[tz] English months

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Fri Sep 14 21:11:09 UTC 2018

Brian Inglis said:
> After the change to the Gregorian calendar, some important legal days were
> shifted so they occurred 365/366 days after the previous occurrence of that day
> on the old calendar (including birth dates amd anniversaries), where others were
> held to occur on the same month and date as on the old calendar, and the year
> numbering changed at the start of January.

Depends where you were. In England, in legal time, that was true: years up
to 1751 started on 25th March and those from 1752 onwards started on 1st
January (the switch to Gregorian happened in September 1752). But in
Scotland, and for that matter in common practice in England, the year
changed on 1st January already.

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