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.
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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:

12-07-1543 England's King Henry VIII weds Catherine Parr (6th & last wife).
12-07-1689 Orangeman's Day-Battle of Boyne Protestant victory in Ireland
12-07-1812 US forces led by Gen. Hull invade Canada (War of 1812).
12-07-1862 Congress authorizes Medal of Honor
12-07-1927 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
12-07-1928 1st televised tennis match.
12-07-1933 Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33› per hour).
12-07-1934 US Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned
12-07-1951 Yankee Allie Reynolds no hits Indians 1-0
12-07-1957 1st President to fly in helicopter - Dwight Eisenhower
12-07-1960 Echo I 1st passive satellite launched.
12-07-1960 USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs.
12-07-1962 Cosmonaut Popovich in space 1st time 2 manned craft in space
12-07-1967 5th Mayor's Trophy Game Mets beat Yanks 4-0
12-07-1975 Sao Tom‚ e Pr¡ncipe gains independence from Portugal (Nat'l Day).
12-07-1977 1st free flight test of Enterprise.
12-07-1978 Sun Bank Building opens
12-07-1979 Kiribati (Gilbert & Ellice Is.) gains independence from Britain.
12-07-1979 Minnie Ripperton dies of cancer at 30
12-07-1984 Geraldine Ferraro NY became 1st woman major-party VP candidate
12-07-1985 Drs discover a cancerous growth in Pres Reagan's large intestine

Famous Birthdays:

12-07-0100 Julius C‘sar, born B.C. - Roman Emperor
12-07-1730 Josiah Wedgewood, English pottery designer, manufacturer.
12-07-1817 Henry David Thoreau, Naturalist-author in Concord Mass
12-07-1849 Sir William Osler, Canadian physician, teacher, author.
12-07-1854 George Eastman, invented Kodak camera in Waterville NY
12-07-1868 Stefan George, German lyric poet.
12-07-1895 Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers
12-07-1895 R Buckminster Fuller, architect (invented geodesic dome)
12-07-1904 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (Residence on Earth) (Nobel 1971).
12-07-1908 Milton Berle, (Uncle Miltie-Mr Television)
12-07-1917 Andrew Wyeth, American painter.
12-07-1922 Mark Hatfield, (R-Ore-Sen)
12-07-1934 Van Cliburn, Pianist
12-07-1937 Bill Cosby, Actor, comedian.
12-07-1944 Denise Nichols, in Detroit