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Your search for posts with tags containing Leap Year found 11 posts

A Glassmaker's Birthday

Relief portrait of Antonio Neri,artist unknown, La Specola Museum,Florence.Alchemist, Glassmaker, and Priest Antonio Neri was born in Florence, Italy on 29 February 1576. From his baptismal record, we know the exact time of birth: "three hours and...
From: Conciatore on 1 Mar 2019

March 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 4, 1768).“To be sold on Tuesday the 8th of March … A Very valuable PLANTATION.” Regular visitors to the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Mar 2018

A Glassmaker's Birthday

Relief portrait of Antonio Neri,artist unknown, La Specola Museum,Florence.Alchemist, Glassmaker, and Priest Antonio Neri was born in Florence, Italy on 29 February 1576. From his baptismal record, we know the exact time of birth: "three hours and...
From: Conciatore on 28 Feb 2018

Antonio Neri's Birthday

Relief portrait of Antonio Neri, artist unknown, La Specola Museum, Florence. Glassmaker Antonio Neri was born in Florence, Italy on 29 February 1576. Because he was a "leap year baby" we celebrate the actual day of his birth only every fourth...
From: Conciatore on 27 Feb 2017

A Fast Calendar

A Seasons clock showing an astronomical year. Courtesy  of  worth1000.com Yesterday was the fourth of October. Imagine waking up this morning to discover that it is not the fifth but the fifteenth of the month; ten days have gone missing. This...
From: Conciatore on 5 Oct 2016

Antonio Neri's Birthday

Relief portrait of Antonio Neri, artist unknown, La Specola Museum, Florence. Glassmaker Antonio Neri was born in Florence, Italy on 29 February 1576. Because he was a "leap year baby" we celebrate the actual day of his birth only every fourth...
From: Conciatore on 29 Feb 2016

A Fast Calendar

A Seasons clock showing an astronomical year.Courtesy  of  worth1000.com Yesterday was the fourth of October. Imagine waking up this morning to discover that it is not the fifth but the fifteenth of the month; ten days have gone missing. This...
From: Conciatore on 5 Oct 2015

Antonio Neri's Birthday

Relief portrait of Antonio Neri,artist unknown, La Specola Museum,Florence.Glassmaker Antonio Neri was born in Florence, Italy on 29 February 1576. Because he was a "leap year baby" we celebrate on 1 March in off years. From his baptismal record,...
From: Conciatore on 27 Feb 2015

Pope Kills Ten Days

Tomorrow is the fourth of October, imagine going to bed in the evening and the following morning you wake to find that it is not the fifth but the fifteenth of the month; ten days have gone missing. This is exactly what happened in 1582. In accordance...
From: Conciatore on 3 Oct 2014

If Georgian England’s single ladies were in charge… (1800)

Knowing how consumed most single ladies were with the mission of securing a husband, just imagine what harassment England’s bachelors might have been subjected to if the women were given charge of romantic proceedings. The Leap Year tradition of...
From: The History of Love on 1 Dec 2013

Days That Never Were

In the autumn of 1582, in accordance with a proclamation by Pope Gregory XIII, the day after Thursday, 4 October, would be Friday, 15 October. For the Roman Catholic world, the intervening ten days were removed from the calendar and never took place....
From: Conciatore on 23 Sep 2013

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