After Alaska was handed over to the United States from the Russians, Friday, October 6, 1867 was followed by Friday, October 18, 1867, due to the changeover from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dep…
Today I learned about Darian calendar, the proposed way of keeping time if Mars ever gets terraformed. A day on Mars is to be called a β€œsol” with 668 (sometimes 669) in a year. wikipedia.org/wiki/Darian…
The Ancient Egyptians had a solar calendar with 365 days, and was a basis on which the Julian calendar was established in Rome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egy…
The Chehalis (Sts'Ailes) people of southwest Canada begin their count of months from the arrival of spawning chinook salmon (in Gregorian calendar October), and count 10 lunar months, leaving an uncounted period of around 70 days until the next chinook salmon run en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun…
The October Russian revolution actually occurred in November as the Russians did not change to the Julian calendar until the Soviet era en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oct…
Residents staying in Alaska for full calendar year get paid an annual dividend from the Alaska Permanent Fund en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
The word "Honeymoon” has origins that date back to the 5th century, when cultures represented calendar time with moon cycles. Back then, a newlywed couple drank mead (the β€œhoney”) during their first moon of marriage. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The correspondence between the names of the week in Hindu and other Indo-European calendars are exact. This alignment of names probably took place sometime during the 3rd century CE. IE each day corresponds to the same astral body in Latin and Sanskrit (And all the modern Indian languages). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hin…
Stephen King's 1983 novella "Cycle of the Werewolf" began life as a werewolf-themed calendar which King was commissioned to write 12 vignettes for to pair with each month's illustrations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyc…
Whenever a full moon does not occur during the month of February a "Double Blue Moon" must always happen in that year. This is when two blue moons occur in the same calendar year and happens every 19 years. earthsky.org/sky-archive/…
September, October, November, and December all have their names because the original Roman calendar only had 10 months, so for example October has "Octo" which means 8 in Latin theguardian.com/notesandq…
October was originally the 8th month of the year in the first calendar of Romulus, which is why it uses the β€œocto” prefix. It retained its name after January and February were added later. wikipedia.org/wiki/Octobe…
Thailand is in the year 2563. They use Buddhist calendar instead of the gregorian calendar explaining the 543 year difference en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
Irish people believe that Autumn (Fall) starts in August and follow the Gaelic calendar for the seasons. everestlanguageschool.com…
There is a monument called the"Georgia Guidestones" that contain instructions on how to rebuild the world after an apocalypse in 8 different languages. It also serves as a sundial, calendar and a compass. atlasobscura.com/places/g…
In any given calendar year, no month starts on the same day of the week as either May or June. Additionally, the last day of June always falls on the same day of the week as the last day of March. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…
The modern (Georgian) calendar skipped 10 days between Thursday October 4th to Friday October 15th, 1582 to help quickly adjust the drift of the equinoxes from the Julian calendar. jstor.org/stable/25025653
Before there were conventions to use a yearly list of names, hurricanes were often named according to the day they made landfall, using the calendar of saints. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
In 1986, the band Genesis and four out of the five associate members as solo artists, had songs in the Billboard Top 40 in the same calendar year ultimateclassicrock.com/p…
Today I learned about the International Fixed Calendar. It is comprised of 13 months of 28 days each (364) + 1 extra day that doesn't belong to any week. it is a perennial calendar and every date falls on the same day every year. It was never adopted by any country but the Kodak company used it from 1928-1989. citylab.com/life/2014/12/…
Even though the name Jason contains the first letters of months July-November in order, it predates those months’ additions to the modern calendar by at least 115 years. (July added ~88 BC, August ~4 BC, Argonautica 3rd century BC) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
The Ethiopian Calendar starts on September 11 (or September 12 on a leap year) afrotourism.com/travelogu…
Due to the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar, the Soviets celebrated the anniversary of the "October" Revolution on November 7th. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
There's only 97 leap years every 400 years, even though there's a leap year every 4 years. This is due to a change that took place in 1582 with the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar and the erasure of the Julian Calendar. theconversation.com/how-a…
Leap days were actually put into use since 46 BC by Julius Caesar after him personally consulting Greek astronomer Sosigenes of Alexandria for the fact that one year was slightly longer than 365 days and if they continued with the existing calendar, July would eventually fall on winter. apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap2002…
