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Today's date is a rare palindrome

Today's date is a rare palindrome”

Today is 02/02/2020, marking the first palindrome to occur in a numerical date in 909 years.

Ivanka Trump pointed out to her 7.6 million Twitter followers that most of us won't be around on the the next eight-digit palindrome date of 12-12-2121.

What does this mean?

It has the distinction reading the same backward and forward in multiple date formats.

The last time such a date ocurred was 11/11/1111.

"Another one won't happen for 101 years, so make the most of this one!"

At just after 2 a.m., it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020.

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Maths geeks around the world are celebrating a day so rare that - unless they're very, very young - it's certain to happen only once in their lifetimes.

This article was written by Mark Sundstrom for WPIX.

Palindrome refers to a number or a segment that reads the same forwards as it does backwards. Author James Joyce invented "tattarrattat", which is supposed to be the sound of a knock on the door and the longest single-word palindrome in the Oxford English Dictionary.

If that wasn't enough for you nerds, it's also the 33rd day of 2020 with 333 days to go.

The Royal Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas was advertising weddings on the "significant" date, pointing out that your two-year anniversary would fall on 2/2/22.

And in America, Super Bowl Sunday and Groundhog Day were a bit higher up in most people's minds.



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