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Re: English New Year Was Mar. 25 Until 1751

Of interest regarding the changes to the calendars:  Since several days had
to be dropped to square the calendar with the solar year (due to an
accumulated error over the centuries), many people thought they had lost
days from their lives.  Apparently there were actual riots some places.  I
suppose it was really important if your birthday got skipped over.  And
then, again, that doesn't sound so bad, after all!

Mike Sinclair

----- Original Message -----
From: <SusanG1400@aol.com>
To: <sinclair@quarterman.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 9:49 AM
Subject: English New Year Was Mar. 25 Until 1751

> In a message dated 12/26/2002 11:07:50 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> labehotiere@wanadoo.fr writes:
> > "During the Middle Ages, the Church remained opposed to celebrating New

[ Excess quotations omitted. ]

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