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From: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via COFF <coff@minnie.tuhs.org>
To: Dave Horsfall <dave@horsfall.org>
Cc: Computer Old Farts Followers <coff@tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [COFF] What does your "cal" show?
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 11:28:07 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2lf4e6mag.fsf@thuvia.hamartun.priv.no> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.21.9999.2109030805150.4948@aneurin.horsfall.org> (Dave Horsfall's message of "Fri, 3 Sep 2021 08:10:38 +1000")

Dave Horsfall <dave@horsfall.org> writes:

> In 1752 we switched to the Gregorian calendar, [...]

Speak for yourself!  :)

England transitioned in 1752, as you say, but here in Norway, we made
that change in 1700, skipping from February 18th to March 1st.  Other
countries changed at other times - Russia as late as 1918.

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.

-tih
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-09-03  9:37 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 [this message]
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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