# Happy E Day! (British version)

Using the British day/month/year format of abbreviating dates, today is 2/7/18, matching the first four significant digits in the decimal expansion of $e$.

Using the British convention, it’ll be $e$ Day again on 27/1/82, or January 27, 2082. I doubt I’ll personally be around to see that one, but I was alive to enjoy January 27, 1982. At the time, I was (barely) old enough to know the significance of the number $e$, but I wasn’t old enough to know that other parts of the world abbreviate dates in a way different than Americans.