In England and America, September 3, 1752, never happened. Actually, September 3rd through the 14th never happened. Up until that time, the countries were using the Julian calendar, which calculates the time between the vernal equinox as 365.25 days. But in 1752 a decree was made in Britain that the Gregorian calendar was going to be adpoted. The length of a year in the Gregorian calendar, which was introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, is 11 minutes shorter than the Julian calendar. To make up for the time difference between the two calendars and get back in step meant having to “lose” eleven days.
The announcement of the change caused riots on both sides of the Atlantic; people thought the government had stolen eleven days of their lives.