For example, "7/8" could refer to either 7 August or July 8.
In the United States, dates are rarely written in purely numerical forms in formal writing, although they are very common elsewhere; when numerical forms are used, the month appears first.
In the United States, it is said as Sunday, November 9, although usage of "the" isn't uncommon (e.g.
However, as an exception, the American shorthand "9/11" is widely understood as referring to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks.Many Internet sites use YYYY-MM-DD, and those using other conventions often use -MMM- for the month to further clarify and avoid ambiguity (2001-MAY-09, 9-MAY-2001, MAY 09 2001, etc.).In addition, the International Organization for Standardization considers its ISO 8601 standard to make sense from a logical perspective.The most widely used epoch is a conventional birthdate of Jesus (which was established by Dionysius Exiguus in the sixth century).A date without the year part may also be referred to as a date or calendar date (such as "13 January" rather than "13 January 2018").