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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.

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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:

13-03-1639 Harvard U named for clergyman John Harvard
13-03-1677 Mass gains title to Maine for $6 -000
13-03-1781 Sir William Herschel sees "comet" (really Uranus)
13-03-1852 Uncle Sam debuts in NY Lantern
13-03-1868 Senate begins Pres Andrew Johnson impeachment trial
13-03-1877 Chester Greenwood patents ear muffler
13-03-1881 Tsar Alexander II of Russia assassinated
13-03-1884 US adopts standard time
13-03-1901 Benjamin Harrison - 23rd pres - dies in Indianapolis
13-03-1906 American suffragist Susan B Anthony dies
13-03-1925 Tenn law prohibits teaching evolution
13-03-1928 400 die in St Francis Dam burst (Calif)
13-03-1930 Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
13-03-1938 Anschluá -- Austria joins Nazi Germany
13-03-1938 Attorney Clarence S Darrow dies
13-03-1964 Kitty Genovese stabbed dead - 40 witness attack in Queens
13-03-1969 Apollo 9 returns to Earth
13-03-1970 Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer
13-03-1970 SF city employees start 4 day strike
13-03-1979 Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement
13-03-1979 Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick
13-03-1985 Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow)
13-03-1986 Soyuz T-15 launched

Famous Birthdays:

13-03-1733 Joseph Priestly, Engl, clergyman, discovered oxygen
13-03-1764 Charles, Earl Grey, (Whig), British PM (1830-34)
13-03-1770 Daniel Lambert, English giant (weighed 334 kg at death)
13-03-1781 Johann Wyss, Switz, Author
13-03-1798 Abigail Powers Fillmore, 1st lady
13-03-1855 Percival Lowell, predicted discovery of Pluto
13-03-1911 L. Ron Hubbard, scientologist
13-03-1913 William J. Casey, headed CIA during Iran-contra scandal
13-03-1914 Sammy Kaye, Bandleader
13-03-1918 George McAfee, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears)
13-03-1926 Ra£l Alfons¡n, Argentine pres (1983-, )
13-03-1931 Rosalind Elias, Opera singer
13-03-1939 Neil Sedaka, singer, Bkln
13-03-1946 Steve Kanaly
13-03-1953 Deborah Raffin, LA