Sunday, October 4, 2015

History Trivia - Gregorian calendar reformed

October 4

 1518 A treaty was signed between France and England that included a betrothal between Princess Mary and the young dauphin François. 

1535 the first English translation of the entire bible was printed, with translations by Tyndale and Coverdale.

1582 the Gregorian calendar was reformed.  To adjust the inaccuracy in the date caused by an extra day per century in the Julian calendar, Pope Gregory XIII ordered ten days to be subtracted from October of 1582. The calendar jumped from October 4 to October 15 and the new Gregorian calendar, used today, was devised.

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