02/02/2020: A rare palindrome in over 900 years!

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Did you notice the date today? Today, the 2nd of February, 2020 is an extremely unique and special day! And why?

The date today is 02-02-2020, a palindrome, which means that it is the same when read forwards and backwards. The palindrome is extremely special because it holds true in all the international date formats (USA/UK/ISO) or the DD/MM/YYYY and the MM/DD/YYYY formats.

Today is the also the only such instance in the entire century when such a date occurs.

The previous palindrome came over 900 years ago on 11/11/1111. And the next would come almost a century later on 12/12/2121. The one after will be only in 3030 on 03/03/3030.

And this date caused a huge stir on social media, with many netizens observing this date and bringing in more facts and trivia.

The Solihull School Maths Department called this a “unique day.”

Isn’t this interesting? What did you do on this unique palindrome day? Let us know in the comments section below.

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