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02/02/2020

Today is 02/02/2020 – the first palindrome in 909 years and the only time this century that the date will read the same forwards and backwards.

Palindrome Dates in the 21st Century | Live ScienceThere are a total of 38 palidrome dates in the 21st Century, in the month/day/year date format, as calculated by Aziz Inan, an electrical engineering professor at the University of Portland. There are a 26 seven-digit dates, and 12 eight-digit dates, the latter of which are marked in bold below.

1. October 2, 2001 (10022001)2. January 2, 2010 (01022010)3. January 10, 2011 (1102011) (First seven-digit palindrome date in the 21st century)4. November 2, 2011 (11022011)5. February 10, 2012 (2102012)6. March 10, 2013 (3102013)7. April 10, 2014 (4102014)8. May 10, 2015 (5102015)9. June 10, 2016 (6102016)10. July 10, 2017 (7102017)11. August 10, 2018 (8102018)12. September 10, 2019 (9102019)13. February 2, 2020 (02022020)14. January 20, 2021 (1202021)15. December 2, 2021 (12022021)16. February 20, 2022 (2202022)17. March 20, 2023 (3202023)18. April 20, 2024 (4202024)19. May 20, 2025 (5202025)20. June 20, 2026 (6202026)21. July 20, 2027 (7202027)22. August 20, 2028 (8202028)23. September 20, 2029 (9202029)24. March 2, 2030 (03022030)25. January 30, 2031 (1302031)26. March 30, 2033 (3302033)27. April 30, 2034 (4302034)28. May 30, 2035 (5302035)29. June 30, 2036 (6302036)30. July 30, 2037 (7302037)31. August 30, 2038 (8302038)32. September 30, 2039 (9302039) (Last seven-digit palindrom date in the 21st century)33. April 2, 2040 (04022040)34. May 2, 2050 (05022050)35. June 2, 2060 (06022060)36. July 2, 2070 (07022070)37. August 2, 2080 (08022080)38. September 2, 2090 (09022090)

AAAAARRRGH! I HATE IT WHEN THIS HAPPENS.

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  • ghostsniper February 2, 2020, 11:51 AM

    When I woke up this morning I just knew today was going to be special.
    At first I thought that it was because the temp is in the mid 60’s, very unordinary around here in Feb.
    Then I checked in at AmDig and saw the reason. Yayayay!!!!!
    Think I’ll do my legendary Alpha-burgers on the grill for suppah.

  • Ivan Skovinsky Skovar February 2, 2020, 12:08 PM

    What about 03/02/2030…little over ten years??

  • Vanderleun February 2, 2020, 1:35 PM

    And you are quite correct and I have corrected the item to my eternal shame. But…. but…. I read it on the Internet.

  • ghostsniper February 2, 2020, 5:45 PM

    Well, I forgive you and (buuuurp) the burgers was good.

  • UCB66 February 2, 2020, 10:07 PM

    The Internet meant that 02/02/2020 is/was the only date this century that is a palindrome in both the MM/DD/YYYY (US) format and the DD/MM/YYYY (European) formats.

    The previous palindrome date in ALL date 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.

  • John The River February 3, 2020, 4:21 AM

    Didn’t notice…
    but my daffodils came up, the dumb little twats. It’s the Jet Stream, not that AGW malarkey, Jet Stream swings, it will change on a dime.

  • Boonekim24 February 3, 2020, 8:02 AM

    Was going to say the same thing as UCB66. Most of the stories I saw reporting it included the stipulation. A few did neglect to mention it though.