World History Minute: The missing ten days (Oct. 8, 1582)

World History Minute: The missing ten days (Oct. 8, 1582)
World History Minute: The missing ten days (Oct. 8, 1582)

World History Minute: The missing ten days (Oct. 8, 1582)

About 430 years ago Pope Gregory XIII issued a decree that not only did away with this day in history, but managed to make 10 whole days go away overnight. Historian John Schmidt helps clear up the mystery. (Photo: Flickr/Nik Mortimer)