Do you ever pay attention to the numbers in the date? I do. Today is one of those days, when the date is the same, no matter how you read it; a palindrome. Of course this requires you to spell it the short way and it requires that you read the 09 as one:
I like this as it reminds me of symmetry and I like symmetry. But then again, I also like randomness. In some ways I am full of contradictions; I like when everything around me, or in the universe, follows order an functions according to laws; that is the scientist in me. But then again, I also love the mysterious, the curious and the unpredictable; that is the artist in me.
The wikipedia tells me that September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 113 days remaining until the end of the year.
So what has happened on this day in history? It seems that actually quiet a lot; here are a few events:
1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.
1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.
1947 – First actual case of a computer bug being found: a moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
If anyone is interested in the full list, including birthdays of famous people, it can be found on the wikipedia page.
Additionally, today is a big day for Beatles fans, as up to fourteen, digitally remastered and sound improved old albums are re-released.