|Just popping down memory lane to last year and the Tea Dance in Blackpool!|
Where would we be without memories? As the end of each year approaches I tend to wander down memory lane and am horrified when I realise that events that happened maybe twenty years ago seem like they occurred only yesterday. Yes, I know I'm getting old!
Later, on 4th October 1582 Pope Gregory introduced the Gregorian calendar. He realised that the Julian calendar worked on the theory that a year lasted for 365 days and 6 hours, thus Julius Caesar had introduced a leap year every four years. In reality, a year was only 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes and 46 seconds. As a result of this miscalculation, the world was more than a week out of place, so to correct it, in 1582 the day after October 4th was October 15th! Well, you have heard the saying, 'every second counts'!
Some other events in October throughout the years:
1853 The Crimean War began.
1889 The Moulin Rouge opened in Paris.
1536 William Tyndale, the man who wrote the English Bible, was executed.
1769 Captain Cook discovered New Zealand.
1085 St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice was consecrated.
1899 The Boer War began.
1915 Edith Cavell was executed by a firing squad.
1492 Columbus saw his first land in discovering the New World; he called it San Salvador.
1822 Brazil gained independence from Portugal.
1775 The US navy was founded.
1792 President Washington lay the foundation cornerstone of the White House.
1793 Marie Antoinette was executed.
1707 The First Parliament of Great Britain.
You can't say my blogs are not informative or educational!
Have a great week, Lady M