(This is probably not worth a whole thread, but it's pretty strange)

The HS748 has 17 Annunciators in the whole cockpit. In order to make these, I am cutting a 12-inch tube of Plexiglass into 17 pieces. I entered 12/17 into a calculator and realized that 12/17 was the date of the first flight of the DC-3. Even weirder, the 748 was designed as a replacement for the DC-3. Could this be a sign?