Historical Wikipedia Events API

Historical Wikipedia Events API

Historical Wikipedia Events API is a tool that provides access to historical events and timelines from Wikipedia. The API uses structured data from Wikipedia to retrieve information about events that occurred in a specific year

API description

About the API: 

The API is designed to be used in a variety of applications, such as historical reference tools, educational platforms and data visualization tools. The API provides information about significant events that have taken place throughout history, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in history and cultural events. The API is easy to use and requires only a few lines of code to integrate into an application.

The API returns a list of events, with information such as the date of the event, a brief description and the events of that year with their respective months. In conclusion, the historical Wikipedia Events API is a valuable tool for anyone who wants to access information about historical events. Whether you are a student, researcher, or simply interested in history, the API provides a rich source of information about significant events throughout history.


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

It will receive a parameter and provide you with a JSON. 


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Historical Research: The Wikipedia Events by Year API can be used by historians, students, and researchers to access information about significant events that took place in a specific year.

  2. Education: The API can be integrated into educational platforms, such as online courses or textbooks, to provide students with information about historical events and timelines.

  3. Data Visualization: The API can be used in data visualization tools to display information about historical events, allowing users to visualize and interact with historical data in a dynamic and engaging way.

  4. Cultural Reference: The API can be used in cultural reference tools to provide information about significant events and cultural milestones from different time periods.

  5. News and Media: The API can be used by news and media organizations to supplement their reporting with historical context and provide their audience with a deeper understanding of current events and their relationship to the past.

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Basic Plan: 8,000  API Calls. 70,000 requests per second.

Pro Plan: 15,000 API Calls.  20,000 requests per second.

Pro Plus Plan: 32,000 API Calls. 20,000 requests per second.

API Documentation


To use this endpoint all you have to do is insert in the parameter the year you want to obtain information.

