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From: Nemo Nusquam <cym224@gmail.com>
To: coff@minnie.tuhs.org
Subject: Re: [COFF] What does your "cal" show?
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2021 20:03:20 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7f5e0f44-3798-5913-a209-36ff3f9c358d@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210902234058.GC60245@eureka.lemis.com>

On 2021-09-02 19:40, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Friday,  3 September 2021 at  8:10:38 +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
>> In 1752 we switched to the Gregorian calendar, with the peasants revolting
>> (as if they weren't already) because they thought they'd lost 11 days of
>> their lives.

My understanding for the revolt -- though I cannot think of a reference 
offhand -- was that landlords charged a full month's rent for the 
reduced month.

>> What does "cal 9 1752" show on your boxes?
> Presumably the same as on yours:
>
>     September 1752
> Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
>         1  2 14 15 16
> 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
> 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
>
> I tried it on Apple and Linux box and got the same result, including
> trailing spaces.  In each case the man page indicates a derivation
> from FreeBSD.

Same on Solaris 10 with the following excerpt from the man page.

NOTES
      An unusual calendar is printed for September 1752.  That  is
      the  month  11 days were skipped to make up for lack of leap
      year adjustments. To see this calendar, type:

      cal 9 1752


N.

> The real question is when 259 years ago today was.

Well, we have the question every leap year on February 29.

N.

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-03  0:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-02 22:10 Dave Horsfall
2021-09-02 23:40 ` Tom Manos
2021-09-02 23:40 ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2021-09-03  0:03   ` Nemo Nusquam [this message]
2021-09-03  0:54     ` Grant Taylor via COFF
2021-09-03  1:10       ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2021-09-03  4:58         ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-03  0:58     ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2021-09-03  4:47     ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-03  9:28 ` Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via COFF
2021-09-08 10:24   ` Tony Finch
2021-09-08 13:25     ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-08 20:36       ` Warner Losh
2021-09-08 22:52         ` Adam Thornton
2021-09-04 14:03 ` Thomas Paulsen
2021-09-03 13:06 Noel Chiappa

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