Veterans Day 2008 (and 2009)

11 November 1918 is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars" (WWI). In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day.

An Act approved during 1938 made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday -- a day to be "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.'"

During 1954, Congress amended the Act of 1938 by "striking out the word 'Armistice' and inserting in its place the word 'Veterans.' With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars."

The information contained in this BAB was obtained from VA.gov.

Exercises
  1. 1919 has only two prime factors: 19 and ________.

  2. No or Yes: 1919 = 103 + 302 + 101 + 33

  3. No or Yes: 1919 = 10log(1000) + 3 * 10log(100) +1000.5 + 810.5

  4. 1919 years = _____ centuries + _____ score - ______ year [1 score = 20 years]

  5. It took ________ years for Armistice Day to be renamed Veterans Day.

Related BAB

The creation in this resulted in the creation of BAB::About the number 1919.

Update:2009.11.11

Veterans Day 2009 was the 90th anniversary of the first Armistice Day.

@mathbabbler tweet on 11 November 2009.

   11/11/09 BAD #BasicArithmeticDate 
   11 base-9 - log(11 base-9) = 9 {11 base-9 = 10}

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 11 November 2008

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