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The complete guide for learning what happened on a specific date, fun and crazy facts, holidays and speial events that heppend on any day.

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what-happened-on gives you almost all the interesting facts there is to know about any date from the day you were born until today!
Interesting facts, strange holidays and event that you could never have imagined exist.
Look for your birthday page or your loved ones birthday page and you'll be surprise the things you'll find there.
Instead of wasting your free time what-happened-on will wait for you with some awesome facts and fun things to learn each and every day.
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Clean Off Your Desk Day heralds the beginning of some serious spring cleaning. Do you really need all that...
Love it or hate it, marzipan plays a big role during the festive period. Chances are you've got a fair bit left over (including toppings of Christmas cakes and...
Pharmacist Day implores us to take a moment to think of all the people who work as pharmacists. They only see us when we're sick with a cold, cough, measles...

History Facts:

12-01-1777 Mission Santa Clara de Asis founded in Cal
12-01-1820 Royal Astronomical Society founded in England
12-01-1836 Battle of Wetumka Fla
12-01-1945 US Navy destroys 41 Jap ships in Battle of S China Sea
12-01-1969 AFC wins its 1st Super Bowl (III) (NY Jets 16 Balt Colts 7)
12-01-1971 All in the Family premiers
12-01-1986 24th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 7 is launched

Famous Birthdays:

12-01-1588 John Winthrop, 1st gov of Mass Bay Colony
12-01-1729 Edmund Burke, famous Whig
12-01-1737 John Hancock, Decl of Ind signer (or 0123)
12-01-1856 John Singer Sargent, American painter
12-01-1876 Jack London, writer (Call of the Wild)
12-01-1910 Luise Rainer, Actress
12-01-1913 Edward Gurney, senator
12-01-1920 James Farmer, black activist
12-01-1926 Ray Price, country singer
12-01-1930 Glenn Yarborough, singer