This Day in History – Database of 140,000+ Events

This Day in History is a comprehensive list of 142,000+ historical factsthat includes 65,000+ historical events, 57,000+ births, 17,500+ deaths and about 2,500 holidays. The list is the largest and unique on the web.  The data is ready to be published on your content web site or application. The following table summarizes the century wise count of events (excluding holidays)

 
Century No of  Events
0000-0099 98
0100-0199 41
0200-0299 66
0300-0399 146
0400-0499 126
0500-0599 115
0600-0699 148
0700-0799 119
0800-0899 177
0900-0999 148
1000-1099 362
1100-1199 480
1200-1299 627
1300-1399 706
1400-1499 1,209
1500-1599 2,978
1600-1699 4,314
1700-1799 7,389
1800-1899 22,749
1900-1999 89,083
2000-2099 9,199

This Day in History: Data Format:
The package contains data in tab delimited text file format. Additional format such as Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access database format is available on request. Please send your request to sales@ebusinessgems.com

This Day in History: Data Columns:
The list has the following information fields:

  1. Categ: Category of events (i.e. Births, Deaths, Events and Holidays).
  2. Year: Year of the event.
  3. Month: Month of the event.
  4. Day: Day on which the event occurred.
  5. Fact: What happened on the day?

The [Year] field is obviously blank for Holidays. All 5 fields are populated in all other cases.

Data Example (in TAB delimited format):

CATEG YEAR MONTH DAY FACT
Births 1312 11 13 Birth of Edward III king of England (1327-77).
Births 1312 11 13 Birth of King Edward III of England (d. 1377)
Births 1313 6 16 Birth of Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian writer (d. 1375)
Births 1313 8 1 Birth of Emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364)
Deaths 1795 6 8 Death of King Louis XVII of France (b. 1785)
Deaths 1796 11 6 Death of Catherine II of Russia (b. 1729)
Events 1939 1 2 Donald Bradman scores 107 South Africa versus Victoria, his fourth consecutive century.
Events 1939 1 14 Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
Events 1939 2 27 American Civil Rights Movement: Sit-down strikes are outlawed by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Events 1969 7 16 Apollo program: Apollo 11 launches from Cape Kennedy , Florida and will become the first manned space mission to land on the moon.
Events 1983 4 17 India enters space age launching SLV-3 rocket.
Events 1987 3 15 13th People’s Choice Awards: Bill Cosby.
Events 2005 8 29 Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and costing over 115 billion dollars in damage.
Holidays 5 1 Holiday – May Day, Labour Day, Workers’ Day, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers.
Holidays 7 17 Holiday – South Korea – Constitution Day

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