History of calendar dating

In North America, the month of September 1752 was exceptionally short, skipping 11 days.

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History of calendar dating

Both countries introduced the Gregorian calendar in 1753.

Japan replaced its lunisolar calendar with the Gregorian calendar in January 1873, but decided to use the numbered months it had originally used rather than the European names.

Currently (1901–2099), the Julian calendar is 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar.

Today's Gregorian calendar uses more accurate leap year formula, making it far more accurate than the Julian. Compared to the tropical year, it is off by one day every 3236 years.

The Republic of China originally adopted the Gregorian calendar in January 1912, but it wasn’t used in China due to warlords using different calendars.

However, the Nationalist Government formally decreed the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in China in January 1929.

The reason the Julian Calendar had to be replaced was the formula it used to calculate leap years.

The Julian formula produced a leap year every four years, which is too many.

This Revised Julian calendar uses even more complex rules to determine when to add a leap day.

With an error of only about two seconds per year (or one day in 31,250 years), it is roughly 10 times more accurate than today's Gregorian calendar and one of the most accurate calendar systems ever devised.

Those who oppose the use of the "common era" designation also seem to feel that the use of BC/AD is actually stipulated by the Bible or in some way carries biblical authority.

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