INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR ADJUSTMENT DAY!
One result of Great Britain’s decision to replace the Julian Calendar with the Gregorian Calendar in 1752 was an 11 day “Calendar Adjustment” that meant everyone in Britain and her American colonies went to sleep on September 2nd, and woke up the next morning on September 14th, end of story, calendar adjusted, life goes on.
That’s how it went down in the colonies, but London was another story.
You think you know some chowderheads? Some of the thicker yobs got it into their heads that they had been bloody well cheated, Guv’nor, and earnestly began rioting in the streets, angrily demanding their 11 days back.
This display of popular idiocy in the Mother Country had a profound effect on a small group of young colonists who started thinking that maybe it was a good idea to put more than an ocean between us, and those Young Turks would make history together in Philadelphia 24 years later.
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