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This site tells you exactly what happened the day you were born

If you love birthday trivia, you will adore this incredible website. It can tell you everything you want to know about the day you were born, including how many days ago it was.

Let’s dive into random factoid trivia, one of our favorite things of all time. It’s all relevant to the day of the year you were born.

What is WolframAlpha?

WolframAlpha is an artificial intelligence project devoted to compiling human knowledge. Instead of submitting queries and comparing them against an indexed series of web pages, this tool generates results through “dynamic computations” based on “a vast collection of built-in data.”

The goal? To make all information accessible, even to ordinary people. Of course, one of our favorite ways to use it is to cross-analyze the annals of history with the most important day of the year — our birthday. Thank you, science.

You can find great information on the site by entering your birth date. Here’s how: In the site’s home page search bar, plug in your birthday and use the small orange button to the right to compute input.

First, you’ll see a bunch of data on the time between now and the day you were born. Holidays, if any, will follow below. Underneath that tab, though, is where the exciting stuff is.

Under Anniversaries, select More to see all your results.

Famous births, deaths, major historical events, film premieres and political legislation will be laid out for you.

You can see a few fun facts on the example date we used above, Feb. 8, 1971. For one, Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil was born in 1961. Also, a one-ton meteorite fell in Chihuahua two years prior, in 1969. Not exactly what we were expecting, but we’re glad to know it.

Another fun fact: Kim uses this site to personalize her internal staff birthday shout-outs. Why settle for something second-rate? This AI-driven mega-tool truly does it all.

Don’t take our word for it, though. We invite you to explore this project for all it’s worth. If you’re unsure where to begin, the Surprises tab is undoubtedly one great place to start.

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