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.


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History Facts:

19-05-1536 Anne Boleyn Executed
19-05-1749 George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley
19-05-1780 About midday - near-total darkness descends on much of New England
19-05-1856 Sen Charles Sumner - Mass - spoke out against proslavery people
19-05-1862 Homestead Act becomes law
19-05-1898 Simplon Tunnel opens from Brig - Switzerland to Iselle - Italy
19-05-1971 USSR Mars 2 launched 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars

Famous Birthdays:

19-05-1795 John Hopkins, Philanthropist
19-05-1890 Ho Chi Minh, trail blazer
19-05-1925 Malcolm X, Muslim
19-05-1935 David Hartman, TV personality
19-05-1941 Nora Ephron, NY, writer
19-05-1947 Glenn Close, Actress
19-05-1952 Grace Jones, in Jamaica, singer