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    Writing Rules: Numbers in Dates

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009

    In letters and most other business writing, dates are indicated by the month, day, and year with a comma separating the figures.

    June 15, 2002

    The military and most European companies use the day-month-year system with no commas.

    5 June 2002

    Note: Avoid using slashes with numbers.

    In many countries 6/8/03 would mean August 6, 2003.

    (From Write for Business, page 212, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 14)