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Tuesday is the first of 10 'palindrome days' in a row, the last stretch of them in this century

Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times on

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Ten-day palindrome stretches are not that rare, according to Time and Date.

We've had a similar stretch every year since 2011, when it first occurred from Jan. 10 (1-10-11) to Jan. 19 (1-19-11). In 2012, the same sequence of dates occurred in February, and so on.

 

"As long as you write your date in the m-dd-yy format, every century has nine years with 10 palindrome days in a row. These years are always in the second decade of the century. For example, every year between 2011-2019, 2111-2119, and 2211-2219 has had or will have 10 consecutive Palindrome Days," according to Time and Date.

While this is our last 10-day stretch of palindrome dates in the 21st century, we'll still get an individual palindrome day on occasion. If you write dates mm-dd-yy, the next one will be Feb. 11, 2020 (02/11/20).

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