Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fact of the Day: Newton Christmas

Due to the use of the Julian calendar system at the time of his birth, Issac Newton was born on Christmas day in 1642. Though in our modern Gregorian calendar, he was really born on January 4th 1643. 

16 comments:

  1. Really interesting—and I second the comment about his hair!

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  2. Wonder if he received the dreaded combo gift?

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  4. Two birthdays? I'm only sending one gift!

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  5. Christmas is still celebrated in January in my country

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  7. Well I'd go by Christmas Day in this case!

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  8. He should be happy about that. Being a Christmas baby sucks!

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  9. This really makes you wonder about all the birthdays that were recorded in the past.

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