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[1: 13 of 10,000] The Best Date Format Shortcut

In Reference, Review on December 6, 2010 at 1:57 PM

DD-MMM-YYYY

or translated to

01-JAN-2011

Not all countries have a universal way of presenting month and date format in numbers; it becomes difficult to figure especially if the date is not 13 and above.

Take for instance: 01-06-10, what are the problems on this format:

  1. Some countries may say it is January 6 while others will say it’s June 1.
  2. The year can be assumed as 2010, 1910, 1810, etc.

Date serves as a good history, so if we want our personal and business documents to be properly labeled; let us use a friendly date format.