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From: Eric Haas <>
Subject: Re[2]: [TMG] Dates not displaying correctly
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 17:20:27 -0400
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Saturday, July 26, 2003, 5:08:07 PM, Eric Haas wrote:

EH> Double dating has to do with the confusion resulting from changing
EH> the start of the year from March 25 to January 1. In this case, a
EH> date in January, February or March would be ambiguous if you
EH> didn't know which year start date was being used. So, 01 Feb
EH> 1725/26 would mean 01 Feb 1725 when January 1 is used as the start
EH> of the year or, 01 Feb 1726 when March 25 is used as the start of
EH> the year.

Oops, that's backwards. The last sentence should read: So, 01 Feb
1725/26 would mean 01 Feb 1725 when March 25 is used as the start of
the year or, 01 Feb 1726 when January 1 is used as the start of the
year.


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