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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.
Feel free to even leave a comment on your favorites days or just say congrats to your loved ones on their birthday wall.


On Bat Appreciation Day, take a moment to consider the humble bat. Bats are mysterious, enigmatic creatures which are all around us, though we may not be aware...
Sometimes it seems as if everyone is a critic. Are you fed up with your nearest and dearest suggesting you lose weight, give up smoking or paint that ceiling?...
Bullying in schools does not need to be tolerated and the Day of Silence was established in 1996 to highlight the impact of this on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and...
Ford Mustang Day commemorates of the day the Mustang was first introduced to the public in 1964. Most new cars are released in fall of the year titled for the...
Although DNA Day was made into an official observance by the U.S. Congress, it is the NGHRI (National Human Genome Research Institute) who seem to organise...
Nothing is likely to inject a little sunshine and gaudiness into someone's day more effectively than Nothing...
World Hemophilia Day was created to raise awareness about the disease and also to raise money for treatment. Don't forget to take part!
Haiku Poetry Day encourages you to try your hand at short, Japanese poems; stick to a syllable pattern of 5-7-5 and you're off to a good start - but it's much...

History Facts:

17-04-1524 New York Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano.
17-04-1853 US Marine Hospital at the Presidio established.
17-04-1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki signed - ends 1st Sino-Japanese War (1894-95).
17-04-1941 Office of Price Administration established (handled rationing)
17-04-1961 Bay of Pigs - invasion.

Famous Birthdays:

17-04-1837 J.P. Morgan, financed the US.
17-04-1897 Thornton Wilder, American novelist