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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.


It is generally thought that Milk Day was created to celebrate the first time milk was delivered in glass bottles. Prior to this, conditions for milk delivery...
Beepedy-beep-beep... Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day prepares you for all of those life events where it's...
Feeling mischievous? Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day gives you an excuse to have some fun or...

History Facts:

11-01-1935 1st woman to fly solo across Pacific left Honolulu AE Putnam
11-01-1642 Isaac Newton is elected a member of Royal Society
11-01-1787 Titania & Oberon moons of Uranus discovered by William Herschel
11-01-1805 Michigan Territory organized
11-01-1813 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii
11-01-1861 Alabama becomes 4th state to secede from US
11-01-1861 Mexico City captured by Juarez
11-01-1892 Hawaiian Historical Society founded
11-01-1915 Jacob Ruppert & Huston purchase Yankees for $460 000
11-01-1923 French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
11-01-1935 Amelia Earhart flies from Hawaii to California (non-stop of course)
11-01-1963 Beatles release Please Please Me & Ask Me Why
11-01-1975 Soyuz 17 is launched
11-01-1978 Gov. Askew dedicates the RCUC solar office building
11-01-1983 Billy Martin named Yankee manager for 3rd time

Famous Birthdays:

11-01-1755 Alexander Hamilton, 1st Sec of US Treasury
11-01-1807 Ezra Cornell, founded Western Union Telegraph & Cornell University
11-01-1815 Sir John A. MacDonald, (C)--1st prime minister of Canada (1867-73)
11-01-1839 Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rican patriot and scholar
11-01-1842 William James, American psychologist and philosopher
11-01-1850 Philipp la Renotiere von Ferrary, famous philatelist
11-01-1885 Alice Paul, founder of National Woman's Party and ERA advocate
11-01-1896 Eva Le Gallienne, Actress
11-01-1896 Paddy Driscoll, NFL quarterback and coach (Chic Cardinals and Bears)
11-01-1903 Alan Paton, South African writer (Cry and the Beloved Country)
11-01-1906 Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist and discoverer of LSD
11-01-1926 Grant Tinker, broadcasting executive
11-01-1926 Lev S. Demin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
11-01-1930 Rod Taylor, Actor
11-01-1948 Madeline Manning, runner
11-01-1974 Rosenkowitz sextuplets, (1st known to have survived infancy)