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29 January 2020

  • 12:00, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
Church of the Good Shepherd
Church of the Good Shepherd
  • 00:00, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
Justitia et pax, by an anonymous painter
Justitia et pax, by an anonymous painter

28 January 2020

  • 12:00, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
Angelina at the dress rehearsal for the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Angelina
  • 00:00, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
Mozart in a 1777 copy of a painting
Mozart in a 1777 copy of a painting

26 January 2020

  • 12:00, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
Statue of Robert Burns in Milwaukee
Statue of Robert Burns
in Milwaukee
  • 00:00, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
Winter bell
Winter bell

25 January 2020

  • 12:00, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
Ranjit Sitaram Pandit
Ranjit Sitaram Pandit
  • 00:00, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
Ulysses S. Grant astride his horse, Cincinnati
Ulysses S. Grant astride his horse, Cincinnati

24 January 2020

  • 12:00, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Sea life mural by Francisco Narváez
Sea life mural by Francisco Narváez
  • 00:00, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Cory Wong performing with Vulfpeck in 2017
Cory Wong performing with Vulfpeck in 2017
  • ... that guitarist Cory Wong (pictured, left) was mentored by Peruvian guitarist Andrés Prado and Prince's drummer Michael Bland?
  • ... that Whittington Tump in Worcestershire was the site of a motte castle?
  • ... that when Louisville, Kentucky's WKYW radio became religious station WFIA in 1965, it ceased accepting beer, wine and tobacco commercials?
  • ... that only a few hundred Jews survived out of the more than 57,000 who were deported from Slovakia in 1942?
  • ... that fashion model Kesewa Aboah is descended from British nobility?
  • ... that the Mad About You episode "The Conversation" was filmed with a single camera in one take, and broadcast without interruption from commercials?
  • ... that cricketer Khaya Majola rejected offers to play alongside white players and overseas because he believed that black Africans were "being used as stooges" to benefit white South Africans?
  • ... that the Hong Kong restaurant Shia Wong Hip stores hundreds of live and venomous snakes on-site for its cuisine, and serves a soup made from lizards, silkworms, and seahorses?

23 January 2020

  • 12:00, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Tansy beetle
Tansy beetle
  • 00:00, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Winshill Water Tower
Winshill Water Tower

22 January 2020

  • 12:00, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
RF-94113 "Valentin Bliznyuk"
RF-94113 "Valentin Bliznyuk"
  • 00:59, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Model of the Kłodzko Synagogue
Model of the Kłodzko Synagogue

21 January 2020

  • 12:00, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Passionvine bug
Passionvine bug
  • 00:00, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Albert Lortzing in 1845
Albert Lortzing in 1845

20 January 2020

  • 12:00, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Emily Hale at Phillips Academy in 1956
Emily Hale at Phillips Academy in 1956
  • 00:00, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Makiyakinabe
Makiyakinabe

19 January 2020

  • 12:00, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Wacław Brzeziński
Wacław Brzeziński
  • 00:00, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Kogin-zashi patterns on items from Aomori Prefecture
Kogin-zashi patterns on items
from Aomori Prefecture

18 January 2020

  • 12:00, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
Larose Forest
Larose Forest
  • 00:00, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
Salvador Dalí with his pet ocelot Babou
Salvador Dalí with his pet ocelot Babou

17 January 2020

  • 12:00, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
Reema Juffali in her Formula 4 car at Thruxton Circuit, 2019
Reema Juffali in her Formula 4 car at Thruxton Circuit, 2019
  • ... that Reema Juffali (pictured in race car) is the first Saudi Arabian woman to obtain a racing license and compete in an international racing event in the country?
  • ... that the oldest rock in the Eastern Block of the North China Craton is a 3.8- to 3.6-billion-year-old trondhjemitic piece of gneiss?
  • ... that although Michael Buie practiced Fox News anchor Bret Baier's speaking style for his role in the film Bombshell, they had never talked to each other until after filming had finished?
  • ... that the corporate history of Xinuos begins with repeated attempts to acquire a troubled software company in bankruptcy?
  • ... that engraver Julius Bien sided with liberals in the 1848 revolutions like many other Jews, and fled Germany to the U.S., where he became a lithographer and the president of B'nai B'rith?
  • ... that the palm scale was first found on an endemic species of palm on the island of Réunion, but now infests plants in at least 78 families around the world?
  • ... that New York City's Governors Island has been the site of a Statue of Liberty celebration, a U.S.–Soviet summit, and the signing of a peace treaty between Haitian political leaders?
  • ... that despite being nearly illiterate, Chinese soldier Gao Yubao wrote an autobiographical novel that has had more than six million copies in print?
  • 00:00, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
Guillaume Brune
Guillaume Brune
  • ... that French general Guillaume Brune (portrait shown) signed the Armistice of Treviso on 16 January 1801, despite promising Napoleon that he would not agree to a ceasefire on such terms?
  • ... that gay pornographic film actor and director Erik Rhodes was posthumously outed as HIV-positive in his New York Times obituary?
  • ... that the first episode of Welcome to the Family was Catalan network TV3's most watched premiere in over a decade?
  • ... that Francis X. Talbot was one of the early leaders of the Catholic literary revival in the U.S.?
  • ... that unlike most of its competitors in Hong Kong, stationery retailer Cheap Lab allows its retail staff to manage its Facebook fan page with few restrictions?
  • ... that in France, the beetle Aepus marinus is restricted to a narrow strip of the beach near the high-water mark?
  • ... that Angelo Neumann toured major European opera houses with a production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen using the sets and costumes from its 1876 world premiere at the Bayreuth Festival?
  • ... that the owner of Hawaii television station KHBC-TV compared an effort to unionize the station to "socialism"?

