[4-23-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: The deaths of writers Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare were recorded on the same date: April 23, 1616—but that wasn’t the same day. How is that possible?
The given options are:
- Records from the period are unreliable
- They were separated by the international date line
- They used different calendars
Correct Answer: They used different calendars
Info: While Cervantes and Shakespeare are both said to have died on April 23, 1616, the Spanish writer actually died 10 days before the English one. That’s because Spain had already adopted the new Gregorian calendar while England still used the Julian calendar. Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752.