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.


World Doll Day was established on June 14, 1986 by a lovely lady named Mildred Seeley, to celebrate not only dolls, but caring, nurturing love and the people...
Sewing machines were once common household objects, used for repairing worn and damaged clothes, as well as for making new items from fabrics and material - in...
Gin Day is the official day to celebrate everybody's favourite juniper-based spirit. Fill your glass with G&T, raise it high, clink it with a friend's and...

History Facts:

13-06-0323 BC Alexander the great dies of fever at Babylon
13-06-1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest) signed
13-06-1611 John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
13-06-1798 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
13-06-1871 hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
13-06-1886 King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowns
13-06-1898 Yukon Territory of Canada organized - Dawson chosen as capital
13-06-1900 China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners & Christians
13-06-1913 Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
13-06-1921 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
13-06-1924 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers. 3rd forfeit win
13-06-1927 Ticker-tape parade welcomed Charles A Lindbergh to NYC
13-06-1933 1st sodium vapor lamps installed Schenectady NY
13-06-1933 Federal Savings & Loan Association authorized
13-06-1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns
13-06-1944 Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) buzz-bomb attacks
13-06-1948 Babe Ruth's #3 is retired
13-06-1963 Vostok 6 launched Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman cosmonaut
13-06-1966 Miranda vs Az decision-Suspect must be informed of rights
13-06-1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice
13-06-1971 NY Times began publishing Pentagon Papers
13-06-1977 Convicted assassin James Earl Ray recaptured
13-06-1977 Former Supreme Court Justice Tom C Clark died in NY at 77
13-06-1980 Rep John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation
13-06-1981 A teen-ager fired six blanks at Queen Elizabeth II
13-06-1982 Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69
13-06-1983 Pioneer 10 is 1st man-made object to leave Solar System
13-06-1986 Benny Goodman the clarinet playing King of Swing died in NY at 77
13-06-1986 Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency
13-06-1987 Geraldine Page dies

Famous Birthdays:

13-06-0823 Charles II (the Bald), king of France (843-77), emperor (875-77)
13-06-1786 Winfield Scott, American army general, presidential candidate
13-06-1831 James Clerk Maxwell, physicist, formulated electromagnetic theory
13-06-1865 William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Wild Swans at Coole) (Nobel 1923)
13-06-1895 Emile Levassor wins, 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
13-06-1903 Harold "Red" Grange, "Galloping Ghost" of football
13-06-1913 Ralph Edwards, (This is your Life)
13-06-1935 Christo, artist
13-06-1951 Richard Thomas, AKA John Boy
13-06-1962 Ally Sheedy, NY
13-06-1963 Bettina Bunge, Tennis player