Pope Gregory

Pope Gregory XIII and a page from his reformed calendar that corrected the previous Julian calendar

The Story of the Calendar: Gregorian Calendar Adopted on October 4, 1582

A New Day began when the Gregorian Calendar was Adopted on Oct 4, 1582. Ten days were skipped, the next date was Oct15, closer to the seasons.

Detail of the pope's tomb by Camillo Rusconi (completed 1723); Antonio Lilio is genuflecting before the pope, presenting his printed calendar. (Wikipedia)

Podcast Episode 53 l The Story of the Calendar: Gregorian Calendar Adopted on October 4, 1582

October 4th, 1582 was the last day of the Julian calendar. To sync to the Gregorian calendar, 10 days were skipped, making the next day October 15. This is a short story of the calendar.