At the time of this writing, the year is 2014 on the internationally popular Gregorian calendar. On the Gregorian calendar, years are numbered in the present common era (C.E., also known as Anno Domini, or A.D.) from the... More »

A light year is not used to measure time. A light year refers to how far light reaches in a year's time. That distance is about 5.87 trillion miles. More »

The attacks known as 9/11 took place on Sept. 11, 2001. This attack began with the hijacking of four commercial airplanes, followed by intended suicide attacks using the airplanes as weapons. More »

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A calendar quarter is a period of three consecutive months, and there are four quarters per calendar year. The quarters of the calendar year are January, February, March (quarter 1); April, May, June (quarter 2); July, A... More »

The year 2015 is Saka era 1936-1937 in the Hindu calendar. The Hindu calendar runs from A.D. 78, with the year commencing on March 22, or March 21 in leap years. More »

The year 2014 in the Gregorian calendar was the year of the yang wood horse in the Chinese calendar. This marked it as a year of tumult and high energy, according to experts in Chinese astrology. More »

The Julian calendar uses the same month and year as the Gregorian calendar, the calendar most commonly used worldwide. Because the Julian calendar uses a seven-day week, to determine what day of the week it is, the numbe... More »