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18 July 2019
- 00:00, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
Roger B. Chaffee
17 July 2019
- 00:00, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Tiny the Wonder, killing rats
at the Blue Anchor Tavern
- ... that Tiny the Wonder (pictured) could kill 200 rats per hour in London's rat-baiting pits?
- ... that Patrick Francheterre played for, coached and managed the France men's national ice hockey team, and helped cover expenses when the French Ice Hockey Federation went bankrupt?
- ... that 50 years ago today, Maspalomas Station in the Canary Islands was the first ground station to make contact with the Apollo 11 astronauts in Earth orbit, about 16 minutes into the flight?
- ... that Sir Lancelot Barrington-Ward performed surgery on Prince Albert, who later became King George VI?
- ... that during its 2019 election campaign, the Indian National Congress promised to abolish the sion law, although the government had arrested 9,000 people for sion alone in 2012–2013?
- ... that Gao Xiaoxia abandoned her PhD studies to leave America in 1951, just before the US government banned Chinese students from returning home?
- ... that the clingfish Diplecogaster bimaculata has been photographed cleaning a moray eel?
- ... that in 2001, Bury Football Club's first mascot, "Robbie the Bobby", was sent off three times by referees for bad behaviour?
16 July 2019
- 00:00, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Djamaa el Djazaïr mosque under construction
- ... that the new Djamaa el Djazaïr mosque (pictured) is the tallest building in Africa?
- ... that the Irish musician Gregory Gray, who started his career in a boy band, became the cult indie musician Mary Cigarettes?
- ... that in 1974, a United States Army private first class stole a helicopter and landed it on the White House lawn?
- ... that Catherine Despard helped compose the speech that her husband, the ringleader of the Despard Plot, gave at the gallows?
- ... that American pool player John Schmidt holds the record for the longest straight pool run at 626?
- ... that Strombosia pustulata is one of over two hundred species of tree growing in the Omo Forest Reserve?
- ... that Damiano Michieletto, known for directing Rossini's operas, recently staged Schreker's Der ferne Klang at the Oper Frankfurt, where the world premiere had been performed in 1912?
- ... that a three-story structure in Beatrice, Nebraska, was built for a Schmuck?
15 July 2019
- 00:00, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Le Nove porcelain bowl
14 July 2019
- 00:00, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
13 July 2019
- 00:00, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
Elizabeth L. Gardner
12 July 2019
- 00:00, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Portland's MAX Blue Line (train pictured) was built as a result of freeway revolts in the 1970s?
- ... that Pema Dhondup studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California so he could use the medium to tell the story of his "lost generation" of Tibetan youth?
- ... that endometriosis, a condition in which tissue from the womb occurs in unusual locations, can cause bleeding into the chest during menstrual periods?
- ... that Liu Housheng co-founded the Plum Blossom Award, the highest award for Chinese opera?
- ... that a clay tablet at the National Museum of Iraq, dated to c. 1770 BCE, shows a calculation that uses the Pythagorean theorem—twelve centuries prior to the birth of Pythagoras?
- ... that Gustave A. Mueller of the Homeopathic Hospital of Pittsburgh was described in his 1912 obituary as a leading specialist in the treatment of the eye, ear, nose, and throat?
- ... that flyways used by migrating wetland birds have traditional staging points where they can rebuild their energy reserves?
- ... that French-born Joe Bertony, who twice escaped from Nazi concentration camps, played a key part in the construction of the Sydney Opera House?
11 July 2019
- 00:00, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
10 July 2019
- 00:00, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Hypericum olympicum flower
- ... that Hypericum olympicum (pictured), an Award of Garden Merit winner, is toxic to dogs, cats, and horses?
- ... that Isabelle Story, a member of Eleanor Roosevelt's press corps, published a weekly column called "Chatting With The First Lady"?
- ... that Newcastle Falcons were relegated to play in the 2019–20 RFU Championship after the RFU rejected a plan to expand Premiership Rugby?
- ... that Wang Xiji, chief designer of China's first space launch vehicle and recoverable satellites, advocated the construction of a solar power station 36,000 km (22,000 mi) above Earth?
- ... that abnormal structures inside white blood cells called critical green inclusions can indicate impending death?
- ... that after leaving Nauvoo, Illinois, John Lyman Smith traveled with the Mormon pioneers in 1847 to the Salt Lake Valley, where he became a Utah Territory politician?
- ... that the Occupation of Ma'an has been called "one of the most confused chapters" of Jordan's history?
- ... that pool player David Alcaide became the Spanish national eight-ball champion at age 14?
9 July 2019
8 July 2019
The 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
7 July 2019
Stark's Illustrated Bermuda Guide
6 July 2019
5 July 2019
Order of Tito's Tacos
- ... that Tito's Tacos of Culver City, California, has sold the same hard-shell tacos (pictured) filled with shredded beef, iceberg lettuce, and grated cheddar cheese for 60 years?
- ... that the Tarzan of Manisa planted thousands of trees on Mount Sipylus in Turkey?
- ... that the creation of the Swedish Levant Company in 1738 was controversial because of a disagreement between several Swedish merchants and the Hat Party?
- ... that Eddie Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who had been accused of murder, was transferred to "less restrictive confinement" by direct presidential intervention, the first such transfer since William Calley's in 1971?
- ... that the historic French trick-taking card game of la Bête has its origins in 16th-century Spanish Ombre, and was created by introducing the concept of bidding into Triomphe?
- ... that Maddie Shevlin dislocated her thumb on debut in her first season of Australian rules football and missed the next ten weeks?
- ... that the United States embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, was bombed while Fraser Wilkins was serving as the first US ambassador to Cyprus?
- ... that this article is a load of old cobblers?
4 July 2019
3 July 2019
2 July 2019
A serving of poutine
1 July 2019
Frank Borman on Apollo 8 launch day