Welcome to the dawn of the New Millennium . . . the genuine start of the New Millennium, that is: 01-01-01

As any pedant happily will explain, the stroke of midnight ending New Year's Eve 1999 really was ringing in only 2000, the final year of the old millennium.

Blame it on poor, old Dionysius Exiguus.

Back in 1582, this hard-working monk set down the method by which the initial epoch


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