History Daily for Windows Phone, keeping track of the past

History Daily

History Daily is a Windows Phone app designed a lot like those word-a-day calendars. Instead of offering up a new word, History Daily provides you with a historical event that took place on that particular day. 

History Daily doesn't have many bells and whistles, more of a bare knuckles version of the old History Channel app.  Still, History Daily is well presented and can give you a few historical facts to impress others with or simply expand your knowledge of things.

History Daily has a simple and direct layout with a page detailing the historical event for today and an archive page that displays the past six days worth of factoids.

History Daily

The Today view offers a snippet of information on the event and if you tap "more" you can...well...read more on the event. If you want even more information, you can pull up the listing over on Wikipedia by tapping the Explorer Button at the bottom of the screen.

History Daily has toast notifications on new events and lockscreen support to display the day's history lesson on your Windows Phone lockscreen.

If you're looking for a source on historical facts, History Daily isn't a bad option to consider. History Daily is a free app for your Windows Phone 8 and 7.x device that you can find here in the Windows Phone Store.

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Reader comments

History Daily for Windows Phone, keeping track of the past


Its a waste if you download it and never use it. Otherwise, I'm sure there are those who see value in these kinds of apps.

Adding another history app to the list, daily history is the one I'm using regularly, it display's information even when set to small tile.

You guys should definitely try this too!

Daily history....nice app...but info is very little....maximum 5 events are shown....whereas on that day.....is complete package...

True, but being a busy man, i just need to know what's the main event that happened, for instance the live tile for today shows Disneyland opened today, minimal and straight to the point, then again everyone has their own preferences.

Still waiting for Timehop, where you get daily overview of your own posts/tweets you posted a year ago (or more).