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Friday, April 01, 2005

April Fool's Day

According to blogger Scott Eberl in Madison, Wisconsin

April Fool's Day ...
began in the 1500s when the Gregorian calendar took over from the Julian. Those who forgot the change and attempted to celebrate New Year’s (previously celebrated on the 1st of April) on the wrong date were teased as “April fools.”

With lots of focus on the Pope today, it is interesting to note that...
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1.

The Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time

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