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24 March 2018
- 00:00, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
Near-Earth asteroid 4179 Toutatis
23 March 2018
- 00:00, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
22 March 2018
- 00:00, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
Wallachian peasant soldiers
21 March 2018
- 00:00, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Statue of Shaitan Singh
20 March 2018
- 00:00, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
Bull and Mouth Inn sign
19 March 2018
- 00:00, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Bust of Pythagoras
- ... that Greek legends claim Pythagoras (pictured) had a golden thigh, could fly thanks to a magic arrow, was greeted by name by a river, and when bitten by a snake, bit it back and killed it?
- ... that Colophina clematis was the first species of aphid to be identified as having a "soldier" caste?
- ... that oceanographer and former Florida State University dean Nancy Marcus was also a magician and ventriloquist?
- ... that Pinewood Hospital was located in a pine wood in Pinewood, as pine trees were thought to be beneficial for tuberculosis patients?
- ... that Japanese voice actress Lynn was born to a Japanese-American father and a Japanese-Brazilian mother?
- ... that one of the largest volcanic eruptions on Earth, at La Pacana in Chile, erupted 2,451–3,500 cubic kilometres of rock?
- ... that Captain Marvel is expected to be Marvel Studios' first female-led film?
- ... that the Sutton Hoo helmet weighs 2.5 kg (5.5 lb), but the Sutton Hoo Helmet weighs 900 kg (2,000 lb)?
18 March 2018
- 00:00, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that female urinals available today (example pictured) are typically used in a "skiing" position?
- ... that footballer Paul Giles suffered an injury during a match in March 1982 after being fouled by his brother?
- ... that the Brown County Courthouse in South Dakota is built of Berea sandstone from Ohio?
- ... that Ali Soozandeh was inspired to film Tehran Taboo, which explores sexual double standards in Iran, by a conversation he overheard on a train?
- ... that during their winter meetings, members of medical history society the Osler Club drink a punch made of tangerine oranges, Tarragona wine, rum, brandy whisky or gin, water, spices and cream?
- ... that Arthur and Morley Cowles Ballantine, co-publishers of The Durango Herald, sometimes wrote opposing orials, as when he endorsed Nixon and she Humphrey for president in 1968?
- ... that integral bridges do not have movement joints?
- ... that among those rescued by the British Army during the attack on the United States embassy in Addis Ababa was a reporter's pet cheetah?
17 March 2018
- 00:00, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Zofia Posmysz (pictured), Auschwitz inmate No. 7566, wrote an audio play based on her memories, which formed the basis for her 1962 novel Passenger, a 1963 film, and a 1968 opera?
- ... that the spider genus Seycellesa and the nematode genus Traklosia were both originally named Robertia, but had to be renamed?
- ... that architect William Strudwick Arrasmith designed more than 60 Greyhound bus stations?
- ... that the Australian Air Corps has been described as "Australia's first independent air force, albeit an interim one"?
- ... that Luo Haocai, who was jailed by the British and deported from Singapore, became Vice President of China's Supreme People's Court?
- ... that Tillie Walden's graphic novel Spinning, a memoir of her adolescent career as a competitive figure skater, was originally her thesis for the Center for Cartoon Studies?
- ... that US Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett taught constitutional law at Blackstone Legal Fellowship?
- ... that the solar eclipse of May 20, 2012, began on a Monday and ended on the previous Sunday?
16 March 2018
- 00:00, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Goat Canyon Trestle
15 March 2018
- 00:00, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
14 March 2018
Rose aphids on a rose bud
13 March 2018
12 March 2018
- 00:00, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
11 March 2018
- 00:00, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
X-ray of Norah Schuster's hands
10 March 2018
- 00:10, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
Rockefeller Center construction progress in 1933
- ... that in preparation for the construction of Rockefeller Center (pictured) in Midtown Manhattan, 4,000 tenants were evicted from 228 properties?
- ... that the founder of Banks Beer, Peter D'Aguiar, was also a prominent Guyanese politician?
- ... that Chi Pu's song "Từ hôm nay (Feel Like Ooh)" received an overwhelmingly negative reception, with some reviewers calling it "disastrous"?
- ... that the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas is the only museum in North America dedicated to the Madí art movement?
- ... that Jai Tirath Dahiya won his seat in the 2014 Haryana Legislative Assembly election by a margin of three votes?
