17 Aug 2007

September 1752!

Have u ever seen the calendar for September 1752??? If you are working in Unix, try this out:-
At $ prompt, type: cal 9 1752 Surprised????

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See the explanation for what you see.

Isn't the output queer? A month with whole of eleven days missing. This was the time England shifted from Roman Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar, and the king of England ordered those 11 days to be wiped off the face of the month of September of 1752. (What couldn't a King do in those days?!) And yes, the workers worked for 11 days less, but got paid for the entire 30 days. And that's how "Paid Leave" was born. Hail the King!! :-)

Humans = Imperfect


Masy said...

cayalah King!

Burger King
King's Confectionery
King Kong

sume utk king!~

MiLd said...

Masy: Berapa banyak king ada? TongKing, KelengKing, KelingKing, BerdengKing... LOL!

Noushy Syah said...

Hhehehe..long live the Queen, hail to the queen...eh eh I mean that King 1752....not that use-d-less queen, ngehhhhh:p

MiLd said...

Noushy: Yeah! You are under Her Majesty the Queen!!! Female rules! GRRRRR :D How's your Queen? Still loved by the British? :p

chocho said...

impressive info..thx dude

MiLd said...

choco!!! Enjoy! Thanks for the comment. :D Have a nice day.

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