How would you like to wake up tomorrow and realize that it was September 14 already?That's exactly what happened on this day in 1752. Britain and the American Colonies proclaimed that the day following September 2, which normally would be September 3, would be September 14 instead. This would be done to correct the Gregorian calendar.

Not only would the next day become September 14, but it was determined at the same time that New Year's Day should be on January 1 and not March 25, which is when it was celebrated in 1752.

For many people, the loss of 12 days from the calendar was too much so they actually protested and rioted over the move by the government to no avail.

Can you imagine trying to correct the calendar in this day and age?