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12 July 2020
- 12:00, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Khalili Imperial Garniture
- ... that on their display in Chicago in 1893, the vases of the Khalili Imperial Garniture (pictured) were described as "the largest examples of cloisonné enamel ever made"?
- ... that Ed Warren, the 35th and 41st mayor of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was an actor and one of three Cheyenne mayors to have played on Broadway?
- ... that husband and wife Ralf and Kristin Bochröder both won their 1975 Berlin Marathon races, the only couple to have done so?
- ... that after years of fan lobbying, the director's cut of Zack Snyder's 2017 film Justice League will be released on HBO Max?
- ... that Maurício Camuto, the incoming bishop of Caxito in Angola, was the director of a commercial radio station that exposed human rights abuses in the country?
- ... that one private company, Lexipol, writes the policy manuals for 3,500 law and public service agencies in the U.S.?
- ... that a large, elderly, "decently behaved" Russian brown bear once lived in the Leeds suburb of Headingley?
- 00:00, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
11 July 2020
- 12:00, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
Topo Islet (background) off the coast of São Jorge
- ... that the whole of Topo Islet (pictured), in Portugal's Azores, is protected as a nature reserve?
- ... that F. Scott Fitzgerald's works, such as The Great Gatsby, only gained popularity after his death?
- ... that the Spanish government blocked the sale of a stake in digital television licensee Sociedad Gestora de Televisión Net TV to Viacom?
- ... that during the topping-out ceremony for 1 Wall Street, while workers hoisted an evergreen tree to its pinnacle, a hot rivet fell onto the street and caused a fire?
- ... that in R v Zora, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the offence of breaching bail conditions requires subjective mens rea?
- ... that Joseph Crews, who organized a militia to mobilize African-American voters in South Carolina, was assassinated by whites in the run-up to the 1876 gubernatorial election?
- ... that a kidney-transplantation scandal led to a 2011 amendment to the law on organ donation in India?
- ... that trade union official Roger Poole spent his honeymoon travelling the Americas in a double-decker bus promoting British products, until the bus sank in a river in Peru?
- 00:00, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
National anthem of the Bahamas
- ... that "God Save the Queen" was twice played by mistake at the 1982 Commonwealth Games instead of "March On, Bahamaland" (featured), before officials realized they did not have a recording of the latter?
- ... that the 7th-century drama Bhagavadajjukam is the earliest-surviving satirical play in Sanskrit literature?
- ... that after early professional success as a snooker player, Patsy Fagan developed a psychological block when using the rest and never won another major tournament?
- ... that the British government funded Crossroads, the first Kazakhstani soap opera, to promote the country's transition to a free-market economy after the collapse of the Soviet Union?
- ... that Leo Pacheco, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, used to drive buses for VIA Metropolitan Transit?
- ... that the Jamai Palace in Fez was originally the residence of a grand vizier, but was later seized by the state, sold, and converted into a hotel?
- ... that during World War II, Polish-Jewish economist Ludwik Maurycy Landau conducted undercover research into the economic conditions in occupied Poland?
- ... that the Asian freshwater leech Barbronia weberi has invaded North Carolina?
10 July 2020
- 00:00, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
9 July 2020
Headingley Hill Congregational Church
8 July 2020
Pratt's 1867 Pterotype
7 July 2020
"Your Britain. Fight for It Now" poster
6 July 2020
5 July 2020
Statue of Liberty
4 July 2020
Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib
- ... that, unusual for a Sikh place of worship, Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib (pictured) in India was influenced by Islamic architecture?
- ... that the Great Northern School District is named for a railroad?
- ... that as health minister of Indonesia, Johannes Leimena focused on preventive care in rural regions, contrasting with prior colonial policy?
- ... that despite owning it, the city of Athens, Georgia, has to look for a legal loophole to relocate its Confederate monument?
- ... that Norman Whitten, who played the Mad Hatter in the 1903 film Alice in Wonderland, later married May Clark, who played Alice?
- ... that Gwen Stefani's song "Hollaback Girl" was the first single ever to sell more digital downloads than CDs?
- ... that the book The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939–1945 has been praised for bridging widely different views of the Polish resistance found in Jewish and Polish historiographies?
- ... that the hollow trunk of Queen Elizabeth's Oak was used as a prison?
3 July 2020
Isle of the Dead
- ... that a tiny Tasmanian island called the Isle of the Dead (pictured) is home to one of the few preserved convict-period burial grounds?
- ... that fans were asked to return their copies of The Lot, a 2013 compilation album by Queen drummer Roger Taylor, due to audio and typographical errors?
- ... that film producer Sue Bruce-Smith was credited with the success of Oscar-winning films including 12 Years a Slave, The Favourite, Room, and Slumdog Millionaire?
- ... that every employee who remained with Mojang Studios for six months after its acquisition by Microsoft received a bonus of roughly $300,000?
- ... that during the Siege of Vicksburg, the former commander of the 2nd Missouri Infantry Regiment stated that the regiment "died once, and can die again"?
- ... that some of Dungiven Celtic F.C.'s players play association football and Gaelic football concurrently?
- ... that Asa Binns was elected president of the Institution of Civil Engineers, but died before he could take office?
- ... that the Pepsi Number Fever draw in May 1992 was supposed to have just two 1-million-peso winners, but 486,170 people made claims for a winning bottle cap?
2 July 2020
- ... that Patrick Stewart (pictured) invented "photo negative" casting in order to play Othello when it had become no longer acceptable to perform the role in blackface?
- ... that the Newland Oak in Gloucestershire took "200 years to grow, 200 years to exist, and 200 to die"?
- ... that Craig Hall, the first African American in New York City Ballet to dance the title role in Apollo, went on to teach the role to Taylor Stanley, another dancer of color?
- ... that St Luke's burial ground, on the south side of London's Cale Street, once had a 9-foot-high (2.7 m) wall and railings to protect against grave robbers?
- ... that MkLeo, regarded as the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player in the world, won his first tournament at the age of eight?
- ... that a mine was detonated under the position of part of the 6th Missouri Infantry Regiment (Confederate) on July 1, 1863, during the Siege of Vicksburg?
- ... that Ng On-yee defeated Reanne Evans, the champion for the ten previous years, on her way to win the 2015 World Ladies Snooker Championship?
- ... that after a show host on Orlando-area radio station WTLN hired a hitman to kill his former lover's husband, the intended victim began a campaign to urge advertisers to boycott the station?
1 July 2020
Runners during the 2019 men's marathon