La Grange Park Boy Born at 12:12 on 12-12-12 in Hinsdale

The birth of Charles “Charlie” Kevin Mitchell at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital was not induced and was unique to the hospital.

At 12:12 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2012—12-12-12—Charles “Charlie” Kevin Mitchell was born to La Grange Park parents Mark and Jennifer Mitchell at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, the Doings Western Springs reports.

The proud parents told the paper that Charlie’s birth was not induced, though he arrived nearly 10 days late. A hospital employee said that seven other babies were born that day, but none at a 12:12 time.

“I knew it was near noon, but after that, I wasn’t watching the clock,” Jennifer Mitchell told the paper.

Charlie landed the last chance for a very long time to have such a unique birthday and time. Because there are only 12 months in the year, the next repeating time of such a pattern won’t be until 1:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2101 (01-01-01.)

Estimates for births-per-minute worldwide are about 300, meaning Charlie is one of only about 600 12-12-12 12:12 babies on the planet—half born in the a.m. and half in the p.m.

Read the full story at the Doings La Grange website.

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