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.


With an estimated 390 million speakers, Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Learn more about it on thi day!
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History Facts:

18-12-1737 Antonio Stradivari violin maker dies
18-12-1787 NJ becomes 3rd state
18-12-1813 British take Fort Niagara in the War of 1812
18-12-1849 William Bond obtains 1st photograph of moon through a telescope
18-12-1865 13th Amendment ratified slavery abolished
18-12-1898 Auto speed record set -- 63 kph
18-12-1915 Pres Wilson widowed the year before marries Edith Bolling Galt
18-12-1932 Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game
18-12-1945 Uruguay joined UN
18-12-1956 Japan admitted to the UN
18-12-1958 1st test project of Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equip
18-12-1958 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower
18-12-1958 Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)
18-12-1961 India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa Damao & Diu
18-12-1965 Borman & Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII
18-12-1969 Britain abolished death penalty
18-12-1971 1st Candlelight Processional
18-12-1971 Diana Lynn dies at 45
18-12-1972 US began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
18-12-1973 Soyuz 13 launched into earth orbit for 8 days
18-12-1974 SF Visitors Center at City Hall opens
18-12-1980 Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin suffered a fatal heart attack at 76
18-12-1985 UN Security Council unanimously condemns `acts of hostage-taking'

Famous Birthdays:

18-12-1707 Charles Wesley, cofounder of Methodist movement
18-12-1709 Elizabeth, empress of Russia (to Peter the Great and Catherine I)
18-12-1779 Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist, "greatest clown in history"
18-12-1786 Carl Maria von Weber, German Romantic composer
18-12-1861 Edward MacDowell, composer
18-12-1879 Paul Klee, Swiss abstract painter
18-12-1886 Ty Cobb, played in 3000 games, batted .367, stole 892 bases
18-12-1888 Robert Moses, power broker (built Long Island & NYC parks & roads)
18-12-1890 Edwin Armstrong, radio pioneer (invented FM)
18-12-1910 Abe Burrows, Broadway impresario
18-12-1913 Willy Brandt, (SD), chancellor of West Germany (1969-74) (Nobel '71)
18-12-1916 Betty Grable, in St Louis
18-12-1917 Lynn Bari, Actress
18-12-1917 Ossie Davis
18-12-1927 Ramsey Clark, Attorney General
18-12-1934 Boris V. Volynov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)
18-12-1943 Keith Richard, singer (Rolling Stones)
18-12-1947 Steven Spielberg, director (Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Arc)
18-12-1950 Leonard Maltin, Movie reviewer