The 0/0/0 is not valid year. The years stars from 1, and the months are also from 1 to 12, same as days.
The minimum you can set is 1/1/1, but in case you place it in the markup it will use the ShortYearCenturyEnd is by default 2029 you will end up with 2001/1/1
So you need to set it in the code-behind, here is an example:
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