Precise date of Millenium
jwz at netscape.com
Mon Jan 6 22:23:22 UTC 1997
Eric Ulevik wrote:
> Otherwise, the argument is that there was no year zero
> in the Julian calendar, and we should celebrate after 2000 years.
> Thus 1 January 2001. But people forget that the Gregorian calendar
> skipped a number of days, so this is wrong!
> So if you wish to be pedantic, please celebrate on 1 January 2001
> on the Julian calendar, which is 14 January 2001 Gregorian.
Well that depends on what event you're celebrating!
2000 years since the first second (apex?) of the Julian calendar?
2000 years since the first second of the Gregorian calendar?
(As reckoned in the Julian calendar? Weird, but I think that's
what you described...)
2000 years since the Julian calendar was introduced? That's still
some centuries away.
2000 years since Jesus was born? Nobody really knows, do they?
But hey, any excuse for a party...
Jamie Zawinski jwz at netscape.com http://www.netscape.com/people/jwz/
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