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.


Such a simple food, but popcorn is an international staple for movie-goers everywhere. Sweet, salted, buttery of drizzled with toffee, it can range from...
Peter Durand patented the tin can in 1810, and Tin Can Day celebrates his contribution to the storage of perishable food.

History Facts:

19-01-1747 Johann Bode founder of "Bode's Law " dies
19-01-1770 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
19-01-1839 Aden conquered by East India Company
19-01-1861 Georgia becomes 5th state to secede from US
19-01-1903 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
19-01-1921 Costa Rica Guatemala Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
19-01-1955 Millionaire TV program premiers

Famous Birthdays:

19-01-1095 St Wulfstan, bishop of Worcester--ended sale of slaves at Bristol
19-01-1736 James Watt, made steam engine workable (or 1753)
19-01-1749 Isaiah Thomas, American printer and editor and publisher and historian
19-01-1798 Auguste Comte, philosopher and founder of sociology & Positivism
19-01-1807 Robert E Lee, Confederate gen
19-01-1809 Edgar Allen Poe, author (The Pit & the Pendulum)
19-01-1813 Sir Henry Bessemer, engineer-inventor
19-01-1839 Paul Cezanne, painter
19-01-1859 Alice Eastwood
19-01-1906 Lanny Ross, singer
19-01-1917 John Raitt, singer
19-01-1922 Guy Madison, Actor (Computer Wizard and Jet over the Atlantic)
19-01-1923 Jean Stapleton, Actress (Damn Yankees and Klute) in NYC
19-01-1926 Fritz Weaver, Actor (Day of the Dolphin and Demon Seed)
19-01-1932 Joe Schmidt, NFL linebacker (Detroit)
19-01-1935 Tippi Hedren, in Minnesota (The Birds)
19-01-1943 Janis Joplin, in Port Arthur Texas
19-01-1944 Shelly Fabraes, in Santa Monica
19-01-1946 Dolly Parton, country singer and bra buster in Tennessee
19-01-1947 Ann Compton, TV news reporter
19-01-1951 Linda Hayden
19-01-1953 Desi Arnez Jr, Actor