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1.       AlphaF
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 20 Mar 2013 Wed 05:11 pm

An Interesting History of the Year 1752.
Here is an interesting historical fact that you probably didn´t know.
Just have a look at the calendar for the month of September 1752.
If you think I´m joking, you may search it on Google and see it for yourself (http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?year=1752&country=1).
In case you haven´t noticed, 11 days are simply missing from the month.
Here´s the explanation: This was the month during which England shifted from the Roman Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar.
A Julian year was 11 days longer than a Gregorian year. So, the King of England ordered 11 days to be wiped off the face of that particular month. (A King could order anything, couldn´t he?).
So, the workers worked for 11 days less that month, but got paid for the whole month. That´s how the concept of "paid leave" was born. Hail the King!!!
In the Roman Julian Calendar, April used to be the first month of the year; but the Gregorian Calendar observed January as the first month.
Even after shifting to the Gregorian Calendar, many people refused to give up old traditions and continued celebrating 1st April as the New Year´s Day.
When simple orders didn´t work, the King finally issued a royal dictum; which stated that those who celebrated April 1st as the New Year´s Day would be labelled as fools.
From then on, April 1st became April Fool´s Day.

History is really interesting, isn´t it?

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2.       ikicihan
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 21 Mar 2013 Thu 01:36 am

it is because one year is not actually 365 days and 6 hours. the real value is 365 days 5 hours something. we fix the six hours difference in every 4 year by adding a day to february. but we are missing the minutes which are about 10-15 minutes. not much important but if 1000 years passes it makes quite difference. so they fixed this difference then...

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