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30 September 2020

  • 00:00, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Trapped tiger (1854) by Eugène Delacroix
Trapped tiger (1854) by Eugène Delacroix

29 September 2020

  • 00:00, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Beulah Ream Allen receiving the Medal of Freedom
Beulah Ream Allen receiving the Medal of Freedom

28 September 2020

  • 00:00, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
Flag of Western Australia
Flag of Western Australia

27 September 2020

  • 00:00, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Phyllium bilobatum
Phyllium bilobatum

26 September 2020

  • 00:00, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
Mary Schenck Woolman
Mary Schenck Woolman

25 September 2020

  • 00:00, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
Convent of Santo Domingo
Convent of Santo Domingo

24 September 2020

  • 12:00, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • 00:00, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
Destroyed section of Rockaway Boardwalk
Destroyed section of Rockaway Boardwalk
  • ... that after the Rockaway Boardwalk (pictured) was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, a radio ad campaign using the Ramones song "Rockaway Beach" was aired to draw visitors to the adjacent beach?
  • ... that Essop Moosa, who was of Indian origin, became the first non-white player to play for an all-white soccer team in South Africa, appearing under a pseudonym?
  • ... that S&M2 is the highest-grossing rock cinema event of all time?
  • ... that Du Shuzhen was the first woman in Henan, China, to perform the Hajj?
  • ... that after shutting down in 1954, Indiana television station WRAY-TV was activated once a year to air the annual March of Dimes telethon?
  • ... that the 16-bit Ferranti F100-L was the first microprocessor designed in Europe?
  • ... that the $10 million Tri-City Mall in Mesa, Arizona, began to lose stores and customers ten years after opening, and even a multimillion-dollar renovation could not save it?
  • ... that excavations in Romajë have revealed double-edged axes thought to have been related to sun worship?

23 September 2020

  • 12:00, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
  • 00:00, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
Ground Swell (1939) by Edward Hopper
Ground Swell (1939) by Edward Hopper

22 September 2020

  • 12:00, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
Night-time view of The Great Light
Night-time view of The Great Light
  • 00:00, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
Jim Watkins
Jim Watkins

21 September 2020

  • 12:00, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
Interior of the Mahavira temple
Interior of the Mahavira temple
  • 00:00, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
Launch of a Gemini B capsule and a Manned Orbiting Laboratory mockup
Launch of a Gemini B capsule and a Manned Orbiting Laboratory mockup

20 September 2020

  • 12:00, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
Geraldine Ferraro
Geraldine Ferraro
  • 00:00, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
Barbarossa reliquary
Barbarossa reliquary

19 September 2020

  • 12:10, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
Etching by Henry Farrer, c. 1875
Etching by Henry Farrer, c. 1875
  • 00:09, 19 September 2020
Melinda Plowman
Melinda Plowman

18 September 2020

  • 14:12, 18 September 2020
Naturaleza muerta (1645–1650) by Tomás Yepes
Naturaleza muerta (1645–1650) by Tomás Yepes
  • ... that Tomás Yepes (work pictured) settled a lawsuit his elder sister brought against him by giving her some religious paintings?
  • ... that Peanuts Gallery, a 1997 piano concerto by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, portrays Peanuts characters in movements such as "Schroeder's Beethoven Fantasy" and "Snoopy Does the Samba"?
  • ... that sect leader Li Guangchang ruled as self-proclaimed emperor for five years in the 1980s before being arrested by the Chinese police?
  • ... that seeds of the sea bean can be dispersed for long distances by ocean currents?
  • ... that Coventry City won the 2017 EFL Trophy Final, earning their first major trophy since winning the 1987 FA Cup Final, despite being relegated from League One to League Two that season?
  • ... that among rock critic Jacoba Atlas's many concert reviews was a "disastrous appearance" by Joe Cocker?
  • ... that at Osthofen concentration camp, the camp doctor declared all new arrivals healthy and medically fit for imprisonment, even if they had been mistreated before?
  • ... that Hurricane Sandy blew the roof off Paradise?
  • 03:51, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Scarborough Town Hall and Queen Victoria statue
Scarborough Town Hall and Queen Victoria statue

