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1481

August 22

on Monday

We apothecaries arranged that we should not keep our shops open on holidays till 22 in the evening (6 p.m.), as had hitherto been the custom, but that four shops in the whole city (to be chosen by lot) should remain open all day.(1)

This day it snowed in the mountains of Pistoia.

(1) With regard to this custom, I am pleased to add that on the 15th October, 1547, a decree was published by the Otto di Guardia e di Balia (the Eight), on the observance of the fetes, forbidding any work to be done on these days, and the shops to keep open, with certain exceptions, amongst which is the following: "And four apothecaries' shops, to be drawn by lot among the Arte (Guild), may remain open all day; the others may sell from 21 in the evening onwards" (5 p.m.).

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The moon was waning crescent that night.
Sunrise in Pistoia was at 5:58 AM and sunset was at 6:05 PM.

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