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.


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.


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History Facts:

08-07-1663 King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island
08-07-1709 Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes.
08-07-1776 Col. John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Dec of Ind
08-07-1777 Vt becomes 1st state abolishing slavery adopts male sufferage
08-07-1796 1st American Passport issued by US State Dept
08-07-1835 Liberty Bell cracks (again).
08-07-1889 John L. Sullivan wins by KO in 75 rounds in last bareknuckle bout.
08-07-1889 Vol 1 # 1 of "The Wall Street Journal" published
08-07-1891 Future president Harding marries Florence K. DeWolfe in Marion Ohio
08-07-1896 William Jennings Bryan 'cross of gold' speech at Dem convention
08-07-1897 Harbor Hospital formally opens
08-07-1905 Part of Angel Island allocated for Immigration Detention Center
08-07-1907 Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
08-07-1909 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights.
08-07-1912 Pitcher Rube Marquard loses after winning 19 straight games
08-07-1947 Demolition began in NYC for new permanent headquarters of UN
08-07-1950 Leroy Deans awarded 1st Order of Purple Heart in Korea
08-07-1950 Gen. Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief UN forces in Korea
08-07-1959 Maj. Dale & Master Sgt Ovnand 1st American fatalities in Vietnam War
08-07-1974 Yank Shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 innings
08-07-1975 Pres Ford announced he'd seek Republican nomination for pres
08-07-1977 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs).
08-07-1978 Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus.

Famous Birthdays:

08-07-1838 Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, inventor
08-07-1839 John D Rockefeller, financier
08-07-1907 George W. Romney, Mich gov, housing secretary.
08-07-1908 Nelson A. Rockefeller, (R-NY-gov) 41st VP (1974-77).
08-07-1913 Walter Kerr, NY drama critic.
08-07-1914 Billy Eckstein, Singer
08-07-1931 Roone Arledge, TV executive (ABC).
08-07-1931 Jerry Vale, singer.
08-07-1935 Steve Lawrence
08-07-1935 Vitali I. Sevastyanov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 9, 18).
08-07-1937 Barbara Ann Loden
08-07-1940 Marcia Rodd
08-07-1946 Cynthia Gregory, LA, Ballerina
08-07-1948 Kim Darby, in North Hollywood