WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Monday, September 12th. This was a day that didn't exist in Colonial America in 1752, as the familiar calendar underwent what is called the "Gregorian correction," switching from the ancient Julian calendar to adjust for errors accumulated over centuries. After September 2nd, the next day was September 14th, and there was rioting by those who felt cheated and demanded the 11 days back. The British parliament's Calendar Act of 1750 also changed New Year's Day from March 25th to January 1st, so the year 1751 had only 282 days. With leap years accounted for, the calendar has stabilized, and the approach of every New Year's Day means production of the ensuing year's version. Calendar production engages some of the country's 24,500 commercial printing establishments, which employ around 430,000 workers. Profile America is in its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Calendars timeline/accessed 7/6/2016: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history/the-timeline-calendars-2169718.html
Calendar Act/accessed 7/6/2016: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/apgb/Geo2/24/23/introduction?view=plain
Calendar riots/accessed 7/6/2016: http://www.academia.edu/2342015/Give_us_our_eleven_days_
Printing services/NAICS 32311: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~32311
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau