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On 11/1/11, It’s Time To Celebrate … Well, Nothing, Really

November 1, 2011
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CHICAGO (CBS) — Tomorrow is Nov. 1, 2011.

Big deal, right?

Well, it is if numbers are your thing: It’s 11/1/11.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody Reports

That doesn’t happen very often–although it will happen again in 10 days on 11/11/11.

Former math teacher Ron Gordon sees tomorrow’s date–along with next Friday–as something like a flash–or a comet.

It will be the last time this century “when we get all ones for the date,” he said.

Is there any significance behind the numbers?

Nope. (Although there are reports that wedding bookings are up for a week from Friday–on 11/11/11. Apparently, just because it’s a cool date.)

In fact not much of anything has happened on unique numbered dates.

For example, some people thought that 9/9/99 would be a Y2K (remember that?) precursor, a day when computers would choke on a confusing number. There were no significant problems.

And if anything bad was going to happen, it would be on 6/6/66, right?

Well, a quick bit of Internet research showed nothing important–bad or otherwise–happened that day. Although Wikipedia says Tony Yeboah, a Ghanaian footballer, was born.