Our on this day in history search engine has been designed to be both simple and powerful to use. Below we explain some of our search's more powerful features.
- Searches are not case sensitive. e.g. orange and Orange return the same results.
- To search for all years, leave the year field blank.
- A maximum of 300 results are shown per page. To view more results click on the "< Previous", 1, 2 ... or "Next >" links below each section.
- You can narrow your search by selecting only a single type. e.g. Famous Birthdays
- All result pages are unique and thus can be bookmarked and linked to. When clicked the links will deliver the same results you previously searched for.
You can use boolean operators in a search in the same way you can on Google and other search engines.
Quotes can be used to search for a phrase. e.g. "World Record"
A star can be used as a wildcard operator in a search to return all results starting with the letters entered. e.g. Reco*
Minus signs can be used to exclude a term from the results. e.g. World -Record
Plus signs can be used to include a term in the results. e.g World +Record, note that this gives the same results as a search for Record by itself.
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Brackets can be used to group words into subexpressions. Bracketed groups can also be nested. e.g. ("World Record") -runs
Multiple boolean operators can also be used togther in a search.
- You must select more than just a day
- You must select more than just a month.
- All keyword(s) searches must be at least 4 characters long.