For some, Feb. 29 is reason to leap for joy

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 29, 2008, titled For some, Feb. 29 is reason to leap for joy. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

On leap year day 2004, Alison Dermer sent her traveling boyfriend a video marriage proposal - becoming a modern adherent to an ancient custom.

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Joe

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 29, 2008
The Julian calendar did have leap years. The problem was it had them every 4 years instead of skipping years divisible by 100 (years divisible by 400 are still leap years though). In any event, it was 10 days ahead
Joe

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 29, 2008
In any event, it was 10 days ahead when Pope Gregory modified the rules to handle.

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