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Re: Ponte Alto Baronial Birthday

On Fri, 3 Feb 1995, Douglas Zimmerman wrote:

> This is correct.  The full rules for gregorian are:
>    1. Normally, any year evenly divisible by 4 IS a leap year, EXCEPT
>    2. Any year ending with 00 is normally NOT a leap year, EXCEPT
>    3. Any year evenly divisible by 400 IS a leap year
> This will keep things accurate for quite a few more millenia.
> The year 2000 will be the first time that rule 3 has ever been applied,
> so people do tend to forget it.  The upshot is:

The year 1600 was the first time rule 3 was applied, but only in the 
countries of the Holy Roman Empire. Most other countries did not switch 
to gregorian until after 1600.