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This is my template

\documentclass[article]{amsart}
\textheight 9.3in
\textwidth 6.5in 
\topmargin -1cm
\usepackage[L7x]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\oddsidemargin-.5cm \evensidemargin -.5cm 
\usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amsfonts,amssymb}

\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{enumerate}
\usepackage[all]{xy}

\pagestyle{myheadings}
\usepackage{xypic}
\newcommand{\xra}{\xrightarrow}
\author{***}
\title{***}
\begin{document}
\date{30 september 2016}
\maketitle
\end{document}

So, with this, I am getting the date 30th sep 2016 in first page in footnote.

I am writing notes of some course. I want to have dates mentioned for each lecture which are obviously different for each and that too in the footnote.

Please let me know if there is any way to do that.

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    separately, you should consider re-evaluating your template -- some of these constructs haven't been recommended for years. Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 20:15
  • 1
    @SeanAllred : So, what do you suggest in this case.
    – user43645
    Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 20:16
  • 1
    The template discussion is, last I checked, an ongoing conversation in the community. I generally hold to 'less is more' -- don't use templates and research what the best option is on a document-by-document basis. For the present question though -- your goal is unclear. What exactly do you want to happen with the date? What are you trying to do? Please edit your question for clarity :) Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 20:19
  • I have edited my question @SeanAllred
    – user43645
    Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 20:30
  • You can create your own command to put anything you like in a footnote. What is preventing you from doing that already?
    – jon
    Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 3:37

1 Answer 1

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You can use this command \newdate which will print at bottom of current page its argument in the style as the date on the title page.

\makeatletter
\newcommand*{\newdate}[1]{{%
   \let \@makefnmark \relax \let \@thefnmark \relax
   \def\@date {#1}\@footnotetext{\@setdate}}}
\makeatother

Example keeping your template as is:

\documentclass[article]{amsart}
\textheight 9.3in
\textwidth 6.5in 
\topmargin -1cm
\usepackage[L7x]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\oddsidemargin-.5cm \evensidemargin -.5cm 
\usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amsfonts,amssymb}

\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{enumerate}
\usepackage[all]{xy}

\pagestyle{myheadings}
\usepackage{xypic}
\newcommand{\xra}{\xrightarrow}
\author{***}
\title{***}

\makeatletter
\newcommand*{\newdate}[1]{{%
   \let \@makefnmark \relax \let \@thefnmark \relax
   \def\@date {#1}\@footnotetext{\@setdate}}}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\date{30 september 2016}

\maketitle

\clearpage

New lecture

\newdate{\today}
\end{document}

Produces this at bottom of page 2:

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