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25 May 2019
Drawing of Claridge's in 1897
24 May 2019
23 May 2019
National liberation skirt
22 May 2019
Princess Natalya Golitsyna
21 May 2019
Kosher Bratwurst sandwich at Jeff's Gourmet
20 May 2019
19 May 2019
- ... that Edwin Clarke (pictured) combined research into the structure, functions, and diseases of the human nervous system with "impressive rhythm on the dance floor"?
- ... that Watford's appearance in today's FA Cup Final is their first since 1984?
- ... that Kyrgyzstani author Tugelbay Sydykbekov won the Stalin Prize in 1949 for the novel People of our Time, which simultaneously embraced Soviet-style communism and traditional culture including Islam?
- ... that according to a US Supreme Court decision, the Fourth Amendment does not always apply to searches at the border?
- ... that the 1919 Australian federal election was the first to use preferential voting?
- ... that sturgeons are ancient fishes, widely sought after for caviar and more critically endangered than any other group of animal species?
- ... that the Disher Challenge Cup, an annual rowing race, is named after Clive Disher, who rowed for the winning Australian eight in the 1919 Henley Royal Peace Regatta?
- ... that although measles was declared eradicated from the United States in 2000, more than 500 people there have been diagnosed with the disease so far in 2019?
- ... that South African Willem Botha adapted the 2008 Latvian Eurovision entry as an Afrikaans song for the Springboks rugby team, and helped to produce the 2013 Belarusian Eurovision entry?
18 May 2019
The Memorial Cup trophy
- ... that the 100th anniversary of the Memorial Cup (trophy pictured) was celebrated by the Canadian Hockey League with a commemorative coin, a postage stamp, and a Santa Claus parade?
- ... that Shah Jahan II's food, clothes, and meetings were decided by the powerful Sayyid brothers who had chosen him as the Mughal emperor?
- ... that the girls of the Mädchenkantorei Limburg joined a women's choir to perform sacred choral music by contemporary composers at a 2019 concert in Limburg Cathedral?
- ... that Wenona Giles helped 59 people in the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya, earn a Certificate of Completion in Educational Studies from Canada's York University?
- ... that the Arlington Museum of Art occupies a former J. C. Penney store in downtown Arlington, Texas?
- ... that Xiong Zhaoren, whose battle experience was adapted into two films, lived to 107, the longest among China's founding generals?
- ... that for the first six months that Janis Ian performed the song "At Seventeen", she closed her eyes because she was afraid the audience would laugh at her?
- ... that some ancient trees of the olive cultivar Bidni have been recognised as "national monuments" in Malta?
17 May 2019
Hotel International Prague
16 May 2019
- 01:33, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Giselher Klebe's opera Das Märchen von der schönen Lilie, with a libretto by his wife based on Goethe's fairy tale, was premiered at the Schlosstheater Schwetzingen (pictured) 50 years ago today?
- ... that in 1987, Royal Society of Canada fellow Kathryn Brush was one of the first women to be hired for a full-time position in art history at the University of Western Ontario?
- ... that El Drago Milenario, located in Parque del Drago, Tenerife, is the largest and oldest known specimen of Dracaena draco?
- ... that the remains of missing Israeli soldier Zechariah Baumel were discovered in a cemetery in the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus, Syria, nearly 37 years after he disappeared in the 1982 Lebanon War?
- ... that Saint Petersburg's Red Square is now Alexander Nevsky Square?
- ... that the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius co-ruled with his adoptive brother Lucius Verus in the first joint rule between Roman emperors, and later co-ruled with his own son Commodus?
- ... that the Georgetown Neighborhood Library houses the collection of its predecessor library established by George Peabody in 1872?
- ... that a nine-day-old citizen of the United States, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne?
15 May 2019
14 May 2019
13 May 2019
Redoshi (left) with her husband
- ... that Redoshi (pictured), a West African woman who lived in Alabama and died in 1937, was the last known survivor of the transatlantic slave trade?
- ... that the Canadian ice hockey show Coach's Corner has been described by one of its hosts as "six minutes of psychotherapy for athletes"?
- ... that POW/MIA activist Ted Sampley, who died 10 years ago today, discovered that the Vietnam War Unknown Soldier was in fact Michael Blassie?
- ... that the 13 km (8.1 mi) Mazeno Ridge route to the summit of Nanga Parbat was first completed in 2012?
- ... that Oriana Wilson discovered a new species of bat, which was then named after her?
- ... that although KGTO-TV in Fayetteville, Arkansas, signed on as an NBC affiliate, it received no network compensation for carrying its programs?
- ... that forest ranger Nels Bruseth turned down an offer to become mayor of Darrington, Washington, due to his ineligibility as a federal employee?
- ... that in a 2016 portrait, Queen Elizabeth II is depicted with someone else's bust?
12 May 2019
Christ Church in Russell, New Zealand
11 May 2019
Mamie Eisenhower in "First Lady Pink"
10 May 2019
Croydon Aerodrome in the 1930s
- ... that only one of the gang that carried out the gold bullion robbery in 1935 at Croydon Aerodrome (pictured) was convicted, and the gold was never found?
- ... that imaging scientist Katie Bouman first learned of the Event Horizon Telescope in 2007, while still in high school, and joined the project six years later?
- ... that the 12th-century archbishop of Ohrid John IV was born as a Byzantine prince of the Komnenos dynasty?
- ... that Vera Deakin's missing persons bureau issued 400,000 responses to enquiries from the families of Australian soldiers during World War I?
- ... that The Elvis Dead, a retelling of Evil Dead II in the style of Elvis Presley, features songs such as "Standing in a State of Shock", "I've Been Possessed", and "Wrapped Up in Vines"?
- ... that Fiji won a record-breaking fifth consecutive title at the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens?
- ... that Satya Rhodes-Conway is the first openly gay politician to serve as Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin?
- ... that during the siege of Leningrad, citizens were warned that "this side of the street is the most dangerous"?
- ... that the town of Morpeth held its own professional Olympic games from 1873 to 1958?
9 May 2019
King's Cross Metropolitan in 1862
- ... that King's Cross Thameslink railway station, then known as King's Cross Metropolitan (pictured), was one of the initial seven stations on London's first underground line?
- ... that Japanese singer Alisa Takigawa's debut song "Season" was originally a demo that was not intended to be her debut release?
- ... that 53,034 people attended the 2019 AFL Women's Grand Final, a record for a standalone women's sporting event in Australia?
- ... that in the first successful kidney transplant in the UK, the surgeon James Ross harvested the kidney which was transplanted into the donor's twin brother?
- ... that the murder of American musician Dimebag Darrell occurred on the 24th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon?
- ... that the mecha dieselpunk art of Polish painter Jakub Różalski has inspired a board game, a video game, a short film, and a book anthology?
- ... that when Syracuse University outbid the Prussian government to purchase the Ranke Library in 1887, The New York Times called the collection "probably the rarest historical one ever owned by any one"?
- ... that Noel Marshall directed and starred with his family in Roar, promoted as "the most dangerous movie ever made" for its many on-set injuries to the cast and crew working with more than 100 big cats?
8 May 2019
Frederick the Great
7 May 2019
Opening verse of Psalm 70
6 May 2019
Drawing of Katja Wulff dancing
5 May 2019
4 May 2019
The Messenger of Peace
3 May 2019
2 May 2019
Cover of the book Der geteilte Himmel
1 May 2019