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.


An ode to...the time clock? The assembly line? The office computer? The poem may need some work, but this is what Poetry At Work Day is all about - finding the...
Public Radio Broadcasting Day is a day dedicated to appreciating technology and how much it has improved our...
People often make the mistake of letting their dreams remain just that: dreams, but you owe it to yourself to...
Start running the bath, it's Rubber Duckie Day! Celebrate by taking a rubber duck (or taking a whole load of rubber ducks) in the bath and acting out small,...
A person has just got to love a ripe, juicy peach! What better way to celebrate one aspect of this lovely fruit than with Peach Melba Day? The classic dessert...
Skeptics Day encourages you to respect and listen to your inner skeptic, and all of the skeptical people that you know. Not everything can be as good as it...

History Facts:

13-01-1610 Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto 4th satellite of Jupiter
13-01-1630 Patent to Plymouth Colony issued
13-01-1854 Anthony Foss obtains patent for accordion
13-01-1894 Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops
13-01-1920 NY Times Editorial says rockets can never fly
13-01-1930 Mickey Mouse comic strip first appears
13-01-1939 Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert dies
13-01-1966 1st black in presidental cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver)
13-01-1969 Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
13-01-1971 Apollo 14 launched
13-01-1978 Yankee manager Joe McCarthy dies at 90
13-01-1981 Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick - 4 goals
13-01-1985 Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
13-01-1985 Carol Wayne dies at 42

Famous Birthdays:

13-01-1808 Salmon P. Chase (R), senator and cabinet member and 6th chief justice
13-01-1832 Horatio Alger Jr., American clergyman and author of boys' books
13-01-1884 Sophie Tucker, last red hot mamma
13-01-1913 Ralph Edwards, (This is your life)
13-01-1919 Jesse White, Actor (Maytag repairman)
13-01-1919 Robert Stack, TV & film Actor (Elliot Ness)
13-01-1925 Gwen Verdon, Actress and dancer (Cotton Club) in LA
13-01-1931 Charles Nelson Reilly, comedian