A friend on Plurk asked whether it is possible to use actual historical dates on your blog’s CMS (i.e. 4th of July 1776 for Independence Day). I did some digging and there are posts that address this question:
On WordPress, it seems that you can’t use a time stamp before December 12 1969. There seems to be a fix with a piece of code.
On Drupal, you can’t seem to use dates before 1970.
Using historical time stamps could very well add to the architecture in mapping out historical information and events. Not that I’m channeling a Da Vinci Code, but there is a certain intellectual joy in being able to recreate a piece of history — even if it is as trivial as building your family photo album and cataloging them with correct time stamps.