Date and Time

At 12:34 on May 6, 1978, there was a peculiar lining up of dates and hours that will not happen again until the year 2078. On that day the numbers in the hour 12:34 were followed by the number Sequence of the month, day, and year for May 6, 1978, which reads 5/6/78. The resulting Sequence was 12345678. http://www.skygaze.com/content/facts/math.shtml

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