On this day – 14 September
Posted on: Mon 14 Sep 2020
On this day in 1752, the British Empire finally adopted the Gregorian Calendar. This calendar had been introduced by Pope Gregory VIII in 1582, but Britain had rejected its use by seeing it as a Catholic intrusion.
14 September is also a significant date in music history.
On this day in 1741, the German-British composer George Frideric Handel completed his masterpiece Messiah, which is a regular December staple.
Produced by David Bucio
Image by Adam Timworth