Reform of the Calendar


SEÑOR C. A. HESSE, of Iquique, Peru, sends us an ingenious scheme for what he calls the reform of the calendar. It has, however, nothing to do with the Julian or Gregorian styles, or any modification of the latter, now used in all Christian countries except those of the Oriental Church, which still follow the Julian usage. But it is a plan, similar to one put forth in England a year or two ago, for making the days of the week and month correspond throughout the year. This he does by dividing the year into 13 months of 28 days (or 4 weeks) each; and as that would reduce the whole year to 364 days, he proposes two intercalations, one of a zero day, and another of what he calls a double zero day.


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LYNN, W. Reform of the Calendar . Nature 82, 493–494 (1910).

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