This week's book giveaway is in the General Computing forum. We're giving away four copies of Arduino in Action and have Martin Evans, Joshua Noble, and Jordan Hochenbaum on-line! See this thread for details.
Your date parser is configured to take a date of the format "MMM-yy" or the month, followed by a dash, followed by two digits that represents the year. This is complete different, in term of format, to what you are actually sending to it.