GET https://zylalabs.com/api/1249/historical+wikipedia+events+api/1074/get+data

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"events":["2022 (MMXXII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2022nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 22nd  year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the  3rd   year of the 2020s decade.  ","2022 saw the removal of nearly all COVID-19 restrictions and the reopening of international borders in most countries, and the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continued. The global economic recovery from the pandemic continued, though many countries experienced an ongoing inflation surge; in response, many central banks raised their interest rates to landmark levels. The world population also reached eight billion people in 2022.","The Russian invasion of Ukraine, the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War II, caused the displacement of 15.7 million Ukrainians (8 million internally displaced persons and 7.7 million refugees), and led to international condemnations and sanctions and nuclear threats, the withdrawal of hundreds of companies from Russia, and the exclusion of Russia from major sporting events.","Many prominent figures died in 2022, including world leaders Shinzo Abe, Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth II, Jiang Zemin, and Pope Benedict XVI; entertainers Sidney Poitier, Olivia Newton-John, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jean-Luc Godard, and Angela Lansbury; and footballer Pel\u00e9.","","","== Events ==","","","=== January ===","January 1 \u2013 The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the largest free trade area in the world, comes into effect for Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.","January 2 \u2013 Abdalla Hamdok resigns as Prime Minister of Sudan amid deadly protests.","January 4 \u2013 China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States\u2014all five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council\u2014issue a rare joint statement affirming that \"a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.\"","January 5 \u2013 A nationwide state of emergency is declared in Kazakhstan in response to the 2022 Kazakh unrest. The cabinet of prime minister Askar Mamin resigns, while president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev removes former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, widely regarded as being the real power in the country, from his position as Chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan.","January 6 \u2013 The CSTO deploys a \"peacekeeping\" mission in Kazakhstan, including Russian paratroopers, following a request by Kazakh president Tokayev.","January 7 \u2013 COVID-19 pandemic: The number of COVID-19 cases exceeds 300 million worldwide.","January 9\u2013February 6 \u2013 The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is held in Cameroon, with Senegal winning their first championship.","January 10 \u2013 The first successful heart transplant from a pig to a human patient occurs in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.","January 15 \u2013 A large eruption of Hunga Tonga\u2013Hunga Ha'apai, a submarine volcano in Tonga, triggers tsunami warnings in Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Japan, New Zealand, Samoa, and the United States.","January 16 \u2013 World No. 1 tennis champion Novak Djokovic is deported from Australia following a high-profile legal case regarding his COVID-19 vaccination status, preventing his participation in the 2022 Australian Open.","January 23","Tropical Storm Ana kills 115 people in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique, days after a series of floods killed 11 people in Madagascar.","A coup d'\u00e9tat in Burkina Faso removes president Roch Kabor\u00e9 from power. The Burkinab\u00e9 military cites the government's failure to contain activities of Islamist militants within the country as a reason for the coup.","January 28 \u2013 COVID-19 pandemic: The number of vaccinations administered worldwide exceeds 10 billion.","January 30 \u2013 2022 Portuguese legislative election: The Socialist Party, led by Ant\u00f3nio Costa, wins an \"unexpected\" majority of 117 seats.","","","=== February ===","","February 3 \u2013 Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi is killed in Atme during a counter-terrorism raid by U.S. special forces in north-western Syria.","February 4 \u2013 China and Russia issue a joint statement opposing further NATO expansion, expressing \"serious concerns\" about the AUKUS security pact, and pledging to cooperate with each other on a range of issues.","February 4\u201320 \u2013 The 2022 Winter Olympics are held in Beijing, China, making it the first city ever to host both the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics.","February 5 \u2013 Cyclone Batsirai kills a total of 123 people across Madagascar, Mauritius, and R\u00e9union two weeks after Tropical Storm Ana killed 115 people in the same region.","February 9 \u2013 The biggest breakthrough in fusion energy since 1997 is reported at the Joint European Torus in Oxford, the UK, with 59 megajoules produced over five seconds (11 megawatts of power), more than double the previous record.","February 21\u201324 \u2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a decree declaring the Luhansk People's Republic and Donetsk People's Republic as independent from Ukraine, and, despite international condemnation and sanctions, begins a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.","February 26 \u2013 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: The EU, US, and their allies commit to removing Russian banks from the SWIFT payment system, as well as imposing measures on the Russian Central Bank and further restrictions on Russian elites. These and other sanctions fuel a financial crisis in Russia.","February 27","2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: Putin orders Russia's nuclear deterrent forces to be on \"special alert\", their highest level, in response to what he calls \"aggressive statements\" by NATO. The move is condemned by the US.","2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: European nations ban Russian flights in their airspace.","In a constitutional referendum, Belarus votes to revoke its non-nuclear status and to allow the country to host Russian forces permanently.","February 28","The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releases the second part of its Sixth Assessment Report on climate change. It concludes that many impacts are on the verge of becoming \"irreversible\".","2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: Russian and Ukrainian officials meet on the Belarus-Ukraine border for the first round of peace talks, with no resolution.","2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: Football governing bodies FIFA and UEFA suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all competitions.","2022 Russian financial crisis: In an unprecedented move, Switzerland, Monaco, Singapore and South Korea impose unilateral sanctions over Russia including the introduction of export controls and asset freezes.","","","=== March ===","March 1","2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: World Athletics bans both Russia and Belarus from competing in all of its events.","2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: In an emergency session, United Nations member states pass a resolution deploring Russia's invasion of Ukraine and calling for the immediate withdrawal of its forces.","March 2","2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: Russia seizes its first large city, the Black Sea port of Kherson, as shelling intensifies across many parts of Ukraine, including civilian areas.","2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: The United Nations reports that over a million refugees have now fled from Ukraine to other countries.","The International Criminal Court begins an investigation into possible war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine.","March 3","2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: Russia is condemned by world leaders following an attack by its troops on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant \u2013 the largest in Europe \u2013 which led to a fire at the site.","The National Assembly of Armenia elects incumbent minister of High-Tech Industry and former mayor of Yerevan, Vahagn Khachaturyan, as president of Armenia following the resignation of Armen Sarkissian.","March 4\u201313 \u2013 The 2022 Winter Paralympics are held in Beijing, China, making it the first city to host both Summer Paralympics and Winter Paralympics.","March 4 \u2013 Insurgency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: An Afghan man on behalf of the Islamic State \u2013 Khorasan Province commits a suicide attack at a Shia mosque in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, killing 63 people.","March 5 \u2013 Researchers in the Antarctic find Endurance, one of the greatest ever undiscovered shipwrecks, which sank in 1915 during Ernest Shackleton's exploration.","March 7 \u2013 COVID-19 pandemic: The global death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 6 million.","March 8 \u2013 The US and UK announce a ban on Russian oil, while the EU announces a two-thirds reduction in its demand for Russian gas.","March 9","2022 South Korean presidential election: People Power Party candidate Yoon Suk-yeol is narrowly elected President of South Korea.","2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: Russia is condemned by world leaders following an air strike in Mariupol that destroys a hospital including a maternity and children's ward.","March 10 \u2013 The National Assembly of Hungary elects former minister for Family Affairs, Katalin Nov\u00e1k, as president of Hungary in a 137\u201351 vote.","March 11 \u2013 Gabriel Boric is sworn in as President of Chile. He becomes the youngest head of state in the nation's history and the first to be born during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.","March 12 \u2013 2022 Turkmenistan presidential election: Serdar Berdimuhamedow, son of former President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, wins with 89% of the total votes.","March 16 \u2013 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: A Russian airstrike on the Mariupol Theatre in Mariupol kills an estimated 600 civilians sheltering inside.","March 21 \u2013 China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735 crashes in Guangxi, China, killing all 133 people on board.","March 24 - 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine: NATO announces t...


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