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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: May 16, 1752
1752 May 16 (Saturday). Billy works at t’other House so that I am alone to take Care of things and put all to rights after the Raising. Wet myself and then took Cold.