American vs. European Date formats (Modified by Grant Barrett)

FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Thu Jun 3 21:50:58 UTC 2004

>People in the US will say I was born on March 12, 1984 (for example) >whereas I
>would say it "I was born on the 12th of March, 1984".
I don't know if this is any help in tracing the origin of either way, but German says "(I was born) am sechsten Juni" , i.e. the 6th (of) June; and (today is) der dritte Juni" the third (of) June.  I don't think "Juni sechste" --June 6th-- is even possible.
Fritz Juengling

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