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- 1 Did you know...
- 1.1 25 June 2019
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- 1.3 23 June 2019
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- 1.6 20 June 2019
- 1.7 19 June 2019
- 1.8 18 June 2019
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- 1.10 16 June 2019
- 1.11 15 June 2019
- 1.12 14 June 2019
- 1.13 13 June 2019
- 1.14 12 June 2019
- 1.15 11 June 2019
- 1.16 10 June 2019
- 1.17 9 June 2019
- 1.18 8 June 2019
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Did you know...
25 June 2019
- 00:00, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Canadian nurse Edith Campbell (pictured) was awarded the Military Medal for her bravery during air raids on a First World War hospital in France?
- ... that in 2013 Libro de los Epítomes, a library catalogue by Ferdinand Columbus, was rediscovered after nearly 500 years?
- ... that Diane Holl was the first female race engineer to win a Championship Auto Racing Teams motor race?
- ... that theatre in Saarbrücken began as court theatre directed by Iffland, while plans for today's State Theatre were commissioned by Goebbels?
- ... that Caliph Abd al-Malik's scribe Sulayman ibn Sa'd al-Khushani changed the language of Syria's bureaucracy from Greek to Arabic?
- ... that among the varied wildlife of Greece are more than 5,000 species of vascular plant and about 450 species of bird?
- ... that flumezapine was at the center of a lawsuit filed by Eli Lilly and Company against generic manufacturers who sought to void its patent on the antipsychotic Zyprexa?
- ... that Canadian journalist Katherine Hughes became Alberta's first provincial archivist, but later became a political activist, fighting for Irish self-determination?
- ... that lines on sports fields were once marked by young children but can now be marked by robots equipped with GPS?
24 June 2019
- 00:00, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Mughal emperor Humayun died after falling down the stairs of his library, Sher Mandal (pictured)?
- ... that French sinologist Claude Cadart and his wife Cheng Yingxiang published the memoirs of her father Peng Shuzhi, a Trotskyist leader expelled from the Communist Party of China?
- ... that both Mueller and Barr can be found in Lincoln, Nebraska?
- ... that Sandy Schreier's clothing collection includes three Valentino outfits owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis?
- ... that the 1826 Canary Islands storm claimed 298 victims on Tenerife and may have been a tropical cyclone?
- ... that Ernst Christoph Dressler, an 18th-century operatic tenor, violinist, composer, and music theorist, composed a march on which Beethoven based his earliest published work?
- ... that every week Cincinnati's La Soupe turns 5,000 lb (2,300 kg) of rescued food into 3,000 meals for people in need with the help of sixty local chef volunteers?
- ... that every Garden of Eden contains an orphan?
23 June 2019
- 00:00, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Soviet Vice-Admiral Nikolai Yegipko (pictured) had once been rejected for membership in the Komsomol after it was reported that he used "perfumed" soap?
- ... that Thurrock services was built on top of a rubbish dump?
- ... that while American social media celebrity Olivia Jade said, "I don't really care about school", she applied and was accepted to the University of Southern California?
- ... that the fatwa against insulting revered Sunni figures issued by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was described as winning "widespread praise"?
- ... that silent film actress Fannie Bourke ran a 500-seat "votes for women" movie theatre in New Rochelle, New York?
- ... that in 2018, an asteroid measuring 12 meters (39 feet) across exploded in an air burst over the Bering Sea near the Kamchatka Peninsula with the force of 173 kilotons of TNT?
- ... that Orvar Swenson performed the first successful surgery to treat Hirschsprung's disease, a birth defect which causes megacolon?
- ... that during the Canada–Philippines waste dispute, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte threatened to declare war on Canada over 103 mislabeled shipping containers of household trash?
22 June 2019
- 00:00, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the Mikhailovsky Palace (pictured) cost more to decorate than to build?
- ... that Carin Clauss, the first female solicitor of the United States Department of Labor, was also nominated by President Carter to be a judge?
- ... that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers prefixed the name 'chowkidar' (watchman) to their Twitter profiles in response to the election slogan Chowkidar Chor Hai?
- ... that Dickie Haine flew in the RAF's first night fighter patrol of the Second World War?
- ... that according to Buddhist texts, the Buddha performed The Twin Miracle in a miracle contest against six rival religious leaders?
- ... that German pool player Oliver Ortmann was the first European to win the U.S. Open Straight Pool Championship?
