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Doomsday in August!

August 8, 2015

Today, August 8, 2015, is August's "Doomsday" — and it's a Saturday.

What does this mean?

Well, August is the 8th month, and it just so happens that the 8th day of the 8th month is always a Doomsday. So 2015's Doomsday day of the week is Saturday.

The neat part is, this works for 4/4, 6/6, 8/8, 10/10, and 12/12, i.e. April 4, June 6, August 8, October 10, and December 12 — all of these are Saturday this year

Check 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!

Bonus! New Link!

A wonderful new article about John Horton Conway has been published (and the link has been added to the Doomsday Links page).

Here's the link: John Horton Conway: the world's most charismatic mathematician.

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