BOSTON (CBS/CNN) — The next 10 days will make history, just because of their dates. Wednesday marks the beginning of a string of palindrome dates.
That means their numerical dates are the same forward and backward. Wednesday is 1-20-21, Thursday is 1-21-21 and the pattern will continue through the 29th.READ MORE: 1 Dead, Several Others Injured In Multi-Car Crash On I-93 In Canton
There will be another string of palindrome states in December, starting with 12-1-21.
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, this is the first palindrome-number Inauguration Day, with the next one occurring in 1,000 years on January 20, 3021.READ MORE: Rally Held In Boston For George Floyd As Derek Chauvin Trial Begins Next Week
Palindromes can also be phrases, such as “rats live on no evil star,” “never odd or even” and “a man, a plan, a canal, Panama.” The phrase “A Toyota’s a Toyota” can continue as a palindrome forever, as in, “A Toyota’s a Toyota’s a Toyota…”
Palindrome comes from the Greek words “palin,” which means “again, back” and “dromos,” meaning “running,” according to Dictionary.com. A palindrome, then, is a word or phrase that runs back on itself.MORE NEWS: NH Motor Speedway Mass Vaccination Site Aims To Administer 12,000 J&J Shots Over 3 Days
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