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22nd Mar '17 5:46:52 PM Arcorann
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* North Korea has the Juche calendar, with Juche 1 being 1912, the year of Kim Il Sung's birth. It did not replace (yet) the common world calendar but most North Korean publications include both dates. For instance, something published in 2013 will be dated "2013 / Juche 101".

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* North Korea has the Juche calendar, with Juche 1 being 1912, the year of Kim Il Sung's birth. It did not replace (yet) the common world calendar but most North Korean publications include both dates. For instance, something published in 2013 will be dated "2013 / Juche 101".102".
12th Mar '17 1:57:12 AM Xtifr
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** The shift from the [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar 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 [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar [[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.
4th Mar '17 3:37:02 PM Xtifr
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** Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, when reforming the calendar (and naming the whole system after himself) renamed ''Quintilis'', the month in which he had been born, ''Iulius'' after himself, and Augustus renamed the following month ''Augustus'' after himself to commemorate the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Actium Battle of Actium]]. The Julian reforms primarily consisted of lengthening the existing months and doing away with the irregular "intercalary" months used to adjust the length of the previous system, which were subject to manipulation by the Pontifex Maximus, who was invariably deeply involved in Roman politics.

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** Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, when reforming the calendar (and naming the whole system after himself) renamed ''Quintilis'', the month in which he had been born, ''Iulius'' after himself, and Augustus renamed the following month ''Augustus'' after himself to commemorate the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Actium Battle of Actium]]. The Julian reforms primarily consisted of lengthening the existing months and doing away with the irregular "intercalary" months used to adjust the length of the previous system, which were subject to manipulation by the Pontifex Maximus, who was invariably deeply involved in Roman politics.
27th Feb '17 6:27:40 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:
--> '''Creator/NeilGaiman''': ''"As best we can tell, the gods of Asgard came from UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, spread into Scandinavia, and then out into the parts of the world dominated [[HornyVikings by the Vikings]] -- into Orkney and UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}} and the north of UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom -- where the invaders left places named for Thor or Odin. In English, [[HitSoHardTheCalendarFeltIt the gods have left their names in our days of the week]]. You can find Tyr the one-handed (Odin's son), Odin, Thor, and Frigg, the queen of the gods, in respectively, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday."''
18th Feb '17 11:30:02 AM karstovich2
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* The [[AncientRome ancient Romans]] dated their calendar from the foundation of the city of Rome -- ''AbUrbeCondita'' or A.V.C.. Their original calendar divided the year into ten months: ''Martius'' (Mars(=Ares)'s (Mars being the god of war ''and'' farming, activities beginning in the spring)), ''Aprilis'' (Opening, ''i.e.'' of buds), ''Maius'' (Maia (a fertility goddess)'s), ''Iunius'' (Juno(=Hera)'s),[[note]]the rest show a distinct lack of imagination[[/note]] ''Quintilis'' (Fifth), ''Sextilis'' (Sixth), ''September'' (Seventh), ''October'' (Eighth), ''November'' (Ninth), and ''December'' (Tenth). When the ten month calendar proved unworkable, two new months were added at the end, ''Ianuarius'' (Opening or Janus's) and ''Februarius'' (Purification, referring to a winter festival). This change is attributed to Numa Pompilius, the legendary second king of Rome. In the 2nd century B.C., the beginning of the year was shifted from March to January in order to allow the newly-elected consuls to be ready for battle by the start of the campaigning season (spring).

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* The [[AncientRome ancient Romans]] dated their calendar from the foundation of the city of Rome -- ''AbUrbeCondita'' or A.V.C.. Their original calendar divided the year into ten months: ''Martius'' (Mars(=Ares)'s (Mars being the god of war ''and'' farming, activities beginning in the spring)), ''Aprilis'' (Opening, ''i.e.'' of buds), ''Maius'' (Maia (a fertility goddess)'s), ''Iunius'' (Juno(=Hera)'s),[[note]]the rest show a distinct lack of imagination[[/note]] ''Quintilis'' (Fifth), ''Sextilis'' (Sixth), ''September'' (Seventh), ''October'' (Eighth), ''November'' (Ninth), and ''December'' (Tenth). The remaining two months' worth of time were not assigned to any month. When the ten month calendar proved unworkable, the unassigned time was divided into two new months were added at the end, end of the year, ''Ianuarius'' (Opening or Janus's) and ''Februarius'' (Purification, referring to a winter festival). This change is attributed to Numa Pompilius, the legendary second king of Rome. In the 2nd century B.C., the beginning of the year was shifted from March to January in order to allow the newly-elected consuls to be ready for battle by the start of the campaigning season (spring).
11th Jan '17 6:29:02 AM Elfkaiser
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* As revealed in [[https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/story-time-with-jythri/1552310 a visit by Randy Varnell]] at the [[AllThereInTheManual Battleborn Discord server]], the [[AlternativeCalendar Standard Codex Reckoning (C.R.) calendar]] of ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' came about because of a few very extra-ordinary things. One of those being the natural death of the star Celestis, leaving 1 million active stars to be tracked by the Eldrid on Codex. Other reasons that make year zero big are when the Varelsi first appear and begin darkening uninhabited systems; and Lenore discovering the science of Sustainment
8th Jan '17 1:02:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' takes place at some unspecified year in the future. No one ever refers to a specific year; it's always in reference to other events. At one point, we're told that a [[HumanPopsicle Revival]] truly lost it when she asked what year it was, and "they told her." It's not stated outright, but what they probably said was "we have no idea."

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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' takes place at some unspecified year in the future. No one ever refers to a specific year; it's always in reference to other events. At one point, we're told that a [[HumanPopsicle Revival]] truly lost it when she asked what year it was, and "they told her." It's not stated outright, but what they probably said was "we have no idea."
8th Jan '17 11:53:45 AM nombretomado
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* The "[[UltimateUniverse Ultimatized]]" {{Marvel 2099}} seen in ''Timestorm 2009-2099'' includes a brief scene set some years earlier with a holographic teacher modeled on Reed Richards explaining that it probably isn't ''really'' 2085 because they started counting again from the last date ''before'' the disaster.

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* The "[[UltimateUniverse Ultimatized]]" {{Marvel 2099}} ComicBook/Marvel2099 seen in ''Timestorm 2009-2099'' includes a brief scene set some years earlier with a holographic teacher modeled on Reed Richards explaining that it probably isn't ''really'' 2085 because they started counting again from the last date ''before'' the disaster.
16th Dec '16 9:02:22 AM dracogeorge
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*** Though it should be noted that B.C.E./C.E. actually were religions to begin with, meaning Before Christian Era and Christian Era.
5th Nov '16 4:47:48 PM Morgenthaler
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