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When Did The Month And Day Get Swapped?  
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

So, the generic worldwide standard is DD/MM/YYYY.

Of course in the US, we state it as MM/DD/YYYY.

But when did the worldwide standard change? And for that matter when did the US decide which we were doing.

The old English statement of date was, for example, "On this day of December the 25th" or, more simply "December the 25th". But older US documents frequently reference "The 25th December" or "This, the 25th day of December".

I don't know why I'm thinking about this.

N

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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Thread starter):
I don't know why I'm thinking about this.

I don't know why your thinking about it either, cause it was done to death in November!


RE: Why Do Americans Write Dates Backwards? (by CurtisMan Dec 1 2005 in Non Aviation)#ID1020995


User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

also, insofar as legal documents are concerned, they are all dated as of the __ of december, 2005.

etc.


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Just a question Dtwclipper.

How do you do that thing to post to other forum topics.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 3):
How do you do that thing to post to other forum topics.

I used to wonder this - simply post in the entire URL to the thread, and make sure it ends in a "/" . You don't need the  url {/url} brackets either.
When Did The Month And Day Get Swapped? (by Gigneil Dec 25 2005 in Non Aviation)
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/1046795



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