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August 16 is the 228th day of the year(229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year.

A leap year is a calendar year containing one additional day added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, calendars that have the same number of days in each year drift over time with respect to the event that the year is supposed to track. By inserting an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year that is not a leap year is called a common year.

The Gregorian calendar is the calendar used in most of the world. It is named after Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in October 1582. The calendar spaces leap years to make the average year 365.2425 days long, approximating the 365.2422-day tropical year that is determined by the Earth's revolution around the Sun. The rule for leap years is:

Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400. For example, the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 are not leap years, but the year 2000 is.

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Year 1 BC was a common year starting on Friday or Saturday of the Julian calendar and a leap year starting on Thursday of the Proleptic Julian calendar. It is also a leap year starting on Saturday, in the Proleptic Gregorian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Lentulus and Piso. The denomination 1 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. The following year is 1 AD in the widely used Julian calendar, which does not have a "year zero".

Wang Mang, courtesy name Jujun, was a Han Dynasty official and consort kin who seized the throne from the Liu family and founded the Xin Dynasty (新朝), ruling 9–23 AD. The Han dynasty was restored after his overthrow, and his rule marks the separation between the Western Han Dynasty and Eastern Han Dynasty. Some historians have traditionally viewed Wang as a usurper, while others have portrayed him as a visionary and selfless social reformer. Though a learned Confucian scholar who sought to implement the harmonious society he saw in the classics, his efforts ended in chaos.

Emperor Ai of Han emperor of the Han Dynasty

Emperor Ai of Han was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty. He ascended the throne when he was 20, having been made heir by his childless uncle Emperor Cheng, and he reigned from 7 to 1 BC.

Births

Year 1355 (MCCCLV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar.

Philippa, 5th Countess of Ulster English countess

Philippa of Clarence was the suo jure Countess of Ulster.

Year 1378 (MCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar.

Deaths

AD 79 Year

AD 79 (LXXIX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Titus and Vespasianus. The denomination AD 79 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

Empress Ma, formally Empress Mingde, was an empress during the Eastern Han Dynasty from the year 60 until her death. Her husband was Emperor Ming of Han.

856 Year

Year 856 (DCCCLVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar.

Holidays and observances

Bennington Battle Day is a state holiday unique to Vermont, commemorating the American victory over British forces at the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War in 1777. The holiday's date is fixed, occurring on August 16 every year.

Vermont State of the United States of America

Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders the U.S. states of Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. Vermont is the second-smallest by population and the sixth-smallest by area of the 50 U.S. states. The state capital is Montpelier, the least populous state capital in the United States. The most populous city, Burlington, is the least populous city to be the most populous city in a state. As of 2015, Vermont was the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States. In crime statistics, it was ranked as the safest state in the country in 2016.

Calendar of saints Christian liturgical calendar celebrating saints

The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organizing a liturgical year by associating each day with one or more saints and referring to the day as the feast day or feast of said saint. The word "feast" in this context does not mean "a large meal, typically a celebratory one", but instead "an annual religious celebration, a day dedicated to a particular saint".

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April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year.

June 21 is the 172nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of the year.

January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 348 days remaining until the end of the year.

July 27 is the 208th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of the year.

March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining until the end of the year.

November 5 is the 309th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 56 days remaining until the end of the year.

November 19 is the 323rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 42 days remaining until the end of the year.

November 7 is the 311th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 54 days remaining until the end of the year.

November 17 is the 321st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of the year.

October 18 is the 291st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year.

September 23 is the 266th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 days remaining until the end of the year. It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

September 27 is the 270th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 95 days remaining until the end of the year.

September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining until the end of the year.

September 5 is the 248th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 117 days remaining until the end of the year.

September 9 is the 252nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 113 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 20 is the 232nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 133 days remaining until the end of the year.

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