Russia removed Saturday and Sunday from the calendar for 11 years to create a "continuous working week" from 1929 to 1940. history.com/news/soviet-u…
There is a monument in Georgia which gives instructions in 8 languages on how to rebuild society after an unknown apocalyptic event, whilst also functioning as a compass, calendar and clock zmescience.com/other/feat…
The UK, FR, AUS etc start their calendars with Monday as the first day of the week, I guess US and Canada starting it with Sunday is a North America thing. timeanddate.com/calendar/…
Ethiopia uses a 13-month calendar and is between 7 and 8 years behind the Gregorian calendar used in the rest of world. New Years is either on August 29 or August 30. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
There are 35 possible dates that Easter can land on, some of which don't repeat for hundreds of years at a time. Nearly 1 out of every 10 calendar dates has been or will be Easter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Ethiopia uses the Coptic Calendar which is seven to eight years behind the Gregorian Calendar, meaning it is currently 2012. face2faceafrica.com/artic…
In 1750 the Julian Calendar was replaced by the Gregorian Calendar, changing the formula for calculating leap years. The beginning of the legal new year was moved from March 25 to January 1. Finally, 11 days were dropped from the month of September 1752. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
NASA's three spacecraft losses occurred within a calendar week of one another: Apollo 1 on 1/27, Challenger on 1/28, and Columbia on 2/1 space.com/4879-nasa-remem…
There's a mock religion called Discordianism. Its main deity is Eris (goddess of discord, of course) and it even has a calendar. A Discordian believes there is no distinction between disorder and chaos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
North Korea uses a different calendar than the rest of the world, with year 1 indicating the birth of Kim Il-Sung en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
A calendar system for Mars has already bean devised for potential future settlement. The calendar contains 24 months of 27 or 28 days each, named after Latin and Sanskrit constellation names. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
The phrase β€œOnce In A Blue Moon” derives from the lunar event when there are two full moons in the same calendar month...an event that occurs once every two to three years. The next occurrence is in October 2020. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
The Ethiopian calendar is 7-8 years behind the Gregorian calendar, meaning that the current year in that calendar is 2012. It has a thirteenth month, consisting of five days, or six in leap years. Also, the first day of the year is on September 11, or on September 12 in leap years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
There are only 14 possible ways to arrange a calendar, meaning that you can reuse calendars from previous years. lifehacker.com/you-can-re…
The annual Exxon safety calendar featured the Exxon Valdez for the month of March in 1989. On March 24th, 1989, the Valdez ran aground - the most devastating environmental oil spill in history. response.restoration.noaa…
In 1752, the United States did not have a September 3rd-13th as they transitioned from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus have adopted the Revised Julian calendar, which currently aligns its dates with the Gregorian calendar but will start differing from February 2800 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rev…
When the United States bought Alaska from Russia, due to a combination of the International Date Line moving and switching to the Gregorian calendar, the days from October 8th through 17th in 1867 never occurred in Alaska. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
2020 is Geng Zi year in the Chinese calendar, a time that historically has been bringing about major catastrophes and monumental changes thearticle.com/year-of-th…
In 1783, a mysterious admirer of Marie Antoinette ordered her a most complicated pocket watch from Breguet. It included hours, minutes, seconds, perpetual calendar, equation of time, repetition for hours, quarters and minutes, independent seconds, thermometer and power-reserve indicator. breguet.com/en/house-breg…
When William III invaded England in 1688, he departed the Netherlands on November 11 and landed in England 4 days later on November 5. At the time England used a calendar that was 11 days behind most of Europe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
There is no year zero in the Gregorian Calendar, meaning that it went from 1 BC to 1 AD. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AD_…
Year AD 2020 is year 4718 in the Chinese Calendar, year 1441 AH in Islamic Calendar, and 12020 HE in the Holocene calendar. blog.studocu.com/en/uncat…
In 1752, 11 days of the month of September in North America were skipped in order to transition to the Gregorian calendar from the Julian calendar because the Julian calendar didn't calculate leap years well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/175…
Author Douglas Adams once got an offering of Β£50,000 to write a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy calendar. A few weeks later, having done no work towards it, another call came saying the deal had fallen through but that he would still be paid half the fee. He celebrated with champagne. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…

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