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Now for iPhone and Apple Watch!

World Book® Encyclopedia and Software MacKiev present This Day in History, an interactive calendar which displays significant historical events that took place on the current day or any selected day, along with a picture. Navigate to any another date or skip forward and back a day at a time. Find out what famous people and events share your birthday. The journey begins here, each and every day.

NEW for Apple Watch: Choose from among events in history for your Apple Watch face each and every day of the year!

What’s New

Version 3.0

- Apple Watch extension added
- Hundreds of added events
- Each event now has an illustration or photo
- Latest iPhone models resolutions now supported

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Nekotomo ,

Nice app works like the widget

April 12 The American Civil War is there, so is the Japan attacking Pearl Harbor in WWII. I got it today September 19th 2009 six things happened this day (I compared it to the Mac widget). In order to see all six you have to slide your finger sideways (left and right). It's a little misleading. There should be arrows or something to let people know there was more history on a particular day. Still it's nice app that works well.

Cozmot ,

Okay app on iPhone

This is an okay app on the iPhone, but is so much better on the iPad. Besides a much richer graphical interface, on the iPad there will often be a link related to an event in history.

For example, today (June 23) is when the Taft-Hartley Act became law in 1947. On the iPad, the words "Taft-Hartley Act" link to a short article within the app which explains it. The iPhone app lacks that. Overall, though, it's useful and worth a buck.

iartzy ,

with some improvements could be more interesting

I like trivia and misc. facts, and some of this is interesting, but it would be a lot nicer if you could categorize things that happened "This Day in History" and expand. For instance, have the arts, inventions, quotes, politics, global issues, etc.... when someone was born is ..... well ...... sort of interesting I guess, but more meaty content would go further: be brief histories as related to the major event of that "Day" would add a lot.


Software MacKiev
105.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
2015 The Software MacKiev Company. Portions © 2015 World Book, Inc.


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