US vs. European Date Notation

Dik.Winter at Dik.Winter at
Sat Jan 30 00:39:38 UTC 1999

 > He would be very interested into any pointers of the history of these
 > three date notations, and actually I am quite interested as well. Why do
 > Americans write dates as "December 31, 1999" while Europeans write "31
 > December 1999", etc.? Why are in East Asia Bigendian dates more common?

I wouldn't know the why, but Hungary is also bigendian.  Not so
surprising, in the names the christian name also follows the
family name, so you have the "Street Chopin Frederic" (loosely

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