Literary Digest Volume 12

Literary Digest Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Illustrated Ameriran, by Mr. Will M. Clemens, we extract the following: "A study of the modern calendar reveals many interesting facts. For instance, the year igoo will not be a leap year simply because, being a hundredth year, altho it is divisible by four, it is not divisible by four hundred without a remainder. This is not the real reason, but a result of it; the real reason being the establishment of the Gregorian rule, made in 1582. The nineteenth century will not end till midnight of Monday, December 31, 1900, altho the old quarrel will probably again be renewed as to what constitutes a century, and thousands will insist on a premature burial of the old century at midnight of December 31, 1899. "The first of April and the first of July in any year, and in leap-year the first of January, fall on the same day of the week. The first of September and first of December in any year fall on the same day of the week. The first of January and the first of October in any year fall on the same day, except it be a leapyear. The first of February, of March, and November of any year fall on the same day of the week, unless it is a leap-year, when January I, April and July, fall on the same week-day. The first of May, first of June, and the first of August in any year never fall on the same week day, nor does any one of the three fall on the same week-day on which any other month in the same year begins, except in leap-year, when the first of February and the first of August fall on the same week-day. "New Year's will happen on Sunday once more in this centmy; _ that will be in I899. In the next century it will occur fourteen times only, as follows 1905, 1911, 1922, 1933, 1939, 1950,1956. i961, 1967, I978. 1984. i989, and 1995....show more

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  • Paperback | 1102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 55mm | 1,923g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991125
  • 9781236991126