JFK+50: Volume 6, No. 1815NEW YEAR'S DAY FIRST CELEBRATED ON JANUARY 1ST 2061 YEARS AGO
Rome (JFK+50) 2061 years ago today, January 1, 45 B.C., New Year's Day was celebrated for the time on the 1st day of January when the new Julian Calendar went into effect.
Julius Caesar* consulted the Greek astronomer Sosigenes to create a calendar which eliminated the Lunar cycle which often had required correction and replaced it with one based on the solar year of 365.25 days.
The Julian Calendar also added one day every 4 years to the month of February. Also, the month of Quintilis was changed to Julius. The Julian Calendar was used in the Roman Empire which included most of Europe, but was replaced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 by his Gregorian Calendar.
*Garius Julius Caesar (100 BC-44 BC) was born in Rome. He began his political career as a military tribune eventually becoming Emperor of the Roman Empire. GJC was assassinated as a result of a senatorial coup on March 15, 44 BC.
"Julius Caesar, Biography," www.biography.com/
"New Year's Day, 45 BC," This Day in History, Jan 01, www.history.com/
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