16 January 2020

  • 12:00, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
Devils Hole pupfish males
Devils Hole pupfish males
  • 00:00, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
Plaza de Isabel II
Plaza de Isabel II

15 January 2020

  • 12:00, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Christmas Island red crab
Christmas Island red crab
  • 00:00, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Woman inspecting photographs by William Goldman
Woman inspecting photographs
by William Goldman

14 January 2020

  • 12:00, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Interior of Mariä Krönung
Interior of Mariä Krönung
  • 00:00, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Chelsea McClammer in 2013
Chelsea McClammer in 2013

13 January 2020

  • 12:00, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Log jam at the Dalles of the St. Croix
Log jam at the Dalles of
the St. Croix
  • 00:00, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Buddha on lotus platform
Buddha on lotus platform

12 January 2020

  • 12:00, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
Eleanor Vadala in 1959
Eleanor Vadala
  • 00:00, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
1997 SCO Forum keynote addresses being held in the fog
1997 SCO Forum keynote addresses being held in the fog

11 January 2020

  • 12:00, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
Painting of the Wallace Oak in Elderslie
Painting of the Wallace Oak in Elderslie
  • 00:00, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
Laura Aikin as Marie in Die Soldaten
Laura Aikin as Marie in Die Soldaten

10 January 2020

  • 12:00, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
"Mandarin Patinkin", the Central Park mandarin duck, in 2018
The Central Park mandarin duck
  • 00:00, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
Queen Elizabeth II with a Launer handbag
Queen Elizabeth II
with a Launer handbag

9 January 2020

  • 12:00, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
Equatorium indicating the orbit of Saturn, 1551
Equatorium indicating the orbit of Saturn, 1551
  • 00:00, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
Portrait of Teriitaria II (c. 1826)
Portrait of Teriitaria II (c. 1826)

8 January 2020

  • 12:00, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Interior of the Church of Santo Tomás
Interior of the Church of Santo Tomás
  • 00:00, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Statue of Guanyin in royal ease, Shanghai Museum
Statue of Guanyin in royal ease, Shanghai Museum

7 January 2020

  • 12:00, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
Graphic showing when regions of the Tibetan Plateau reached their present-day elevation
Graphic showing when regions of the Tibetan Plateau reached their present-day elevation
  • 00:00, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
Metropolitan Anthony in Kiev, 2019
Metropolitan Anthony in Kiev, 2019

6 January 2020

  • 12:00, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
Rajini School
Rajini School
  • 00:00, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
Chess players photographed in Burma by Max Henry Ferrars
Chess players photographed in
Burma by Max Henry Ferrars
  • ... that British colonial officer Max Henry Ferrars took hundreds of pictures of Burmese life and customs in the late 19th century, such as two men playing the Burmese version of chess (shown)?
  • ... that genetic diversity in the deep biosphere is at least as great as it is on the surface?
  • ... that only police detectives attended the funeral of Artemus Ogletree after his unsolved murder 85 years ago today?
  • ... that the beetle Zaitzevia thermae has a total habitat of less than 35 square metres (380 sq ft) around one hot spring in Montana?
  • ... that Kurt Honolka's mid–20th century German translation of Smetana's Dalibor was still being performed in 2019 in a new Oper Frankfurt production?
  • ... that in a 1967 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the deportation of an alien for being homosexual?
  • ... that Satoru Noda, author of the manga series Supinamarada!, cited the series's difficult-to-remember name as a probable reason for its commercial failure?
  • ... that after Steeplechase Park burned down in 1907, its owner offered "admission to the burning ruins" for ten cents?

5 January 2020

  • 12:00, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
LuEsther T. Mertz Library
LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  • 00:00, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
Front Palace
Front Palace

4 January 2020

  • 12:00, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
Byblos figurines at the National Museum of Beirut
Byblos figurines at the National Museum of Beirut
  • 00:00, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
Zuzana Čaputová
Zuzana Čaputová

3 January 2020

  • 12:00, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
Baralt Theatre
Baralt Theatre
  • 00:00, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
Limnological tower in Rutland Water, England
Limnological tower in Rutland Water, England
  • ... that limnological towers (example pictured) can be used to predict algal blooms that may have an adverse effect on drinking water quality?
  • ... that Ralph Mellanby's production of the 1988 Winter Olympics for CTV used a television lens described as the "world's longest", for the ski jumping events?
  • ... that as recently as 2013, girls as young as six from landless families were sold each year as labour in Nepal?
  • ... that Keanu Reeves's film roles include a time-travelling slacker, a computer hacker, an exorcist, and a dentist?
  • ... that Missouri radio station KADY was the first ever recipient of a fine from the FCC for failing to illuminate its tower?
  • ... that India's Mohan Samant managed the largest covert naval operation in history, which resulted in the destruction of around 100,000 tonnes of Pakistani shipping during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971?
  • ... that the manga series Our Colors was inspired by author Gengoroh Tagame's desire to create a story about gay characters that was not centrally focused on romance or sex?
  • ... that British teacher Joe Kirby has described marking homework as a hornet?

2 January 2020

  • 12:00, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Colossal Buddha head in Ratnagiri
Colossal Buddha head in Ratnagiri
  • 00:00, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
View of Auvers-sur-Oise (c. 1879) by Cézanne
View of Auvers-sur-Oise (c. 1879) by Cézanne

1 January 2020

  • 12:00, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Fossil teeth of Alopias palatasi
Fossil teeth of Alopias palatasi
  • 00:00, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Queen Kapiʻolani
Queen Kapiʻolani