Birthdate and dating
The modern convention is to avoid using the ordinal (th, st, rd, nd) form of numbers when the day follows the month (July 4 or July 4, 1776).The ordinal was common in the past, and is still sometimes used (4th July or July 4th).The date of a particular event depends on the observed time zone.For example, the air attack on Pearl Harbor that began at a.m.In the United States, it is said as Sunday, November 9, although usage of "the" isn't uncommon (e.g.
This can be clarified by using four digits to represent years, and naming the month; for example, "Feb" instead of "02".
), and whether the month is represented in Arabic or Roman numerals or by name (e.g. The format has shortened over time but the order of the elements has remained constant.