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:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nice hair, Isaac!

Dana said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

uhmmm....really interesting! kisses:)

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Wonder if he received the dreaded combo gift?

the chilicool said...

Very interesting!
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stephen Hayes said...

Two birthdays? I'm only sending one gift!

DEZMOND said...

Christmas is still celebrated in January in my country

Pat Hatt said...

So could he celebrate twice

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Really?? Lucky one he had 2 bdays by now!
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Christine said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Amazing how time works

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Probably got only one gift...totally sucks...

Kay said...

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