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Old 02-08-2020, 01:05 PM
Zeldar is online now
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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
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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.

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)

It can be fun/educational to look up other specific dates and see the "days elapsed" between them.