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Dennis Draeger, San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk, reported a
significant increase in marriage activity yesterday primarily due to the sequential
date of 11-12-13. Civil marriage ceremonies performed by County Clerk staff yesterday
totaled 50 which is a 194% increase over the typical daily average of 17 ceremonies
performed. A recent repetitive date that generated an increase in civil marriage
ceremonies was 12-12-12 in which 81 ceremonies were performed, a 376% increase.
Assessor-County Clerk Draeger states that there is no anecdotal evidence to explain
this phenomena but men probably pick these calendrical rarities because they are
easy anniversary dates to remember. Another traditionally busy day for the County
Clerk is St. Valentine’s day. The next sequential date is 12-13-14.
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