Originally the calendar was used to track agricultural concerns and only had ten months March - December. the time that was to be January and February had no agricultural relevance. When the calendar was competed January continued with the numbering scheme after December and February simply ran out of days before March.
Calendars are not easy to make. Our calendar today is based on the one that the Romans used, which was very confusing. Romulus, the first king of Rome, made a 10 month calendar based on lunar cycles that started in March and ended with December. However, it is still unclear whether or not there were any months left out between December and March. It is possible that there were months left out because it would have been winter, and food cannot be grown in the winter. Rome's second king, Numa Pompilius, created a calendar that was exactly one lunar year long, which is 354 days. Pompilius added two months, January and February, to accommodate for the new days. Both January and February had 28 days then, but Pompilius did not like this because even numbers were considered bad luck. No one knows why, but only January, not February also, was given another day. Some believe it has to do with "Februare"meaning "to purify" in the ancient language of the Sabine tribe.
This 355 day calendar would not stay in line with the 4 seasons, because it did not equal the time it took Earth to orbit Sun. To fix this, a 27 day month was added after February 23 every couple of years to make this even. Some officials called Pontiffs, who were in charge of the calendar, took advantage of the system to keep them in office longer.
Julius Caesar changed everything in approximately 45 B.C., when he decided to make the calendars sun-based, not moon-based (the way the Egyptians did it). Caesar added 10 days to each year, and another day after February 23rd every 4 years. Now every year was 365.25 days long. The actual length of a year is about 365.2425 days. It varies as well.
There were 28 days in February 1966.
Since 1966 was not a leap year, February 1966 contained 28 days.
there is 28 days in febuary normally exept for when its a leap year there is 29 days
Those four months have 30 days each. Except for February, the other months all have 31 days. February has 28 days, except in leap years when it has 29 days.
You will be absolutely fine to use the calender until the end of February. 2008 has 29 days in February, 2013 has only 28. It might mean a lot of editing of dates and days from March onwards.
All months have 28 days. But, February is the only month that ends on the 28th.
February has only 28 days. Every four years, it has twenty nine. This is known as a "leap" year.
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There were 28 days in February of 1999. Only on Leap Years is there an additional day.
The only month that has 28 or 29 days is February.
There are 30 days in April, February is the month with only 28 days (with 29 days in a leao year).
There is only 1 month that has JUST 28 days (February), but every month has at least 28 days. The answer is twelve.
It doesn't. February is the only month that can have a different number of days in different years. In a 365-day year, February has 28 days and in a leap year, February has 29 days.
There are 28 days in February.
Only February has exactly 28 days in a non leap year.