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Researching Dates in History

The following links will help students locate information on the Internet regarding specific days and years in history. These could be used to find events in ones own life as well as historical events throughout time.

The MS/US Library also has several books on each decade that could help you get started on your research.

There are many excellent websites for studying the decades of United States History. I searched the U.S. History section of the Virtual Learning Resources Center (http://www.virtuallrc.com) for the terms "decades" +"primary sources". Here are just a few.

RefDesk.com -"On the Internet since 1995, refdesk indexes and reviews quality, credible, and timely reference resources that are free and family-friendly." Look for the Search REFDESK: entry bar. Type in the event or date to search.

Infoplease.com offers a free online encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, biographies, dictionary, thesaurus and more.
Enter the date or event and Infoplease will know to look in the almanac for everything from world events to sports to economics to people who died that year.

The Internet Public Library (IPL), is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information. In the Search bar type in the event or year to be searched.

Librarians' Index to the Internet offers websites you can trust related to many areas of curriculum and life. Enter "1990 events" in the "all fields" search bar and a listing of all areas of life connected to that year are yours to search.

Encarta Encyclopedia online offers a search in the areas of timelines free. An Annotation with each entry allows reviews for further research.

Scope Systems is a worldwide industrial electronics and repair service but their site allows us to enter a month and year to search for historic events and birthdates. Exact Days in history.

This Day in History - The History Channel has been a great resource for reliable reference to events in history since its beginning. It provdes easy access to events on the day of your birth or any other date requested.

Uncle Woody’s Almanac Ever wonder what happened on the day you were born? On your friend's birthday? Or your anniversary? Lots of interesting things have happened on your special day. You'll be a better person for knowing.

What day were you born on?
You were born on a
Your star sign is
The season was
You are - years, - months, - days old.*
It is - days until your next Birthday.*
You are - days old.*
You are approximately - hours old.*
You are approximately - seconds old.*
* Please note that these may not be 100% accurate.

What happened the day I was born?
Enter your birth date into the dMarie Time Capsule and read the top headlines from that day. You can also find the year's most popular songs, the average price for a gallon of milk and celebrities who share your birthday. The time capsule has data for the years 1800 to 2002.
Use the QUICK Page button.

Infoplease: Type in your birthday and get events from an almanac for that year.
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