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Dendrochronology

Dendrochronology is tree-ring dating. It is a method of dating which uses the patterns of growth rings in trees. In many types of wood, the time rings were formed can be dated to the exact calendar year. Dendrochronology has three main uses: arch ...

                                               

Geochronology

Geochronology is the science of finding the ages of rocks, fossils and sediments. It uses a number of methods. Geochronology is the main tool used to get absolute age dates for all fossil assemblages, and for the history of the Earth and other bo ...

                                               

Oldest dated rocks

The oldest dated rocks on Earth are of several different types. 1. There are early rocks recovered from the Moon. This is relevant because the Moon was once part of the Earth: see giant impact hypothesis. During Apollo 16, Lunar sample 67215, dat ...

                                               

Stone Age

The Stone Age was a prehistoric time when people made tools from stone. Wood, bones, and other materials were also used for tools, but those things dont last as long, so more stone tools are found. Stone was used to cut things. The period began w ...

                                               

Upper Palaeolithic

The Upper Palaeolithic is the third and last part of the Palaeolithic period. It lasted from about 40.000 to 10.000 years ago. Humans used tools for hunting and fishing. They also developed cave paintings. In this period, the Neanderthal man comp ...

                                               

Vinca culture

The Vinca culture was a culture during the stone age, roughly from 5400 BC to 4600 BC. It is named for a large site found close to modern-day Belgrade, Serbia. In addition to the territory of modern-day Serbia, sites have also been discovered in ...

                                               

Hoxne treasure

The Hoxne treasure is the largest find of late Roman silver and gold in Britain, and the largest collection of gold and silver coins of the fourth and fifth century found anywhere in the Roman Empire. The treasure was found by metal detector in t ...

                                               

Lewis chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen, or Uig Chessmen, are 78 12th-century chess pieces, most of which are carved in walrus ivory. The hoard was discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. They may be some of the few complete, survivin ...

                                               

Thetford Hoard

The Thetford Hoard, or Thetford Treasure, is a hoard of Romano-British metalwork found at Gallows Hill, near Thetford in Norfolk, in November 1979. It is now in the British Museum. Dating from the mid- to late-4th century AD, this hoard is a coll ...

                                               

25th century BC

Earliest signs of Battle Axe Culture from the Caucasus. Encyc. Americana 2492 BCE: Traditional date for the legendary foundation of the Armenian nation see Haik. Megalithic Culture begins to spread through Europe and the western Mediterranean. 19 ...

                                               

22nd century

July 16, 2186: 7 minutes 29 seconds close to the theoretical maximum. This is predicted to be the longest eclipse during the 8.000 year period from 3000 BC to CE 5000 eclipse predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA. There will be 239 lunar eclipses Sol ...

                                               

28th century

c. 2715 BC: Start of the Old Kingdom of Egypt another possible start date is 2660 BC. 2750 BC: End of the Early Dynastic I Period, and the beginning of the Early Dynastic II Period in Mesopotamia. c. 2750 BC: End of the Cucuteni-Trypillian cultur ...

                                               

Black Friday

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States. Even though it falls on a Friday, which is the last day before the weekend, and comes right after Thanksgiving Thursday, it is not a federal holiday. There are some states, however, ...

                                               

February 30

Many sources claimed that from 1929 to 1940, Soviet union used a new calendar. It had 5-6 weeks and 30 days each month. Other 5 days were holidays in the calendar, just like the French Republican Calendar.

                                               

January 0

January 0 also refers to the day before January 1 in an annual ephemeris. It keeps the date in the year for which the ephemeris was published. It avoids any reference to the previous year, even though it is the same day as December 31 of the prev ...

                                               

Julian day

The Julian day or Julian day number is the number of days that have passed since the initial epoch defined as noon Universal Time Monday, 1 January 4713 BC in the Julian calendar. That noon-to-noon day is defined as Julian day 0. Thus all JDNs th ...

                                               

Today

Todays date varies by local time zone and by the calendar used. Todays date in some different calendars: By the Traditional Chinese calendar local time: 2015-02-08 By Coordinated Universal Time not local time: 2021-04-14 00:55 UTC By the Hebrew c ...

                                               

August

August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, coming between July and September. It has 31 days. It is named after the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar. August doesnt begin on the same day of the week as any other month in common ...

                                               

December

December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days, coming between November and January. With the name of the month coming from the Latin decem for "ten", it was the tenth month of the year before January a ...

                                               

February

February is the second month of the year, coming between January and March, with 28 days in common years, and 29 days in leap years. In Sweden in 1732 the month had 30 days. This was to make the calendar match to the rest of the world. In 1930 an ...

                                               

January

January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, coming between December and February. It has 31 days. January begins on the same day of the week as October in common years, and April and July in leap years. January e ...

                                               

July

July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, coming between June and August. It has 31 days. July was named after Julius Caesar. The mid-way point of the year is either on July 2 or in the night of July 1-2. July always begins ...

                                               

June

June is the sixth month of the year, coming between May and July. It has 30 days. In Sweden in 1732 the month had 31 days. June never begins on the same day of the week as any other month, but always ends on the same day of the week as March.

                                               

March

March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, coming between February and April. It has 31 days. March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. March always begins on the same day of the week as November, and additionally, Feb ...

