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Happy Palindrome Day! - 02/02/2020 - First in 909 Years

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Today is a special day.  The date is a palindrome, meaning it is the same when read forwards and backwards.

 

It is February 2, 2020, or 02/02/2020, in both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format. At just after 2 a.m., it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020.

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This is the only time such a date will occur this century.

The previous palindrome date in all formats came 909 years ago on 11/11/1111. The next will come in 101 years on 12/12/2121 and after that there will not be another until 03/03/3030. Solihull School Maths Department wrote on Twitter: "Today is a Palindrome Day in all date formats (UK, USA, ISO). It's also a palindrome day of the year (33) and there are a palindrome number of days left in the year (333). Quite a unique day!"

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Haven't there been a bunch of Palindromes since?

 

01/02/2010, 11/02/2011 etc.....

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34 minutes ago, Grape said:

Haven't there been a bunch of Palindromes since?

 

01/02/2010, 11/02/2011 etc.....

They don't work in both the UK and US versions of date records. This one does.

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On 2/2/2020 at 1:38 PM, -AJ- said:

They don't work in both the UK and US versions of date records. This one does.

Yes, but the statement isn't that it has to. It strictly states that it's the first palindrome, which isn't correct, because there's also been the same in the US (where day and month are reversed for the other format)

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Man the last Palindrome Day we partied so hard.  Me and King Hendry V got a hold of some ale... bah you had to be there.

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