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26 March 2019
- 00:00, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Edith Munro in uniform
25 March 2019
- 00:00, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Circuit of the Americas pit lane
24 March 2019
- 00:00, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Chapel in Innerberg
23 March 2019
- 00:00, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the soprano Margit Bokor (pictured) created the role of Zdenka in Arabella by Richard Strauss at the Semperoper in Dresden in 1933, and performed the role in the UK premiere at the Royal Opera House?
- ... that the wildlife of Sweden is likely to be affected by climate change, with the tree line moving further north and to higher altitudes, and forests replacing tundra?
- ... that Yury Karandin was the first Soviet referee to officiate matches involving National Hockey League players?
- ... that Sharlene San Pedro and Nash Aguas, the lead actors of the 2018 thriller Class of 2018, worked together on a sketch comedy show when they were children?
- ... that according to historian An Zuozhang, the governing principle of the Western Han dynasty of ancient China was "doing nothing against nature"?
- ... that the children's poetry book The Great Migration: Journey to the North reflects author Eloise Greenfield's own childhood experiences?
- ... that Percy Furnivall, Britain's first heart surgeon, was also a champion amateur bicyclist, tricyclist, and tandemist?
- ... that the University of Mississippi band was asked to stop playing "From Dixie with Love" because fans kept chanting, "The South will rise again"?
22 March 2019
- 00:00, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
United States 24-cent stamps with inverted center from 1869
21 March 2019
- 00:00, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Attic vase-painting of a Scythian archer
20 March 2019
- 00:00, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
Ida Tarbell in 1904
19 March 2019
- 00:00, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Josiah Wedgwood "was very unwilling to disfigure" his Frog Service with "this reptile" (pictured), but Catherine the Great insisted it appear on all 944 pieces?
- ... that the Dutch musicologist Leo Riemens and the German physician Karl-Josef Kutsch wrote Großes Sängerlexikon, a biographical dictionary of opera singers, with 18,760 entries in 2012?
- ... that Indo-Russia Rifles is a joint venture licensed to produce 750,000 AK-203 rifles, the latest and most advanced version of the AK-47 firearm?
- ... that in 1994, Karen became the first orangutan to have open heart surgery?
- ... that after Tu Jida experienced Japanese aerial bombing at the age of ten, he studied aircraft design and came to be known as the "father of the J-7 fighters"?
- ... that the entire town of Agats is elevated above ground level, including the roads?
- ... that Danielle Ponter is the first member of the Rioli–Long family – described as one of "footy's most famous dynasties" – to play top-level women's Australian rules football?
- ... that after the or of an Alabama newspaper called for the return of the Ku Klux Klan, he was initially replaced by an African-American woman?
18 March 2019
- 00:32, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
- ... that mountaineer Andy Nisbet (pictured) created more than 1,000 new winter climbing routes in Scotland?
- ... that Arvo Pärt composed the motet The Deer's Cry on a commission from Louth, Ireland, setting the conclusion of Saint Patrick's Breastplate, "Christ with me"?
- ... that Indian activist S. Dharmambal was honoured as a Heroic Tamil Mother for her contributions to the Tamil language?
- ... that the upcoming Dr. Seuss book Horse Museum features horse-themed artwork by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and other artists?
- ... that Xu Shunshou, chief designer of China's first jet aircraft, died after being tortured during the Cultural Revolution?
- ... that 3,000-year-old Ancient Egyptian pictures of foreign prisoners were found by fertilizer-diggers in 1903?
- ... that the tasselled anglerfish is an ambush predator, attracting its prey with a worm-like lure?
- ... that after switching from black-and-white to color film in 1977, John Harding was out on the street taking pictures almost every day for more than three decades?
17 March 2019
- 12:00, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
- 01:50, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
16 March 2019
- 15:50, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the 2019 book We Are Displaced by Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai (pictured) tells the stories of ten displaced girls, including herself?
- ... that Raymond Butt compiled a directory of "every station, halt, platform and stopping place on the British railway passenger network"?
- ... that the Guianan squirrel monkey has a varied diet that includes seeds, eggs, nectar, gum, insects, flowers, lizards, and occasionally bats?
- ... that Roma producer Gabriela Rodríguez is the first Latin American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture?
- ... that if Caesar had successfully carried out his planned invasions, he would, according to Plutarch, have ensured that his empire "would then be bounded on all sides by the ocean"?
- ... that Frant Gwo's science fiction film The Wandering Earth is the world's highest-grossing film of 2019 so far and the second highest-grossing film of all time in China?
- ... that the Arianna String Quartet was praised by the Chicago Tribune as making music "with the tonal warmth, fastidious balance, and heightened communication skills of groups many years its senior"?
- ... that Team Canada threatened to pull out of the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union unless Ove Dahlberg officiated?
