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  •  Yes; because the AD calendar begins (0+ / 0-)

    in the year 753 AUC with the Incarnation. 1 AD is 754 AUC. The AD calendar was a year into things when 1 AD rolled around. That's what the AD calendar is.

    I'm not questioning your ordinal number usage. Yes, while we are in the 21st century and the 202nd decade now, the date of the transition is necessarily on years that end with zero, not the year that ends with 1. The "first decade" was AUC 753-762 (1 BC - 9 AD), the "second decade" wad AUC 763-772 (10 AD - 19 AD), and so on.

    So in this way, it's exactly like birthdays and anniversaries. One's life or marriage doesn't begin on 1, it begins the year before 1.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Fri Jan 01, 2010 at 02:28:49 PM PST

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