This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
You want java.text.DateFormat . Create an appropriate instance of DateFormat. Use the parse() method to get a Date [some people prefer to go to bars]. Use getTime() on the Date object to get milliseconds.
Betty Rubble? Well, I would go with Betty... but I'd be thinking of Wilma.