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Moving Washington's Birthday

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If there had been a calendar on the wall in the room where his mother gave birth, it would have shown that George Washington entered life 11 days earlier than "Washington's birthday." There's a reason for this, and a reason why it was later moved. The reason was a centuries-old squabble between the Catholic Church and the rest of the Western world.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Can The Calendar Be Made More Logical?

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University and former deputy director of NASA's astrophysics division, is just the sort of pers...