The Lost Days of 1752

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Imagine the surprise of British citizens in September of 1752 when they “lost” 11 days!

In order to align itself with the calendar used in the rest of Europe, the United Kingdom left the Julian calendar and “lost” 11 days in order to catch up with the Gregorian calendar.   September 3 instantly became September 14 by an Act of Parliament.   The people were outraged and demanded, “Give us back our 11 days!”

I am trying to imagine what I would do if Congress suddenly changed the calendar and we skipped several days.   I know I would feel their loss.

Here is a link to a Gregorian/Julian calendar conversion.

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