I know we can specify a date range for the Google search results by clicking in Search Tools and changing Any time to the dates we want. Is it possible to do the same directly from the search bar using operators?

For instance, in Gmail and Google Drive you can use the operators after and before.

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(In Julian dates.)

You just have to do a separate Google search to determine the Julian date first.

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    The Julian dates? So Google uses a calendar system that was abolished in 1582? I would like to know the source for this information, because it sure sounds interesting. Dec 17, 2013 at 11:18
  • @Jule: Pretty sure it's the meaning of "Julian date" described here. We don't call them "Gregorian dates" even though we use the Gregorian calendar.
    – ale
    Dec 19, 2013 at 1:22
  • Here's more information: reviews.cnet.com/4520-10165_7-6206764-2.html For most people, though, Julian dates are going to be non-trivial to figure out, so I don't know that this answer is really viable.
    – ale
    Dec 19, 2013 at 1:25
  • Ah, suddenly the answer is starting to make at least some sense. Thank you! Dec 19, 2013 at 8:16

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