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Why do we have daylight savings time?

Have you noticed that as the weather gets warmer, the days get longer? The reverse is true as the weather gets colder: the days grow shorter. Daylight saving time, or…

How common are Friday the 13ths?

You can use a perpetual calendar to work out how many Friday the 13ths there are for every possible pattern of weekdays in a year. It turns out that every…

What day of the week will it be, a year from today?

Suppose that today is February 13, 2053. The day of the week is a Thursday. One week (seven days) from today, on February 20, 2053, it will be Thursday again….

What years are leap years?

It takes the earth about 365.2422 days to go around the sun, but a normal calendar year is only 365 days. The extra fraction of a day adds up: circling…

Why does February Only Have 28 Days?

Ever wonder why February got short-changed on days when there were plenty of months to “steal” the 31st day from? Well, a long time ago, Augustus Caesar didn’t like the…

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