On This Day is a great website that allows you to take a look at the past, discovering what events happened in the world on a day like today. Ideal for those who want to know something new every day.
As we can see, a search engine appears at the top, in which we can enter the exact date and discover the ephemeris corresponding. By default, the page is loaded with today’s information.
For example, today (July 24), several important things happened:
- In 1534, Jacques Cartier arrives in Canada, declaring that it is French territory
- In 1911, the American explorer Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu (Peru)
- Today Jennifer López turns 48
- Scotland is in the middle of ‘Battle of Harlaw’, one of the bloodiest in its history
An interesting point is that allows us to break down the information in different areas: the most relevant, events, births, deaths and ‘weddings and divorces’. In most cases you can click to find out more information about said event.
Maybe the most attractive thing is to be able to find what happened on a specific date: the day you were born, the day of your wedding, the date a family member or friend was born, etc. So you can know what was happening in the world on the day you came to it.
We can also break down the content by movies, history, music, sports or “all” (in the upper bar). At the bottom of the web appear what celebrities have a birthday today and which ones will do it tomorrow.
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