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28 November 2020
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James R. Hall
27 November 2020
- 00:00, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
26 November 2020
- 00:00, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Nine new Labour Party MPs
- ... that 42 new MPs were elected to the 53rd New Zealand Parliament: 23 for Labour, including Arena Williams, Ibrahim Omer, Helen White, Neru Leavasa, Ingrid Leary, Rachel Brooking, Anna Lorck, Tracey McLellan, and Shanan Halbert (all pictured); 5 for National, including Joseph Mooney, Simon Watts, and Penny Simmonds; 9 for ACT New Zealand, including Toni Severin, Simon Court, Brooke van Velden, and Chris Baillie; 3 for the Greens, including Ricardo Menéndez March and Teanau Tuiono; and 2 for the Māori Party, including Rawiri Waititi?
- ... that the crown of the General Electric Building in Midtown Manhattan contains Gothic tracery and four 50-foot-tall (15 m) electric deities?
- ... that the 1990 Hindi film Drishti, which follows the story of a married couple who divorce and later meet again, has been praised for its "harsh look at monogamy"?
- ... that 19th-century Mormonism embraced the desire for a slow, dramatic, "beautiful death" with plenty of witnesses?
- ... that Pierre Bleuse, who learned conducting after a career as a violinist, was chosen by composer Michael Jarrell to lead his opera Cassandre, starring Fanny Ardant?
- ... that the Fijian fruit fly feeds on the yum-yum tree?
25 November 2020
- 00:00, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
1950 cover of Women's Barracks
24 November 2020
- 00:00, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
23 November 2020
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22 November 2020
- 00:00, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
Daughter of the Dragon film poster
21 November 2020
- 00:00, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
Tibetans with yak and sheep with salt bag, 1898
20 November 2020
- 00:00, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
19 November 2020
- 00:00, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
William "Fatty" Foulke
18 November 2020
- 00:00, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Tourist taking a picture at the Berlin Holocaust memorial
17 November 2020
- 00:00, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
16 November 2020
- 00:00, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
15 November 2020
- 00:00, 15 November 2020 (UTC)
A dog bedecked with flower garlands
14 November 2020
- 00:00, 14 November 2020 (UTC)
Andrew J. Stofan studying slosh dynamics
13 November 2020
- 00:00, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
2b2t's destroyed spawn-in area
- ... that 2b2t, a no-rules Minecraft multiplayer server running since 2010, has seen more than 580,000 distinct Minecraft players join and explore its nine-terabyte map (pictured)?
- ... that the scholarship of Nyasha Junior on the life of Moses has been described as a starting point for how he can be viewed as a subject of feminist inquiry?
- ... that when iceberg A-38 calved from the Filchner–Ronne Ice Shelf in 1998, it carried a German research station with it?
- ... that Marion Hartog founded the first Jewish women's periodical in 1855?
- ... that the city flag of Columbus, Ohio, is undergoing a redesign process due to its heavy use of Christopher Columbus imagery?
- ... that a fire destroyed 70,000 Jōmon period artifacts found at the Ōfune Site?
- ... that after qualifying on the pole at a late-model stock car race, Ty Majeski chose to start at the rear for a chance to win more money—and won the race?
- ... that in The Cellist, a ballet about cellist Jacqueline du Pré, the cello is personified by a male dancer?
12 November 2020
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Kanutus Johannis's ex libris
11 November 2020
- 12:00, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
Larvae, pupae, and adult cactus lady beetles
- 00:00, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
A fictional vision from 1922 of a floating city in 10,000 years
10 November 2020
- 12:00, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
"Modern Strategy" (Moltke), 1884
- ... that a book on Vanity Fair says of Goedecker's "Modern Strategy", a caricature of Moltke (pictured): "... in a glance the viewer can comprehend the essence of the individual, yet recognize the man"?
- ... that the establishment of KVZK-TV led to the electrification of many villages in American Samoa?
- ... that four-term Uruguayan senator Alba Roballo was also an award-winning poet with a rebellious spirit?
