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Historical Date: 02/20/2002


Wednesday, February 20, 2002 was a historic date. For a minute there was a conjunction of numbers that only occurs twice a millennium.
This conjugation occurred exactly at 20 hours and 02 minutes of February 20 of the year 2002, ie 20:02 02/02 2002.
It is a symmetry that in mathematics is called capicua (digits that give the same number when read from left to right, or vice versa). The rarity is due to the fact that the three sets of four digits are equal (2002) and symmetrical in themselves (20:02, 02/20 and 2002).
The last occasion this occurred was at 11:11 am on 11 November 111111, forming the date 11h11 11/11/1111. The next time will be only at 9:12 pm on December 21, 2112 (9:12 pm on 12/21/21). We will probably not be here to witness.

Then there will never be another capicua. On March 30, 3003 this mathematical coincidence will not occur, since there is no time 30.