May 35th

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The number 35 is derived from the date in June 4, plus the 31 days in the previous month of May.

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May 35th

  1. The fourth of June, the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, known in China as the June Fourth Incident.
    • 2009 June 4, Shih-Chieh Ilya Li, “Today in China, May 35th”, in Pah, Usenet[1]:
      This is known within China, to the people who know about it, as the June Fourth Incident. More recently it has been referred to covertly as May 35th.

Usage notes[edit]

  • A covert reference, since variations of the date June 4 are periodically banned from internet postings and search engines within China.