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Anno Confusionis Calendar
  As we mentioned in Mpossibilities 72:4, there was a Feb. 29th, 1900, in Orthodox Greece and Russia which had not yet changed from Old Style (Julian calendar) to New Style (Gregorian calendar). In Mpossibilities 74:4 we reported on the collector of urban legends who told of some who worried about their computers not being able to handle the year 2000's extra leap day. The "extra" leap day was of course Feb. 29th, not Feb. 30th, being extra only in that the last three century years weren't leap years. By the Martian calendar there is a Feb. 30th coming up which will be on our Jan. 28, AD 2003, followed by Feb. 31, 32, 33, ..., 56.
   Before Julius changed Quinctilis to Julius, our July, the calendar was very different, and Februarius then only had 28 days. That was going back a bit, to 46 B. C., "the year of confusion".
   Thinking on such things got us "wiffing", wondering "What if ... Julius' correction calendar [actually Sosigenes'] had not been discontinued?", "What if ... we stopped trying to fight confusion and used it?", "What if ... the Fortean Mysteries SIG revived it as our own official calendar (not to be outdone by the Fortean Society or OuLiPo (Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle) calendars with 12 28-day months and 1 29-day month, Fort and Gueules respectively or even the Golik Vulcan calendar with 12 21-t'ved t'kuhati or the Martian calendar with its 12 55- or 56-sol months!
  It is quite forteanly mysterious with 445 days and 15 months with 23, 28, 29, 31, 33 or 34 days with one within another one -- and even an unmonth (The "un-" here means not "not" but "plus one", "undecem-" meaning eleven.)!
     The others started as recently as July 8, 1976 (first Mars landing), Jan. 1, 1931 or Aug. 26, 1837 or as unrecently as March 25, 6417 BC (beginning of Fourth Age).

      AC 1663        AD 2002   AF 70      AP 164     AN 8179            AM 13               FA 8418
Sun. Januarius 1      Sept. 1     Fort. 20   Coq 23       Rork 18      Sat. Nov. 48     Aldëa Yavannië 18
                                                                      AP 165          
Tue. Februarius 1     Oct. 1     Aug. 22   Absolu 24   Nhrar 17   Sun. Dec. 21     Aldëa Narquelië  15
Fri. Mercedonius 1   Oct. 25  Sept. 17  Haha 20      Mitos 12   Wed. Dec. 45   Menelya Hísimë 9
                                                                                        AN 8180              AM 14
Sun. Februarius 25  Nov. 17   Oct. 13     As 16          Tirk 8       Thur. Jan. 10      Menelya Ringarë 2
Fri. Martius 1            Nov. 22  Oct. 18     As 21          Tirk 20     Wed. Jan. 15      Menelya Ringarë 7