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Table of contents of the book "One Day Too Many"

  • Calendar – an everyday requirement.
    •Factors concerning the structure of a calendar.
    •The smallest unit of the calendar, the day.
    •The week, a period of time invented by man.
    •The moon, the measure for the month.
    •How many days and months does a year have?
  • How does one measure a year?
  • Origins of our calendar
    •Egyptian calendar
    •Julian calendar
  • The beginnings of the Gregorian calendar
    •Determining the start of the year.
  • The Easter date as a trigger for the Gregorian reform.
  • The reform of the calendar by Pope Gregory XIII.
  • Reading matter for the people – the People’s Calendar
  • The calendar in other cultures.
    •Sumerian calendar
    • Babylonian calendar
    • Greek calendar
    •Jewish calendar
    • Chinese calendar
    • Indian calendar
    • Indonesian calendar
    • Moslem calendar
    • Kurdish calendar
    •Aztec and Mayan calendar
  • A different calendar for each revolution.
    •The French revolution calendar
    • Italian calendar reform
    •Russian calendar reform
  • Attempts to reform the calendar in the 20th century.
    •The League of Nations as the first contact for calendar reform.
    •United Nations
  • Faults in the current calendar
  • Do we need a calendar reform?
  • Appendix
    • Technical terms / glossary
    •Catalogues

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