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KENT TOWN COUNCIL TO CELEBRATE THE MILLENNIUM 'ACCURATELY'

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Hythe Town Council is to celebrate the beginning of the millennium a year after the rest of the UK, reports The Tim...
Hythe Town Council is to celebrate the beginning of the millennium a year after the rest of the UK, reports The Times (p9).

Councillors voted 11 to 4 to wait until the technical end of this century on December 31, 2000, after an article in the local newspaper showed the town had begun the current century on January 1, 1901.

Cllr Denis Rayner said: 'I resent being dictated to by a computer that can't tell the difference of one digit. Hythe could go down in history as one of the few places that got it right.'

Hythe joins Switzerland which has also decided to wait a year longer.
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