- ... that between 1992 and 2016, Scottish football club Aberdeen did not win a single match at Ibrox Stadium, home of their rivals Rangers F.C., in 41 attempts?
- ... that Hanging Sword Alley was also known as "Blood Bowl Alley" after its infamous night life?
- ... that David Meade's prediction of a hidden planet named Nibiru hitting Earth on September 23, 2017, was based on what he says are coded messages hidden in the Giza Pyramids in Egypt?
9 March 2018
- 00:00, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that British suffragettes (pictured) had to stand in the gutter to sell their newspaper Votes for Women, or risk being arrested for obstructing the pavement?
- ... that Krishna Kohli is the first Hindu Dalit woman to be elected to the Senate of Pakistan?
- ... that Heroin(e), an Academy Award-nominated short film, follows three women fighting the opioid epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia, where the overdose rate is ten times the US average?
- ... that Catherine Rückwardt, who was Generalmusikdirektorin at the Staatstheater Mainz for a decade and one of only four women in such a position in Germany, conducted a recording of the First Symphony by Hans Rott?
- ... that Emma Jane Gay, known for her photographs of the Nez Perce people in the late 19th century, is identified as the first American lesbian photographer?
- ... that an illiterate Thai nun became a highly revered spiritual leader in her community, and more than 250,000 people attended her funeral?
- ... that Annalisa Crannell brings chopsticks to art galleries as a tool for finding vanishing points?
- ... that Mary Ann Kerwin, co-founder of La Leche League, said that when breastfeeding in the US in the 1950s, "we would practically smother our babies with blankets to avoid showing any breast"?
8 March 2018
- 00:00, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
USS Santa Olivia
7 March 2018
- 00:00, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Marcel Cordes (pictured), a German baritone known for Italian opera, appeared as the King in the first recording of Carl Orff's Die Kluge?
- ... that WestJet Encore, a Canadian airline which began flights in 2013, deactivates water lines in the lavatory sinks to prevent freezing on cold nights?
- ... that Camilla Gray's attempts to stage an exhibition of Russian art in Britain were hindered by Soviet antipathy to abstract art?
- ... that the 2014 Carlton Complex Fire was the largest wildfire in Washington state history up to that time?
- ... that when the Boy Scouts of America tried changing their name in 1977 to Scouting/USA, they were accused of chauvinism for not considering the effects on the Girl Scouts?
- ... that EastEnders filmed three mini episodes in Paris to coincide with the 1998 FIFA World Cup?
- ... that Enlil, the chief god of the Sumerian pantheon, was regarded as so glorious that not even the other deities could look upon him?
- ... that Manhattan vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy is "waging war on the 'eat your vegetables' mind-set"?
6 March 2018
- 00:00, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Monkey beetle on Romulea monadelpha
5 March 2018
- 00:00, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Bianjing Drum Tower
4 March 2018
- 00:00, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Napue rye gin label by the Kyrö Distillery Company
3 March 2018
- 00:00, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
2 March 2018
- 00:00, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
Yampa in 1893
- ... that Kaiser Wilhelm II was so charmed with the American yacht Yampa (pictured) that he purchased her himself and had another larger yacht built in America based on her design?
- ... that the lyric soprano Anny Felbermayer, who performed 54 roles at the Vienna State Opera, created the role of Xanthe in Die Liebe der Danae by Richard Strauss at the 1952 Salzburg Festival?
- ... that hundreds of Jewish communities used to celebrate more than one Purim a year?
- ... that the 2011 Löfstedt Report proposed to exempt many British self-employed people from health and safety regulations?
- ... that Polish mountain climber Tomasz Mackiewicz went missing on January 27 during his seventh attempt to reach the summit of the 8,126-metre (26,660 ft) high Nanga Parbat in Pakistan?
- ... that people have underestimated the role of faith in Buddhism, according to translator and monastic Bhikkhu Bodhi?
- ... that the Oriental Basin pocket gopher was designated a species in 1895, demoted to a subspecies of Merriam's pocket gopher in 1968, then restored to species status in 2005?
- ... that Michael F. Adubato tried to block a bill giving Newark, New Jersey, $18 million in added tax revenue, to protest salary increases for Newark's city council totalling $150,000?
- ... that the bass Dmitry Belosselskiy appeared internationally in title roles, as Boris Godunov, Macbeth, Simon Boccanegra, and Ivan Susanin?
1 March 2018
- 00:00, 1 March 2018 (UTC)