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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.
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Ice Cream Soda Day is celebrated annually on June 20th. Therefore, you should invest some time in slurping this frothy wonderment up a stripy straw. The drink...
Whether you're a juggling junkie or a total novice, Juggling Day was started for jugglers and non-jugglers alike to come together, celebrate and spread the joy...
One of the less well-known celebratory days, World Productivity Day does not have a central focus for...
A day for raising awareness for protecting the Bald Eagle, American Eagle Day encourages participants to adopt a bald eagle, to assist in the recovery of their...

History Facts:

20-06-1632 Britain grants 2nd Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area
20-06-1756 British soldiers imprisoned in India-Black Hole of Calcutta-most died
20-06-1779 Battle of Stone Ferry
20-06-1782 Congress approves Great Seal of US & the Eagle as it's symbol
20-06-1791 King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution
20-06-1837 Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV Ruled for 63 years ending in 1901
20-06-1855 Comm appoints to lay out streets west of Larkin - SF
20-06-1863 West Virginia became 35th state
20-06-1867 Pres Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
20-06-1893 Lizzie Borden found innocent in New Bedford Mass
20-06-1895 Nicaragua - El Salvador & Honduras form a short-lived confederation
20-06-1913 Bert Daniels set AL mark by getting hit 3 times in a doubleheader
20-06-1920 Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed
20-06-1939 Test flight of 1st rocket plane using liquid propellants
20-06-1947 Gangster Benjamin `Buggsy' Siegel shot dead in Beverly Hills Cal
20-06-1947 Pres Truman vetoed Taft-Hartley Act
20-06-1948 Toast of the Town hosted by Ed Sullivan premier on CBS-TV
20-06-1950 Joe Dimaggio's 2000th hit - Yanks beat Indians 8-2
20-06-1963 US & USSR agree to set up "Hot Line"
20-06-1963 1st Mayor's Trophy Game Mets beat Yanks 6-2
20-06-1966 Georges Lemaitre - originator of "big bang" theory - dies at 71
20-06-1967 Muhammad Ali convicted of violating draft law in Houston
20-06-1968 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
20-06-1976 River Country opens
20-06-1977 Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez
20-06-1982 It's National Bald Eagle Day
20-06-1982 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin arrives in Washington
20-06-1983 Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
20-06-1986 Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan
20-06-1987 Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass

Famous Birthdays:

20-06-1674 Nicholas Rowe, dramatist, English poet laureate
20-06-1819 Jacques Offenbach, in France composer
20-06-1907 Lillian Hellman, playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes)
20-06-1909 Errol Flynn, Actor
20-06-1924 Audie Murphy, war hero, Actor
20-06-1924 Chet Atkins, Country Guitar Player
20-06-1942 Brian Wilson, (Beachboy)
20-06-1945 Anne Murray, in Nova Scotia singer
20-06-1946 Andre Watts, concert pianist
20-06-1947 Candy Clark, Actress
20-06-1950 Lionel Richie, singer
20-06-1953 Cyndi Lauper, in Brooklyn - A fun girl
20-06-1960 John Taylor, rocker