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By Ellen Highland Fernandez

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A Fun Look at Calendars

Welcome to the new year 1998. Read on for a fun look at calendars. Discover what has occurred in history, who shares your birthday and get a head start on planning for your entertainment.

Types of Calendars

Did you know that today may not necessarily be January 4, 1998? Using the Calendar Converter today is January 17 on the Gregorian calendar and Tevet 19, 5758 on the Jewish calendar.

Go to Calendar Land to find out what today is on other calendars. The site discusses celestial calendars, cultural & religious calendars, holidays, and calendar reform. It also has information on the millennium.

To learn more about the different calendars and how they are used see http://genealogy.org/~scottlee/cal-overview.html.

Today in History

If you are curious about what happened today in history, who was born on your birthday, or are interested in the history of the calendar, the following sites are fun to explore.

Today in History , Calendars - A Guide to locating an event for each day of the year , Michigan Electronic library , and Today in History from the Library of Congress will keep you entertained for hours.

Britannica Lives tells you what famous person was born on the date you submit to the site. For example, these two people were born January 4. Brian D. Josephson was born in 1940. He discovered the Josephson effect while a 22-year-old graduate student and won the 1973 Nobel Prize for Physics. Leroy Randle Grumman was born in 1895 and was the founder of the Grumman Aerospace Corp.

Calendars of Events

Have you had enough history and are ready to plan for the future?

The Events Calendar covers events in the categories of arts, business, cyber events, entertainment, health, kids, lifestyle, movies, music, my town, science, sports, technology, time machine, trade shows, and travel. Just select what city and state you are interested in knowing about.

For sports enthusiasts, the Sports Calendar lists current league schedules for NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA teams.

If you are planning a trip and want to see a play, check out the Playbill site for information on broadway, off broadway, regional, national tours, and summer stock.

Music lovers can go to Musi-cal where you can search for events around the world by artist, location, venue or event.

Ticketmaster offers three ways to find events. You can select a category, use their search engine, or select a state. Categories include arts, concerts, sports, family, miscellaneous, general, venues, and most popular.

For events in our area, check out our Events Line .

As you voyage down the cyber-path, you are encouraged to send me your ideas for topics you would like to see discussed and to share your favorite links. Send correspondence to me at: e-mail: Webmaster@cpubco.com, via post: Web Voyager, Ellen H. Fernandez, PO Box 2000, Clarksburg, WV 26302, or through our web site. Phone: 626-1466.


Ellen Highland Fernandez is the Webmaster for Clarksburg Publishing Company's site and her column appears on the first and third Sundays every month in the Sunday Exponent-Telegram

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