20200505T Day 126: First and Last Cinco de Mayo on a Mirror Date

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This is the only Cinco de Mayo that is also a Mirror Date. The previous mirror date was 2011-11-05 and the next mirror date is 2050-02-05, under YYYY-MM-DD formatting.

Mirror dates are apparently not just something that amuses me. I found the following future mirror dates listed (for format YYYY-MM-DD and MM/DD/YYYY) at http://www.iwriteiam.nl/Dates.html. Bold dates are also International Mirror Dates in which they are also a mirror date in DD/MM/YYYY formatting.

MM/DD/YYYY and YYYY.MM.DD

All mirror dates of this form lay in the future. They are:

  • May 5, 2020 (05/05/2020 or 2020.05.05)
  • February 5, 2050 (02/05/2050 or 2050.02.05)
  • August 5, 2080 (08/05/2080 or 2080.08.05)
  • May 25, 2520 (05/25/2520 or 2520.05.25)
  • February 25, 2550 (02/25/2550 or 2550.02.25)
  • August 25, 2580 (08/25/2580 or 2580.08.25)
  • May 2, 5020 (05/02/5020 or 5020.05.02)
  • February 2, 5050 (02/02/5050 or 5050.02.02)
  • August 2, 5080 (08/02/5080 or 5080.08.02)
  • May 22, 5520 (05/22/5520 or 5520.05.22)
  • February 22, 5550 (02/22/5550 or 5550.02.22)
  • August 22, 5580 (08/22/5580 or 5580.08.22)
  • May 8, 8020 (05/08/8020 or 8020.05.08)
  • February 8, 8050 (02/08/8050 or 8050.02.08)
  • August 8, 8080 (08/08/8080 or 8080.08.08)
  • May 28, 8520 (05/28/8520 or 8520.05.28)
  • February 28, 8550 (02/28/8550 or 8550.02.28)
  • August 28, 8520 (08/28/8580 or 8580.08.28)

 

and for DD/MM/YYYY formating:

DD-MM-YYYY

All mirror dates of this form are:

  • May 20, 2005 (20-05-2005). Also a double date
  • May 5, 2020 (05-05-2020)
  • May 25, 2025 (25-05-2025)
  • May 2, 2050 (02-05-2050)
  • May 22, 2055 (22-05-2055)
  • May 28, 2085 (28-05-2085)
  • May 8, 2080 (08-05-2080)
  • February 20, 5005 (20-02-5005)
  • February 5, 5020 (05-02-5020)
  • February 25, 5025 (25-02-5025)
  • February 2, 5050 (02-02-5050)
  • February 22, 5055 (22-02-5055)
  • February 8, 5080 (08-02-5080)
  • February 28, 5085 (28-02-5085)
  • August 20, 8005 (20-08-8005)
  • August 5, 8020 (05-08-8020)
  • August 25, 8025 (25-08-8025)
  • August 2, 8050 (02-08-8050)
  • August 22, 8055 (22-08-8055)
  • August 8, 8080 (08-08-8080)
  • August 28, 8085 (28-08-8085)

The last International Mirror Date, which mirrors in both MM/DD/YYYY and DD/MM/YYYY format, was November 11, 1111. The next International Mirror Date will be in almost 3030 years on February 2, 5050.


Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday in the United States to commemorate Mexican culture and heritage. In Mexico, it is mainly celebrated in the state of Puebla, where it is also known as the Battle of Puebla Day. The Battle of Puebla occurred 158 years ago on May 5, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War. Some history on this battle from https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo:

Certain that success would come swiftly, 6,000 French troops under General Charles Latrille de Lorencez set out to attack Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east-central Mexico. From his new headquarters in the north, Juárez rounded up a ragtag force of 2,000 loyal men—many of them either indigenous Mexicans or of mixed ancestry—and sent them to Puebla.

The vastly outnumbered and poorly supplied Mexicans, led by Texas-born General Ignacio Zaragoza, fortified the town and prepared for the French assault. On May 5, 1862, Lorencez gathered his army—supported by heavy artillery—before the city of Puebla and led an assault.

The battle lasted from daybreak to early evening, and when the French finally retreated they had lost nearly 500 soldiers. Fewer than 100 Mexicans had been killed in the clash.

Although not a major strategic win in the overall war against the French, Zaragoza’s success at the Battle of Puebla on May 5 represented a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and bolstered the resistance movement. In 1867—thanks in part to military support and political pressure from the United States, which was finally in a position to aid its besieged neighbor after the end of the Civil War—France finally withdrew.

 

 

Author: J. Sands Loch

Student and teacher of reality in all its forms. I self-published my personal experience of discovering and trying to understand and use a model of reality based on the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: Surfing the Multiverse: Finding Happiness One Universe at a Time Available on Kindle and from Amazon, and found in blog post form at: SurfingTheUniverse.com

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