Some articles on year, conventional tropic year, years:
... concerning the true length of the tropical year with precision never attained before, though this fact is little known ... Based on his results, he proposed to Russia, which at this time used the conventional tropic year according to Sosigenes of Alexandria of exactly 365 days 6 hours (cf ... equal Gregorian Calendar dates in the year 1900, but then, first proposed by von Mädler himself, a new 128-year rule for additional common years ...
Famous quotes containing the words year and/or conventional:
“They give us a pair of cloth shorts twice a year for all our clothing. When we work in the sugar mills and catch our finger in the millstone, they cut off our hand; when we try to run away, they cut off our leg: both things have happened to me. It is at this price that you eat sugar in Europe.”
—Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (16941778)
“No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.”
—André Breton (18961966)