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I Read the News Today...

Weird and wonderful, it all happened in August

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3114 BC THE START OF THE MAYAN CALENDAR

The Mayans had their own way of recording time. They devised a number of calendar systems, including the Mayan Long Count Calendar, which counted the number of days passed since a mythical creation date, which an American anthropologist identified as 11 August 3114 BC.

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