Category Leap Year

The Surprising History behind Leap Year

Two days ago – on Sunday last – I posted the story of Leap Year Day.  I hoped you liked it. Yesterday was actual Leap Year Day.  This morning, March 1st and the day after Leap Year Day, I find in my inbox the following story of Leap Year by Brian Handwerk and National Geographic […]

February 29th

This coming Monday is February 29th – Leap Year Day. So what’s the story behind this ‘once every four years’ event? Well, this is one version of the stories but I’m afraid that I cannot vouch for it in person – and you’ll soon see why! Legend has it that the first Roman calendar was […]