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GUEST,John Hill Last day of the 20th Century (49) RE: Last day of the 20th Century 31 Dec 00

Erm... Liz.. what country are you talking about that started its year on 1st Nov.. certainly not the UK.
When we changed the start of the year from Lady Day (25 Mar) to 1st Jan the calendar also jumped 11 days as we were out of line with the rest of Europe. This is why the Inland Revenue's year starts on 5 April (25mar + 11 days). This happened on Oct 3rd 1781 which became 14th Oct. So 1781 was only 9 months long. The following year started 1st Jan
There were even people marching outside Parliament who thought that the government had stolen 11 days of their lives.

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