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20 June 2019
- 00:00, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
19 June 2019
- 00:00, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Ribbed Mediterranean limpet
18 June 2019
- 00:00, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Portrait of the Artist's
Wife with a Hat (1909)
17 June 2019
- 00:00, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Llanthony Provender Mill, High Orchard
- ... that High Orchard in Gloucester, England, was part of a medieval priory, then an industrial area (buildings pictured), and is now the site of a shopping centre?
- ... that in 1948, footballer George Hazlett was punched in the face after fans invaded the pitch?
- ... that the Arabian broodmare Bandola was called "The Queen of Poland?"
- ... that Matthias Goethe, who was born in Prussia and trained to become a Catholic priest, became a Lutheran pastor and established congregations in Australia, the United States, and Mexico?
- ... that the sea cucumber Leptopentacta elongata has a U-shaped or S-shaped body and occupies a burrow in the seabed?
- ... that Li Xintian, a founder of neuropsychology in China, was the son of Li Da, a founder of the Communist Party of China?
- ... that a variant of the Lorraine 12D was the most powerful French airplane engine during World War I?
- ... that Roza Papo, who nearly lost an eye in an air raid in 1942 after refusing to take shelter, later became the first woman general in the Balkans?
- ... that Raet is a moraine?
16 June 2019
- 00:00, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
Anderson completing Vasaloppet
15 June 2019
- 00:00, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Air Lock Diving-Bell Plant
- ... that the Air Lock Diving-Bell Plant (pictured), made in Wivenhoe, worked in the Gibraltar harbour for more than 60 years?
- ... that Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year, makes sure his former students at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center register to vote?
- ... that the symptoms of CPVT, a cause of sudden death in children, are often mistaken for simple faints?
- ... that LGBT rights activist Melissa Ede wanted to become the first transgender woman on Mars?
- ... that the Trout Creek Hill volcanic eruption approximately 340,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene, produced a lava flow that extended 20 km (12 mi), temporarily damming the Columbia River?
- ... that the book The Expanding Circle bridged sociobiology and ethics, discussing how humans have used reason to expand their moral considerations from family and tribe to the entire of society?
- ... that Liang Shoupan is known as the "father of China's cruise missile program"?
- ... that among the wildlife of Liberia, the rarest mammal may be the Liberian mongoose?
- ... that during the 1923–24 season, Cardiff City F.C. finished as runners-up in the closest title race in First Division history?
- ... that Francis Rose's plantations in Jamaica included Old Works, New Works, and The Decoy?
14 June 2019
- 00:00, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
13 June 2019
- 00:00, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Tent rocks at Göreme
- ... that the landscape of Göreme National Park (pictured) has been formed by volcanic activity followed by erosion?
- ... that Walter Feurtado compiled 58 volumes of notes while researching his guide to the Official and Other Personages of Jamaica, from 1655 to 1790?
- ... that a disc jockey resigned from his post at KWJB in Globe, Arizona, to work with Les Paul and Mary Ford?
- ... that Nepalese student Sangita Magar became a human rights activist after she survived an acid attack at the age of 16?
- ... that Danish oxen traders brought Lutheranism to the Dutch city of Enkhuizen, including through the establishment of an Evangelical Lutheran Church there in 1605?
- ... that Louis B. Anderson, Chicago's second black alderman, mortally wounded a mugger?
- ... that Bester Bube is a card game characterised by the promotion of two jacks to topmost position, a feature paralleled in Euchre and other historical games such as Reunion and Kontraspiel?
- ... that "one of the biggest concentrations of Bronze Age gold known from Britain" was found in archaeological investigations during the development of Milton Keynes?
- ... that the fictional character Jakub Wędrowycz—an exorcist, drunkard, moonshine producer, and poacher—is one of the icons of Polish pop culture?
12 June 2019
- 00:00, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
11 June 2019
- 00:00, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
10 June 2019
- 00:00, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables
9 June 2019
Hôtel du Lac
8 June 2019
7 June 2019
That's All, Brother in 2019
6 June 2019
Madame Wellington Koo
with her son in 1920
5 June 2019
Boulder bridge in the North Woods of Central Park
4 June 2019
3 June 2019
- ... that Nancy Pelosi (pictured) is the only woman to have served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the first former Speaker to return to the post since 1955?
- ... that Niayes, a region of Senegal important for fishing, market gardening, cattle-grazing, and birds, is at risk of desertification?
- ... that Barlow Trecothick, who later became Lord Mayor of London, served an apprenticeship in Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay?
- ... that the 2018 European Pool Championship was the largest pool event ever held in Europe?
- ... that Xiuxiong Chen, his former student Song Sun, and Simon Donaldson were awarded the 2019 Veblen Prize for proving Yau's conjecture for Fano manifolds?
- ... that St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., was designed by William Thornton, who also designed the United States Capitol?
- ... that a critic at The Musical Times described Ruth Hesse's performance as the Nurse in Die Frau ohne Schatten as "tirelessly ingenious"?
- ... that from Edinburgh city centre, it is two miles to the Inch?
2 June 2019
1 June 2019