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Excel's autofill feature is really useful if you want to enter one date, drag the fill handle and have it extend the series. If you just want to copy the same value into a number of cells, then dragging normally isn't an option.
One method of doing achieveing this is to select all the cells (including the one with the date in), hold down the Ctrl key and press the D key. If the cells are horizontal rather than vertical, hold down the Ctrl key and press the R key.