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Interesting History of September 1752
Here are two interesting historical facts that you probably didn't know, (I sure didn't).
Just have a look at the calendar for the month of September 1752 >>>
(If you think I'm joking, you may search on Google and see for yourself.)
In case you haven't noticed, 11 days are simply missing from the month. Here's the explanation:
In the Roman Julian Calendar, April used to be the first month of the year; but the Gregorian Calendar observed January as the first month. Even after shifting to the Gregorian Calendar, many people refused to give up old traditions and continued celebrating 1st April as the New Year's Day. When simple orders didn't work, the King finally issued a royal dictum; which stated that those who celebrated 1st April as the new year's day would be labled as fools. From then on, 1st April became April Fool's Day.
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