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

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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. :(

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  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.

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  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.”

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  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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