It's October 9, and we'd like to report what happened in Italy, Portugal, Poland and Spain on this date in 1582, but we simply cannot. It's not because we don't know what happened on that date or that nothing noteworthy happened. It's because October 9, 1582 never existed at all in those four countries. That's because those four countries were adjusting to a new calendar, and to catch up with the rest of the world, they skipped over October 9, 1582. One of the advantages of being an American School student is that you can skip a day too if you'd like. Now we don't recommend skipping several days or weeks in a row. Rather, we'd like you to work on your courses on a consistent basis, but all of our students have the ability to work entirely at their own pace. That means if you want to skip a day here and there you can do that. It's entirely up to you. Our students say that the ability to work at their own pace, when and where it is convenient for them, is one of the things they like best about the American School. We think you'll feel the same way after you enroll and become one of our students!
Today’s Anniversary: The Day That Wasn’t
October 9, 2013 by