- ... that the Khalili Collection of Enamels of the World includes a throne table made for the 18th-century Qianlong Emperor?
- ... that Laurence Olivier won an Emmy for his role as a London stockbroker, Parisian artist, and Tahitian leper in The Moon and Sixpence?
- ... that some of the students of yeshivas in World War II were exiled to the remote Komi Republic to do forced labor?
- ... that Vijayalakshmi Ramanan, the first woman officer of the Indian Air Force, custom-tailored her uniform as there were no specific uniforms for women when she joined the force?
- ... that in the early use of intravenous therapy, attempts were made to inject milk, sugar, honey, and egg yolk into a person's veins?
- 00:00, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
"We have only one goal ... Victory at all costs!" (29 April 1942)
9 November 2020
- 12:00, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
Mural in the apse of Vä Church
- 00:00, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
8 November 2020
- 12:00, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
St Mark's Campanile
- 00:00, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
7 November 2020
- 12:00, 7 November 2020 (UTC)
Election apportionment diagram in the layout of the Bundestag
- 00:00, 7 November 2020 (UTC)
Neelofa and Nabil
6 November 2020
- 12:00, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
- 00:00, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
- ... that according to local legend, the catfish that inhabit the reservoir at the Shah Jalal Dargah (grave pictured) are the cursed and reincarnated soldiers of Gour Govinda?
- ... that as a lobbyist for Bacardi, Otto Reich, a former U.S. ambassador to Venezuela, played a role in passing legislation that stripped trademark protection from Havana Club rum?
- ... that the 2013 Nepali historical drama Badhshala was briefly banned by the Nepali Army because the actors wore military uniforms without permission?
- ... that with the designation of County Highway A-2 in 1970, Mrs. Howard "Gene" Temple became the first Michigan woman to acquire a highway designation from the State Highway Commission?
- ... that the opera Die Prinzessin Girnara, by composer Wellesz and librettist Wassermann, and based on a legend from India, premiered simultaneously at two opera houses in 1921?
- ... that Estonian linguist Jaan Puhvel has worked for more than half a century on his multi-volume Hittite Etymological Dictionary?
- ... that in Public Access Opinion 16-006, the Illinois Attorney General ordered Chicago police officers to release their private emails about the police-involved murder of Laquan McDonald?
- ... that at age 102, Beatrice Lumpkin, a union organizer and lifelong member of the Communist Party, donned hazmat suit–style gear to drop off her vote-by-mail ballot for the US elections?
5 November 2020
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Indian stamp honouring Sachin Tendulkar
4 November 2020
- 12:00, 4 November 2020 (UTC)
City Investing Building
- 00:00, 4 November 2020 (UTC)
- ... that Mary Dee (pictured), a popular radio personality in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, is widely regarded as the first African-American woman disc jockey in the United States?
- ... that same-surname marriage was prohibited for periods in ancient China?
- ... that voter turnout increased by 32 percentage points following the passage of Herbert Payne's bill to introduce compulsory voting in Australian federal elections?
- ... that unlike neighboring tribes, the Pastia people of south Texas escaped detection by Spanish explorers until the early 18th century?
- ... that the 2020 film A Life on Our Planet is David Attenborough's self-described "witness statement" on how human activity has affected the environment?
- ... that Augustine's views of Christian theology were developed in opposition to Pelagianism, which he declared a heresy?
- ... that Ita Maximowna, who trained as a painter in Paris and Berlin in the 1920s, began working in scenic and costume design after World War II and went on to work internationally?
- ... that Steve McQueen and William Shatner starred in The Defender, the first live television drama in the US divided for broadcast on separate nights, "leaving audiences dangling on the cliff"?
3 November 2020
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- 00:00, 3 November 2020 (UTC)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern (1857)
2 November 2020
- 12:00, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
Tom Pope playing for Port Vale
- 00:00, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
Scorpion roller coaster
1 November 2020
- 12:00, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
- 00:00, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
Krishna Lal Adhikari in prison