Interesting Fact of the day (3rd September)

3 सितम्बर 2013

Can anyone steal your days? You don't believe it, but it happened in September 1752. How it happened, here it goes-

In 1752, the day of 3 September never happened in Britain, nor the next 10 dates. The Roman era Julian Calendar, had become 11 days out of step from the solar cycle.Britain and its American colonies  adopted the Gregorian Calendar, which moved this day's date up from September 3 to September 14. People rioted in the streets thinking that the government stole 11 days of their lives. Claims that rioters demanded " Give us our eleven days" grew out of a misinterpretation of a painting by William Hogarth.


Instituted by Pope Gregory XIII  in 1582, the Gregorian Calendar has 365 days with an extra day every four years (the leap year) except in years divisible by 100 but not divisible by 400. Thus, the calendar year has an average length of 365.2422 days.