Entries are showing up now, but only in the calendar.
What was wrong first time around?
Well, seeing as I was coding on three hours sleep, and was suffering serious caffeine deprivation at the time...
When I wrote the submit part of the code, instead of submitting the contents of the variables "value=$(date)", I was submitting the name - "value=date".
In other words, I was drowning in three inches of water ;-)