Common Calendar, Year, and Weekdays

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How did the international world go about establishing a common format of date and time? I know other cultures still have their original calendars that run concurrent to the Gregorian, but for all intents and purposes, every country recognizes that right now it is Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 (9:32 am my local time). When and how did this come about?

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Imperialism. Europeans used the Gregorian calendar, and they conquered most of the world.

Even if your country didn’t get conquered, you would probably still want to use the Gregorian calendar in order to effectively trade and communicate with those who do.

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