25 December 1848

I thought it would be useful to be provide the formula by which one can work out on which day of the week a person was born, given the full date.

**HOW TO FIND THE DAY OF THE WEEK ON WHICH YOU WERE BORN**

1. Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born.

2. Add a quarter to that number, ignoring any fraction of a year.

3. Add the date in the month on which you were born.

4. Add the month factor as follows:- January - 1 (or 0 for a leap year)

February - 4 (or 3 for a leap year)

March - 4

April - 0

May - 2

June - 5

July - 0

August - 3

September - 6

October - 1

November - 4

December - 6

5. Take away 1 if after 1999; add 2 if before 1900; add 4 if before 1800.

N.B. This formula does not work for dates before 14 September 1752 when the calendar was altered by losing eleven days.

6. Divide the total number by 7 and use the remainder left over to check the day of the week from the following table:-

1 = Sunday

2 = Monday

3 = Tuesday

4 = Wednesday

5 = Thursday

6 = Friday

0 = Saturday

Author: Dunn, Neville

Year = 1848

Month = December

Day = 25

Event = Family

Gender = Male

Landscape = National Park

People = Single

Extra = Pre 1900

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