The Eleven Days

In 1752 the 3rd of September suddenly became the 14th when the British Empire rejected the Julian calendar and adopted the Gregorian calendar.

Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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4 Responses to The Eleven Days

  1. Phil Spencer says:

    If that had happened today with my luck I would have been on leave and had to return to work. :(


  2. Phil Spencer says:

    It also explains why my mother keeps getting the date of my birthday mixed up, she keeps thinking it is the third when it is the fifth.


  3. Glen says:

    That explains a foggy week I had back in my early 20’s. I think I shall now use it on a regular basis. ” sorry madam, your chair will be another 11days I’m afraid, it’s a Julian Gregorian thing, …… you know.”


  4. burbidge says:

    I saw one of the French Revolutionary Time clocks from around 1794/5 the other day. Ten hour days, ten day weeks, three week months etc. As you may have noticed, this didn’t catch on (even in France).

    Quite a lot of fun could be had with calendars, with mail arriving in Britain before they’d left parts of continental Europe…


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