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From: Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at>
To: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <tih@hamartun.priv.no>
Cc: Computer Old Farts Followers <coff@tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [COFF] What does your "cal" show?
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2021 11:24:17 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <e2c6883-cb26-b9f5-a2f8-fbac2a1cd4b1@dotat.at> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m2lf4e6mag.fsf@thuvia.hamartun.priv.no>

Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via COFF <coff@minnie.tuhs.org> 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.
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  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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