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23 February 2019
- 00:00, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
Engraving of Canova's
statue of Washington
22 February 2019
- 12:00, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
- 00:00, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
A duck's webbed foot
21 February 2019
- 12:00, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
- 00:00, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Magellanic and gentoo penguins
20 February 2019
- 12:00, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
- ... that in 1871, Beaver Hall (pictured) was demolished so that the neighbours could have a "private green belt"?
- ... that Jennie Jackson, an original member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, performed with the ensemble before US President Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, and Queen Victoria?
- ... that the British submarine HMS P222 was ordered to escort an Allied convoy to Malta on the surface, with the intent that it would be spotted by enemy aircraft?
- ... that Joseph Jenckes Sr., a 17th-century blacksmith in Massachusetts, was granted the first machine patent in America?
- ... that the historical card game of Briscan has been described as a "Gothic extravaganza", squeezing "a truly phenomenal range of scores and melds" from a 32-card pack?
- ... that Louis Dreller was decorated by both the United States and Brazil for designing and building World War II warships?
- ... that in 543 a Byzantine army was unexpectedly defeated by a force less than one-seventh its size, during their invasion of Sasanian Armenia?
- ... that Twitter satirist Coldwar Steve creates most of his works on a phone while travelling to work by bus?
- 00:00, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
John L. Whitehead Jr.
19 February 2019
- 12:00, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Emperor goose with stained head
- 00:00, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
18 February 2019
- 12:00, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Banner of Kunság in 1618
17 February 2019
- 19:26, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
- 00:00, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
Les Choristes (1877)
16 February 2019
- 00:00, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
15 February 2019
- 00:00, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Au Bois de Boulogne
- ... that Guth's Au Bois de Boulogne (shown) depicts a fashionable crowd, including the courtesans Liane de Pougy and La Belle Otero?
- ... that the work of physician Elizabeth Ross is still commemorated annually in Serbia despite her having spent only three weeks in the country?
- ... that Eidyn, a Brittonic district of the Early Middle Ages in present-day Scotland, is the source for Edinburgh's name?
- ... that Liberian-American author Wayétu Moore, once a war refugee, founded a nonprofit organization which publishes culturally relevant books for children in countries with low literacy rates?
- ... that the Israeli video game Piposh, to be released in 2019, will be a reboot of the original 1999 game of the same name?
- ... that the law center at Willamette University is named in honor of Oregon businessman and philanthropist Truman W. Collins?
- ... that construction on the Thessaloniki Metro triggered the largest-ever archaeological dig in northern Greece, unearthing more than 300,000 individual artefacts?
- ... that the BAFTA-winning documentary 73 Cows tells the story of Jay and Katja Wilde, beef farmers who gave most of their cows to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary and took up vegan organic farming?
14 February 2019
- 00:00, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
13 February 2019
- 00:00, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
12 February 2019
- 00:00, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
British ambulance stores during the war
- ... that British ambulance units (stores pictured) served alongside armies of both combatants in the Franco-Prussian War?
- ... that for nearly 100 years, people thought Manuel Trujillo Durán introduced cinema to Venezuela, though he was just a film technician at the time?
- ... that Bierlachs, a variant of Germany's national card game, Skat, is predominantly played for beer in pubs and restaurants?
- ... that Arthur R. Gralla was the US Navy's fourth Jewish Vice Admiral?
- ... that the poem "The Aboriginal Mother" expresses grief about the massacre of at least 28 Aboriginal Australians at a time when a white settler said, "Why, we are poisoning the Blacks; which is much safer; and serve them right too!"?
- ... that Japanese voice actress Kaede Hondo decided to pursue a career in acting due to a misunderstanding?
- ... that Earth's circumference around the poles is almost exactly 40,000 kilometres or 21,600 (i.e. 360 × 60) nautical miles, because it was used to define those units of measurement?
- ... that after a mastectomy ended her professional modeling career, Sue Miller assembled a fashion show featuring only models who have had breast cancer?
11 February 2019
- 00:00, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Marguerite de Witt-Schlumberger
10 February 2019
- 00:00, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Flag of Somerset County, Maryland
9 February 2019
- 00:00, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
The Hague map of Crusader Jerusalem
8 February 2019
- 00:00, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
7 February 2019
- 00:00, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
La Grande roue de Montréal
- ... that the 60-metre-high (200 ft) Grande roue de Montréal (pictured), built in Montreal for the 375th anniversary of the city, is the tallest Ferris wheel in Canada?
- ... that Harold W. Chase argued that conscription in the United States benefited the Air Force, Navy, and Marines at the expense of the Army?
- ... that an egg strand of the southern reef squid is most commonly fertilized by three different males?
- ... that the bass-baritone Albert Dohmen appeared as Berg's Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival in 1997, and as Wagner's Pogner at La Scala in 2017?
- ... that the freighter Selah Chamberlain sank on Lake Michigan after a collision with another ship?
- ... that Victoria Loke, who had a role in Crazy Rich Asians, has advocated for the rights of sex workers and domestic workers?
- ... that the Homeric Minimum may have been responsible for permanent snow on Mount Olympus, as referred to by Homer and in Greek mythology?
- ... that the Padule di Fucecchio massacre, in which at least 174 Italian civilians were murdered, has been described as "one of the worst Nazi atrocities in Italy"?
- ... that Nazo Dharejo fought off 200 bandits in a gun battle that earned her a reputation as "Pakistan's toughest woman"?
6 February 2019
- 00:00, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
5 February 2019
- 00:00, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
4 February 2019
- 00:00, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
Kansas City Union Station
3 February 2019
- 00:00, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
2 February 2019
- 00:00, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
1 February 2019
- 00:00, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Skeletal diagram of Puertasaurus
- ... that Puertasaurus (illustration shown), one of the largest dinosaurs, is known from only four vertebrae?
- ... that French surgeon Christian Cabrol performed Europe's first heart transplant in 1968?
- ... that Grand Central Palace, a former exhibition center in New York City, was used at different times as a hospital and a U.S. Army induction center?
- ... that one wrestler was injured and another stripped of her championship after a professional wrestling bout involving Lady Shani went off script?
- ... that the lead singer of the English rock band The 1975 wrote the song "Sincerity Is Scary" in order to "denounce all of that postmodern fear of ... being real"?
- ... that Canada has enacted a cap and trade program to tax carbon emissions?
- ... that when Clive Garthwaite played on the same school cricket team as his identical twin brother Peter, they caused confusion due to their similar looks?
- ... that Crooked Billet was the site of the first house in London that had a telephone, as well as electricity for illumination, boiling a kettle, and ironing?