Monday, February 22, 2010

Today in Hiiiistory!

February 24 1582.  Pope Gregory XIII, nee one Ugo Buoncompagni, issued the papal bull Inter gravissimas. 
Thus dictating the Gregorian calendar's use in the Catholic world.  Now it's everywhere! Pope Gregory modified the Julian calendar used since 45 BC.  That's longevity.  He added leap years and everything.  We can't blame him for daylight savings though.

Source:  infoplease

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