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However confusion occurs when an event involves both.For example, William III of England arrived at Brixham in England on 5 November (Julian calendar), after setting sail from the Netherlands on 11 November (Gregorian calendar), in 1688.

For a more general discussion of the equivalent transitions in other countries, see Adoption of the Gregorian calendar. There were two calendar changes in Great Britain and its colonies, which may sometimes complicate matters: the first was to change the start of the year from Lady Day (25 March) to 1 January; the second was to discard the Julian calendar in favour of the Gregorian calendar.

The European colonies of the Americas adopted the new style calendar when their mother countries did.

In what is now the continental United States, the French and Spanish possessions did so before the British colony.

Wednesday, 2 September 1752, was followed by Thursday, 14 September 1752.

Claims that rioters demanded "Give us our eleven days" grew out of a misinterpretation of a painting by William Hogarth.

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