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Is this sentence true or false the new century began at 1 Jan 2000 while the new mellinnum began at 1 Jan 2001?

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2007-12-09 08:20:33

False. Both the new century and the new millennium began on 1

Jan 2001. The reason is: there was no year 0 (zero);

therefore, the 100th and final year of the the First Century was

year 100. Following that, 200 was the final year of the Second

Century, 300 was the final year of the Third Century, and so on.

1000 was the final year of the millennium. Many people want to

simplify the accounting and put 2000 with the new century and

millennium because it starts with a "2," and nothing important is

harmed by this error, but it is an error.


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