dkprint at 4MIS.COM
Sun Jan 2 15:01:40 UTC 2000
I agree with you that 01/01/0001 was the first day of the first
millennium. As such 01/01/1001 was the first day of second millennium.
And accordingly 01/01/2001 should be the first day of third millennium.
I may be wrong!
Susheel K. Mittal
D. K. Printworld, New Delhi
> But if we imagine (not a "Year Zero") but a "Point Zero" between 1 BC and 1
> AD -- so that the "1st millennium" began on 1/1/1 AD -- then wouldn't the
> year 1999 AD be the last (2000th) year of the 2nd millennium (just as the
> year 9 AD was the last -- 10th -- year of the 1st decade of the 1st
> millennium)? If so, then 1/1/2000 AD would be the first day (and 2000 AD
> the 1st year) of the 3rd millennium.
> George Cronk
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Miroslav Rozehnal <mirek at MS19.HINET.NET>
> To: <INDOLOGY at LISTSERV.LIV.AC.UK>
> Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2000 1:32 PM
> Subject: Re: Millennium
> > I know it is off-topic and all but allow me just a short remark:
> > The new millenium begins on 1.1.2001, not 1.1.2000. There was not a "Year
> > Zero", the year 1 B.C. was followed by the year 1 A.D.
> > So, happy new year 2000, the last year of the 20th century and the 2nd
> > millenium to all worthy scholars! ;-)
> > Miroslav Rozehnal
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