# 269

This number is a prime.

The longest official game of chess on record (269 moves) took place in Yugoslavia on 2/17/89 and ended in a draw. Note that 2, 17, 89, and 269 are all prime numbers.

The Electoral College vote for President of the United States could end in a 269-269 vote tie. The race would then go to the House of Representatives where each state delegation would get one vote. [Patterson]

The smallest odd prime formed from the initial digits in the decimal expansion of sum of alternating series of reciprocals of primes. [Beedassy]

On the SEPTA commuter rail system that serves Philadelphia, car 269 was the only one that still showed the name of the predecessor Pennsylvania Railroad (as of 2009). [Litman]

The 269th day of a non-leap year is 26 September (26/9). [Meller]

The smallest prime whose the square, 72361, is a concatenation of primes in two ways, i.e., (7, 23, 61) and (7, 2, 3, 61). [Loungrides]

The prime price in dollars that Patrick Vennebush saw on a store window sign the other day.

Germain anatomist Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz published 269 papers throughout his career, spanning a range of topics from gross anatomy, histology, physiology, pathology, anthropology, education, history to the arts. [Elsevier]

The prime number of puzzles in "Cryptograms" by Kim Steele.