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A Short History of the Modern Calendar [Video]

How well do you know calendar history and the changes that led to the modern version that we use? Put your knowledge to the test with this awesome video put together by YouTube user jeremiahjw.

Note: The video does contain a small discrepancy/mix-up on the 0.25 versus 1/25 reference.

A Short History of the Modern Calendar [via Geeks are Sexy]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/3/12

Comments (2)

  1. Dan

    Angel how true or accurate is this (short history of the modern calendar). Also who to say if the maya are right or not, you have to admit it is the future

  2. Interestink

    Some issues: unlike the festivals other months are named for, februa was not a god’s festival. And, contrary to the implication in the video, Pope Gregory XIII did not create the Gregorian calendar; the plan to fix calendrical errors was accepted by the Council of Trent and the actual changes were primarily the works of Aloysius Lilius and Christopher Clavius. Probably other issues too, but I forgot.

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