Monday, October 24, 2016

Did You Know...

by Kevin Surbaugh

As many of you may or may not know "oct" is Latin for eight, so why is October, the tenth month rather then eighth?
 At one time there were only ten months in the year, March through December. Making October the eighth month. However, a Greek writer/biographer named Plutarch placed January and February at the beginning of the calendar pushing the other months off by two months. Ever since, there has been twelve months and the previously numbered months no longer correlated to the meaning of their names.

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