A new-born baby girl in Montrose was born on a special and unique date and is the only baby in the town known to have been born on this day.
Many babies in December are born on Christmas Day, but Hailie Reid-Halliday was born on a different memorable day. She was born on December 11, 2013, which is known as Noughts and Crosses Day because of the sequential numbers 11-12-13.
Baby Hailie was the only child born on December 11 at Montrose Maternity Unit at Montrose Royal Infirmary, on Bridge Street, to parents Christina Reid (21) and Kriss Halliday (21), of Queen’s Street,
Miss Reid said: “We didn’t really notice until after she was born. I think it was one of the midwives who pointed it out to us.”
Mr Halliday said: “Having a baby is special but it has made it even more special that she has a quirky birth date”
December 13 this year was the final time this century when the date comprised of three consecutive numbers.
At 9.10 a.m. on the day, the number were even more sequential, as it was 9-10-11-12-13 and at 2.15 p.m. it also gave an extended sequence of 11-12-13-14-15.
There is debate over when the next Noughts and Crosses day will be. Some experts say it won’t be for another 90 years until February 1, 2103, which will be 1-2-3, while others say it won’t be for another 97 years when September 8, 3010 makes 8-9-10.
In America, they call Noughts and Crosses Day Tic Tac Toe Day.
Last month, mathematicians celebrated Odd Day on November 9, which made 9-11-13. Other interesting days include Trumpet Day, which will fall on 2-2-22, Square Root Day will be on 4-4-16, Ladybird Day was on 10-11-12 and Once Upon a Day was on 1-11-1
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