- ... that the first detailed maps of the quadrangles of Mars were assembled not by NASA but by geologists, mostly at the United States Geological Survey?
- ... that Leicester City F.C. manager Norman Bullock banned his players from riding motorbikes?
21 June 2019
- 00:00, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that when Elizabeth II asked Herbert Maryon (pictured) what he did as she appointed him to the Order of the British Empire, he replied, "Well, Ma'am, I am a sort of back room boy at the British Museum"?
- ... that Scanning Kelvin Probe, a technique based on Lord Kelvin's work, has been used to investigate fingerprints and meteorites?
- ... that after German tenor Herbert Schachtschneider was a prisoner of war in England during the 1940s, he remained in the country to study voice with a cousin of Arnold Schoenberg?
- ... that historical significance is often subjective and open to challenge?
- ... that Nujeen Mustafa, a teenage Syrian refugee with cerebral palsy, travelled 5,600 kilometres (3,500 mi) in a wheelchair to seek asylum in Germany?
- ... that the first research center for potatoes in Cambodia was opened in the country in 2016?
- ... that after Fu Xinqi retired as an architect in his eighties, he took up painting and held a personal exhibition to celebrate his one-hundredth birthday?
20 June 2019
- 00:00, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that archaeologists Mai Yinghao and Huang Zhanyue led the excavation of the 2,000-year-old mausoleum of King Zhao Mo (jade burial suit pictured)?
- ... that the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, which began 20 years ago today, was moved to large American football stadiums after the success of the 1996 Olympics soccer tournament?
- ... that suspected drug lord Edelio López Falcón was known as "The Lord of the Horses"?
- ... that Italy bombed a Swedish hospital in Dolo during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War?
- ... that Ellen Schwiers, who starred as Buhlschaft at the Salzburg Festival and in a film in 1961, founded a touring theatre company with her husband and daughter?
- ... that the marine worm Themiste pyroides is unusual in that it forms swarms when breeding?
- ... that Naomi Koshi is the youngest woman ever elected mayor of a Japanese city?
- ... that Marvel Comics published a parody of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue featuring artwork of superheroes in bathing suits?
19 June 2019
- 00:00, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Al Hoceima National Park is one of the few locations where the ribbed Mediterranean limpet (pictured) survives?
- ... that spokesmodel Daniella van Graas thinks she has been largely typecast as a model, but wishes to gain 20 kilograms (44 lb) and play a Monster?
- ... that Meaning of Life is Kelly Clarkson's first album after successfully finishing her American Idol recording contract?
- ... that Eduardo A. Roca, Argentina's permanent representative to the United Nations during the Falklands War, accused the UK of aggression and condemned the US for supporting it?
- ... that the theme of the medieval Perso-Arabic legend of al-Nadirah was used in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea"?
- ... that archaeologist Chen Tiemei proposed the first chronology for Palaeolithic China?
- ... that trade in the Ajatappareng region increased when the Portuguese conquest of Malacca caused the exodus of Malacca's traders to other ports?
- ... that when Florence Fang sees a dinosaur, she buys it for her Flintstones-themed house?
18 June 2019
- 00:00, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that during World War II, Elisabeth Erdmann-Macke safeguarded the paintings of her first husband, August Macke, who portrayed her more than 200 times (example pictured)?
- ... that the McCollom Institute, a high school in New Hampshire, closed in 1906 when the number of students had fallen to eleven?
- ... that when Hu Peizhao argued that capital investors receiving economic returns was a reasonable allocation of production gains, he was criticized by Marxists for justifying exploitation of labour?
- ... that Philip II of Spain approved funds for a convent because his illegitimate daughter was living there?
- ... that developmental researcher Marion Underwood found that a group of ninth-grade students sent an average of 1,321 text messages a month?
- ... that in 2016 the Indian Army advised replacing pellet guns with non-lethal pepper guns, sonic cannons, and chili grenades to manage violent riots in Jammu and Kashmir?
- ... that the Indonesian Declaration of Independence was drafted in the home of Japanese rear admiral Tadashi Maeda?
- ... that you need a key to get into Moseley Park?
17 June 2019
- 00:00, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that High Orchard in Gloucester, England, was part of a medieval priory, then an industrial area (buildings pictured), and is now the site of a shopping centre?
- ... that in 1948, footballer George Hazlett was punched in the face after fans invaded the pitch?
