcel Energy Center this Sunday for an open to house to commemorate the team's anniversary. 

"To bring the kids down and see where the players come out, get dressed and then go on the ice, it's just a great thing for the kids to experience," said Wild fan Brad Hendrikson.

The date lends itself to all kinds of marketing.  Minneapolis-based Target opened ten stores nationwide on 10/10/10.

"I think some people are drawn to numbers," said psychologist Jeff Gardere.  "A lot of people think that numbers will be able to predict what will happen in their lives."

It was certainly a big day for Mai Yang, who gave birth on 10/10/10. 

Her due date was actually 10/11, but baby Madelynn came one day early.  She was born at 10:20 a.m., just 10 minutes away from being a 10/10/10 10:10 baby.

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