Memory System For Dates In Our Century

When you have finished this chapter you will be able to give the correct day of the week for any date between the years 1900 to the present!

Two systems may be used, the first of which is faster and simpler and applies to only one given year while the second spans many years and is a little harder. These systems owe much to Harry Lorayne, a well-known North American memory expert.

Using the first of these systems, let us assume that we wish to know the day for any given date in the year 1971. In order to accomplish what may sound like a rather considerable feat, all that is necessary is to remember (or jot down), the following number:

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