On This Day

Learn something new every day with the On This Day feature. View biographies and the events that occurred on a particular day in history - all in one convenient source, from Encyclopaedia Britannica.

To view any other day of the year, simply select the month and day of your choice using the drop-down menu and click "Go" (or hit the Enter key on your keyboard). The Events on This Day are listed first in the results followed by people who were Born This Day in history. If you hover over an article title, you will notice a summary window appear on the right side of the screen. If you would like to read more, click on the article title (in the example below, "Kent, James") or click on any part of the summary window.

When you hover over a result, a small folder appears at the end of the results column. Click on this folder icon to save the article to your Workspace. To learn more about the Workspace, click here.

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