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24 February 2018
- 00:00, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Su Bai (pictured), the first head of Peking University's archaeology department, is considered a pioneer in the archaeology of Buddhism?
- ... that the deep water squat lobster Eumunida picta is often associated with the coldwater coral Lophelia pertusa?
- ... that Satan frequently appeared as a comic relief figure in late medieval mystery plays, in which he "frolicked, fell, and farted in the background"?
- ... that during the first U.S. government shutdown in 1980, the Carter administration dispatched U.S. Marshals to Federal Trade Commission facilities to enforce the shutdown?
- ... that Evelyn Terhune, a member of the U.S. fencing team at the 1960 Summer Olympics, took up the sport on a dare?
- ... that HMG Heat and Waterproof Adhesive was used to adhere the 100–200 fragments of the Pioneer helmet?
- ... that Jaroslav Eminger, an officer in the German Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia during World War II, was acquitted of charges of collaboration and declared a "loyal Bohemian and a brave man"?
- ... that the Macon Whoopees were named after Doris Day's rendition of the song "Makin' Whoopee"?
23 February 2018
- 00:00, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
General George Washington
Resigning His Commission
22 February 2018
- 00:00, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold
21 February 2018
- 00:00, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Fagersta airspace surveillance tower
- ... that the Fagersta airspace surveillance tower (pictured) has been compared to both a minaret and the tower of a fairy tale castle?
- ... that bobsleigh duo Mica McNeill and Mica Moore crowdfunded £30,000 to compete at 2017–18 Bobsleigh World Cup events?
- ... that the island of Ruffle Bar was isolated from the rest of New York City for three months each year due to the surrounding bay being frozen over?
- ... that Huang Zongying and her husband Zhao Dan were both named among the best 100 actors in the history of Chinese cinema?
- ... that the shrub Banksia blechnifolia got its name because its leaves resembled those of ferns?
- ... that superintendent Marcus Ames resigned in protest after plans were announced to introduce workhouses to the Lancaster Industrial School for Girls in Massachusetts?
- ... that the People's Liberation Army captured Nanjing, the capital of the Republic of China, three days after launching the Yangtze River Crossing Campaign?
- ... that Melecstrate, Melchstrate, Melkestrate, Melcstrate, Melkstrete, Milkstrate, Milcstrate, Milkestretende, and Milkstrete are all the same place?
20 February 2018
- 00:00, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
National Coalition Party poster, 1964
19 February 2018
- 00:00, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Phoenix Arising for bassoon and piano was composed by Graham Waterhouse (pictured) in memory of his father, the bassoonist William Waterhouse, who believed in his instrument's "broad expressive possibilities"?
- ... that Asa Miller, one of only two athletes competing for the Philippines at the 2018 Winter Olympics, was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and still lives there?
- ... that the greater thornbird builds a cone-shaped nest, usually over water, while the freckle-breasted thornbird makes a gourd-shaped nest with a long entrance tunnel?
- ... that 109 years ago today, William Howard Taft was made a Mason at sight?
- ... that the French Constitutional Council triggered a by-election in a constituency representing French nationals in Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Monaco?
- ... that Australian mathematician Katherine Heinrich was the first female president of the Canadian Mathematical Society?
- ... that in July 1918, Jagdgeschwader III faced the problem of self-igniting ammunition?
- ... that the setting of the film Interstellar was inspired by the Dust Bowl that occurred in 1930s America during the Great Depression?
18 February 2018
- 00:00, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
17 February 2018
- 00:00, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Vadstena Town Hall
16 February 2018
- 00:00, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Pyramid of Neferirkare
15 February 2018
- 00:00, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
14 February 2018
- 00:05, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
13 February 2018
- 00:20, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Summer Lake Hot Springs bathhouse
12 February 2018
- 00:35, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
The CPRR's Lilly Belle locomotive and caboose
11 February 2018
- 00:50, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
"Snoopy", a modified A3D Skywarrior
10 February 2018
- 01:05, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Slices of New York-style pizza
9 February 2018
- 01:20, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Chrysler Turbine Car
- ... that the Chrysler Turbine Car (pictured) could burn a variety of unusual fuels, ranging from furnace, peanut, and soybean oils to tequila?
- ... that Russian serial killer Mikhail Popkov has confessed to murdering more people than either Andrei Chikatilo or Alexander Pichushkin?
- ... that the seeds of the Bredasdorp sceptre are carried underground by ants?
- ... that, from 1966 to 1991, the Yearbook on International Communist Affairs was the most comprehensive annual survey of Communist activities worldwide?
- ... that Blanche Georgiana Vulliamy was fond of portraying bats, goblins, and other reclusive and grotesque creatures?
- ... that in a recent court case, the Minnesota Supreme Court resolved a dispute between the state's legislative and executive branches for the first time in its history?
- ... that the Church of St. Lambertus in Immerath, Germany, withstood artillery fire in World War II, but not the expansion of a lignite mine in 2018?
- ... that People described a carry-on manufactured by Away as "the little black dress of luggage"?
8 February 2018
- 01:35, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
7 February 2018
- 01:50, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
The nine sheets of the Treaty of Waitangi
6 February 2018
- 02:05, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
Humphrey and Isabella's wedding
5 February 2018
- 02:20, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the Skydart target rocket (pictured) used the same launching rails as the missiles used to shoot it down?
- ... that Donna Kennedy became the world's most-capped women's rugby player in 2004, and by 2007 was also the most-capped player in Scotland, retiring in 2010 with 115 caps?
- ... that before one pharaoh could construct his own monument, the Pyramid of Nyuserre, he had to complete the three monuments to his mother, father, and elder brother?
- ... that the upcoming film Paul, Apostle of Christ features Jim Caviezel's first appearance in a biblical film since he portrayed Jesus in The Passion of the Christ?
- ... that the African weaver ant has been used to control the coconut bug?
- ... that in one 1858 baseball game, Frank Pidgeon threw more than 400 pitches?
- ... that a BBC executive boasts that actors of the Corporation's Radio Drama Company can be "mice, ants, naiads or dryads, men morphing into hares, maggots in a fisherman's sack, or even a tray of fancy cakes"?
- ... that the first time Ethel Page met her husband – a future Australian prime minister – he accidentally set her on fire?
4 February 2018
- 00:00, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
3 February 2018
- 00:00, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
Sutton Hoo Helmet (2002)
2 February 2018
- 00:00, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
Ollagüe with steam plume on the left
1 February 2018
- 05:48, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
- ... that in 1918, infected crew members aboard HMS Mantua (pictured) inadvertently spread the Spanish Flu to Africa?
- ... that the footballer Robin Turner scored twice on his home debut for Swansea City, equalling the number of league goals he scored for former club Ipswich Town in nine seasons?
- ... that when Cristo Rey OKC high school opens in fall 2018, students will be able to work for Boeing, Love's Travel Stops, and more than 30 other employers as part of work-study?
- ... that French politician Véronique Hammerer, a member of La République En Marche!, said it was "terrible" that her husband could not buy a Porsche Cayenne for fear of public criticism?
- ... that Thyonicola dogieli, a parasite of sea cucumbers, is the longest gastropod in the world?
- ... that Yves Volel was Anderson Cooper's math teacher at the Dalton School in Manhattan before returning to Haiti to run for president, where he was assassinated?
- ... that The Colossus of Rhodes, a painting by Salvador Dalí, is heavily influenced by an article by the sculptor Herbert Maryon?
- ... that at two million words, Men of Good Will by Jules Romains is one of the longest novels ever written?