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Utahns make memories on 11/12/13

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Posted at 10:48 PM, Nov 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-13 00:48:23-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- People throughout the nation found ways to make the rare sequential date, 11/12/13, a special day. At least three families in Utah chose to do the same by celebrating a birth, a wedding and a wedding anniversary.

The next sequential date is next year, 12/13/14. After that there will not be another sequential date for another century.

A baby is born

A baby girl was born at 9:10 a.m.

“We threw it out into the universe to have our baby on this day – and this day we had it,” said mother Carisa Holzer.

Holzer was not induced. She just waited until the timing was right.

“He was holding me back then telling me when to push so we could get at that right moment,” Holzer said of the doctor.

The child was named Takena.

The wedding

It seems like a memorable date , which is why Jeanie Robinson wanted this to be her wedding day.

Robinson walked down the aisle while their procession music played at 2:15 p.m. In military time that is 14:15 hours.

“She knew what date already,” said groom John Knudson. “She said, ’11-12-13, 14:15.’ It took a week or two to finally figure out. When it finally clicked I realized this isn’t going to happen again.”

The wedding anniversary

Becky and Josh Porter were married 14 years ago.

“At first we didn’t give it much thought then we were like ‘it’s going in order,’” Josh Porter said. “It will be the last time it will ever go sequentially in our lifetime.”