Today is 02/02/2020: First global Palindrome Day in 909 years

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Today’s date – 02/02/2020 – is a palindrome.

That means it’s the same when read backwards and forwards.

But it’s not just any old palindrome.

It’s 02/02/2020 in both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format.

This is the only time such a date will happen this century, CNN reports.

The previous palindrome date in all formats happened 909 years ago on 11/11/1111.

There won’t be another one for another 101 years on 12/12/2121.

Palindrome comes from the Greek works “palin” meaning “again, back” and “dromos” meaning “running,” according to Dictionary.com

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