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What happened to September 3rd to 13th, 1752, they seem to be missing in UK history - why?

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vultan answers:

There was calendar reform that year to make sure the year started on January 1st. So to make it fit they skipped the dates you mentioned.


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Topaz2308 answers:

It was the change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar so September only had 19 days in this year and for some reason the middle numbers were omitted.

http://www.alts.net/ns1625/nshist02.html


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wumpus answers:

They're missing.

It's because that was the year we implemented the leap century.

Up to that point, every fourth year was a leap year.

This was found to be ever so slightly inaccurate, so the Gregorian calendar was reformed by adding an additional rule to implement the leap century.
This rule says that a century year cannot be a leap year unless it is divisible by 400.

The jump in 1752 corrects the omissions from previous years.


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