US vs. European Date Notation
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Sun Jan 31 09:23:46 UTC 1999
From: Markus Kuhn <Markus.Kuhn at cl.cam.ac.uk>
>He would be very interested into any pointers of the history of these
>three date notations, and actually I am quite interested as well.
Unfortunately, no history, but I do have some thoughts:
* another notation is <day>.<month number in lower case roman
numerals>.<year> Example: 31.i.99, 9.ix.99, 1.i.2000
* day.month.year is logical, as is year.month.day. Historical accident may
prefer one or the other.
* month.day.year is odd. Why would people use it? Perhaps it is a US
invention. Examination of historical records may be fruitful. I did find
"John Hancock, President. Dated, Philadelphia, June 19, 1775."
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