Try out this on any *NIX (Linux/Solaris… etc)
At command prompt of any *nix ($), type
$ cal 9 1752
See the explanation for what you see. If you are not in Unix don’t worry:
$ cal 9 1752 (pressing Enter key gives: )
S M Tu W Th F S
1 2 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Isn’t the output queer? A month with whole 11 days less?
This was the time England shifted from Roman Julian Calendar to the
Gregorian Calendar, and the king of England ordered those 11 days to
be wiped off the face of the month of September of 1752.
(What couldn’t a King do in those days?! )
And yes, the workers worked for 11 days less, but got paid for the entire 30 days.
And that’s how “Paid Leave” was born.
Bless those people . . .
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