View Poll Results: month/day/year, used in America, came from
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month/day/year is used by:
US and some traditional UK organisations. The format was traditional in England, whence it was brought to America. Since the 1900s the English have begun to use the Day/Month/Year format, imported from Europe.
day/month/year:Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil , Canada, Catalonia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, UK
year, month, day the ISO 8601 is used by:
Albania, Canada (French), China, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, South Africa (English), Sweden
ISO 8601 is an international standard for calendar date and time representations. Its full English title is Data elements and interchange formats -- Information interchange -- Representation of dates and times.
Iran also uses y\m\d. I don't know about other countries in that area, though.
Kewl finding! :D
Originally Posted by tdol
I'm still shocked that it was England and not America that changed its date system.
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