This Day in History for iPad is an interactive multimedia calendar that displays historical events for the current day or any selected day, along with related media such as photos, illustrations, music, and speeches. You can hear the national anthems of countries on the day they became a nation, listen to presidents’ speeches on the anniversaries of their inaugurations, and play sound clips from famous artists on their birthdays.
Background text that appears for each event concentrates on interesting aspects that you might not know. For example, did you know that Vermont was an independent republic for 14 years before becoming a state and that George Washington at one point considered sending troops to overthrow the Vermont government? Each event also has at least one picture for every event, so you can experience the people and places making each day in history famous. The journey begins here, each and every day.
Fixed the calendar dates to match the current year.
Ratings and Reviews
I must be missing something. My downloaded app only shows 3 or 4 events per day and most of them are not of significant happenings. Usually the birth of some unknown person. The display is great and graphics are beautiful. But not enough information or history to be useful.
Jan 15, 2011 UPDATED REVIEW.....WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY APP? I HAVE DOWNLOADED AND RELOADED THIS APP SEVERAL TIMES AND STILL NO IMPROVEMENT ON MY ORIGINAL REVIEW. THE APP HAS NO INFO OR MUSIC OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN 3 ITEMS WITH A SHORT PARAGRAPH ABOUT EACH EVENT. There are NO options for anything other than choosing another date on a calendar. I went to the website for support, but, nothing related to this app was available. GUESS I WILL HAVE TO DELETE IT AGAIN!!!!
Looks gorgeous and does exactly what it says it will do. I keep it at the top of my first page between my news and weather apps for my morning reading.
Clicking on a name or subject of the item brings up a synopsis of additional information. Who knows, I may learn something that way.
I have no idea why people are getting bent out of shape about this. Its a free app. If you don't like it delete and get on with your life!
Love it and it's free!
This is fabulous free app! My 7th grader and I look forward to opening each day over breakfast! I love the music clips that play when muscian facts are listed. The excerpts are the perfect length for this kind of thing. It exposes you to people, places or events that you may have had little or no knowledge about! "Who knew?" is the phrase I find myself saying the most! Great job!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.