gigneil
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When Did The Month And Day Get Swapped?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:20 am

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.

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dtwclipper
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RE: When Did The Month And Day Get Swapped?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:27 am

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
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VSlover
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RE: When Did The Month And Day Get Swapped?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:28 am

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

etc.
 
airbusA346
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RE: When Did The Month And Day Get Swapped?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:42 am

Just a question Dtwclipper.

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

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mhodgson
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RE: When Did The Month And Day Get Swapped?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:48 am

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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