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## Questions About **Time & Dates**

## 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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**December 9, 2017**

**1927**- Benny Green

**1915**- Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

**1916**- Kirk Douglas

**1934**- Dame Judi Dench

**1949**- Tom Kite

**1950**- Joan Armatrading

**1953**- Gil Saward

**1953**- John Malkovich

**1957**- Donny Osmond