Discover where and why we lost 11 days in 1752! This signified a very unusual period in Britain’s history where the country “lost” 11 days due to an act of parliament. Reportedly this led to confusion, disruption and protests from angry mobs. But how and why did this happen? Read on to find out.
Have you ever found yourself saying that “time is flying by”? Well, it seems there is some truth in this, because scientists have discovered that the earth is spinning at a faster rate. What is causing this, you might ask? And how might it affect our everyday lives? Read on to find out more.
Chankillo, built 2,300 years ago, in northern Peru is an extraordinary observatory also used as a solar calendar. Built on a ridge in the Casma Valley at Chankillo, a structure of 13 towers, the observatory allowed remarkably accurate astronomical observations by people with an exceptionally sophisticated understanding of astronomy and the rising and setting arcs of the sun.
This fascinating article details a conversation between a Percy Page and Rose Calendars founder George Rose. The conversation took place in 1912 and concerned an impressive young customer of Rose Calendars, who later found stardom in the motor industry.
Today is officially the first day of autumn as we embrace the equinox with 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.