17 September 2020

  • 12:00, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Inuit reindeer-hide parka with dog-fur trim
Inuit reindeer-hide parka with dog-fur trim
  • 00:00, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Jackie Summers
Jackie Summers

16 September 2020

  • 12:00, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Hokitika Clock Tower
Hokitika Clock Tower
  • 00:00, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Light Vessel 72 in 2010
Light Vessel 72 in 2010

15 September 2020

  • 12:00, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
Cockfighting in Tamil Nadu, India
Cockfighting in Tamil Nadu, India
  • 00:00, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
Kaiten Memorial Museum, Ōzushima
Kaiten Memorial Museum, Ōzushima

14 September 2020

  • 12:00, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
Alexander Ovechkin
Alexander Ovechkin
  • 00:00, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
Elijah Thomas Webb Residence
Elijah Thomas Webb Residence

13 September 2020

  • 12:00, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
Anandalahari
Anandalahari
  • 00:00, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
2017 Miss Supranational finalists
2017 Miss Supranational finalists

12 September 2020

  • 12:00, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
Nihonga painting by Kimura Buzan
Nihonga painting by Kimura Buzan
  • 00:00, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers
Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers

11 September 2020

  • 12:00, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
A flattened corn field near Roland, Iowa
A flattened corn field near Roland, Iowa
  • 00:00, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
Lydia Mendoza
Lydia Mendoza
  • ... that when Tejano singer Lydia Mendoza (pictured) was a child returning to Texas with her parents in 1920, border agents immersed her and other Mexican children in gasoline baths?
  • ... that after the Battle of Leptis Parva, the losers were spared—except for their commander, who was tortured to death?
  • ... that during the 2018 Women's Cricket Super League, Tash Farrant took a hat-trick, but her team still lost the match?
  • ... that US diplomats asked Poland not to name their new military base Fort Trump lest it be perceived as a vanity project and not a serious military proposal?
  • ... that the Singer Building, the world's tallest building when completed, later became the world's tallest building to be demolished?
  • ... that Helen Reddy said that her single "No Sad Song" sold poorly "because it put down men too much"?
  • ... that Thomas Edward Wilkinson was made Bishop of Zululand after his predecessor in South Africa, John Colenso, was excommunicated?
  • ... that three Prix Gémeaux categories for best drama were created after a boycott by Quebec production studios?

10 September 2020

  • 12:00, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
Felimida krohni
Felimida krohni
  • 00:00, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
Ekaterina
Ekaterina

9 September 2020

  • 12:00, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
Autobahnkirche Siegerland
Autobahnkirche Siegerland
  • 00:00, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine

8 September 2020

  • 12:00, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
Liberty Tower
Liberty Tower
  • 00:00, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
Axe
Axe

7 September 2020

  • 12:00, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
Elastomeric respirator in cybergoth fashion
Elastomeric respirator in cybergoth fashion
  • 00:00, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
Mizrah wall hanging
Mizrah wall hanging

6 September 2020

  • 12:00, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman
Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman
  • 00:00, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Equestrian statue of Ferdinand III of Castile in Seville
Equestrian statue of Ferdinand III of Castile in Seville

5 September 2020

  • 12:00, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School (1636)
Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School (1636)
  • 00:00, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
McWhorter (top right) on the American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal
McWhorter (top right) on the American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal

4 September 2020

  • 12:00, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi
  • 00:00, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
Midnight Sun Mosque in Inuvik
Midnight Sun Mosque in Inuvik

3 September 2020

  • 12:00, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
Franklin La Du Ferguson
Franklin La Du Ferguson
  • 00:00, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
The Fitting (1890)
The Fitting (1890)

2 September 2020

  • 12:00, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Necci from Tuscany
Necci from Tuscany
  • 00:00, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
George V (right) and Nepalese prime minister Chandra Shumsher with a shot tiger
George V (right) and Nepalese prime minister Chandra Shumsher with a shot tiger

1 September 2020

  • 12:00, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
Earth Dome II under construction
Earth Dome II under construction
  • 00:00, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
Alexandra of Denmark
Alexandra of Denmark