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Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, 8:56 a.m.

Strange Thing About Strange Dates

Over the years I've noted a type of odd feeling when a date falls on the calendar where the day, month and year all have the same numerals attached. Today's date of 12-12-12 is my case in point. I'm not a numerology guy. I don't think that different things collide simply because key numbers coalesce together. Yet, I do find these days odd. I write or see the date on papers, checks, blog posts. I pen the numbers on journal entries, notes to friends and mention the oddness with family in conversations. And I pause. Today is a very unusual day. There won't be one like it but once in a hundred years. For today's date - it's only happened 252 times over two millennia (that's around 730,000 days - for the geeks) in the western culture calendar so far, you know/Dennis Mansfield. More here. (AP photo: Signage for the "12-12-12" concert is displayed on the Madison Square Garden jumbotron, Tuesday in New York)

Question: Does today's date mean something special to you?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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