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Calendar. Our present calendar is the creation of Julius Caesar, based on a slight error which in the course of 1,600 years amounted to ten days. Pope Gregory XIII. rectified the calendar in 1582. The Gregorian calendar was accepted ultimately by all civilized nations, with the exception of Russia, which still continues the use of the Julian Calendar. Calhoun, John Caldwell
Old style, Dates according to the Julian calendar, which was supplanted by the Gregorian calendar in 1582, but not accepted by Great Britain until 1752.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Verrazzano, Giovanni da 1508- (search)