Simply think of a term that rhymes with your date. Make sure your rhyme is a little silly and that it paints a strong picture in your head.
You can leave off the century, so that 1861, the starting date for the Civil War, becomes 61.
- 61 = Sticky gun
Imagine a Civil War soldier struggling with a gun that’s been covered with honey. It may sound silly, but it works!
1773 was the date of the date of the Boston Tea Party. To remember this, you could think:
- 73 = Heavenly tea
1783 marks the end of the Revolutionary War.
- 83 = Ladies’ bee
The most important element of this method is to come up with a great, amusing image. The funnier it is, the more memorable it will be. If possible, come up with a little story to connect all your mental images.