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Archive for Wednesday, December 12, 2012

100 years ago: Repeating numbers in dates not to occur again until 2001

December 12, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 12, 1912:

  • "Today is 12-12-12. Not for 98 years will there be a similar succession of figures in a date and there will be very few people living today who will have the opportunity of writing 1-1-1 on January 1, 2001. For the first twelve months of each century there is a case of this kind but it is a long jump to another one after that."
  • "Progressive Banquet: Oyster Cocktail - Celery Hearts - Pickles; Roast Bull Moose - Mashed Potatoes - Green Peas - Cranberry Jelly; Ice Cream - Cake - Coffee. Sounds good? Doesn't it! That's what the Bull Moosers who celebrate this evening will have to make the inner man happy before the speech makers take possession of the floor. Two hundred tickets have been sold for the occasion and the sale declared closed.... After the eats have been disposed of the program committee has further arranged for the evening with a selection of speakers such as does not gather in Lawrence very often. The committee has been fortunate in getting two of the leading members of the Kansas tribe of Bull Moosers here for the occasion and they will be the principal speakers of the evening -- William Allen White and Governor W. R. Stubbs.... Mr. White has been in attendance at the Progressive national meeting at Chicago and comes home full of enthusiasm for the new movement."
  • "The city council last night took its first formal action in regard to an adjustment of the water question when a committee of five men was appointed to ascertain the price at which the present water company would sell its plant should the city determine to buy."
  • "Mayor S. D. Bishop will not enter into a contest for a third term as mayor of the City of Lawrence. This is what he told the members of the city council last night upon receiving a communication signed by all twelve of the councilmen calling upon him to be a candidate at the Spring election. But Mr. Bishop says he will not fight for the place and would not consider becoming Commissioner-Mayor should the city turn to the new form of government. However, in the advent of there being no contest and the old government remaining, it seems possible to interpret Mr. Bishop's statement to mean that he will be a candidate, although he doesn't say so himself."

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