In 1752 England went from the old Julian calendar to the new Gregorian
calendar. In order to make it fit, eleven days had to be removed from the
calendar. People went to bed on September 2nd, and when they awoke the next
morning it was September 14th. There were riots in the streets. People said the
government had stolen those days. Of course, all the ways we measure time are
of human invention, but it does seem that some things steal time from us. Time
is one of the greatest gifts we receive. It is one of the most important
investments we make. We ought to use it very wisely.