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The Curious Thing their Julian calendar was off by 11 days. A correction was needed. Parliament decreed that the correction should happen in September, when 11 days simply would be dropped. By the way, Parliament that year also decreed that January 1st would be the first day of the new year. Until then, the Church, and hence the courts, said the new year didn’t begin until the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25th. This is why you sometimes see historians writing dates like February 4, 1763/4; which means the date is in the year 1764 even though the contemporary record reads 1763. So what happened on September

3rd, 1752 in Talbot County? Absolutely nothing, because there wasn’t one. That year, the first Wednesday in September was the 2nd. The next day was Thursday, naturally, but it wasn’t the 3rd. Suddenly it was the 14th of September. That must have been fun for the accountants calculating compound interest. Imagine what that little trick would do in today’s computerized world.... Gary Crawford and his wife, Susan, operate Crawford’s Nautical Books, a unique bookstore on Tilghman’s Island.

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