source personalityhotelsToday is the "extra" day of this year, "Leap Year!"! I thought I would look up some facts and funny things concerning "Leap Year." In a nutshell, the Earth actually rotates about 365 and quarter times on its axis to complete a full year’s orbit around the sun. That means that periodically -- or every four years to be precise -- an extra day is needed to help balance things out. Apparently, the end of February seemed as good a place as any. And, according to most theories, we have Julius Caesar to thank for that. Who would of thought that someone that far back would have worried about days when saving your life was almost a daily worry???
source pixmule.com"Leap" years take place during years divisible by four—but not always.???hmmm.... I don't remember it being different do you??? Because a solar year is a little less than 365.25 days, consistently adding an extra day to the calendar every four years wouldn't work. To account for this, years that are evenly divisible by 100 are never leap years unless they are also evenly divisible by 400. That means, for example, that 2000 was a leap year and 2400 will be, but 1900 was not and 2100 will not be. Crystal clear, right? well shoot I don't get to see any of that. :( too long and too early for my age!
source Kilban calendarsIf you're birthday is today, first "Happy birthday to youuuuuu!" Second, so you don't feel quite so alone, according to TimeAndDate.com, other "" or "" include Pope Paul III, born in 1468; Italian composer of William Tell and The Barber of Seville, Giocchini Rossini, born in 1792; American singer Dinah Shore, born in 1916; I remember her great voice---and rapper and actor Ja Rule, born in 1976.Wow...what a line up.