Originally posted by prosoccer
So this one got me thinking yesterday, which day did the 60's end, was it December 31, 1969 or did they end January 1, 1970?
Technically the 60's were still going until the last unit of time on December 31, so I don't see how that could be it, but the 60's were already over by January 1...hmmm...
This is a veryinteresting question!
If I say that (which is true) that the year 0 didn't exist. 31 of december year 1 B.C. was succeded by 1 of january year 1 A.D. (Beleive me on this.)
Then the first year of the first decennium started at year 1. Right?
The 2nd year started year 2. Etc. The 10th year started the year 10 and lasted until the 31th of December year 10 A.D. Right? The first decennium didn't have only nine years, that's silly.
Okey, what about the 196th decennium?
What day and what year did it start? Answer: The 1st of January 1961, 196 decennia after the very first started.
And when did it end? Answer: Ten years after, i.e. the 31th december 1970.
Seems a little odd at first but when you think about there never was a year zero everything makes sense.
So there is the reason that I had two millenium anniversaries. One when everyone had it and one when it actually occurred.