Could you imagine saying today’s date as 2456450.35446? Looks like a stardate, but it’s the Julian calendar calculation of today’s date. The Julian calendar was moved to the Gregorian calendar. The Julian calendar is 365.25 and was used by some countries until as late as last century. Julian date simply counted up from Universal Time on January 1, 4713 BCE.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 26
- Microsoft retires support for MS-DOS
- The First Barcode was scanned
- IBM Blue Gene/P
- Apple Mac G4 Computers were released