September 2, 2008

Calendar Riots

Today, in 1752, Great Britain and her American colonies followed the Julian Calendar for the last time. The rest of Europe was already using the Gregorian Calendar. In accordance with this calendar, the following day, after today's date, became the 14th of September.

But we humans are so silly at times. Because people thought the government had cheated them of eleven days of their lives, there were riots in the street.
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