HISTORY OF JULY 8
Here’s something you don’t see every day, and won’t see again for a while.
If you use the US-style of date reckoning, on July 8, 2009, at six seconds after 4:05 am, the date will be:
Our friends in the UK and other parts of Europe and the former British Commonwealth, for example, who reckon the date differently will miss out on all the fun… at least until 7 August, 2009. You won’t see anything like this happening until 3009 — a millennium as we historians like to say — or quite a wait.
Bill Petro, your friendly neighborhood historian