In a message dated 6/5/2005 8:00:49 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, I wrote:
==This was about the time that most European nations adjusted the Julian
calendar and adopted the Gregorian calendar, which also required adjusting
dates by about 11 days. In France an entirely new calendar was created.
Either of these could explain the why of the date of the week.
I left out a few words about the creation of the new French calendar. It
was designed by the post-Bastille revolutionaries. The days and the months were
given new names (and, I believe, new durations). The change didn't go down t
oo well, and after a few years--certainly before 1811, they went back to the
Michael Bernet, New York
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