Why is this century referred to as the 21st century?

Answer This century is known as the 21st century because it encapsulates the years between 2000 through the end of the year 2099. It is the 21 consecutive amount of 100-year periods starting at the year 0... Read More »

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What does century b.c.e. mean?

Dates before the birth of Christ are referred to as B.C., which stands for "Before Christ." However, those who wish to avoid religious references use the abbreviation B.C.E., which means "Before th... Read More »

When was the 17th century?

The first century A.D. lasted from the year 1 to the year 100, which means that all subsequent centuries are labeled with a number one higher than the actual years they encapsulate. The 17th centur... Read More »

What is the 5th century called?

The 5th century marked the beginning of the Middle Ages, also known as the Medieval period. The Middle Ages began with the fall of the Roman Empire and lasted for approximately 10,000 years until t... Read More »

R&P: Which of these 25 "Songs Of The Century" do you like best?

1. Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land' (with the 'private property' verse)2. Marvin Gaye's 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine.'3. Glenn Miller's 'In the Mood.'4. Otis Redding's 'Sittin' on the ... Read More »