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+ 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 prime formed from the initial digits in the decimal expansion of the prime reciprocals' alternating series 1/2 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + 1/11 - 1/13 + ... . [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]

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