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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by phirel, Feb 29, 2008.

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  1. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    This is another unusual question that just came to my mind. Today is Feb. 29 and we only see a Feb. 29 in years divisible by 4. If a shooter was born on Feb. 29, 1944, when would he be classified as a Vet? There will not be a Feb 29 in 2009. Would this person only get birthday presents every four years?

    Totally unrelated to this question is the fact that every President is elected in a year that does have a Feb. 29.

    Pat Ireland
     
  2. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

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    Pat -

    Pretty sure if you do a little research you will find that your last statement is not true.

    Scott
     
  3. Neil Winston

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    OK, Scott, all but three . . .

    Neil
     
  4. Hauxfan

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    My Aunt Evelyn turns 21 today........In other words, she is 84 but has only had 21 birthdays............Darn, she really doesn't look a day over 77 or so........lol

    Hauxfan!
     
  5. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Help me out--which three ?

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  6. Steve NJ

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    Haux, Wish your aunt a Happy 21st and take her out for a drink now that she is legal!
     
  7. Hauxfan

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    Thanks Steve, I've already wished her Happy Birthday, but at her age she isn't much interested in a drink.

    Now if I said let's go to the Casino, she'd be ready in a flash. lol

    She loves those slots.

    Hauxfan!
     
  8. tom berry

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    Neil, isn't it actually two??? 1800 & 1900 2000 was a leap year, at least according to my Outlook calendar.

    Cut and pasted from another article found on the web (so it has to be true!!)

    The Gregorian calendar, the current standard calendar in most of the world, adds a 29th day to February in 97 years out of every 400, a closer approximation than once every four years. This is implemented by making every year divisible by four a leap year unless that year is divisible by 100. If it is divisible by 100 it can only be a leap year if that year is also divisible by 400.

    Tom
     
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    Pat / Tom – The Gregorian calendar is synchronized with the venereal (?) equinox which is about .001 years less than 365.25 days. I don’t remember the exact rule, but it seems that every 100 years there is no leap year. Therefore, at most, three presidents could have been elected during years divisible by four, which were not leap years. Jon Sharp
     
  10. ivanhoe

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    Pat I can't come up with any that were elected to office that were not elected in a year that doesn't have a Feb. 29, in it. There were 6 Presidents that resumed the office of the Presidency upon the death of the President, the 10,13,17,20,33, and 35 went into office after the sitting President's death and 1 that into office following the resignation of the President.(the 37th)

    Bob lawless
     
  11. tom berry

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    Jon, The rule is in my first post. The hundred year thing applies, except for years like 2000, which is divisible by 400, thus there is a Feb 29 in that year.

    Bob, 1800 Thomas Jefferson; 1900 Teddy Roosevelt. Neither of these years should have had a Feb 29.
     
  12. tachyon

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    It is vernal equinox.

    Venereal is usually associated with various diseases.

    The book linked above: "Calendar; Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year" is a good read for those interested in how we acquired our western calendar.

    on the par with the book Longitude by David Sobel. He tells the story of how a british tinkerer solved the problem of determining longitude. This was extremely important for navigation when crossing the ocean. The North Star could be used for latitude but longitude required a different solution.
     
  13. phirel

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    Great posts, I learned something. But, when will the shooter born on Feb. 29, 1944, be classified as a Vet?

    Pat Ireland
     
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    I don't think there is a specific rule about leap year in the book, so I'd go with Feb 28, 2009.
     
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    Pat, I use to think Tron was the King.
     
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    On or after 2/28/09 and when shooter declares category at classification time.
     
  17. phirel

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    If a shooter born on 1-29-44 could declare as a Vet on 1-28-09, then it follows that a shooter born on 1-28-44 could declare as a Vet on 1-27-09.

    Pat Ireland
     
  18. Neil Winston

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    Tom, you are correct, two.

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  19. phirel

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    But I only missed two-- a 98 is not a bad score. Of the two I missed, one was a strong Federalist (not good) and the other was a shootee and not a shooter.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    tom berry you said "Bob, 1800 Thomas Jefferson; 1900 Teddy Roosevelt. Neither of these years should have had a Feb 29." you are correct. I stand corrected and that is the first time I have ever heard of The Gregorian Rule.

    FlaLagarto I do not know exactly what were referring to when you wrote "#2 John Adams and #25 William McKinley" but Adams was elected in 1796 a leap year and McKinley was elected in 1896.

    Jefferson, Thomas #3
    1801-09 was elected in 1800

    Roosevelt, Theodore #26
    1901-09 was Elected in 1900

    Bob Lawless

    PS Pat 98 you mean 40 there are only 42 you like I miss 2 that is 40!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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