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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: April 10, 1782
1782 April 10 (Wednesday). I fear my Eyes are dimmer, but I write a Letter to Mr. Adams, and for a little space can read or write without my Spectacles.