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From this point, many attempts were made to align the Republican calendar with the solar year including the addition of an extra month to certain years to supplant the lack of days in a particular year.

In 46 BC, the calendar was further reformed by Julius Caesar, introducing an algorithm that removed the dependence of calendars from the observation of the new moon.

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On this day in 1916, at the Boulevard Race in Corona, California, an early racing car careens into a crowd of spectators, killing the driver and two others.

On this day in 2013, Margaret Thatcher, the first–and so far only–female prime minister of the United Kingdom, dies in London at age 87 from a stroke. American writer Barbara Kingsolver was born on this day near Annapolis, Maryland. After high school, she left Kentucky to attend De Pauw University in Indiana.Pope Gregory XIII addressed this by essentially skipping 10 days in the date, making the day after October 4, 1582, October 15.An adjustment was also made to the algorithm of the Julian calendar that changed which century years would be considered leap years.The ancient Roman calendar was believed to be an observational lunar calendar, based on the cycles of the moon's phases.The Romans were then believed to have adopted a 10-month calendar with 304 days, leaving the remaining 50 or so days as an unorganized winter.

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