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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.


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:

12-06-1665 English rename New Amsterdam NY after Dutch pull out
12-06-1776 Va 1st to adopt Bill of Rights
12-06-1787 Senators must be at least 30
12-06-1812 Napoleon's invasion of Russia begins
12-06-1838 Iowa Territory organized
12-06-1838 Hopkins Observatory - dedicated in Williamstown - Mass
12-06-1839 1st baseball game played in America
12-06-1880 1st baseball perfect game - John Richmond of Worcester beats Cleve
12-06-1898 Philippine nationalists declared independence from Spain
12-06-1907 Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to the Tigers
12-06-1917 Secret Service extend protection of pres to his family
12-06-1920 Farmer Labor Party organized
12-06-1934 Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines
12-06-1936 1st 50KW radio station - Pittsburgh Pa
12-06-1937 USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continued
12-06-1939 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown NY
12-06-1946 Philippines National Day
12-06-1957 Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg
12-06-1963 Medgar Evers - NAACP official - murdered in Jackson - Miss
12-06-1967 Israel wins 6 day war
12-06-1967 USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
12-06-1971 Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House
12-06-1972 John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"
12-06-1973 Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
12-06-1977 Ground-breaking ceremonies for Pres Kennedy library
12-06-1979 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel
12-06-1981 3rd baseball strike starts
12-06-1982 750 -000 anti-nuclear demonstrators in Central Park NYC
12-06-1986 P W Botha declares South African national emergency

Famous Birthdays:

12-06-1819 Charles Kingsley, English clergyman, novelist (Westward Ho!)
12-06-1829 Johanna Spyri, Swiss writer (Heidi)
12-06-1897 Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon (C), British prime minister (1955-57)
12-06-1915 David Rockefeller, Intl Power Broker
12-06-1916 Irwin Allen, Movie disaster producer
12-06-1919 Uta Hagen
12-06-1921 Vera Ralston, Actress
12-06-1924 George Herbert Walker Bush, (R), 43rd VP (1981-89)
12-06-1928 Vic Damone
12-06-1929 Anne Frank, diarist
12-06-1932 Jim Nabors, (Gomer Pyle) Actor-singer
12-06-1932 Rona Jaffe, Author
12-06-1941 Chick Corea, a funky jazz musician
12-06-1943 Marv Albert, Yes! Sportscaster