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October 10, 2010 - 10/10/10 Explained

Only on October 10, 2010 and in the next hundred years can people write the date as 10/10/10.

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10/10/10 once every 100 years.

The numerical form of a calendar date can create confusion when used in international correspondence, especially when the year is abbreviated into two digits. The numerical form of October 10, 2010 was the same for all areas that read calendar dates by month/day such as in the United States, or day/month such as in Europe.

At the start of the new millennium, specific dates have become more popular and significant, especially as a day to get married. The abbreviated date of 10/10/10 or October 10, 2010 is believed to have more than just a meaning as a day to get married. There are other great significances to this date that can be somewhat surprising.

10/10/10 Significance

The date of October 10, 2010 (10/10/10) became a widely popular date to get married because it only consists of the number ten. It is even more significant that the date 10/10/10 at 10:10am (10:10) or 10:10pm (22:10) to be a very lucky time. One reason for this comes from the story of George Inmad who had been deaf since birth. On 10/10/1910 at 10:10pm (22:10) he suddenly was able to hear with no explanation from the doctors. It was a medical mystery and the only conclusion they had was that he was very lucky. From then on, it is believed that you will have good luck if you touch your ears at 10:10am or pm.

Many organizations used the ease of remembering this date of 10/10/10 to host large events so that people will associate the date to the event. The psychology of the number ten seems to give people a nice and comfortable feeling where many use the number ten as a reference or limit such as Top Ten lists.

Coincidence or Prophecy?

There are many coincidences and prophecies that are involved with the date of October 10, 2010. In mathematics, the date of 10/10/10 or 101010 is divisible by the number of days in a week, which is seven (7), which is considered to be very lucky. However, the date also appears to have a yin and yang situation where the date is also divisible by the number six (6), which is considered to be very unlucky.

Most predictions and opinions concerning the date of 10/10/10 are based on its mathematical uniqueness as a number. Some believe that on that day something either good or bad has to happen, however there is no scientific or logical basis for this belief. The belief that something good or bad will happen is based solely on faith and/or natural belief because we don’t know what the future entails.

While some believed that something good will happen, there are others who believed that nothing will happen.It was not the first day that the date has had this type of sequence or significance. In the past of years, we have faced different dates such as June 6, 2006 (6/6/06), which is a very negative number sequence. August 8, 2008 (8/8/08), on the other hand, is a very lucky sequence to the Chinese culture, which is arguably one reason why the Beijing Olympics were opened on that day. However, nothing significant happened on these days to justify this belief, and also be the case on October 10, 2010.

Global Events on October 10, 2010

Many organizations took advantage of the significant date of October 10, 2010 (10/10/10) by creating global events such as the Global Work Party, World Homeless Day and the 10-10-10 Initiative to help create awareness for their cause.

The Global Work Party is a time for people around the world to participate in an event that will help deal with global warming issues in their area. The day joined together thousands of communities to celebrate climate solutions by putting up solar panels, planting trees, cleaning up trash, installing wind turbines, digging community gardens, and more activities that will help deal with global warming issues.

On October 10, 2010, the Netherlands Antilles were dissolved, with the islands being split up and given a new constitutional status.

World Homeless day drew attention to the needs of homeless people by making the 10th of the 10th in 2010 an international day that provides opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness.

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