- 00:00, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Coffin of Nedjemankh
- ... that shortly after purchasing the coffin of Nedjemankh (pictured) for $4 million, the Metropolitan Museum of Art decided to return it to Egypt?
- ... that the career of pioneering scholar of public administration William A. Robson was made possible because playwright George Bernard Shaw wanted to experience an aeroplane flight?
- ... that "Das Weizenkorn muss sterben" (The grain of wheat must die), the signature song written by Lothar Zenetti, deals with the mystery of faith that in death there is life?
- ... that Nepal declared a national day of mourning after the 2019 Taplejung helicopter crash?
- ... that Wayne Messam, mayor of Miramar, Florida, won a national championship in American football with the Florida State Seminoles?
- ... that party pieces may include reciting a poem, performing a dance, singing a song, or performing a trick?
- ... that Lu Xiaopeng designed a supersonic fighter said to be the lightest in the world, but it never entered service?
- ... that the black limpet feeds on the black turban snail without harming it?
15 March 2019
- 12:00, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
- 00:00, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
14 March 2019
- 12:00, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
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13 March 2019
- 12:00, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
- 00:00, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
The Monumento Rodoviário da Rodovia Presidente Dutra
12 March 2019
- 12:00, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
Hutchison's sketch of his Bust of Queen Victoria (1887)
- 00:00, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
Cactus wren on a saguaro cactus
11 March 2019
- 12:00, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Nao Tōyama (pictured), whose solo singles have been used as theme songs for anime series on television and in film, was tone-deaf as a girl?
- ... that Eco-Link@BKE, the first ecological corridor of its kind in Southeast Asia, is intended to help conserve animals such as the banded leaf monkey and Sunda pangolin in Singapore?
- ... that Zuzana Marková's last-minute performance as Lucia di Lammermoor at Opéra de Marseille in 2014 was described as "dazzling" and praised for its depth of understanding?
- ... that Queens Botanical Garden in New York City was built on top of landfill atop a creek?
- ... that Qiu Dahong studied the force of sea waves?
- ... that the Indian organisation Poovulagin Nanbargal filed a case to prevent the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant?
- ... that a small group of Holocaust survivors tried to kill six million Germans?
- ... that the burrow of the spoon worm Ochetostoma erythrogrammon may be shared by flatworms, scale worms, molluscs, pea crabs, snapping shrimps, and copepods?
- ... that for Pacific Islanders, the sudden arrival of a mass of men and machines during World War II resulted in lasting religious effects, such as cargo cults?
- ... that Mary Margaret Francis told Graham Lord that her husband, Dick Francis, "would like me to have all the cr" for his novels?
- 00:00, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
The Chandos Portrait of Handel
10 March 2019
- 12:00, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
- 00:00, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
9 March 2019
- 12:00, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
- ... that of the three main types of helmets that proliferated in early medieval Europe, the Lamellenhelm (example pictured) was the only one derived from eastern, rather than Roman, examples?
- ... that "Old Woden" Frederick Hackwood founded the Wednesbury Strollers football club?
- ... that the motet Lord, have mercy upon us was composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1833, setting responses from the Book of Common Prayer?
- ... that Colorado Springs architect Elizabeth Wright Ingraham incorporated natural light into her designs, outfitting one home with a 100-foot (30 m) high skylight?
- ... that one of the two hosts of Dopey, a podcast about addiction, died of a drug overdose?
- ... that Austrian-born Malcolm Mencer Martin was interned by the British at the beginning of World War II, and graduated from King's College, Newcastle, at war's end?
- ... that during a grand jury investigation into land-sale fraud at New York City's Kissena Park, Queens borough president Joseph Bermel resigned and fled the U.S. the day before he was scheduled to testify?
- ... that Yarmouth suspension bridge collapsed under a crowd that had gathered to watch a circus clown in a wash tub being pulled along the River Bure by four geese?
- 00:00, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
8 March 2019
- 12:00, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
- 00:00, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Dorsey's bordello on Eleventh Avenue
7 March 2019
- 12:00, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
Christ being handed a model cathedral
- 00:00, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
6 March 2019
- 12:00, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Aircraft factory at Flossenbürg
- 00:00, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
5 March 2019
- 12:00, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
The two "tabletops" are identical parallelograms.
- 00:00, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Debris-covered slopes of the Brenva Glacier
4 March 2019
- 12:00, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Compagnoni (left) and Lacedelli
- 00:00, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
3 March 2019
- 12:00, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
- 00:00, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Seeds of Lens culinaris, the cultivated lentil studied by Barulina
2 March 2019
- 12:00, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
Ruined pagoda of the Ta'er Temple
- 00:00, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
University of Farmington logo
1 March 2019
- 12:00, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Alice Marriott as Hamlet
- 00:00, 1 March 2019 (UTC)