This is pretty neat: today’s date 01022010 is a palindrome (reads the same backwards as it is forward).
Talking about palindromes in this sense makes me wonder though if it only applies to words (meaning, i wonder if there is another word for the same idea in numbers). I’ll have to find that out when i get home tonight.
Anyhow, back to the numbers. I don’t know about you but i find this kind of stuff pretty cool. This will only happen twelve times in this century, which makes it even better.It has already happened once (in my lifetime) in october 2001 but i was too young to care then.
The article I linked to in the last paragraph notes that before 2001, the last time the Western civilization experienced a palindromic date was more than 629 years ago, on Aug. 31, 1380 (or 08-31-1380).
Here are the dates ‘palindrome day’ will occur in this century (US format):
- Oct. 2, 2001: 10/02/2001
- Jan. 2, 2010: 01/02/2010
- Nov. 2, 2011: 11/02/2011
- Feb. 2, 2020: 02/02/2020
- Dec. 2, 2021: 12/02/2021
- Mar. 2, 2030: 03/02/2030
- April 2, 2040: 04/02/2040
- May 2, 2050: 05/02/2050
- June 2, 2060: 06/02/2060
- July 2, 2070: 07/02/2070
- Aug. 2, 2080: 08/02/2080
- Sept. 2, 2090: 09/02/2090
Don't forget that this is the American way of writing dates. It may not apply to a lot of people in the rest of the world who write it in this manner: date/month/year
yeah, which is why i included it was in 'US format' in there.
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