Archive for Saturday, October 28, 1995

SOUND OFF

October 28, 1995

Advertisement

Will the 21st century begin Jan. 1, 2000 or 2001?

The 21st century begins in 2001.

Here's how to visualize it: A century consists of 100 consecutive calendar years. The 1st century AD consisted of the year 1 through 100. The 20th century consists of the year 1901 through 2000. So the last day of the 20th century will be Dec. 31, 2000.

But it may be a near-impossible job to convince all those people on New Year's Eve welcoming in the year 2000 that it's not really the turn of the century.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.