A Special Date

I can remember what our headmaster said to us schoolkids in morning assembly many years ago. The date must have been 27th September 1972.

He said something like ‘Today is a special date because it is palindromic – the numbers 27 9 1972 are the same when read backwards. This is something that will not happen again until 18th September 1981.”

There have been a few more such dates since then and another one is coming up on 1st October 2011. Diarize this date and make a note to quiz  your friends with this piece of trivia.

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One Response to A Special Date

  1. pat hannay says:

    Interesting. Of course it is palindromic if you read the date in British format, i.e., 1102011. In American format it would be 1012011.

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