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(Currently, the maximum number for any given year is three.)But wait! "Every five or six years, you would have to add a week at the end of December!

"So it seems that, like it or not, we are stuck — at least for now — with our current calendar.

In our time, we celebrate Washington's Birthday on Feb. But the United States' first president was born in 1732 — and by that time, the error in the Julian calendar had increased to 11 days.

So a calendar hanging on the wall where Washington was born would have read Feb. And if you think the 20 years that it took the American Colonies to finally ratify the Gregorian calendar was a long time, that was nothing compared to Russia, which finally accepted calendar reformation in 1918.

The exceptions were those century years divisible by 400.

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