In the United Kingdom, while it is regarded as acceptable albeit less common to write month-name day, year, this order is never used when written numerically.However, as an exception, the American shorthand "9/11" is widely understood as referring to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks.Hawaiian time on December 7, 1941, took place at a.m. A particular day may be represented by a different date in another calendar as in the Gregorian calendar and the Julian calendar, which have been used simultaneously in different places.In most calendar systems, the date consists of three parts: the day of month, month, and the year.Examples for the 9th of November 2003: This sequence is used primarily in the Philippines, English Canada and the United States.This date format was commonly used alongside the little-endian form in the United Kingdom until the mid-20th century and can be found in both defunct and modern print media such as the London Gazette and The Times, respectively.Mixed units, for example feet and inches, or pounds and ounces, are normally written with the largest unit first, in decreasing order.
Many computer systems internally store points in time in Unix time format or some other system time format.
), 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.
In this format the most significant data item is written before lesser data items i.e. It is consistent with the big-endianness of the Indian decimal numbering system, which progresses from the highest to the lowest order magnitude.
That is, using this format textual orderings and chronological orderings are identical.
This form is standard in East Asia, Iran, Belgium, Lithuania, Hungary and Sweden; and some other countries to a limited extent.