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It's 090909, last of the single-digit dates for almost a century

The number 9 has special status for some, so today's their date to celebrate

Today--and this date, particularly--represents the latest round of repeated, single-digit dates for almost a century, until January 1, 2101.

That makes this the last of the single-digit dates for the next 92 years.

According to Internet sources, the ancient Chinese emperors were connected with the number nine, which figured prominently in the architecture and royal robes, often in the form of nine dragons feared. The imperial dynasty was so convinced of the power of the number nine that the palace complex in Beijing's Forbidden City has 9999 rooms.

More folk lore: In Japanese, the word nine is a homonym of the word for suffering, so the number is considered very bad luck, second only to four, which sounds like death.

According to some numerologists, the number nine has a special status and is associated with forgiveness, compassion, and success on the positive side and the arrogance and self-righteousness in the negative.

Other numerologists feel that the date 9 Sept 2009 or 090909 is a date of auspicious omen.

For most of us, as eHow blogger Michael Skinner concludes, today--or 090909--will be what you make of it so enjoy the day.

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Posted by kim
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Sep 9, 2009 at 8:43 am

WOW!!


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Posted by Ho Hum
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Sep 9, 2009 at 8:54 am

So what about 10-10-10, 11-11-11, 12-12-12? 090909 is not a big deal! The most significant date is 121212............which is the last time digits can be repeated for almost a century. Single digits? Ho Hum!!!


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Posted by your an idiot
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Sep 9, 2009 at 9:13 am

hey ho hum, 10, 11 and 12 arent single digits. theyre double. idiot


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Posted by Ho Hum
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Sep 9, 2009 at 9:32 am

I said, "single digit? Ho Hum? Guess you missed the point. I am not an idiot. I was just making an observation. Hardly worth a debate.


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Posted by Timothy T
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 9, 2009 at 9:54 am

That is really strange! IS THIS SOMETHING OBAMA DID???? [sic]


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Posted by 101010
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 9, 2009 at 10:07 am

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Posted by ???
a resident of Amador Estates
on Sep 9, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Who cares.

I think this is called "filler" in the newspaper world.


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