[R] as.Date() clarification

From: Ron Michael <ron_michael70_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 02:12:47 -0700 (PDT)

When I use the code as.Date(0) the I get : "1970-01-01". My question is why it is like that? help file on as.Date seems to give no light on that. Can anyone clarify me?  

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