Wikipedia:Tip of the day/December 2, 2006

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Every year and every day of recorded history (based on the Gregorian calendar) has a page on Wikipedia. The year pages (e.g. 2006) record all events in a year chronologically, while the day pages (e.g., April 25) record all events that happened on that day, in any year. Some months have their own pages (e.g. January 2006), These mostly are for the archived current events. If there are links around the day and year (e.g., April 25, 2006) the software automatically will convert this date based on your user preferences to your preferred format. This is why all dates should be wikilinked, even if the links will be redundant.

Read more: Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)

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