Dates

This section shows how dates are expressed in English and mentions some famous historical dates.

Asking the date

what's the date today?
what's today's date?

Dates

15 October or October 15
Monday, 1 January
on 2 February
at the beginning of July
in mid-December
at the end of March
by the end of June

Years

1984
2000
2005
2018
in 2007
AD
BC

Centuries

the 17th century
the 18th century
the 19th century
the 20th century
the 21st century

Some famous dates

1066 — Battle of Hastings
1776 — US Declaration of Independence
1789-1799 — the French Revolution
1939-1945 — Second World War
1989 — Fall of the Berlin Wall
2012 — London Olympics
44 BC — the death of Julius Caesar
79 AD — eruption of Vesuvius
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