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In 1752, Great Britain and the American colonies switched from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar, which we use today in a slightly updated form.
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Daily Archives: July 18, 1739
1739 July 18 (Wednesday). I was at the Funeral of Mr. Simeon Haywards Child. N.B. Discourse of the Meazles being at Shrewsbury Close by us.