Tuesday, January 9, 2018

What is all this Business about the Common Era in our Calendar? #gagenealogy #gaancestors #gawills #georgiapioneers

What is all this Business about the Common Era in our Calendar? 

Gregorian CalendarSome changes have been made when referring to AD and BC. AD is short for Annus Domini,Latin for year of the Lord. BC is an abbreviation of Before Christ. Because AD and BC hold religious (Christian) connotations, some people prefer to use a neutrel reference of time known as the "common era" to indicate whether a year is before or after year 1. Because so many different calendars were employed since man began tracking time, there is a current confusion over the use of BC and AD. In order to determine the correct date for Easter, in 525 A. D., Dionysius Exiguus invented the use of BC and AD for numbering calendar years. At the time the dating was based upon a 532-year calendar cycle after the founding of Rome. there is no year "0." Most historians believe that Christ was born several years before the year 1. Anno Domini refers to the year of the birth of Christ, and is known as year 1. The introduction of the Gregorian Calendar came into play because a year is not exactly 365 days long. It is 365 and a quarter days long. So it was that every four years, March 1st was moved behind a day until it became the beginning of winter. Something had to be done. The Gregorian Calendar was introduced in the Catholic parts of Europe in 1582 A.D. by Pope Gregory XIII which was some improvement over the Julian Calendar. The rules, months, and days of the Gregorian calendar are the same as those of the Julian Calendar, except for the leap year rules. In the Gregorian calendar, a year is a leap year if the year number is evenly divisible by 4. However century years follow a different rule. The number must be divisible by both 100 and 400 to be a leap year; otherwise it is not a leap year. For example, 1600 and 2000 are leap years, but 1700, 1800, and 1900 are not. The use of the Gregorian calendar in the United States is a result of an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1751, which specified use of the Gregorian calendar in England and its colonies. However, its adoption in the United Kingdom and other countries was fraught with confusion, controversy, and even violence. 

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