This image represents a specific date:


Disregard the poor quality of the image, consider all the little squares to be the same. :)

What specific date am I looking for? (Year, Month, Date)

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    $\begingroup$ Is it intentional that that one box on the bottom right isn't lined up properly? $\endgroup$ – Business Cat May 20 '16 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ This is specifically addressed in the question: "Disregard the poor quality of the image, consider all the little squares to be the same. :) " $\endgroup$ – Chowzen May 21 '16 at 10:23

Could it be:

2004, May 18th

In which...

Randy Johnson threw a perfect game in his last year as a Diamondback against the Atlanta Braves. The first for the Diamondbacks, too. This is known as 27 up, 27 down.


Is it

July 12, 1979

Because that date was

Disco Demolition Night, a promotion by Bill Veeck (as in Wreck), intended as a double header, but the second game was canceled due to the fracas and damage done during the first game.

The picture above shows an un-filled-out baseball scorecard, indicating (possibly) a game that was never played.

  • $\begingroup$ Good guess, but no. $\endgroup$ – Chowzen May 20 '16 at 16:59

May 12, 1917


both pitchers had a no-hitter through 9 innings? http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN191705020.shtml


March 31, 1998
The date of first Arizona Diamondbacks home game


The logo in the back of the image is the second Diamondbacks logo (which might be the date you're looking for too) and the squares are lined up like the pattern on a diamondback snake.

Really I can throw darts at a bunch of D-Backs dates, but I don't have any clue as to which one you're looking for :)

  • $\begingroup$ Getting Closer! $\endgroup$ – Chowzen May 23 '16 at 14:23
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure why you commented on my answer when the accepted answer was posted two days ago? Good puzzle btw :) $\endgroup$ – LeppyR64 May 23 '16 at 14:55
  • $\begingroup$ My previous (deleted) comment was something of a spoiler, so I changed it to something more innocuous. $\endgroup$ – Chowzen May 23 '16 at 15:00
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, makes sense. Cheers. $\endgroup$ – LeppyR64 May 23 '16 at 15:03

Is it

June 19, 1907


Placing the number 2727 (the count of squares twice, once for each row) in a Microsoft Excel cell and setting it to a date gives this date. EDIT: Also the format for the Excel date formula is Date(Year,Month,Day)


Is the answer

27/9/1980 (or 9/27/1980 for those in the US)
Because there are 27 squares in a block, 9 in a row. That small image in each box looks like pac-man and the release year for that was 1980.


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