CHICAGO (CBS) — Tomorrow is Nov. 1, 2011.
Big deal, right?READ MORE: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Sets Goal To Get 77% Of Eligible Chicagoans Vaccinated By End Of The Year
Well, it is if numbers are your thing: It’s 11/1/11.
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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.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 13 Wounded In Mass Shooting At Kroger Grocery Near Memphis, Tenn.
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?MORE NEWS: Body Found In Illinois River Confirmed To Be Missing Illinois State University Student Jelani Day; Police Call Death 'Very Suspicious'
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.