you know why 6th April is Tax day? When did the New
Year actually start, 25th of March or 1st of January?
And was Christmas Day more than just a pagan/christian
festival celebration, as it also coincidentally marked
the start of the last Quarter of the Year?
you know you can celebrate the Feast of Easter celebration
again next month, as the Catholic one based on the
Gregorian Calendar is over - but the Orthodox Easter
based on the Julian Calendar is still to happen!
History rewritten - dates are not all what you think
an interesting article I found about Calendars being
'reformed' in 1752. This also means that any dates
before 1752 are not linear, so the dates and times
may not be correct. - but luckily we're moving forwards
so it shouldn't be a problem if you were born after
Calendar Reform in England, 1752
September 1752, Great Britain switched from
the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar.
In order to achieve the change, 11 days were
'omitted' from the calendar - i.e. the day after
2 September 1752 was 14 September 1752. This
change was as a result of an Act of Parliament
- the "Calendar Act" of 1751 An Act
for Regulating the Commencement of the Year;
and for Correcting the Calendar now in Use.
isn't so widely known is a second change which
the Act introduced - as named in the first part
of the Act's title. The Act changed the first
day of the year (or, if you want to impress
your friends with a new word, the Supputation
of the Year).
to 1752 in England, the year began on 25 March (Lady
Day). Lady Day is one of the Quarter Days, which are
still used in legal circles. The Quarter Days divide
the year in quarters (hence the name), and the Quarter
Days are: Lady Day (25 March), Midsummers Day (24
June), Michaelmas Day (29 September), and Christmas
Day (25 December).
in England, the day after 24 March 1642 was 25 March
1643. The Act changed this, so that the day after
31 December 1751 was 1 January 1752. As a consequence,
1751 was a short year - it ran only from 25 March
to 31 December. To throw some more confusion on the
issue, Scotland had changed the first day of the year
to 1 January in 1600 (in 1600, Scotland was a separate
kingdom). When King James VI of Scotland became also
King James I of England in 1603, the possibilities
of date confusion must have been very large.
have to be on their toes with dates prior to 1752.
For example, in The Tower of London there is some
graffiti scratched into a cell wall by someone imprisoned
in January 1642 for his role in the Battle of Edgehill
(which took place on 23 October 1642).
The UK Tax Year starts on...
Day was one of the days when rents were traditionally
due. In fact, this practice must have continued will
beyond the 18th century as I've seen paintings of
large meals for farm workers on Lady Day. Taxes were
also due on Lady Day. With the 'loss' of 11 days in
September 1752 and the stories of riots on the street,
people weren't impressed with having to pay their
taxes in March 1753 like nothing had happened (in
fact, as 25 March 1753 was a Sunday the taxes were
due on Monday 26 March 1753 ) - so the taxman skipped
the 11 days and decreed that taxes were due on 6 April
1753. And, to this day, the UK tax year starts on
6 April ... So now you know!
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those of you that know Bobby Gill, no introduction
those of you that don't - Bobby has been on
the property scene for 10 years. He has always
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Banking, Solicitors, Bank Receivers to name
a few areas of property.
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in social media, wealth creation and personal
doesn't claim to be an expert or guru but
does have a lot of knowledge in various areas.
He's also not afraid to voice his opinion
or speak the truth - so whether people agree
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