Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 17:18:19 -0600
Author: John Power
Subject: Re: a moment to note
Here is a similarly shocking event. Right now as I type this
message (in Chicago) it is:
17:20, 20/02, 2002
something that will never happen again! :-)
Thomas Senior wrote:
> For your amusement, or whatever:
> "Believe it or not but 8:02 p.m. on February 20 this year will be an historic
> moment in time. It will not be marked by the chiming of any clocks or the
> ringing of bells, but at that precise time, on that specific date, something
> will happen which has not occurred for 1,001 years and will never happen
> As the clock ticks over from 8:01 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, time will,
> for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry 2002, 2002, 2002, or to be
> more precise - 20:02, 20/02, 2002.
> This historic event will never have the same poignancy as the 11th hour of
> the 11th day of the 11th month which marks Armistice Day, but it is an event
> which has only ever happened once before, and is something which will never
> be repeated.
> The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long
> before the days of the digital watch and the 24-hour clock at 10:01a.m. on
> January 10, 1001. And because the clock only goes up to 23:59, it is
> something that will never happen again. "
> Those who can, do.
> Those who understand, teach.
> Tom Senior
> Physics Teacher 847-784-6739
> New Trier High School
> 385 Winnetka Ave
> Winnetka, IL 60093