                                               

May

May is the fifth month of the year, coming between April and June. It has 31 days. The month of May might have been named for the Roman goddess Maia, or more likely the Roman goddess of fertility Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. May neve ...

                                               

November

November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, coming between October and December. It has 30 days. Its name is from the Latin word novem, which meant "nine". It was the ninth month of the year before Januar ...

                                               

October

October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, coming between September and November. It has 31 days. The name comes from the Latin octo for "eight". It was the eighth month of the year before January and February were added to ...

                                               

September

September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, coming between August and October. It has 30 days. Its name comes from the Latin word sept for "seven" September always begins on the same day of the week as December, but never ...

                                               

Tishrei

Tishrei, or Tishri, is a month of the Hebrew calendar. In the Hebrew Bible, it is called Ethanim, or simply "the seventh month". The name Tishrei was brought back by the Jews from their Babylonian exile. Tishrei always has 30 days. Tishrei has mo ...

                                               

New Year

The New Year is an event that happens when a culture celebrates the end of one year and the beginning of the next year. Cultures that measure yearly calendars all have New Year celebrations. On January 1, 1600 Scotland, was the first country to a ...

                                               

1400 AD

Europe is reported to have around 52 million inhabitants. Newcastle upon Tyne is created a county corporate by Henry IV of England. Timur conquers the Empire of the Black Sheep Turkomans, in present-day Azerbaijan, and the Jalayirid Dynasty in pr ...

                                               

Common year

A common year is a year that is not a leap year. In the Gregorian calendar a common year has 365 days. This means a common year has 52 weeks and one day. So if a certain year started on a Monday, the following year will start on a Tuesday. Stated ...

                                               

Leap year

A leap year is a year in which an extra day is added to the Gregorian calendar, which is used by most of the world. A common year has 365 days, but a leap year has 366 days. The extra day, February 29, is added to the month of February. In an ord ...

                                               

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was a member of the British royal family as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Philip was born in Corfu. He was originally a Prince of Greece and Denmark.

                                               

Arbaeen

Arbaeen, Chehelom or Qirkhi, Imamin Qirkhi is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura. It honors the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad. Imam Husayn ibn Ali and 72 companions were kille ...

                                               

Bastille Day military parade

The Bastille Day military parade is a French military parade in Paris. It traditionally takes place every July 14th in the morning, on the famous Champs-Elysees. It celebrate the attack against the Bastille, the beginning of the French Revolution.

                                               

Ceremony

A ceremony is an activity performed at a special time usually with according seriousness. Ceremonies may be done to celebrate an event or rite of passage. Other important ceremonies include the tea ceremony in Asian cultures, A ceremony may mark ...

                                               

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony is an annual Japanese vigil that occurs on August 6 yearly since 1974 in the city of Hiroshima. Its purpose is to console the victims of the atomic bombs and to pray for the realization of lasting world peace ...

                                               

Investiture

Investiture means the formal installation of somebody in public office by formally giving him the "insignia". The term is normally reserved for formal offices of state, aristocracy and church. In the Middle Ages investiture was the ceremonial tra ...

                                               

Oath of office

An oath of office is an oath a person gains a higher position, usually in government or within a religious body. There are other positions in which people are supposed to take oaths as well, like in the military. When someone makes an oath, they ...

                                               

Sweat lodge

The sweat lodge is a hut, typically dome-shaped and made with natural materials. It used by Native Americans for ceremonial steambaths and prayer. Sweat lodges were largely a reaction to the influences of European culture with its negative effect ...

                                               

Election

An election is a way people can choose their candidate or their preferences in a representative democracy or other form of government. Most democratic countries hold new elections for their national legislature every few years. What elections do ...

                                               

Australian Electoral Commission

The Australian Electoral Commission, or the AEC, is the Australian federal government agency in charge of federal elections and referendums. State and local government elections are run by the Electoral Commission in each state and territory. The ...

                                               

Elections in Azerbaijan

Elections are held in Azerbaijan to elect the head of state and a legislature. The President of Azerbaijan is elected for a five-year term by the people; before a referendum by the people changed this in 2009, the position was limited to two term ...

                                               

By-election

A by-election or bye-election is a type of special election. These elections are held in between general elections. General elections are elections for all members of an elected body. By-elections are elections for just some members. A by-electio ...

                                               

Electoral college

An electoral college is a group of people who are chosen to elect a candidate to a particular office. The electors usually have one vote each. Often each elector represents a particular organization or entity. Many times, though, the electors are ...

                                               

Electoral fraud

Electoral fraud, or vote rigging, is any alteration or change of the vote count in an election. Acts of fraud affect vote counts to bring about an election result. That can be by increasing the vote share of one candidate or by lowering the vote ...

                                               

Landslide victory

A landslide victory is when one candidate or political party in an election receives a lot more votes or seats than their opponent. An example of a landslide victory is when Ronald Reagan won the 1984 United States presidential election by winnin ...

                                               

Secret ballot

A secret ballot is a type of vote where the voters choices are anonymous. This is to make bribery or intimidation of voters more difficult. Secret ballots are good for many different voting systems. The most basic form may be blank pieces of pape ...

                                               

Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Ratified on April 8, 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution changed the method by which United States Senators were elected. For the first 125 years Article 1, section 3 of the Constitution required US Senators to be el ...

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