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28 Feb 97

Sometimes we celebrate birthdays when it's convenient rather than official. It's convenient to arrange a three day weekend, so we had Washington's Birthday (observed) on Feb. 17, even though his actual birthday is Feb. 22 according to the calendar. The stumper is that George Washington was really born on February 11 according to his own calendar. Why is there a discrepancy of 11 days about a simple matter of historical fact?

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Marc Kummel / mkummel@rain.org