Thursday, 23 November 2017

Problem... The Greatest π-day Birthday in History

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Whether you take π o'clock to mean between 03:14:15 and 03:14:16, or as 3.141592653... am, people born on January 21, 1589 in the Gregorian calendar would have been π years old on π day 1592, i.e. on 3/14/1592.  One of these people was William Strode Jr, or William Strode of Barington, philanthropist and Roundhead in the English Civil War, who was born on 11 January 1589 according to the Julian calendar.  In 1589, however, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which was still in use in Britain.

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