[Ed. – Darn that switch to the Gregorian calendar. If we’d stuck with Julian, we wouldn’t have been all complacent about dodging the bullet these last 7-odd years.]
In a since deleted tweet, scientist Paolo Tagaloguin reportedly said: “Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in 2012.
“The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into Gregorian Calendar is 11 days.
“For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years”.
Following this theory, June 21, 2020 would actually be December 21, 2012, a date you may recognise.
Back in 2012, the date December 21 was proposed by some as the end of the world by conspiracy theorists who were using the Mayan calendar to try and make sense of an ancient prediction.