- ... that the Arabian broodmare Bandola was called "The Queen of Poland?"
- ... that Matthias Goethe, who was born in Prussia and trained to become a Catholic priest, became a Lutheran pastor and established congregations in Australia, the United States, and Mexico?
- ... that the sea cucumber Leptopentacta elongata has a U-shaped or S-shaped body and occupies a burrow in the seabed?
- ... that Li Xintian, a founder of neuropsychology in China, was the son of Li Da, a founder of the Communist Party of China?
- ... that a variant of the Lorraine 12D was the most powerful French airplane engine during World War I?
- ... that Roza Papo, who nearly lost an eye in an air raid in 1942 after refusing to take shelter, later became the first woman general in the Balkans?
- ... that Raet is a moraine?
16 June 2019
- 00:00, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Aron Anderson (pictured) is the first wheelchair user to complete a Swedish classic, competing in and finishing Vasaloppet, Vätternrundan, Vansbrosimmet, and the Lidingöloppet?
- ... that The Vision of Dorotheus is one of the earliest examples of Christian hexametric poetry?
- ... that in 1991, Harue Kitamura became the first woman to be elected mayor of a Japanese city?
- ... that Albion plantation in Jamaica had at least 450 slaves in 1833, producing 400 hogsheads of sugar and 240 puncheons of rum annually?
- ... that Elizabeth Bartlet's PhD thesis on Étienne Méhul was described as earning "the iconic status reserved for the few doctoral theses that are destined to change their chosen field"?
- ... that the largest English army to serve overseas prior to 1600 was gathered at the Siege of Calais in 1347?
- ... that the mathematician John Rigby was a leading authority on the relationship between maths and ornamental art?
- ... that if the disc coral Cycloseris cyclolites gets buried in sediment, it can "float" itself free?
- ... that prolific songwriter Matt Farley says he makes US$500 a month from a song containing only the word "poop"?
15 June 2019
- 00:00, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the Air Lock Diving-Bell Plant (pictured), made in Wivenhoe, worked in the Gibraltar harbour for more than 60 years?
- ... that Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year, makes sure his former students at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center register to vote?
- ... that the symptoms of CPVT, a cause of sudden death in children, are often mistaken for simple faints?
- ... that LGBT rights activist Melissa Ede wanted to become the first transgender woman on Mars?
- ... that the Trout Creek Hill volcanic eruption approximately 340,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene, produced a lava flow that extended 20 km (12 mi), temporarily damming the Columbia River?
- ... that the book The Expanding Circle bridged sociobiology and ethics, discussing how humans have used reason to expand their moral considerations from family and tribe to the entire of society?
- ... that Liang Shoupan is known as the "father of China's cruise missile program"?
- ... that among the wildlife of Liberia, the rarest mammal may be the Liberian mongoose?
- ... that during the 1923–24 season, Cardiff City F.C. finished as runners-up in the closest title race in First Division history?
- ... that Francis Rose's plantations in Jamaica included Old Works, New Works, and The Decoy?
14 June 2019
- 00:00, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the poet Nina Salaman (pictured) was the first woman to deliver a sermon in a British Orthodox synagogue?
- ... that the Hevsel Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site, have been compared to the Garden of Eden?
- ... that Adriaan de Bruin was enslaved in Africa but ended up in Hoorn in the Dutch Republic, where he married a local woman and ran a tobacco shop?
- ... that the suspected "Golden State Killer" was actually born in New York?
- ... that Genrikh Novozhilov led the development of Ilyushin Il-76, the most popular passenger and military transport aircraft of the Soviet Union?
- ... that at oral argument in NIFLA v. Becerra, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan questioned whether a California law was "gerrymandered" in order to discriminate against crisis pregnancy centers?
- ... that a mining company wants to quarry the New Zealand Miocene fossil site Foulden Maar for use in pig food?
- ... that Max Brod reviewed a performance of Ria Thiele, an actress and dancer who played in theatres of Vienna, Berlin and Prague?
- ... that the 60-metre-high (200 ft) Grande roue de Montréal, built in Montreal for the 375th anniversary of the city, is the tallest Ferris wheel in Canada?
- ... that the autobiography James Acaster's Classic Scrapes ends with a story about a cabbage-based prank war between the comedian and a nine-year-old child?
13 June 2019
- 00:00, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the landscape of Göreme National Park (pictured) has been formed by volcanic activity followed by erosion?
