Wednesday, July 25, 2007

george washington's birthday

george as born feb 11, 1731,
the calendar system was changed from julian to gregorian in 1752 in england and the american colonies.
george changed his birthday date to feb 22.
this is why, 11 days(sep 3 thru 13) were removed to correct the accumulated error.
new year's day was changed form amrch 25 to january 1.
nate that march 25 is 9 months before december 25, it was the presumed date of conception of jesus.
some people who lived druing sept, 1752 , left their birhtdya dates the same, and others changed the date so that they would be the correct number of days old by a simple calendar calculation. this is what george did.

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