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Re: Ponte Alto Baronial Birthday
>> 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
>> 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.
Quibble, quibble. I was aware of the fact, but it's not like anything that
happened outside Britain had any significance...
-- Galen 'though the Riviera does have better beaches' Woodwalker