- ... that Walter Feurtado compiled 58 volumes of notes while researching his guide to the Official and Other Personages of Jamaica, from 1655 to 1790?
- ... that a disc jockey resigned from his post at KWJB in Globe, Arizona, to work with Les Paul and Mary Ford?
- ... that Nepalese student Sangita Magar became a human rights activist after she survived an acid attack at the age of 16?
- ... that Danish oxen traders brought Lutheranism to the Dutch city of Enkhuizen, including through the establishment of an Evangelical Lutheran Church there in 1605?
- ... that Louis B. Anderson, Chicago's second black alderman, mortally wounded a mugger?
- ... that Bester Bube is a card game characterised by the promotion of two jacks to topmost position, a feature paralleled in Euchre and other historical games such as Reunion and Kontraspiel?
- ... that "one of the biggest concentrations of Bronze Age gold known from Britain" was found in archaeological investigations during the development of Milton Keynes?
- ... that the fictional character Jakub Wędrowycz—an exorcist, drunkard, moonshine producer, and poacher—is one of the icons of Polish pop culture?
12 June 2019
- 00:00, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that among those buried in the Annunciation Church of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra (pictured) are Peter the Great's sister, niece, son, and mistress?
- ... that Liberian lawyer Alfred Brownell won the "Green Nobel" prize for his efforts to protect more than 500,000 acres (2,000 km2) of tropical forest land?
- ... that the Salt Pan of the Dead Man is one of the most important sources of lithium in the world?
- ... that Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs's legal challenge to be added to the Amsterdam electoral rolls backfired, leading to a constitutional amendment granting voting rights to men only?
- ... that Palmer Street was the location of a secret British spy base that intercepted the communications of London's embassies?
- ... that Ruth-Margret Pütz was considered one of the leading coloratura sopranos of the 1960s?
- ... that Canadian sports lawyer Gord Kirke agreed to represent Bret Hart due to the wrestler's poetry?
- ... that Nancy Fish, widow of P. T. Barnum, is said to have met her second husband when she fell from the Great Pyramid of Giza into his arms?
11 June 2019
- 00:00, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Kitty O'Brien Joyner (pictured) was the first woman engineer at NACA, the predecessor to NASA?
- ... that Horst Rosenthal's 1942 comic Mickey au Camp de Gurs is "perhaps the earliest sequential art narrative dealing with the Holocaust"?
- ... that the medical historian Noël Poynter catalogued the Wellcome Library's incunabula?
- ... that the International Day Against DRM, organized by the Defective by Design initiative, has been observed since 2006?
- ... that Huang Weilu was the chief designer of China's first submarine-launched ballistic missile?
- ... that the pea crab Calyptraeotheres garthi effectively castrates its slipper limpet host, but breeding resumes if the crab is removed?
- ... that in 1959 the baritone Ernst Gutstein appeared as Ernesto in Haydn's Il mondo della luna, a role originally written for a castrato?
- ... that if two Austrians say they are "playing Cossack", they are likely to be enjoying the Tarot game of Kosakeln?
10 June 2019
- 00:00, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables (pictured) is also called The Immaculate Conception of Soult after Jean-de-Dieu Soult, who looted it from the Hospital de los Venerables in 1813?
- ... that Molniya orbits are used by Russian and American military satellites?
- ... that John Wrightson, a pioneer in agricultural education, was in 1890 reputedly the first British surfer?
- ... that there was a seven-year delay between the release of the first and second issues of the comic book Captain America: White?
- ... that Cameroonian singer Lady Ponce advertised that her wedding would take place at 3:30 p.m., then held it at 9:00 a.m. to avoid paparazzi?
- ... that when the English army invaded France in 1346 they burnt a 40-mile-wide (64 km) swath of destruction to within 2 miles (3 km) of Paris?
- ... that Lydia Lavelle is the first openly lesbian mayor in the US state of North Carolina?
- ... that in 1983, a stowaway mosquito transmitted malaria to the landlord of a British pub, and to a passing motorcyclist 10 km (6 mi) away from Gatwick Airport?
9 June 2019
- 00:00, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Raffaele Contigiani's brutalist Hôtel du Lac (pictured) has been seen as symbolic of the modernisation of Tunisia in the 1970s?
- ... that the pizza di Pasqua used to be blessed at the local church before being eaten at breakfast on Easter morning?
