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Fort Scottian marks 12th birthday on 12-12-12

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

At least one Fort Scottian will celebrate a particularly interesting birthday today.

Today, Dec. 12, 2012, Brooklyn Sheehy will turn 12 years old. Numerologists describe the number 12 as a "perfect" number, so 12/12/12 should be a good day for Sheehy, the daughter of Norma Floyd and Joseph Sheehy.

In Tuesday's Memories Spring Eternal column, Tribune columnist Nell Dikeman had an item from 100 years ago noting the 12-12-12 phenomenon.

She said, in the item from 1912: Tomorrow is Dec. 12, and the year is 1912. December is the 12th month, so people who abbreviate the dates will be able to write 12-12-12. This has been possible for the last 12 years. And before that, there were 88 years when it was impossible to do so and after tomorrow it will be 88 more years before it will be possible again.

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