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Someone please explain the date process?

  1. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Hey Hubbers,

    I want someone to give a specific reason for why 1900-2000 is consider the 20th Century?

    When known dates as far back as 10,000 B.C. and presently on 2010 A.D.?

    So, please explain?

    The FIRST Century? Was when it?

    Was it O - 99 A.D.? Was it not?

    O A.D. was a complete year, was it not? Then, wouldn't that be the first year?

    I came across a side note, I made myself during my research and recently came across is again, as I was looking thru my stuff.

    However, I am unable to find the exact reason? So could you help. I only bring this up because of something someone else said in another thread.

    But, please do indulge. smile

    Thank you in advance for your time. smile

    1. AdsenseStrategies profile image73
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just to confuse things, Herod the Great died in 4 B.C...

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        How does that answer or explain anything? sad

        1. AdsenseStrategies profile image73
          AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It doesn't. It confuses it. Supposedly Jesus was born in the year 1 AD. But if Herod was king of Judea at the time of his birth, and Herod died in 4 BC, then he could not have been born later than 4 BC.
          In fact the calendar was begun much later, and was calculated backwards somehow or other. But the first century is supposed to be the first hundred years from the time Jesus was born, ie, the years 1 to 100. So, I think, technically, we all celebrated the turn of the millenium a year early. But I have to admit to being sketchy on all of this...

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            So am I and I'd rather not dig thru my research, there is just too much information and this would be a very small sliver of it. As Jen has already provided the answer.

            But, to me, seems out of whack? Then again, it really doesn't matter to me. I only posted it to get an answer for skyfire. smile

          2. wyanjen profile image90
            wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            "The 20th century actually ended on December 31, 2000, its centennial year."
            Technically, we did celebrate a year early...

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    I've been on two dates before, does that count?

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not quite what I'm referring to. lol lol

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oops, me bad, sigh. hmm:

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It's okay, no problem. smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    OK good because I'm really thinking hard. big_smile

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

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      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hard what?

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    roll

  5. wyanjen profile image90
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    "According to the Gregorian calendar, the 1st century C.E. started on January 1, 1 and ended on December 31, 100. The 2nd century started at year 101, the third at 201, etc. The n-th century started/will start on the year 100√ón - 99. A century will only include one year, the centennial year, that starts with the century's number (e.g. 1900 is the final year in the 19th century).

    End of the 20th century
    It is a commonly held misconception that the 20th century ended on December 31, 1999. The 20th century actually ended on December 31, 2000, its centennial year. In the United States, this fact has been disputed with major media calling December 31, 1999 the end of the 20th century. The century referred to as the 1900s would, however, end on December 31, 1999."

    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century)

    The first year is 1, not 0.

    So, the second century began in 101.
    etc.

    Helpful?

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, it was jen. Thank you, but could you answer my initial question.

      Was 0 a.d. a complete year? smile

      1. wyanjen profile image90
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i'm researching.
        I'd rather be learning quantum physics.
        This is making my head hurt.

        Anyway:
        "A.M. and P.M.

        What is Noon and Midnight?

        A.M. and P.M. start immediately after Midnight and Noon (Midday) respectively.

        This means that 00:00 A.M. or 00:00 P.M. (or 12:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M.) have no meaning.

        Every day starts precisely at midnight and A.M. starts immediately after that point in time e.g. 00:00:01 A.M. (see also leap seconds)"
        (http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/noon.htm)

        I think the concept therefore is that 0 AD has no meaning, just as 00:00 AM has no meaning.
        So, 0 AD was not a complete year.

        tongue tongue tongue
        I'm going to bed now. LOL

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you so much. Sorry, it made your head hurt. lol lol I really appreciate it. big_smile

          1. wyanjen profile image90
            wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol lol
            Let's take a break and go debate the meaning of the word "truth". That's an easier topic...

            I've heard people say we celebrate a new decade in the wrong year, but it's so confusing. So, I had to look it up...

            Want to make your head spin? google this:

            is 12pm noon or midnight

            It seems obvious, but when you start reading different points of view, it's confusing as hell.
            11:59:59 am ends the morning.
            12:00:01 pm begins the afternoon.
            12:00:00 doesn't exist???? tongue
            phew.
            see you later!
            <edit> my mac switched from 11:59:59 PM to 12:00:00 AM. so it's not meaningless...

  6. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    But, wasn't 0 a.d. a year? or No?

    edit: measure of day, week and month began when? do you know?

  7. Jon Nelson Bailey profile image61
    Jon Nelson Baileyposted 7 years ago

    Sometimes I think I should stop reading what everyone else says an offer my own opinion. Then I just smile and wait to see the next post by someone else. Anyway, I just wanted to say I appreciate the discussion. Goodnight.

  8. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Somebody explain me how it is 21st century when we have year 2010 ?

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You were why I created this thread and your answer is above. smile

 
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