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Mike Moyle Silver badge

Re: Dates

@peter_dtm

"That very sensible convention was invented by WHO (the drs; as inb World Health Organisation; not The Dr.)"

The WHO may have standardized on the practice and format, but the practice itself predates them.

A 1928 letter from Marc Chagall, albeit with a slightly different format:

https://books.google.com/books?id=WXI6K9vPLfkC&pg=PA347&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false

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