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In Britain and countries of the British Empire, Old Style or O.S. after a date means that the date is in the Julian calendar, in use in those countries until 1752; New Style or N.S. means that the date is in the Gregorian calendar, adopted on 14 September 1752 (New Style).


For example, William Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616 (Old Style). It is sometimes said that he died in the same day as Miguel de Cervantes, but the latter died ten days earlier, on 23 April 1616 (New Style).


A further complication is that for a long time the year in England began on 25 March (Lady Day), so for example Elizabeth I of England was recorded as having died on 24 March 1602 (Old Style); this would be written 24 March 1603 in the modern system of numbering years, which corresponds to 3 April 1603 (New Style). For complete avoidance of ambiguity, historians write dates in the ambiguous part of the year in slashed format, for example "24 March/3 April 1602/1603".


In Russia, the terms "Old Style" and "New Style" have exactly the same meaning, the only difference being that Gregorian calendar have been introduced there much later — on February 14, 1918 (New Style).


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Gregorian calendar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3631 words)
Accordingly, when the new calendar was put in use, the error accumulated in the thirteen centuries since the Council of Nicaea was corrected by a deletion of ten days.
People have avoided changing historical records in Britain deriving from this period; however, it is often highly desirable to translate particular Old Style dates into their New Style equivalents, such as where the context includes reference to other countries that had already converted to New Style before Britain did.
Dates of events in Great Britain prior to 1752 are usually now shown in their original Old Style form, whereas dates of events in (then British) America prior to 1752 are usually now shown in the New Style form.
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New style tanks- These tanks have an internal thread to accomodate standard POL fittings and also have an external thread to accomodate new grills with the Marshall Type large Acme nut.
New style tanks have an internal check valve which prevents gas flow until a leak tight connection is made.
The new style tank valves have internal threads which allow you to connect the standard POL fitting in a counter-clockwise rotation.
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