Such was not the case on a number of levels. Mostly, the filtering doesn't really exist in an easy format (easy for how I wanted to use it). I could filter in once on birth, once on marriage, once on death, etc. This would give me a list of individuals. But there wasn't a good way to see which of those vital facts existed on a given day. I've not given up yet, but I think that it is likely going to be a much more limited endeavor.
In any case, in "this day in history" in my extended family tree, at least one item of particular note:
Today, June 27th in my very extended family history (in 1939), Patrick Joseph Eagan was born in Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA. (Hopefully my Uncle Pat is proud of that proper citation form including City, County, State, and Country). Patrick Joseph Eagan is my mom's older brother. They are the children (along with Kathleen and Maureen) of Austin Eagan and Mary Frances Maloney Eagan.
"U.P." as I've been referring to him is on one of his many trips. He is on a cruise in and around Norway -- as he described it: "fourteen days along the Norway Coast and in a number of its fjorrds and then we will be back here [Amsterdam] and then to Prague."
Here he is, back in the post-Marines, IBM days.
Happy Birthday, Uncle Pat!