An Interesting History of 1752

Here is an interesting historical fact that you may not have known, (I sure didn't).

Just have a look at the calendar for the month of September 1752 >>>


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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!!!


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