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12/13/14 is the last time in our lifetime the date will be sequential.

December 13, 2014 11:19 pm

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Time can be different things to different people. It all depends on who and when you ask: long, short, money, an arrow, an illusion or the fourth dimension. Most people today agree on how to tell time, counting 60 seconds in a minute and 24 hours in a day. And while different cultures celebrate their own months and holidays, the 12-month Gregorian calendar is now the most widely used option for marking a given date.

So today will be the last sequential date of the 21st century: 12/13/14. The next such numerical alignment won’t roll around for another 89 years. In Europe, this milestone has already passed, because folks there prefer to format dates starting with the day. For Europeans, 11 December 2013 (11/12/13) was the last sequential date of the century.

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