Brain Game: Dating with E's
Today's date is 7/13/2008 - July Thirteenth, Two Thousand Eight. When spelled out, it contains all the vowels:Â A, E, I, O, U, andÂ Y. In fact, if you choose any date, odds are that it will contain most of the vowels. My birthday - March Twenty-Ninth, Nineteen Sixty-Seven - contains four of the six. I'd add my wife Kara's birthday as a second example, except that she'd rearrange my face. However:
What's the most recent month-date-year
combination which, when spelled out,
contains no vowels other than E?
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ANSWER: The most recent date to contain "E" as its only vowel is 12/17/1717, or December Seventeenth, Seventeen Seventeen.
NOTE: The use of "Twenty" or "Twenty-Seventh" doesn't work, since "Y" is a vowel in those cases.