Tuesday June 30th 2015
has September, April, June and November all the rest
have thirty one except for February alone which has but
twenty eight days clear and twenty nine in each leap
year. In 1752 Britain finally agreed to give up on the
Julian Calendar. Something a great deal of the Western
World had agreed to do in 1582.
And the thing
about it was, in order to introduce the Gregorian Calendar
to the British Public it was necessary to lose eleven days.
Wednesday the 2nd of September 1752, it was decided, would
be followed by Tuesday 14th of September 1752. A source of
great distress for many Britons who rightly believed the
government had stolen eleven days of their lives. Not to
mention the number of birthdays that went missing.