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3 August 2020
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Richard Ernest Dupuy announces the Normandy landings.
2 August 2020
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Cardinal Gérald Lacroix
- ... that eight Roman Catholic archbishops of Quebec have been elevated to the College of Cardinals, including incumbent Gérald Lacroix (pictured)?
- ... that Arsenal extended their FA Cup winners record in the 2020 FA Cup Final against Chelsea at Wembley today?
- ... that Nepal's first female auto rickshaw driver, Laxmi Sharma, went on to start the first button factory in the country?
- ... that the Seventh-day Adventist Church replaced the African-American missionary Thomas H. Branch with a white man to appease the government of the British Central Africa Protectorate?
- ... that when Spain joined the European Communities in 1986, it had a larger fishing fleet than all the other Community members' put together?
- ... that during World War II, Major General Henry Aurand had his own weekly radio show?
- ... that Nainital Yacht Club, located at an elevation of 2,084 m (6,837 ft), is the highest yacht club in India and among the highest in the world?
- ... that while directing Walking Down Broadway, Erich von Stroheim tied a 12 ft (3.7 m) length of thread to James Dunn's pant leg and tugged on it whenever he wanted the actor to emote more?
1 August 2020
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Enamelled-glass jar from Thutmose III's tomb
- ... that the earliest known vessel (pictured) in enamelled glass comes from a pharaoh's tomb of c. 1425 BC, after which there are no other pieces for some 1400 years?
- ... that Kanye West premiered his song "Wash Us in the Blood", which discusses mass incarceration, slavery, genocide, and drug-dealing, at a Christian opera?
- ... that Ugandan rebels did not recognize Ali Fadhul as the enemy commander when he drove past them during an invasion of Uganda in 1972?
- ... that Theo Akkermann, whose first major work was a war memorial, created a sculpture for his family's grave?
- ... that from 2015 to 2019, the U.S. state of Georgia decertified more than 3,000 police officers, while Maryland decertified just one?
- ... that during construction of the Valle Gómez and Misterios metro stations, workers uncovered part of a road that connected Tenochtitlan with the Tepeyac Hill, dating from the Mesoamerican Postclassic period?
- ... that educator Agnes Samuelson was posthumously inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame and had a Des Moines elementary school named after her?
- ... that in the Brazilian state of Bahia, cerrado mice are often caught by barn owls, but seldom by researchers?
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- ... that professional Super Smash Bros. player Glutonny (pictured), who competes using Wario, nicknamed himself after a Fullmetal Alchemist character because both are known for eating everything?
- ... that Chilean television station TVO fired presenter Pamela Jiles for appearing in a presidential campaign advertisement, even though it described itself as orially "tolerant"?
- ... that the Mid-Manhattan Library, with space for 350,000 volumes at its opening, was designed to replace a collection housed in a single room of the New York Public Library Main Branch?
- ... that Irena Sawicka, a Polish archeologist, educator and communist activist, helped Jews during the Holocaust and perished in the Warsaw Uprising?
- ... that British 19th-century prison visitor Sarah Martin criticised living conditions at The Tolhouse jail, and objected to the fact that the inmates had no access to a church or chaplain?
- ... that poet William Nauns Ricks wrote an ode to Charles Young, the first African-American colonel in the United States Army?
- ... that following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, the BBC produced their own show to determine the British public's favourite Eurovision song of all time?
- ... that one of the most endangered monuments in Europe is a squatted house in the Netherlands?