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Is nostalgia becoming our obsession? A recent report reveals what's behind the most searched historical dates in 2017

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Why was December 31st, 1969 the most searched date in 2017 ?

Why do December 31st, 1969 and February 26th, 1979 rank among the 8 most searched historical dates in 2017?
A recent research published by Takemeback.to reveals some fascinating insights about the most searched historical dates in 2017.

December 31st, 1969

Has a phone ever crashed or a computer ever went a bit bonkers? Suddenly e-mails or texts are sent dated December 31st, 1969. No, it is not a weird time travel phenomenon. It is much more likely that the computer operating system called, “Unix” is downloaded on the device. It was created in November 1969 but did not officially launch until January 1st, 1970. Basically, that is when the system was born and started recording time. So when a device is reset or there is a glitch, it will reset in some areas, the clock being one of them.
What that has to do with December 31st, 1969. It is because of the western hemisphere. Unix was actually created in Greenwich, England. So while it was January 1st, 1970 at the time, in the western hemisphere it was still December 31st, 1969. Just a day behind.

February 26th, 1979

On August 21st, 2017 a solar eclipse passed over the United States. It made history due to its rare occurrence for people on earth. Even more rare for those living in the United States. The last time a solar eclipse passed over the USA was February 26th, 1979. Which is one reason why this date it spiked in popularity recently!

July 23rd, 1991
Nelson Mandela died on December 5th, 2013. In a very strange occurrence, a book was published on October 1st, 1991 claiming Nelson Mandela had died on July 23rd, 1991. A little more than a year after he had been released from prison. What was so strange about this occurrence is it was written in a South African education book. With this, it brought plenty of controversies. Whatever the reason, the major controversy that followed was dubbed the “Mandela Effect.”

June 7th, 1958
When a celebrity dies, past news, music, and all sorts of information about the person spike on the internet. One celebrity death in the year of 2016 generated a lot of traffic for the icon Prince. Prince was born on June 7th, 1958 and became known for his style and wide vocal range. Some of his most famous work includes, “When Doves Cry,” “Kiss,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Cream,” and “Purple Rain.” He released 40 studio albums with well over 100 hits.

July 7th, 1977
At first, the date probably doesn’t ring any bells, but looking a bit closer this date is lucky, 7/7/77. While there were no major historical events that took place, these sort of dates are very popular for weddings, engagements, sales, and other sorts of events. Which is probably why it is frequently searched. Many people had scheduled important events that are still precious to them today.

September 9th, 1999
The most popular birthdate is not in November or even October. Actually, the most popular birthdate is September 9. This is probably one reason why it is such a popular search. Everyone is interested to know more about the day they were born. It is also another date with the abbreviation 9/9/99. Like July 7, 1977, these dates are popular for weddings and engagements.

August 16th, 1977
This date is most likely linked to the death of Elvis Presley. Born January 8, 1935, he became known as one of the great American rock musicians of all time. He had a bad boy attitude and a number of hits that made all the young girls back then swoon. Not only was he an accomplished musician but he starred in many movies, often featuring his top hits.

September 11th, 2001
No reminder needed of this date. But a new generation who may be just learning about the terrorist attack are looking to learn more. On September 11th, 2001 the Islamic terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, hijacked a series of airplanes and flew them into the World Trade Centers. Two other planes were hijacked, one crashed into the ground that was headed for another US landmark, the other crashed into the Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people were killed and over 6,000 injured. This sparked a war with Afghanistan. It is without a doubt one of the worst attack in modern history or even American history.

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