In a very few short months we will be experiencing the 2012 London Olympic Games.
They run from July 27th to August 12th. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_Olympics
A little known fact is that August 4th is at the very centre of the London Olympics with 8 days on either side. Perfect symmetry if you like.
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So August 4th is the 9th day counting from both the starting day (27th July) and the finishing day (August 12th).
So it is the 9th day twice. 2 x 9 = 18 and 18 = 6+6+6.
As this year is a Leap Year August 4th is day number 217 in the year. Normally it is day number 216 and 216 = 6x6x6.
August 4th is the birthday of Barack Hussein Obama, the President of the USA.