java.sql.Date returning wrong date

"Steve Austin" <>
30 Mar 2007 08:28:48 -0700
Hi can you assist me in finding the root cause of this problem. I am
converting a simple date of "2007-04-20" to SQL date. However for
some reason the conversion is not working. It seems to be defaulting
too 2007-01-20. Hmm.. perhaps its the getTime() not returning the
correct number of milliseconds since January 1, 1970. Not sure.
Anyway would appreciate a secound pair of eyes on this one. Thanks

import java.sql.Date;
import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;

//The code

public class Testing {
   public static void main(String[] args) {

      try {
         SimpleDateFormat formater = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-mm-
         String inDateClaimed = "2007-04-20";
         java.util.Date parsedDate = formater.parse(inDateClaimed);
         System.out.println("inDateClaimed=" +inDateClaimed);
         Date result = new java.sql.Date(parsedDate.getTime());
         System.out.println("result=" +result);

      } catch (ParseException e1) {
         // TODO Auto-generated catch block


//The Output

inDateClaimed 07-04-20
result 07-01-20

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