It’s also World Palindrome Day.
The date is a numerical palindrome: the same when read forward and backward.
Sunday is 02/02/2020: in both the "Month/Day/Year" or "Day/Month/Year" format.
At just after 2 a.m., it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020.
There won't be another eight-digit palindrome day for 101 years.
The next numerical palindrome after then will be March 3, 3030.
“We are so lucky to have such a special palindrome date occurring in our lifetime because it’s so rare,” University of Portland professor Aziz Inan told USA TODAY Saturday.
The previous numerical, eight-digit palindrome date came 909 years ago on 11/11/1111.