Square Root Day (and other odd dates)

Published On: Nov 11 2011 06:22:09 AM PST   Updated On: Apr 04 2016 08:16:47 AM PDT

With Monday marking Square Root Day, find out more about what makes the day special and learn about some other intriguing dates that have been the source of fascination and speculation.

Odd dates 8 - Beijing 2008
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08/08/08 – Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China were held on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. The number eight is considered auspicious in Chinese culture and traditions because its pronunciation sounds similar to the words for prosper, wealth and fortune in various regional dialects.

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