Doomsday Calendar

I've taken a little time to put together dates when the end of the world should have taken place, and here's the result. This way you'll never again have to wonder whether the world has already ended on a given day, and when!

(Click on the entries to see details, and use top left arrows and drop-down menu to switch months, or top right link to switch layout.)


The calendar is, and will remain, a work in progress.

You can access it directly at bit.ly/doomsdays-html (opens in new browser window/tab).

Users of Google calendar can add it as an third-party calendar by entering the Calendar ID "caveatlector.eu_ltah6dpenkivhhvf710bveio14@group.calendar.google.com" in the text input field marked "Add a coworker's calendar" under "Other calendars" in the side menu of their calendar page on Google:

To import/add the calendar to a calendar management application (e.g., Outlook or the Lightning extension for Thunderbird), please use the following addresses:
(iCal format)
(XML format)
If you would like to embed the calendar on a page on your website or blog, please use the HTML code:
<iframe src="https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?title=Doomsdays%20Calendar%3A%20So%20you'll%20know%20each%20day%20when%20the%20world%20ended&showCalendars=0&height=600&wkst=2&bgcolor=%23FFFFFF&src=caveatlector.eu_ltah6dpenkivhhvf710bveio14%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23182C57&ctz=Europe%2FRome" style=" border-width:0 " width="800" height="600" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
for an 800x600 embedded calendar, or:
<iframe src="https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?title=Doomsdays%20Calendar%3A%20So%20you'll%20know%20each%20day%20when%20the%20world%20ended&showCalendars=0&height=480&wkst=2&bgcolor=%23FFFFFF&src=caveatlector.eu_ltah6dpenkivhhvf710bveio14%40group.calendar.google.com&color=%23182C57&ctz=Europe%2FRome" style=" border-width:0 " width="640" height="480" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
for an 640x480 pixels calendar.


Curiosity landing on Mars

Curiosity landed 6 August 2012 at 05:32 GMT near the foot of a mountain almost 5 km tall and 155 km in diameter inside Gale Crater, on Mars. During a nearly two-year prime mission, the rover will investigate whether the region ever offered conditions favorable for microbial life.

This is the raw footage of the EDL (Entry, Descent, Landing) as transmitted by NASA TV, starting 1 minute before entry and ending when the first photos are received from Curiosity, after the landing.

And a view of the rover's descent captured by the the Curiosity Mars Descent Imager (MARDI). The instrument shot 4 fps video from heatshield separation to the ground.

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