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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 11, 1782
1782 May 11 (Saturday). I endeavour to prepare sermon, which I have heretofore begun — but am not able to accomplish it, by reason of the impairs of my sight.