The question of when the new millennium begins is well beyond the point of being an old chestnut to the point of annoyance. (The answer is that according to the Gregorian calendar which we use now, it begins January 1, 2001, but if you're looking for 2000 years after Jesus' birth, it passed a few years ago; the start date for the A.D. year system was incorrectly calculated around the year 750 when it replaced the old system based on the founding of the Rome.)

However, this node is really about another old chestnut:

Where does the new millennium begin first? In what country, and at what time relative to January 1, 2001, 12:00 AM GMT?


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