Frazz by Jef Mallett for February 22, 2017

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    docforbin  about 7 years ago

    Technically, George Washington was born on February 11, 1731. So why do we mark it as February 22, 1732? At the time of Washington’s birth, Great Britain was still using the Julian calendar and marked New Year’s Day on March 25. When it adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752, eleven days were dropped from the calendar, New Year’s Day was moved to January 1 and a year was added. Thus February 11, 1731 became February 22, 1732.

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    Perkycat  about 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info – interesting.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  about 7 years ago

    11 days lost.

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    gatocatcat  about 7 years ago

    “Dumper”. I’ve not seen/heard that one before. Is it a typo for dumpster? No, can’t be a typo in a comic strip. Maybe it’s a writo. Or better, a drawo. Inko. Then again, it could be simply a reference to the place where one takes a dump. And why is it “take a dump”? Shouldn’t it be “leave a dump”?

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 7 years ago

    People who think that George Washington gets a lot of undue credit just because he happened to be first in line should really take a serious look at his accomplishments. It’s not for nothing that historians regularly rank him among the greats, even tho most average people just say “yeah, yeah, father of his country, yada yada, ho hum”. He fully deserves that featured spot that Gutzon Borglum gave him.

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