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I noticed a medieval person's minibio saying she was born on 1 January 1970 (which is day zero for computers). I commented in the edit summary. Thurstan picked it up and responded with this:

Another thing that broke in the last upgrade, which I have neglected to write up, is that the function that assembles the dates no longer accepts years with only 3 digits. I have been adding a leading "0", which fixes the dates but create red-links to years like 0993. We probably need some logic in {{showfacts person}} which automatically adds the leading "0" for the date calculation. Thurstan (talk) 02:41, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

I wonder whether other websites have seen the same thing. Perhaps a message on the SMW mailing list would give us an answer? -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 03:23, January 9, 2013 (UTC)

A day or two ago, Thurstan said he had fixed it; I think he's right. -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 22:32, November 13, 2013 (UTC)