- ... that Werner Schneyder performed political kabarett programs with Dieter Hildebrandt and provided television commentary on boxing at the 1984 Summer Olympics?
- ... that in the 2000 film No Place to Go, the central character jumps out of a window to her death, as the director's mother had done some years before?
- ... that although Isabella Forshall did not go to school, she gained two university degrees and four postgraduate diplomas in medicine and surgery?
- ... that the Babri Masjid, a mosque built in 1528, was demolished in 1992 after a political rally turned violent?
- ... that spelling is fun, according to Taylor Swift?
- ... that Dutch authorities interned a Japanese spy, but thought he was a businessman and released him in a 1942 prisoner exchange?
8 June 2019
- 00:00, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that three players for the U.S. women's national soccer team have scored hat-tricks in the FIFA Women's World Cup, including Carli Lloyd (pictured) in the 2015 final?
- ... that Mária Kráľovičová was the first Slovak television actress?
- ... that a lawsuit brought by Joel Moskowitz forced public release of mobile phone radiation safety guidelines prepared by the state of California, earning him the James Madison Freedom of Information Award?
- ... that Cabilao Island is the location of the only natural lake in the Philippine province of Bohol?
- ... that American opera singer Jennifer Holloway portrayed Grete in Der ferne Klang as a young girl whose lover leaves her, as a courtesan, and as an old woman who holds the returned lover while he dies?
- ... that the Revolution of 1719 ended the rule of the lords proprietors in South Carolina?
- ... that Zhang Dongju, Chen Fahu, and J.-J. Hublin discovered that a fossil jaw from Baishiya Cave belonged to the first known Denisovan outside Siberia and the first known human on the Tibetan Plateau?
- ... that during the First World War, Charles Cathcart and Isaac Balfour proposed adopting the German idea of using moss to treat wounded British soldiers?
7 June 2019
- 00:00, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the pilot of That's All, Brother (pictured), the lead C-47 carrying American paratroopers to Normandy 75 years ago today, named the airplane as a message to Adolf Hitler that his rule would soon end?
- ... that the first three singles released by Japanese musician Halca were used as closing themes for three different anime series?
- ... that Dadia is the only European forest in which all four native European species of vulture can be found?
- ... that the Hanthawaddy commander Smin Bayan is celebrated in Burmese history for driving back a Chinese invasion on behalf of his former enemy, Ava?
- ... that the Irish novelist Maeve Binchy was inspired to write Silver Wedding after hearing a girl on a bus talk about her parents' horrible marriage?
- ... that Lydia Manley Henry, the first woman to graduate from the University of Sheffield medical school, was awarded the Croix de Guerre?
- ... that Kristianstads IK's 1981–82 team included current Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella?
- ... that Wilfrid and Arthur married Geoffrey at All Souls, and a master mariner gave away the bride?
6 June 2019
- 00:00, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Madame Wellington Koo (pictured), the Chinese-Indonesian First Lady of pre-communist China, was featured as a "woman of style" in a 2015 fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
- ... that due to the threat of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, Walt Disney World closed for a full day for the first time in its history?
- ... that Megumi Nakajima became so associated with her role as Ranka Lee in the anime series Macross Frontier that she feared she would be unable to establish her own identity as a voice actress?
- ... that InvisiblePeople.tv, which has produced interviews with hundreds of homeless people in over 100 cities, was founded by formerly-homeless television executive Mark Horvath?
- ... that five sacks of documents dating back to 1154 were recovered from a damp potting-shed while Irvine Gray was an archivist at the Gloucester Record Office?
- ... that Meghan Trainor's song "All About That Bass" was written in 40 minutes?
- ... that Moroccan businesswoman Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun helped kickstart the World Bank's Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative at the 2017 G20 Hamburg summit?
- ... that Calma glaucoides has such a rich diet of eggs that it does not need an anus?
5 June 2019
- 00:00, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that North Woods in New York City's Central Park contains a bridge (pictured) made of boulders, some weighing nearly 100 short tons (89 long tons), which are held together by gravity?
- ... that Joe Kryczka used his legal background and knowledge of the Russian language to Canada's advantage in negotiating the 1972 Summit Series agreement?
- ... that after the crash of United Airlines Flight 297 in 1962, the Federal Aviation Administration created new regulations that required airplanes to better withstand bird strikes?
