Cool Moment in History

  1. Believe it or not but 8.02pm on February 20 this year will be an historic
    moment in time.

    It will not be marked by the chiming of any clocks or the ringing of bells,
    but at that precise time, on that specific date, something will happen which
    has not occurred for 1,001 years and will never happen again.

    As the clock ticks over from 8.01pm on Wednesday, February 20, time will,
    for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry 2002, 2002, 2002, or to be
    more precise - 20:02, 20/02, 2002.

    This historic event will never have the same poignancy as the 11th hour of
    the 11th day of the 11th month which marks Armistice Day, but it is an event
    which has only ever happened once before, and is something which will never
    be repeated.

    The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long
    before the days of the digital watch and the 24-hour clock - at 10.01am on
    January 10, 1001.

    And because the clock only goes up to 23.59, it is something that will never
    happen again.

    Cool, huh?
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  3. by   CATHYW
    Very! I know of this kind of thing, and always go, "oh yeah, that's right!" when I see it somewhere. However, there are those (Brian) who are on top of stuff like this, and remind the rest of us.
    Thanks, it IS interesting!
  4. by   kids
    Very cool, thanks Brian.
  5. by   hoolahan
    Bumping up since it is TONIGHT!!
    How did I miss this thread?? Thanks for the bump, hoolahan!

  7. by   RN-PA
    VERY cool-- Thanks for the reminder, Brian!

    It HAS made me consider running out to stock up on canned goods and bottled water ala Y2K, though...
  8. by   CEN35
    well despite being sick, and probably shouldn't be drinking. i celebrated your moment brian........with a corona!

    Um, uh, yeah... Sure... THAT'S why I was drinking!

  10. by   prmenrs
    Brian, you have WAAAAYYYY too much time on your hands!!!
  11. by   Brian
    Please... I don't take any credit for this, I just found it to be interesting, It's not like I thought it up... Someone sent that to me in an e-mail, so I thought I'd share it here