Days & Dates

Discover thousands of fun and interesting facts about the special days and dates of the year. Also learn about the facts of the different seasons and more.

Einstein
26 Apr

16 Ultimate Facts About the 1900s

The early 1900s, otherwise known as the turn of the century, was an incredible time for progression. Coming out of industrial evolution, this was a decade that saw huge steps forward in communication, travel, and entertainment. It was a decade of great experimentation – and one of idealism, as first-wave feminism took major strides in …
1920s
22 Mar

37 Ultimate Facts About The 1920s

What do you know about the 1920s? You’re probably familiar with the nicknames ‘Roaring 20s’ and ‘Jazz Age’. The term Jazz Age was popularized by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, who was best known for his novels portraying the flashiness and sensibility of the 1920s. But did you know that Agatha Christie’s mega-famous creation Hercule Poirot …
1930s
20 Mar

56 Ultimate Facts About the 1930s

The 1930s is a complex decade – marked by war and financial downturn, there were still some positives to be found! However, the decade is probably most famous for the Great Depression, which was triggered by the Wall Street crash in late 1929. It was the longest and most severe economic downturn in modern history …
facts about the 1940s
18 Mar

36 Ultimate Facts About the 1940s

The 1940s were mostly marked with war and suffering but luckily there was light at the end of the tunnel in the form of heroism and endurance. Even though these years were dominated by World War II, many other happenings left a significant trace on this decade of transformation. Technology advancements, rhythm and blues music, …
1950s
15 Mar

22 Fierce Facts About the 1950s

We have a lot to thank the 1950s for. It was the first decade to emerge post-war, creating cultural revolutions all over the world. Popular music was on the rise, as was home entertainment via television. It was also a huge revolution for fashion, as well as one for strides in racial equality. It’s a …
1960s
13 Mar

54 Ultimate Facts about the 1960s

No better song describes the 1960s as Bob Dylan’s “The times they are a-changing”: “Come gather ’round, people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin’ And you better start swimmin’ Or …
1970s
11 Mar

17 Ultimate Facts about the 1970s

The 1970s was a massive period of transition not only in the US, but all over the world. Big political shifts, changes in entertainment and – yes – the way we dressed – came thick and fast. In a post-moon landing world, things became colorful and creative more so than ever before. Here’s a stack …
1980s
6 Mar

39 Ultimate Facts About the 1980s

The 1980s is known as the “greed decade” and made quite a mark in history. It was the decade of big hair, two-pound cell phones, neon colors, shoulder pads, the Cold War, Rubik’s cubes, Air Jordans, Pac Man… The list is endless! It continues with the lifestyle cults from poppers to punks, from new-wave to …
1990s
4 Mar

39 Ultimate Facts about the 1990s

Every decade has its ups and downs, its treasure chest of serious but also wacky moments. The 1990s are no different! They’re often remembered as being (relatively) peaceful. The quality of television radically improved. “Seinfeld” and “The Simpsons” reached their popularity in the 90s along with “Friends,” “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “NYPD Blue.” In feature …
facts about the 2000s
1 Mar

37 Ultimate Facts about the 2000s

The 2000s was the decade of the New Millennium, meaning many new breakthroughs were expected to happen within this decade. Nevertheless, the 2000s were probably one of the last romantic decades, when we still had time for old and new friends and acquaintances, when the thrill of meeting someone new was always in the air. …
interesting facts about 1066
8 Sep

11 Tense Facts about 1066

1066 was arguably one of the most famous years in European history, and it’s likely many of you out there will have studied this brutal 12 months back in history class. However, while many of us know what that year represented for two particular countries, but not all of us do. So, with that in …
interesting facts about usa independence day
4 Jul

9 Fun Facts about US Independence Day

Patriotic Facts About US Independence Day The 4th of July, of course, is a date that most Americans know well – celebrating the union of the country dating back hundreds of years. It’s perhaps the best-known and most-celebrated holiday across the states – and it’s recognized overseas, too. If you’re in the spirit of the …
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19 May

10 Perfect Facts about St. Patrick’s Day

For the love of the Irish – St. Patrick’s Day is a huge celebration of everything that’s green and gold about the Emerald Isle. Not just celebrated in the Republic of Ireland but over in the US, too, mid-March offers lots of great opportunities to get into the party spirit. If you’re planning your own …
Crucifixion of Jesus
6 Mar

10 Sentimental Facts About Sunday

Who doesn’t love a great, lazy Sunday? It’s the perfect day for staying in bed, having a huge breakfast, and enjoying time alone or with our loved ones! But did you also know that it’s a day with a lot of history and interesting facts? Here are 10 fun facts about Sundays! 1. It’s the …
facts about chinese year of the rabbit
4 Jan

12 Facts about Chinese New Year (Year of the Rabbit!)

Chinese New Year has become a worldwide celebration that many of us like to follow by eating traditional food and decorating our homes every January and February. But – how much do you actually know about this time of year? Here are ten fun facts about Chinese New Year! 1. It’s the Year of the …