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12 12 12, or 12 December 2012

Posted in History, Oddities, Puzzle on Tuesday, 27 November 2012

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12 December 2012 is an interesting date because when written in abbreviated form the digits are all the same, viz 12 12 12.  This numerical coincidence last happened, of course, on 11 November 2011, barely over a year ago.  But it will not happen again until 1 January 2101 or 01 01 01, a wait of just over 89 years.

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Postcard to celebrate 12 12 12 (ie 12 December 1912), postmarked in Strasbourg

It will be interesting to see what interest 12 12 12 generates.  A hundred years ago numerous postcards were issued to celebrate the almost identical occasion, particularly it appears in mathematically-inclined Germany.  Above is a postcard, postmarked in Strasbourg at 12’oclock on 12 12 12.   Now, with the omnipresence of the internet and television, the natural point to celebrate might be the 12th second of the 12th minute of the the 12th hour of the 12th day of the 12th month of the 12th year of this century, or 12 12 12 12 12 12.

As an illustration of the wonders to be found in the Look and Learn picture library, here is another 12 12 12 image, a depiction of Danzig, the Northern Venice.

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Postcard to celebrate 12 12 12 (ie 12 December 1912), depicting Danzig

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One comment on “12 12 12, or 12 December 2012”

  1. 1. williams wsk says:

    So. Lovely

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