September 11, 2013 – Odd Day

Posted on September 11, 2013

On January 3, 2005, somebody realized that he could write the date as 1/3/5. (This somebody was an American. Most people in the world write the day first, then the month and year.)

That's odd,” that American somebody thought. “The first three consecutive odd numbers make up the date!”

Ooo, I'm awed!” somebody's friend said.

You're odd?” somebody asked. “Or awed?”

Truth be told, somebody and his friend were both a little bit odd to be awed. Even odder, they decided to celebrate the day as Odd Day. They told all their friends: Do your odds and ends, give your friend a high-five, and watch The Odd Couple.

It was so much fun being awed about odd numbers for an entire day, the two decided to sit down and write all the other dates that would be three consecutive odd numbers. And this is what they came up with:
3/5/7 – March 5, 2007
5/7/9 – May 7, 2009
7/9/11 – July 9, 2011
9/11/13 – September 11, 2013
11/13/15 – November 13, 2015
Have you ever noticed that some
numbers are just a little bit...odd?
And then somebody and his friend realized that that would be the end of the parade of odd days, for an entire century!

Of course, you probably noticed that today's date is in there. However, 9/11 is a special day of remembrance, every year, so the emphasis on oddity has been muted.

(By the way, remember when I mentioned that most of the world writes dates in this fashion: day/month/year? All of them will celebrate this year's odd day on November 9!)

Also on this date:

Anniversary of the recording of the first Beatle's single

This day commemorates the tragic deaths and injury and loss that most Americans know as  9/11.

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And here are my Pinterest pages on October holidaysOctober birthdays, and historical anniversaries in October.

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