Wednesday, December 12, 2012


12-12-12. It is the last repetitive date we will see in our lifetime. I didn’t think of that, one of my friends on Facebook did and it is totally correct.  Not until 2101 will we see this again. We had other repetitive dates in our lifetime and my favorite was 01-01-01.  I don’t know why but it was.  I suppose because it was my first and on is always in love with their first.
I don’t know if anything special will happen on this day.  I checked online and found that today’s date is a polygon and if we were to have a name for the numbers then it would be called ‘trihectatetracontaheptagon’ day. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican), "Never Again, Never!", directed by Lewin Fitzhamon, was one of the most successful movies released in 1912. Henry Armstrong, a boxing great, was born on that day but otherwise nothing special happened. So in history this day holds no significance other than the arrangement of the numbers in the date.
The number 12 itself has significance and there are many instances listed in the Wikipedia article about the number.  There are 12 months of the year, there were 12 disciples of Christ, there are 12 days of Christmas, there are 12 hours marked on the clock, In Hinduism, the sun god Surya has 12 names, there are 12 Petals in Anahata (Heart Chakra.), there are the Twelve Labours of Hercules, and 12 of anything is called a dozen. There are several other items of significance for the number in various disciplines; sports, films, technology, and the Bible.  If something memorable does happens today then so be it, but for all intent and purposes it is just an ordinary day. UPDATE: Another cool site talks about all the repetitive dates.

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