As the only month with only 28 days, except when it is 29, and the month with Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day and occasionally the Chinese New Year, February is a good month for thinking about dates.
Using what is known as a "Perpetual Calendar" - an easy one to use is time and date.com - I can tell what day of the week any of these dates (and others throughout the year) will fall in the future. So, for example, I am looking forward to a Sunday to celebrate the next Year of the Tiger for Chinese New Year (February 14, 2010). I can use this for historical research as well. I have just figured out that Abraham Lincoln was born on a Sunday (in 1809).
This tool has practical applications for you lawyers. Using a Perpetual Calendar, you can check which day of the week an event happened, which may help you prove or disprove the facts. For example, if a witness claims to have been in a bank on a certain date in the past and that date turns out to be a Sunday, you will be able to discredit that witness.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
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