Solved I want a better calendar

June 16, 2020 at 16:49:44
Specs: several
I know there are online calendars that do this, but when I
need to know what day of the week a particular date was
in 1953-- as I've had to do several times in the last few
months while fact-checking a book I'm editing-- my first
impulse is to use the built-in Windows 10 Calendar. Only
to find that to get to 1953, I have to click once for each
month I want to go back, which is over 800 times! (I used
Calculator to figure it, I didn't count the number of clicks.)

Is there a calendar I can download that will take me back
in time in a more timely way?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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June 16, 2020 at 22:41:30
For the Windows calendar:

<Ctrl>-G.
Enter the requested date.
Press Enter.

For the Apple calendar in OS X, use the <Shift>-<Cmd>-T key combination.

(Edit: Unfortunately, both Windows and Apple calendars show the day incorrectly for dates before 14 September 1752.)

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#1
June 16, 2020 at 16:59:52
You could simply enter the date in DuckDuckGo or Google and hit enter. That day and date etc. will appear like magic.

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June 16, 2020 at 17:04:34

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June 16, 2020 at 20:13:09
Yes, I said in the first clause of the first sentence of the first
post that I know there are online calendars that do this. I'm
sure just about any programer at MS could add the ability to
jump to an arbitrary year to their Calendar app if they were
paid to do it. Meh.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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June 16, 2020 at 22:41:30
✔ Best Answer
For the Windows calendar:

<Ctrl>-G.
Enter the requested date.
Press Enter.

For the Apple calendar in OS X, use the <Shift>-<Cmd>-T key combination.

(Edit: Unfortunately, both Windows and Apple calendars show the day incorrectly for dates before 14 September 1752.)

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#5
June 17, 2020 at 04:11:19
This does sound a little bit like the "I want a better mouse trap"... call

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June 17, 2020 at 05:22:43
You can program your custom calendar with VBA Excel like this but it's in french :
https://www.excel-pratique.com/fr/l...

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June 17, 2020 at 11:58:10
Control-G ! Thank you ijack, this afternoon's winner!

I knew there would have to be some kind of limit on how far back
the calendar could go, and I was just thinking about, if I were to
try to write a program myself, how I would handle the change to
the Gregorian calendar, considering that everyone didn't switch
at the same time. But I haven't ever needed a date that far in
the past, or future. Yet.

How did you learn about Ctrl-G ? What else did you learn???

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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June 17, 2020 at 12:03:58
I Googled. I forget the exact phrase I used. The results referred to Outlook Calendar, but I tried the same combination on the normal Windows calendar and it worked.

We've all learnt something. Whether I'll remember it or not is another matter.


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