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Posted on 2006-05-11
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My code looks as follow:

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  Date myBirthday = new Date(2003, 4, 12);
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  System.out.println(myBirthday.toString());
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But to my strange I got "Tue May 12 08:29:18 CEST 3903". Man cab see the month and the year are not what I've given.

Why?
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Question by:chenwei
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by:hongjun
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You need to minu 1900 for the year.
As for the year, you Jan is 0, Feb is 1, and so on.

So, for Apr, you need to pass in 3 instead of 4.
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I would recommend you using the GregorianCalendar instead of the deprecated Date

GregorianCalendar myBirthday = new GregorianCalendar(2003, 4, 12);
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