What was the date 120 years ago?

What date was 120 years ago from today?



120 years ago from today was Friday November 28, 1902


120 years ago from today was Friday November 28, 1902, a Friday. We use this type of calculation in everyday life for school dates, work, taxes, and even life milestones like passport updates and house closings. It might seem simple, but counting back the days is actually quite complex as we’ll need to solve for calendar days, weekends, leap years, and adjust all calculations based on how time shifts. If you’re traveling, time zone could even be a factor as could time in different cultures or even how we measure time. Let’s dive into how this impacts time and the world around us.


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  • Day of the week: Friday
  • Month: November
  • Day of the year: 332

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Counting 120 years before today

Counting back from today, Friday Friday November 28, 1902 is 120 years ago using our current calendar. 120 years is equivalent to:

  • 6257.143 weeks
  • 1412.903 months
  • 43800 days
  • 120.0 years

120 years ago before today is also 1051200 hours ago. Friday November 28, 1902 is 90.96% of the year completed.


Within 120 years there are 1051200 hours, 63072000 minutes, or 3784320000 seconds

Friday Friday November 28, 1902 was the 332 day of the year. At that time, it was 90.96% through 1902.


In 120 years, the Average Person Spent...

  • 9408240.0 hours Sleeping
  • 1250928.0 hours Eating and drinking
  • 2049840.0 hours Household activities
  • 609696.0 hours Housework
  • 672768.0 hours Food preparation and cleanup
  • 210240.0 hours Lawn and garden care
  • 3679200.0 hours Working and work-related activities
  • 3384864.0 hours Working
  • 5539824.0 hours Leisure and sports
  • 3006432.0 hours Watching television

Famous Sporting and Music Events on November 28

  • 1975 "As the World Turns" and "The Edge of Night", the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.
  • 1895 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" - Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, Frank Duryea wins averaging 7 MPH

Calculating Days of the Week for Date

Counting backwards from day of the week is more challenging math than a percentage or ordinary fraction because you have to take into consideration seven days in a week, 28-31 days of a month, and 365 days in a year (not to mention leap year). But there’s a fun way to discover that X days ago is a Date. Of course, the fastest way to calculate the date is (obviously) to use the calculator. But for the math wiz on this site, or for the students looking to impress their teacher, you can land on X days being a Sunday all by using codes.

Each date has three parts: Day + Month + Year

To calculate the date, we will need to find the corresponding code number for each, divide by 7, and match our “code” to the day of the week.


Friday November 28, 1902 Calculation Code

For this calculation, we need to start by solving for the day. The date code for Friday is 5. There is no additional math or other numbers to remember. If the day is the Friday, the number is 5. Once you finish your calculation, use the remainder number for the days of the week below:

  • Sunday: 0
  • Monday: 1
  • Tuesday: 2
  • Wednesday: 3
  • Thursday: 4
  • Friday: 5
  • Saturday: 6

Month Calculations

You’ll have to remember specific codes for each month to calculate the date correctly. There are probably fun ways of memorizing these, so I suggest finding what works for you.

  • January: 5
  • February: 1
  • March: 1
  • April: 4
  • May: 6
  • June: 2
  • July: 4
  • August: 0
  • September: 3
  • October: 5
  • November: 1
  • December: 3

Year Calculations

Calculating the year is difficult. Divide the last two digits of the year by four but forget the remainder. Then add the number by the last two digits of the year. If you’re going way back in time, you’ll have to add a few numbers based on centuries.

  • 1700s dates +4
  • 1800s dates +2
  • 1900s dates +0
  • 2000s dates +6
  • 2010s dates +4

For simplicity, use the pattern below:

  • 2018: 2
  • 2019: 3
  • 2020: 5
  • 2021: 6
  • 2022: 0
  • 2023: 1
  • 2024: 3
  • 2025: 4

How to Calculate a Date

  1. Add the day + month + year
  2. Divide by 7
  3. Apply your remainder to the day of the week - Sunday being 0

Example: July 4, 2022 = 4 + 4 + 0 = 8

8/7 = 1 with remainder 1

Therefore, July 4, 2022 was a Monday.