Virtual Middle School Library Home
Calendars: A guide to locating events for each day of the
The Official U.S. Time - You can set your clock by this site
from the US Government.
World Time Server - Local time all over the
Perpetual Calendar - From InfoPlease.
Calendar Date - Compare monthly calendars for the years between 1970 and 2030. You may also
calculate the number of days between two dates during this same time period.
Daylight Saving Time - The
rationale, the history, and the dates that you should change your clock through the year 2099.
Leap Year - This site explains why a
leap year is needed and which years are leap years.
Chabad.Org Calendar - Convert a
regular calendar date into the Jewish calendar date, determine the time to light the Shabbat candle, and
determine the date for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Calendar Stats - Convert Julian, Gregorian and Jewish dates, and
calculate the serial day number for the date. If you do not know what a serial day number is, this site explains it.
Gregorian - Hijri Dates Converter - Convert dates for the Islamic calendar.
The Aztec Calendar - Today's date plus
information about the Aztec year.
How the Mayan Calendar Works - From How
The Japanese Calendar - By the Japanese Diet Library.
Internet Clock, Counters, and Countdowns
- Lots and lots of clocks. There are doomsday clocks, debt clocks, countdown clocks, and more.
What's Happening in the
Heavens - From the Old Farmer's Almanac.
Astonomical Applications Department - of
the US Naval Observatory. This site has data about the sun, moon, beginnings of the seasons,
eclipses, and navigation. There are also FAQ's about time and calendars.
Archaeostronomy.Com - Excellent explanations
of solstices, equinoxes, and cross quarters and almanacs of these events.
Earth Orbit -
Information about the solstices, equinoxes, and seasons from Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of
Sun and Moon Rise and Set - Calculation of
time of sun, moon, and planets rise and set. From the Old Farmer's Almanac.
The Eclipse Page - Dates of solar and lunar
eclipses. By NASA
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This Day in History - from the History
Channel. Historical events for each day with a short article about each event. This site also has
events for the day in automotive history, Civil War, WWII, cold war, and Vietnam war history,
literary history, and old west history.
On This Day - From Reference.Com
Bank Holidays of the World - This site lists the days that
banks are closed for political or religious holidays. A section of "other events" gives days on which banks
may be closed for elections, strikes, or other reasons. The holidays list is worldwide in scope, and in
Anyday Today-in-History Page - Locate historical
events and birthdays for any day of the year.
On This Day - Worldwide historical events. This site
is by History Orb.
On This Day in History - by the Internation World History Project.
On This Day - by the New York
Times. This site lists events and birthdays, and has the front page of the Times for the day of the
most prominent event.
The National Geographic Map of the Day- Explore
historical events through maps.
On This Day - By BBC News
Time Covers - Search for covers of Time
magazine by date.
Find A Grave - Grave sites and biographies of famouus people. This site may be
searched by birth date or death date.
The Daily Bleed - An interesting collection of events remembered by
political progressive and radicals for each day of the year.
Daily Dose of the Web - This site provides
daily pictures, math problems, quotations, historical events, birthdays, trivia, and other daily items.
Creative Quotations - Birthdays of famous people for each day of
the year. There are quotations by each person listed.
Need a Speech: Great Days - Starting topic for a speech
linked to an event that happened on that day. Clever.
Daily Almanac - Astronomical and a
few historical events for the day.
Chamber's Book of Days, 1879 -
Being a "Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in connection with the Calendar". Online text containing
many strange and interesting stories.
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Religious Seasonal Days of Celebration
and Holy Days - For Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Baha'i and Wiccan faiths.
Holy Days and Festivals Calendar - Listed by religion or by
month of the year. From BBC.
Ecclesiastical Calendar - Calculates
the date of Easter for a given year, and give dates of other events in the ecclesiastical
The Catholic Calendar
The Saint of the
On This Day in Lutheran History
Christmas on the Net
Chabad.Org - This site has This Week at a
Glance which presents significant events in Jewish history for that week. It also has candle lighting times, a
thousand year calendar, and other calendar related information.
Islam - Holidays and Observances - From About.Com.
Islamic Holidays A.H. 1423 - 1430 (2002 - 2009)
Buddhist Festivals and Holidays
Pagan Holidays - Solstices, equinoxes and other significant days in the Pagan year.
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Time Exhibits - This site includes Calendars
Through the Ages and A Walk Through Time listed below and also has information on how clocks work
and about modern advances in timekeeping. By the US Department of Commerce.
Calendars Through the Ages - A good
introduction to calendars in different countries and historical periods.
A Walk through Time - A look at
clocks and calendars from ancient to modern times.
Calendopaedia - A comparison of
calendars around the world.
Calendars - Links to
information on calendrical systems and the relation of astronomy to time-keeping systems.
Calendar Studies - Modern and historic calendars, and articles about calendars.
Horology - The Index - Extensive directory of
clock and watchmaking sites on the net.
The National Watch and Clock Museum - This is the virtual museum exhibit. The
real museum is in Columbia, Pa. You will find many interesting clocks and other timekeeping devices here.
Sundials on the Internet - Extensive directory of sundial
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The Calendar Zone - Extensive list of links to all
kinds of calendar sites.
The Miracle of Fall - A seasonal site with links to many fall
sites such as why leaves change colors, foliage cams, and fall crafts.
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This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, school librarian. Please address any
comments, additions, or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.