TIL: The Date Earth Was Created

Irish Archbishop James Ussher (1581–1656) calculated that the Earth was created on Sunday, October 23, 4004 b.c.e. Wouldn’t you know it’d be a Sunday.

(I don’t think he used the common era notation, however.)

Scientific American blogged about it, so it must be true.

And the Globe and Mail gave Ussher some good words.

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