April 04, 2006


Jim Smith sends this to us:

Only once in our life time; an interesting fact:

On Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be

01:02:03 04/05/06

Well, that's just fine, except for those of us who use the Mayan calendar.

In a similar vein, what famous Bulgarian was born on April 4, 1916?


Not only were there no famous ones, no Bulgarians at all were born on April 4, 1916.

In fact, there were no Bulgarians born from April 1-13, 1916.

This was the year that Bulgaria officially adopted the Gregorian calendar, so they went straight from March 31 to April 14, 1916.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 4, 2006 09:09 AM

Are there any famous Bulgarians born in any year?

Posted by: Jordana at April 4, 2006 09:11 AM

Say--that sounds like a question for Dr. Possum! He'll be here in just a little while, so please be patient. Or be a patient.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 4, 2006 09:16 AM

Sorry to question the great Dr. Smith, Perfesser to the Stars, but National Review had the same discussion yesterday.

The very same event will occur a mere 12 hours later, when the PM time (you have that in the deep south, right?) will also be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

Not only that, but the same appears every 100 years; and, to top that, if you happen to be European, even perhaps Bulgarian, you will see the same date appear (Twice!) on May 4, 2006.

Silly Bulgarians and other European backwards-date writing people.

Posted by: skinnydan at April 4, 2006 09:29 AM

It was passed to me so i didn't check. just assumed it was 24hour time-- UTC.

Posted by: jim at April 4, 2006 09:42 AM

Say--that's RIGHT! I was about to get all defensive, then I realized I had nothing to do with the misinformation--it was ALL Jim's fault!


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 4, 2006 10:29 AM

Or is that "incalendrical"?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 4, 2006 10:30 AM