Re: Ramadan

Subject: Re: Ramadan
From: "Elaine R. Firestone" <elaine -at- CALVAL -dot- GSFC -dot- NASA -dot- GOV>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 14:58:52 -0500

>> Today's Wall Street Journal carried an article about calculating the
>> start of the Holy Month. The article appeared on the front page.
>> Eerie...

>I dunno. Back in Pakistan, I always enjoyed reading of the exploits of the
>St. Nicholas round about the time of the birthday of the founder of that
>country [Mr Jinnah's birthday, December 25, is a public holiday].

>On Jan 7, 2:01pm, Eric Haddock wrote:
>> Subject: Re: Ramadan
>> What was eerie? That WSJ would put something relating to religion on the
>>front page or was the calculation itself eerie?

No all. What was eerie was that just prior to this, someone posted (on
Techwr-l? on TechComm?) a message on editing a calendar and wanted to know
how to calculate this information so they could include it on the calendar.


Elaine R. Firestone
elaine -at- calval -dot- gsfc -dot- nasa -dot- gov
elaine -at- seawifs -dot- gsfc -dot- nasa -dot- gov

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