[LEAPSECS] LEAPSECS Digest, Vol 45, Issue 1

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Mon Sep 6 08:23:09 EDT 2010

Ian Batten said:

>> The calendar-change legislation took care of that by moving the end

>> date of the tax year from the traditional quarter-day of March 25th

>> to April 6th.

> March 25 is, of course, Lady Day.

More to the point, it was also New Year's Day in England until 31st
December 1751 (which is why 1751, not 1752, was the shortest year).

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