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A quick place to find profiles of the world's countries and regions, also has a variety of world rankings in several categories, such as richest country and most polluted county, among others.

CNN Daily Almanac  
Read a historic quote and learn about significant events, which took place on the current date in years past.

Encyclopedia Britannica - the Online Encyclopedia  
Provides access to concise articles from the online Encyclopaedia Britannica. 
Search the Columbia Encyclopedia for free at this site.

Information Please Almanac  
The online version of the Information Please Almanac also includes access to the Columbia Encyclopedia, Infoplease Atlas and a dictionary containing 125,000 words.

LoveToKnow 1911 Edition Encyclopedia  
This free online encyclopedia is based on the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, a scholarly standard. Each entry, written by an expert in the field, contains a detailed article and bibliography.

Old Farmer's Almanac  
Online edition of an "old standard", this resource includes weather predictions and weather history, sunrise and tide tables, recipes, puzzles and questions. A searchable archive provides access to information from previous years.

Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia 
Wikipedia uses collaborative software to offer this free-content encyclopedia. As defined by the website, "free" means free to add, free to edit, and free to copy and redistribute. Wikipedia is a multilingual open-content online encyclopedia, continually evolving through collaborative development. It is managed and operated by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. In March 2004, it contained over 220,000 articles in English and more than 300,000 in other languages.