History Main / HitSoHardTheCalendarFeltIt

16th Sep '17 3:48:23 PM nombretomado
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** The shift from the [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar Julian]] to the [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Gregorian]] calendars took place among Roman Catholics in [[TheRenaissance the 16th century]], but was not commonly adopted among non-Catholics until about [[TheCavalierYears the 18th]] [[note]]Isaac Asimov, in one of his essays, said that the Protestant countries would rather be wrong than be set right by the Pope[[/note]], leading to a difference of some eleven days. This is why some dates like UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington's birthday will appear as February 11 (O.S.)[[note]]Old Style[[/note]] and February 22 (N.S.)[[note]]New Style[[/note]], and why [[Literature/DonQuixote Miguel de Cervantes]] and Creator/WilliamShakespeare died on the same date (April 23, 1616), eleven days apart. Russia held out into the early 20th century, not adopting the Gregorian calendar until after the communist revolution. Hence, the October Revolution actually took place in November. The Russian Orthodox Church still uses the Julian calendar, which is why Russians celebrate Christmas on January 7th.

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** The shift from the [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar Julian]] to the [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Gregorian]] calendars took place among Roman Catholics in [[TheRenaissance [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance the 16th century]], but was not commonly adopted among non-Catholics until about [[TheCavalierYears the 18th]] [[note]]Isaac Asimov, in one of his essays, said that the Protestant countries would rather be wrong than be set right by the Pope[[/note]], leading to a difference of some eleven days. This is why some dates like UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington's birthday will appear as February 11 (O.S.)[[note]]Old Style[[/note]] and February 22 (N.S.)[[note]]New Style[[/note]], and why [[Literature/DonQuixote Miguel de Cervantes]] and Creator/WilliamShakespeare died on the same date (April 23, 1616), eleven days apart. Russia held out into the early 20th century, not adopting the Gregorian calendar until after the communist revolution. Hence, the October Revolution actually took place in November. The Russian Orthodox Church still uses the Julian calendar, which is why Russians celebrate Christmas on January 7th.
12th Sep '17 8:07:24 AM Veanne
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* ''WebVideo/DirigibleDays'' starts in the year 997 from the CometOfDoom-induced collapse of civilisation.
13th Jun '17 11:59:59 AM BeerBaron
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* Franchise/TheElderScrolls universe has this happen at least three times.
** Or, depending on how strictly you look at this trope, twice (only two of the Era-transitions starts with disasters: the Second Era's assassination of the Reman Emperors and the Fourth Era's end of the Septim Dynasty).

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* Franchise/TheElderScrolls universe has this happen at least three times.
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' timeline is divided into "Eras," which each beginning and ending due to major events.
** Or, depending on how strictly you look at this trope, twice (only two The Dawn Era is Nirn's TimeOfMyths, where Mundus (the mortal plane) was still settling following the events of creation. The et'Ada ("original spirits") who participated in that creation walked the earth, with some further sacrificing themselves to become the "Earthbones," the laws of nature and physics that would allow for life, while others made children with one another, who would become the Ehlnofey, ancestors to all the mortal races of Nirn. The Dawn Era came to an end when Akatosh, the Dragon God of Time, established linear time as a concept.
** The Merethic Era, the era
of the Era-transitions starts with disasters: [[OurElvesAreBetter Mer (or Elves)]], then followed. Fleeing some unrecorded threat to their ancient homeland of Aldmeris, the Aldmer (ancestors of the modern races of Mer, whose closest living relative is the Altmer,) came to the continent of Tamriel and established a new homeland in the Summerset Isles. Over time, typically due to [[OurGodsAreDifferent religious differences]], the other races of Mer (the Bosmer, Dunmer, Falmer, Ayleids, [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orsimer]], and [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]) all split off and settled different parts of Tamriel. The Merethic Era came to an end when the Camoran Dynasty was founded in Valenwood, forever after limiting the influence of the Altmer on their mainland brethren.
** The 1st Era saw the human Atmorans of the northern continent of Atmora successfully invade Tamriel and establish the first major threat of Men to the races of Mer. The First (Alessian) and
Second Era's assassination (Reman) Cyrodiilic Empires were rose and fell in this Era, with the 1st Era ending after the last of the Reman Emperors line was assassinated without an heir.
** The 2nd Era saw the [[{{Wutai}} Akaviri]] [[RegentForLife Potentates]] rule for the first several centuries of the new Era in a continuation of the Second Empire until they too were assassinated. Tamriel experienced the "Interregnum," their own version of the [[DarkAgeEurope Dark Ages]] where petty kingdoms fought in fruitless wars
and Tamriel was under attack from all manners of threat, including both mundane and supernatural. The 2nd Era came to an end after Tiber Septim successfully completed his conquest of all of Tamriel, becoming the Fourth Era's end first person to ever succeed in this feat, establishing the Third Cyrodiilic Empire. The spin-off game ''Redguard'' and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' take place during this Era.
** The 3rd Era ran for the duration
of the Septim Dynasty).Dynasty and is the time when each of the first four games in the main series are set (as well as the spinoff game, ''Battlespire''). It came to an end at the conclusion of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], which saw the last of the Septim line die without an heir.
** The 4th Era is the current Era of the series as of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. The Third Cyrodiilic Empire is in [[VestigialEmpire dire straights]] as internal strife, the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]], and the return of the dragons all stand against it as major threats.
21st May '17 9:58:22 AM Rysto
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* In ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' the calendar counts from the first appearance of Shinju and the Vertex.

