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Old 02-08-2020, 01:05 PM
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Gee-whiz date trivia about today


Those familiar with the notion of
Julian Day (JD) -- Continuous count of days since the beginning of the Julian Period, on 1 Jan. 4713 BCE in the proleptic Gregorian calendar
-- ( https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/Julian-date ) --
will note that today's JD is 2458888
and that that's the number of days that have elapsed since January 1, 4713 B.C.

That system of date-keeping is useful in things like Astronomy for calculating "number of days" between two specific days.

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An interesting case in point relates to the birth and death dates for the actor James Dean:

Born Feb/8/1931 Sunday JD 2426381
Died Sep/30/1955 Friday JD 2435381

A difference of 9000 days (or 24.64 years)!

If he were still alive he'd be 32507 days old today (89 years old)
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It can be fun/educational to look up other specific dates and see the "days elapsed" between them.