Companies and organizations operate on a fiscal year, which need not coincide with the change of a calendar year. By defining a fiscal year as ending on, say, June 30 each year, that enables the organization to close its financial books during the summer, if that's more convenient than in the middle of winter. It … Continue reading Fifty-Three


Thirty¬†days hath September, April, June, and November. And once, in Sweden, February. In 1712, Sweden had a day called¬†February 30. It all has to do with the shift from the Julian to the Gregorian calendars. The Julian calendar was designed by Julius Caesar in 46 BCE, and became the calendar of the Roman Empire, and … Continue reading Thirty