**Just for fun
Submitted by Ed Fashing**

**DAY OF THE WEEK FINDER**

To find the day of the week for any date since May 1, 1753, add the following 5 numbers: the last 2 digits of the year, 1/4 of the last 2 digits of the year discarding the remainder, the monthly date, the month key listed below and the century code listed below. The sum is divided by 7 and the remainder is found in the day of the week list. If there is no remainder, the day is Saturday.

CENTURY YEAR KEY:

6 for dates in the 2000’s

0 for dates in the 1900’s

2 for dates in the 1800’s

4 for dates in the 1700’s

MONTHLY KEYS:

January 1

January (leap) 1

February 4

February (leap) 3

March 4

April 0

May 2

June 5

July 0

August 3

September 6

October 1

November 4

December 6

DAILY KEY:

Sunday 1

Monday 2

Tuesday 3

Wednesday 4

Thursday 5

Friday 6

Saturday 0 even division

Example: What day of the week was July 4, 1776?

Last 2 digits of the year: 76

1/4 of the last 2 digits of the year 19

Day of the month: 4

Month key number for July: 0

Year correction for the 1700’s 4

Total 103

Divided by 7 gives 14 with a remainder of 5. In the list of the Daily Key 5
represents Thursday. The day of the week of July 4, 1776, is Thursday.