Welcome to the dates dictonery

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.


Here's a special day you can celebrate without getting up from the sofa. Lazy Day is an ideal excuse to take a break and enjoy some precious "me" time, without...
Skyscraper Appreciation Day is the birthday of the famous architect William Can Alen, who is the genius...
Graham crackers, melted chocolate and sticky toasted marshmallows, all in one little sandwich—if that doesn't get you licking your chops, what does? S'mores...
Lion Day aims to raise awareness of the majestic hunter, the ultimate feline, the king of the jungle, the big fluffy kitty of the Serengeti... Hmm, we should...
Duran Duran Day celebrates 80's rock icons, Duran Duran - a band who pushed the limits of acceptable music...

History Facts:

10-08-1809 Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day)
10-08-1821 Missouri becomes 24th state
10-08-1846 Smithsonian Institute established
10-08-1866 Transatlantic cable laid - Pres Buchanan spoke to Queen Victoria
10-08-1945 Robert Goddard father of American rocketry dies
10-08-1948 ABC enters network TV at 7 PM - WJZ NY
10-08-1960 Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space
10-08-1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
10-08-1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 launched
10-08-1973 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station
10-08-1981 Pete Rose tops Stan Musial's NL record of 3630 hits
10-08-1986 Billy Martin day Yanks retire #1

Famous Birthdays:

10-08-1874 Herbert Hoover, (R) 31st Pres (1929-1933)
10-08-1900 Norma Shearer
10-08-1910 Angus Campbell, psychologist, sociologist
10-08-1916 Noah Beery Jr., Actor (Tugboat Annie)
10-08-1923 Rhonda Fleming, in Hollywood Calif
10-08-1924 Martha Hyer
10-08-1925 Mike Douglas, TV Host
10-08-1928 Eddie Fisher, singer
10-08-1933 Jerry Falwell, Evangelist
10-08-1938 Diana Muldaur
10-08-1942 Betsy Johnson
10-08-1943 Ronnie Spector, NYC