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Different societies use different days to start the calendar year. Changing the start date of the year is possibly the most simple change to make to a calendar. Thus in medieval Europe it was possible to travel from one year to another by traveling between places that started their calendar years at different dates. In England the calendar years started ...


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The US Army had standardized dates as Month day, year by the War of 1812; I've recently been going through record books, and the clerks are consistent. Federal records published during the 1830s are consistently in this format. For example, see the records of Prize Money awarded for the Battle of Lake Erie, as published in American State Papers: Documents, ...


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The convention of assuming the first of the year to be assigned to March 25 in 1155 (the ascension of Henry II) is due to Bond's "Handy-Book of Rules and Tables for verifying Dates". This convention is just an approximation. In England various conventions were used, sometimes simultaneously by different people. In general, the church in England gradually ...



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