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Today is Doomsday!
February 28, 2014
Today, the last day of February, is a Friday. The last day of February is also known as "Doomsday" but more on that in a moment.
Since the last day of February this year is a Friday, this means that:
4/4, 6/6, 8/8, 10/10, and 12/12, i.e. April 4, June 6, August 8, October 10, and December 12, are all Fridays this year
"I work 9-5 at the 7-11" so 9/5, 5/9, 7/11, and 11/7, i.e. September 5, May 9, July 11, and November 7, are also Fridays this year
since 2014 is not a leap year, so January 3rd was a Friday
July 4, for all thirteen of my American readers (up two from last year -- you know who you are, and thanks again for visiting my site), is a Friday
July 1, Canada Day, is three days earlier, on Tuesday
September 5 is a Friday, and 4 days earlier is a Monday, so Labour Day is Monday, September 1st this year
October 10 is a Friday, so 4 days earlier is Monday the 6th, but that's only the first Monday in the month, so Canada's Thanksgiving Day, also Columbus Day in the US, is Monday, October 13th
Since December 12 is a Friday, then so is December 26, so Christmas Eve this year is on Wednesday, as is New Year's Eve a week later.
Visit the Doomsday Algorithm page to find out why it's called "doomsday" and to get complete details of how to do the Doomsday calculation for the day of the week for any date -- in your head!