It's Palindrome Week! (and other odd dates)

Published On: Nov 11 2011 08:22:09 AM CST   Updated On: May 12 2015 02:51:40 PM CDT

Palindrome Week marks a time when each date can be read symmetrically backward and forward (i.e. 4/13/14, 4/14/14, etc). We are currently in a Palindrome Week, which started with May 10, or 5/10/15, and continues through the week (and technically into the following week through Tuesday, May 19, 2015, or 5/19/15). Here are some other intriguing dates that have been the source of fascination and speculation.

Odd dates 4 - Digital globe
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12/31/99 – The Prince song "1999" enjoyed new life as the world amped up massive celebrations in preparation for the new millennium. There was widespread fear that the world’s data storage systems would fail, since many computers were  programmed to handle only two-digit year dates. People thought the "Y2K bug" would shut down the world's computers and data storage systems. It didn't.

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