- ... that although her mother never cooked, Violet Oon learned to cook Peranakan food at the age of sixteen before eventually being appointed the food ambassador of Singapore?
- ... that the primrose family and the evening primrose family are not related?
- ... that Yang Jiachi developed control systems for satellites, rockets, and nuclear tests?
- ... that the Killing Eve episode "Don't I Know You?" was generally praised for including diverse LGBT+ characters, but also criticised for how one was killed?
- ... that the Lees Macaroon bar was an experiment?
4 June 2019
- 00:00, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that among those buried in the Nikolskoe Cemetery (pictured) is Fyodor Uglov, who was the world's oldest practising surgeon when he retired at age 102?
- ... that James Bruce Lockhart's career in the Foreign Office was a cover for his real work with the Secret Intelligence Service?
- ... that one theory holds that aquatic cold-water species entered Sweden's Lake Sommen by a natural lock system at the end of the last ice age?
- ... that Australian rules footballer Tyla Hanks set a record in the agility component at the 2018 AFL Women's draft combine?
- ... that the pea crab Tunicotheres moseri lives inside the water-filled chamber of a sea squirt?
- ... that military geologists were employed to find the best landing sites during the planning of the invasions of the United Kingdom, Sicily, and France in World War II?
- ... that although the Transylvanian nobleman János Gerendi refrained from eating blood and animals that had been strangled, he did not keep all the Old Testament laws?
- ... that the roof of the Temple of Hera in Corfu was decorated with large terracotta figures painted in vivid colour, making it one of the most intricately adorned buildings of Archaic Greece?
- ... that Barbie likes welding?
3 June 2019
- 00:00, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Nancy Pelosi (pictured) is the only woman to have served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the first former Speaker to return to the post since 1955?
- ... that Niayes, a region of Senegal important for fishing, market gardening, cattle-grazing, and birds, is at risk of desertification?
- ... that Barlow Trecothick, who later became Lord Mayor of London, served an apprenticeship in Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay?
- ... that the 2018 European Pool Championship was the largest pool event ever held in Europe?
- ... that Xiuxiong Chen, his former student Song Sun, and Simon Donaldson were awarded the 2019 Veblen Prize for proving Yau's conjecture for Fano manifolds?
- ... that St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., was designed by William Thornton, who also designed the United States Capitol?
- ... that a critic at The Musical Times described Ruth Hesse's performance as the Nurse in Die Frau ohne Schatten as "tirelessly ingenious"?
- ... that from Edinburgh city centre, it is two miles to the Inch?
2 June 2019
- 00:00, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that despite a genus name referring to its dull leaves, Astilbe chinensis (pictured) was celebrated as the most important new hardy perennial by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1902?
- ... that Samra, a male German rapper, performs under a feminine Arabic pseudonym?
- ... that convenience store chain Wawa successfully forced Philadelphia-area radio station WAWA to stop using its new call letters?
- ... that Abdulatif Tiyua was first imprisoned for fighting for the Ugandan government, and later imprisoned for fighting against it?
- ... that Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli praised the 2019 sports drama Captain for "delivering patriotism"?
- ... that no woman was chosen as a major political party's nominee for the United States Senate until Ruth Hanna McCormick won her state's primary in 1930?
- ... that the Kazachye Cemetery takes its name from the interment of Cossacks killed during the July Days in the Russian Revolution?
- ... that Lloyd Trefethen and Lloyd Trefethen showed that, when shuffling playing cards, five riffles are enough?
1 June 2019
- 00:00, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the deep-sea coral species Gersemia juliepackardae was named for Julie Packard (pictured), executive director of Monterey Bay Aquarium, for her work as an ocean conservationist?
- ... that the first attempt to build the Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra resulted in the demolition of the nearly completed structure?
- ... that Salahuddin Wahid had a public newspaper debate with his brother on their father's vision for Indonesia?
- ... that "Aus der Tiefe rufe ich" ('Out of the depths have I cried') is one of six 1883 psalm settings by Friedrich Kiel?
- ... that Chen Fangyun proposed a control system that was crucial for the launch of China's first geosynchronous communications satellite in 1984?
- ... that investigators considered the murder of Lisa Holm especially heinous as Holm was only seventeen years old and physically weaker than her killer?
- ... that British architect Bryan Thomas has designed for the Church of England, the Christian Scientists, and the Quakers?
- ... that the people who commissioned Our Trip to Africa demanded the film's destruction after seeing it?