This is the right month to add this post in my blog…. Have you ever seen the month September of 1752 ?…. You may say that… ‘what a silly question this man is asking?’ and if you ask me the question…‘what so special about the month September of 1752…?’ My answer would be … Yes it is a special month of year 1752. If you look into the calendar of the year 1752 and concentrate on the month September, you find that some days are missing in that month.
I got these strange phenomena, while reading the complete manual of ‘date’ command in Linux… If you are working in Unix, please try this out. At $ prompt, type: cal 9 1752 – Surprised???? Why the year 1752 is like this …? 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!!!
Fact about ‘April First’ as Fools Day
Before that April is the first Month of the year. Even then people didn’t agree to use the Roman Julian Calendar and celebrated 1st April as a New Year then the King announced that, those who celebrate April as the New Year are fools… (thats why it is April fools day)
Interesting fact isn’t it?