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EVENTS

1582:

Gregorian Calendar Reform

To adjust the inaccuracy in the date caused by an extra day per century in the Julian calendar, Pope Gregory XIII ordered ten days to be subtracted from October of 1582. The calendar jumped from October 4 to October 15, and the new Gregorian Calendar, which we use today, was devised.

 

WHO DIED

1582:

Teresa of Ávila

Spanish nun and mystic, Teresa wrote spiritual classics and initiated Carmelite reform.

   

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