[tz] Leap year bugs
Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Thu Jan 23 22:00:40 UTC 2020
On 2020-01-23 10:04, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> Brian Inglis said:
>> [OT: Note the date issued on the Julian Calendar: as it was not an O.S. leap
>> year this was not the leap day; the year changed on Lady Day March 25 (O.S.);
> In England but not in Scotland, which had moved to the 1st January rule well
Probably for continental commercial reasons regardless of religious
considerations, while keeping an eye on the crown to free up down south.
> It's my understanding that the insertion of 29th February was done on the
> basis of the Scottish system, not the English one, so there was a 29th
> February in 1743 and in 1747.
Was there a different Julian/O.S. system in Scotland, and are there docs/refs?
>> still observed as HM gov fiscal and taxation year end April 5 (N.S.) as they
>> were not giving up 11 days of taxes in 1751/2!]
> Just 1752; that was the first year that England changed rule. So 1751 was
> only 278 days long in England (and had no January or February at all);
> February 29th 1752 existed throughout the Union.
You mean as January/February/March until 24th were still considered 1750 (O.S.)?
Did the Empire change year numbering on January 1 from O.S. to N.S., prior to
changing the calendar from Julian to Gregorian on September 14?
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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