According to the Julian Calendar, George Washington was born on February 11, 1731. In 1752 Britain and its colonies adopted the Gregorian Calendar. This moved Washington’s birthday to February 22, 1732. A quick way to become a year younger!
The lesson to be learned by those who have tracked their American or British ancestors before 1752 — don’t forget to take into account the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar.
vea/16 February 2014
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