O Intermitente<br> (So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

O Intermitente
(So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

domingo, fevereiro 29, 2004

February 30.

O supracitado é o novo blogue de Cinderella bloggerfeller que no final do ano passado tinha anunciado uma pausa para 2004.

A propósito, o dia 30 de Fevereiro existiu mesmo nos anos de 1712, 1930 e 1931.

In Sweden (which at the time included Finland), 1700 had been a common year under a plan to introduce the New Style gradually, by omitting all leap days between 1700 and 1740 inclusive; however 1704 and 1708 had been kept as leap years, so that the Swedish calendar remained one day ahead of the Julian and ten behind the Gregorian. The calamitous defeat of Charles XII by Peter the Great at Poltava on 28 June 1709 Swedish style (which British and Russian writers call 27 June and most Continental historians 8 July) was widely blamed on divine displeasure at the reform which was undone by adding a second leap day in 1712; this day corresponded to 29 February OS= 11 March NS.

In the Soviet Union, a new calendar was imposed from 1 October 1929 in which all months had 30 days, with five extra days kept as national holidays; the first of these, Lenin Day, corresponded to 31 January Gregorian. In consequence 30 February Soviet fell on March 2 Gregorian in the common years 1930 and 1931; in leap year it would have been March 1 Gregorian but before the case could arise in 1932, the equalized months had been abandoned.

posted by Miguel Noronha 12:23 da tarde

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