Gregorian calendar is cool

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Amazing how perfect and flawless the Catholic Church got it right . The leap days divisible by 4 and leap years by 400 were just brilliant
It’s the perfect calendar

Seems when I post intellectual stuff I get zero replies !!
When I post neg stuff I get huge hits
 
Amazing how perfect and flawless the Catholic Church got it right . The leap days divisible by 4 and leap years by 400 were just brilliant
It’s the perfect calendar

Seems when I post intellectual stuff I get zero replies !!
When I post neg stuff I get huge hits
Better stick to the Gregorian Chant instead least you attract one of today's accepted (and 'fashionable' in some bigoted circles) prejudices of today: that of the Roman Catholic Church (if SoBad's hostile swipes are any indication):

 
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I do read intellectual stuff even if it’s at the basic levels
I am trying to fix my cartoon image to one of more intellectual and mature than my insane rantings about my city , nation and state of the world
It is funny how we compartmentalize people. At work I like to have fun and joke around, yet I am very serious about my job and probably work harder then most of my colleagues.

However, they sometimes take that as I am not smart or that I am lazy. Once they get to know me they realize I am more than the joking around. However, first impressions take some time to fade.
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
It is funny how we compartmentalize people. At work I like to have fun and joke around, yet I am very serious about my job and probably work harder then most of my colleagues.

However, they sometimes take that as I am not smart or that I am lazy. Once they get to know me they realize I am more than the joking around. However, first impressions take some time to fade.
I am not some drugged up medieval Viking ..I have underachieved in life but I do love learning
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
Amazing how perfect and flawless the Catholic Church got it right . The leap days divisible by 4 and leap years by 400 were just brilliant
It’s the perfect calendar

Seems when I post intellectual stuff I get zero replies !!
When I post neg stuff I get huge hits
What is a leap day? The ones with extra hours?
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
365 days does not fully complete a full orbital turn on the sun .
We want our New Year’s Eve to be consistent
That is not a leap day. What you describe is a leap year, set at 366 days every four years (Julian calendar) even before the adjustment done by the Gregorian calendar.
The Gregorian calendar adjustment, made at the end of the XVI century consisted in making an exception for the additional day every four years for the years ended in 00, which were set not to be leap years, except for those divisible by 400.
I.e., 1600 and 2000 were leap years, but 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not leap years; 2100 will not be a leap year. As you see, only the younger people recently born may have the chance to live in a non leap year ended in 00 (2100). Most of us writing here, will not.

About how the Gregorian Calendar was adopted:
When they made the adjustment, they skipped ten days in October 1582. (The following day to October 4, 1582 was October 15, 1582).
Some Orthodox Church countries did not accept the Gregorian calendar until the beginning of the XX century. Russia only did it in Soviet times.
That's why the October revolution actually took place in November for the Gregorian calendar.

Additional information in the link below.
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
That is not a leap day. What you describe is a leap year, set at 366 days every four years (Julian calendar) even before the adjustment done by the Gregorian calendar.
The Gregorian calendar adjustment, made at the end of the XVI century consisted in making an exception for the additional day every four years for the years ended in 00, which were set not to be leap years, except for those divisible by 400.
I.e., 1600 and 2000 were leap years, but 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not leap years; 2100 will not be a leap year. As you see, only the younger people recently born may have the chance to live in a non leap year ended in 00 (2100). Most of us writing here, will not.

About how the Gregorian Calendar was adopted:
When they made the adjustment, they skipped ten days in October 1582. (The following day to October 4, 1582 was October 15, 1582).
Some Orthodox Church countries did not accept the Gregorian calendar until the beginning of the XX century. Russia only did it in Soviet times.
That's why the October revolution actually took place in November for the Gregorian calendar.

Additional information in the link below.
I guess all the infants born between October 5 and October 14, 1582 never ever existed???
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
I guess all the infants born between October 5 and October 14, 1582 never ever existed???
Those dates did not actually exist for countries under the Catholic Church domain, so we may say that no Catholic kids were born in those days. as they were "skipped".
However, the implementation of the Gregorian Calendar change was not immediate for non Catholic countries (Protestant, Orthodox, non Christian, etc.)
Therefore, in the places where it was not immediately implemented, there were infants who were effectively born between those dates.

Also, there were people who may have been born with the Julian calendar style, and died with the Gregorian, as notorious Russian people born before 1918.
In Wikipedia articles, you may see their birth dates (and death dates in some cases) expressed in both Julian (named "Old Style" or O.S.) and Gregorian (named "New Style" or N. S.) calendars, as the case of the last Russia czar, Nicholas II, link below:


Additionally, find below the adoption schedule of the Gregorian Calendar, as per a table included in the Wikipedia article I shared the link in my post above. See there that Great Britain and its colonies (including current USA at that time), only adopted the Gregorian Calendar 170 years after, in 1752. So the days "without births" were others (and possibly even more than 10 days) in all those places, depending on the different adoption dates


YearCountry/-ies/Areas
1582Spain, Portugal, France, Poland, Italy, Catholic Low Countries, Luxemburg, and colonies
1584Kingdom of Bohemia
1610Prussia
1648Alsace
1682Strasbourg
1700'Germany',[Note 7] Swiss Cantons, Protestant Low Countries, Norway, Denmark
1752Great Britain and colonies
1753Sweden and Finland
1873Japan
1875Egypt
1896Korea
1912China, Albania
1915Latvia, Lithuania
1916Bulgaria
1918Russia, Estonia
1919Romania, Yugoslavia[Note 8]
1923Greece
1926Turkey
2016Saudi Arabia
 
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Zara

Legend
No

I am trying to display I have an intellectual side and I am not a peevish , cantankerous jerk all day

Giving due respect to those monks and scientist of the 16th century !!!
Lmho! This guy is gonna kill me eventually. It's so good it's almost gold. Oh wait.
 
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