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12 December 2018
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Eyrewell ground beetle
11 December 2018
- 12:00, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Robert and Kathleen Ridder helped the Gophers get the first ice rink for women (pictured) in college hockey?
- ... that Panzer Aces, a book series about World War II widely read in the US, was described as portraying "an almost heroic version of the German soldier, guiltless of any war crimes"?
- ... that the live concerts of the rock band Sumika feature performances by non-musicians such as painters, sculptors, architects, potters, and poets?
- ... that Ahmadou Ahidjo was the first president of Cameroon following its independence?
- ... that Edgecliff, an Illinois estate completed in 1930, had the highest residential property tax in Cook County in 2014 and 2015?
- ... that Yang Kuo-shu, who earned the first PhD in psychology in Taiwan, founded indigenous Chinese psychology and studied such phenomena as yuanfen, guanxi, and face?
- ... that Adrien Agreste's superhero identity, Cat Noir, is a tribute to the comic book character Catwoman?
- ... that in 1794, a silver statue of the Virgin Mary from the chapel at Notre-Dame de la Garde was melted down at the mint of Marseille located on Rue du Tapis-Vert?
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10 December 2018
- 12:00, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Fragments of the
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9 December 2018
- 12:00, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
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Maria Josepha of Saxony
- ... that Bach composed the cantata Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten! to honor Maria Josepha of Saxony (pictured) on her birthday on 8 December 1733?
- ... that Andy Levin will succeed his father in the U.S. House of Representatives?
- ... that in only its second season, Atlanta United FC has reached the MLS Cup, which will be played tonight?
- ... that Zhang Yonglian, who spent 20 years doing classified research for the Chinese government, founded a laboratory to study sperm?
- ... that the First World War Clairmarais aerodrome in France was utilised by the Luftwaffe from 1940 but proved to be unusable in wet weather?
- ... that Jack Brooksbank, husband of Princess Eugenie of York, was not given a peerage following his marriage, as there is no general precedent in Britain for a commoner to be given one on marrying a princess?
- ... that Comic Arts Brooklyn was inaugurated in 2013, following the cancellation of the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival?
- ... that Angus Barbieri fasted for more than a year, losing 276 pounds (125 kg) and setting a world record?
8 December 2018
- 12:00, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Wu Zhaonan (pictured), a comedian recognized by the government of Taiwan as a "national treasure", also created Mongolian barbecue?
- ... that the wildlife of Iceland includes around 550 species of lichen but no reptiles or amphibians?
- ... that in 1342, John FitzWalter accused men from Colchester of invading and damaging his park at Lexden, and soon after besieged Colchester for more than two months?
- ... that Fatih, originally named Deepsea Metro II, is Turkey's first drillship?
- ... that palaeontologist Varavudh Suteethorn has helped name and describe more than 25 fossil species from Thailand, including dinosaurs, fish, mammals, turtles, and crocodylomorphs?
- ... that the 2018 Zürich ePrix was the first circuit car race held in Switzerland since the 1954 Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten?
- ... that Wallachian statesman Stroe Leurdeanu was sentenced to live as a monk for conspiring against a rival family?
- ... that the genome of the flatworm Otomesostoma auditivum is nearly six times larger than the human genome?
- 00:00, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
The permanent trumps in Ramsen
- ... that Ramsen is a traditional Austrian and Bavarian card game with the unusual feature of four permanent trump cards (pictured) ranking just below the trump Sow?
- ... that Russian anti-syphilis campaigner Volf Bronner was arrested during Stalin's Great Purge and later executed?
- ... that Chevy Commons in Flint, Michigan, is a former Chevrolet factory being redeveloped into a park with restored grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands?
- ... that in 1919, missionary Henry Harness Fout reported his conclusion that a third of the Armenian population of Turkey had been exterminated in the Armenian Genocide?
- ... that Lord Keith followed orders not to approve the Convention of El Arish, which would have ended the French campaign in Egypt and Syria, despite personally agreeing with it?
- ... that Vorombe titan, an extinct elephant bird from Madagascar, shared its habitat with dwarf hippos, giant lemurs, and giant tortoises?
- ... that Oswald Boelcke has been described as the father of air combat tactics, the organization of squadrons, and the German Air Force?
- ... that Hillary Clinton is not with I'm with Her?
7 December 2018
- 12:00, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
The Purple Noon's Transparent Might
- 00:00, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Bedford Presbyterian Church
6 December 2018
- 12:00, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Helmoreus sharpi by Des Helmore
- 00:00, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
- ... that over the course of 45 years of conservation work by ornithologist Helen Hays (pictured), the tern population of Great Gull Island increased tenfold?
- ... that ALQST is a Saudi Arabian human rights organisation created by a former Royal Saudi Air Force officer?
- ... that John Hanger, the governor of the Bank of England, was a character in W. Harrison Ainsworth's novel about the South Sea Bubble?
- ... that the interactive game Your Call Football allows participants to call plays in real time for live exhibition American football games, featuring some former NFL and CFL players?
- ... that based on her discoveries, Chen Saijuan developed treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia, turning it into a highly curable disease?
- ... that the publisher of the first picture book with lesbian characters wanted to change the names of Megan and Shannon, lest readers believe that "only women with Irish heritage were lesbians"?
- ... that Benal Nevzat İstar Arıman was elected in 1935 into the Grand National Assembly of Turkey as one of its first women members?
- ... that the hollow Pwllpriddog Oak is said to have been used as the hiding place of a king, a meeting spot for lovers, a pig sty, a duck roost, and a music venue?
5 December 2018
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4 December 2018
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- ... that the footballer Kevin Beattie (pictured) was described by former England manager Bobby Robson as the best England player he had ever seen?
- ... that French explorer Théodore Monod discovered more than 2,000 brass ingots from the 11th or 12th centuries at the Ma'adin Ijafen archaeological site in Mauritania?
- ... that American businesswoman and suffragist Anna Shelton was driven to eschew traditional women's roles because of a bigamy scandal involving her sister's husband, a Fort Worth mayor?
- ... that instead of meeting the blockade runner MV Alsterufer at a fixed rendezvous point in the Atlantic Ocean, the German torpedo boat T23 encountered two British cruisers?
- ... that palaeontologist Lü Junchang identified the pterosaur genus Darwinopterus, and "Mrs. T", a pregnant female discovered with her egg?
- ... that in 1346, a French army more than 15,000 strong besieged Aiguillon for five months, but failed to cut its supply lines?
- ... that Andreas Bauer has appeared in bass roles such as Mozart's Sarastro, Verdi's Philip II of Spain, and Wagner's Marke, but also as Bluebeard and Ibn-Hakia?
- ... that Cameron's Seafood Market ships thousands of dollars of crab meat each month to former National Basketball Association star Gilbert Arenas?
- 00:00, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
K2 from Godwin-Austen Glacier
3 December 2018
- 12:06, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
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2 December 2018
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1 December 2018
- 00:00, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
University of Reading War Memorial