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American Leap years



2000 will be America's first "turn of the century" leap year.  From the
Royal Observatory bulletin at

http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/RGO/leaflets/leapyear/leapyear.html

provided by Paul Williamson:

"...Britain and her colonies made the change in 1752 when September 2nd
was followed by September 14 and New Year's Day was changed from March
25 to January 1."

I remember a piece by Isaac Asimov that said there were actually riots
as people demanded that the missing days be given back!

Dave, N9LTD
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