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18 November 2019
- 00:00, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Female black-capped tanager
17 November 2019
- 00:00, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
16 November 2019
- 00:00, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
15 November 2019
- 00:00, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
Michigan Firehouse Museum
14 November 2019
- 00:00, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Walk-in-the-Water (pictured), which made her maiden voyage from Buffalo to Detroit in 1818, was the first steamboat to run on Lakes Erie, Huron, and Michigan?
- ... that Manisha Moun kept her boxing interest a secret from her father until he read in a newspaper that she had won a medal?
- ... that in his Purcell Realizations, Benjamin Britten created arrangements for voice and piano of songs by Henry Purcell, as a commemoration of the 250th anniversary in 1945 of Purcell's death?
- ... that Anne C. Morel was the first woman to become a full professor of mathematics at the University of Washington?
- ... that Shinori Fort in Hokkaido was twice sacked by the Ainu?
- ... that businessman Delford M. Smith acquired the Spruce Goose for the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon?
- ... that subjects of Venezuelan films of the 1890s include a dentist pulling teeth in a hotel and a man getting into a brawl with a stagecoach driver?
- ... that botanist George R. Proctor collected more than 55,000 specimens, had 31 species named after him, and was convicted of a conspiracy to murder his wife?
13 November 2019
- 00:00, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
John A. Barnes III
12 November 2019
- 00:00, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
11 November 2019
- 00:00, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
Lois Ellen Frank
10 November 2019
- 00:00, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
9 November 2019
- 00:00, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
Tumour cells in peripheral blood smear
8 November 2019
- 00:00, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
7 November 2019
- 00:00, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Xia Peisu (pictured), the "mother of computer science" in China, and her husband Yang Liming, who helped explain magic numbers, were elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the same time?
- ... that Seneca Village, a community composed mainly of free black people, was destroyed in the 1850s to make way for New York City's Central Park?
- ... that German engineer Hermann Oestrich became a Knight of the Legion of Honour for developing the Snecma Atar turbojet engines?
- ... that just three years after starting radio station WESQ, North Carolina Wesleyan College sold it, partly because of a failure to integrate the station into its curriculum?
- ... that James Brown, a visually impaired Paralympian, recently climbed atop an aeroplane to protest against government inaction on climate change?
- ... that the Society of Gentleman Practisers in the Courts of Law and Equity sought to increase the fees payable to solicitors and attorneys, which had been fixed for more than a century?
- ... that President of Georgetown University Lawrence C. Gorman worked to have the first black students admitted as undergraduates?
- ... that one user said of JOSS, an interactive programming system at RAND, "it's better than beer"?
6 November 2019
- 00:00, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
5 November 2019
- 00:00, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Michael Hargrave with other
medical students who assisted
- ... that in 1945, British medical student Michael Hargrave (pictured, second from right) volunteered to provide assistance in the Netherlands, but was sent to help survivors at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp instead?
- ... that Toki Pona, a constructed language devised in 2001, uses only around 120 to 125 root words?
- ... that Ramatoulie DK Sanneh, The Gambia's first woman general, has campaigned against gender-based violence?
- ... that Ramin Djawadi was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for an episode of the Westworld season 2 soundtrack, but lost out to his own work on Game of Thrones season 7?
- ... that Jiang Weipu has been called the "patron saint of lianhuanhua"?
- ... that the assassin bug Rhynocoris longifrons will feed on moth larvae in preference to sap-sucking pests?
- ... that Mikhail Semyonov swapped a career in mining for one in politics, rising to the position of Chairman of the People's Khural of Buryatia?
- ... that Mill Creek, Washington, was not named after a mill or a creek?
4 November 2019
- 00:00, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
Brants's whistling rat
- ... that Brants's whistling rat (illustration shown) seldom ventures more than 30 cm (12 in) from one of the many entrances to its burrow?
- ... that Khema, one of the Buddha's chief female disciples, attained enlightenment before even becoming a nun?
- ... that none of the people who established North Carolina radio station WVSP had any prior experience in radio broadcasting?
- ... that Hungarian pianists Márta Kurtág and her husband performed together for 60 years, often from his collection entitled Játékok ('Games')?
- ... that Brazil was the only country with an exhibit at the 1918 Bronx "World's Fair"?
- ... that Rabbi Shimon Baadani, a senior leader of Israel's Shas party, once said that those who did not vote for the party would go to hell?
- ... that the Sierra de Ajusco-Chichinauhtzin mountain range in Mexico is made up of more than one hundred volcanic cones?
- ... that Ernest Graves Jr. was one of four generations of his family to go to West Point, all of whom graduated first or second in their class?
3 November 2019
- 00:00, 3 November 2019 (UTC)
Mother Poulard in front of her restaurant
2 November 2019
- 00:00, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
1 November 2019
- 00:00, 1 November 2019 (UTC)
, the capital of Maryul