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* In ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' is set in the calendar counts from Year 300 of the first appearance Divine Era. The prequel light novel, ''Nogi Wakaba Is a Hero'', tells the story of Shinju the end of the [[ThePresentDay Anno Domini Era]]. The Divine Era begins [[spoiler: after the last vestige of humanity agrees to give up the divine weapons bestowed on them by the Shinju-sama in return for a cease-fire with the Celestial Gods who are trying to wipe out humanity. As it turns out, the Taisha secretly broke the agreement and continued to develop the Vertex.Hero System, leading to the events of Washio Sumi Is a Hero and Yuki Yuna Is a Hero]].
16th May '17 6:52:12 PM nombretomado
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* Implied as Tally and Zane look at Rusty graffiti in the second book of the ''{{Uglies}}'' trilogy.

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* Implied as Tally and Zane look at Rusty graffiti in the second book of the ''{{Uglies}}'' ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' trilogy.
16th May '17 6:52:34 AM Medinoc
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** The reason they still remain well known is that it was introduced in the famous year of 1793-1794, the year of the Terror, and several months and dates, have become proverbial in terms of its gravity of impact. The most well known dates on the calendar is 9 Thermidor, the Fall of UsefulNotes/MaximilienRobespierre, and 18 Brumaire, the coup that brought UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte to power.

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** The reason they still remain well known is that it was introduced in the famous year of 1793-1794, the year of the Terror, and several months and dates, have become proverbial in terms of its gravity of impact. The most well known dates on the calendar is 9 Thermidor, Thermidor year II, the Fall of UsefulNotes/MaximilienRobespierre, and 18 Brumaire, Brumaire year VIII, the coup that brought UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte to power.
14th May '17 8:06:48 AM DocJamore
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* There is a small, perhaps insignificant, movement that holds the calendar should be reset so that Year Zero will be the year tvtropes.org came online.
4th Apr '17 11:14:09 AM arisboch
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* The Franchise/{{Gundam}} franchise loves using alternate calendar systems, but the only one that really matches this trope is ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'', which is set in After War 0015, 15 years after the [[ApocalypseHow disastrous end of the 7th Space War]] which wiped out 99% of humanity. Some fan theories suggest that ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''[='s=] After Colony calendar started with the launch of Skylab, but there isn't any official proof that this is true or not. Special mention to ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', which implicitly has several dozen calendar changes in its backstory, to the point where this trope is the only explanation.

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* The Franchise/{{Gundam}} franchise loves using alternate calendar systems, but the only one that really matches this trope is ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'', which is set in After War 0015, 15 years after the [[ApocalypseHow disastrous end of the 7th Space War]] which wiped out 99% of humanity.humanity living on Earth. Some fan theories suggest that ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''[='s=] After Colony calendar started with the launch of Skylab, but there isn't any official proof that this is true or not. Special mention to ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', which implicitly has several dozen calendar changes in its backstory, to the point where this trope is the only explanation.
31st Mar '17 9:44:31 PM JulianLapostat
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* Very little written records survive about the Viking Age, and no primary sources written from the Viking perspective but the impact they made on culture left many traces in culture, traces that remained even when Myth/NorseMythology was forgotten from cultural memory and all the Vikings had converted to Christianity and abandoned their polytheistic beliefs. What are these traces, well in Continental Europe, the days of the week are named after Roman and Greek deities and the names used in the Latin and Roman era. In the Anglophone however, local gods were used:

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* Very little written records survive about the Viking Age, UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge, and no primary sources written from the Viking perspective but the impact they made on culture left many traces in culture, traces that remained even when Myth/NorseMythology was forgotten from cultural memory and all the Vikings had converted to Christianity and abandoned their polytheistic beliefs. What are these traces, well in Continental Europe, the days of the week are named after Roman and Greek deities and the names used in the Latin and Roman era. In the Anglophone however, local gods were used:
31st Mar '17 3:16:54 PM nombretomado
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* OrionsArm uses the Lunar calendar based on the landing of Apollo 11 in Tranquility basin (years denoted AT, After Tranquility), after the [[NanoMachines Nanodisaster]] and the evacuation of [[EarthThatWas Old Earth]].

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* OrionsArm ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' uses the Lunar calendar based on the landing of Apollo 11 in Tranquility basin (years denoted AT, After Tranquility), after the [[NanoMachines Nanodisaster]] and the evacuation of [[EarthThatWas Old Earth]].
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