From: Tony Finch <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <email@example.com> Cc: Computer Old Farts Followers <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [COFF] What does your "cal" show? Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2021 11:24:17 +0100 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via COFF <email@example.com> wrote: > > The funniest transition was done by Sweden, though. They decided to > transition over a period of forty years, by skipping leap days. They > dropped the leap day in 1700, then forgot to do it in 1704 and 1708, > gave up and went back to the Julian calendar in 1711, and stayed with > that until 1753, when February 17th was followed by March 1st. It's even more funny than that :-) They actually went back to the Julian calendar in 1712, and they needed to add back the leap day they skipped in 1700; this extra day became February 30th. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_non-standard_dates#February_30 Tony. -- f.anthony.n.finch <firstname.lastname@example.org> https://dotat.at/ Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway: East or southeast, becoming cyclonic, 3 to 5, then variable 3 or less later. Smooth, occasionally slight. Showers, perhaps thundery later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later. _______________________________________________ COFF mailing list COFF@minnie.tuhs.org https://minnie.tuhs.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/coff
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-09-08 10:46 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 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 [this message] 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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