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21 July 2017
- 01:10, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Ganga Dussehra celebration
20 July 2017
- 12:00, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Church of St. Augustine ruins
- 00:00, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Luceafărul in a 1923 rendition
- ... that in creating his Luceafărul myth about the impossible love between a deity (pictured) and a mortal, Mihai Eminescu may have been influenced by the Katha Upanishad?
- ... that Paul Abels, the first openly gay minister to serve in a major Christian denomination in the United States, was nearly removed from his pastorate after he came out in the 1970s?
- ... that the Thai heist thriller film Bad Genius is centred on what its director calls "the most boring activity on earth"—taking exams?
- ... that when Ulysses S. Grant was nominated for president in 1868, he received all 650 votes from delegates, with no other candidate being nominated?
- ... that "Someday" became Mariah Carey's third consecutive number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100?
- ... that if elected to government, Independence from Europe would build a large condominium in London to house British Members of Parliament?
- ... that Martin Janus wrote the original lyrics of "Jesu, meiner Seelen Wonne", which Bach used in a cantata in a setting known as "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"?
- ... that the second reused orbital rocket in history, Falcon 9 booster B1029, was "extra toasty" upon coming back from the edge of space on June 23, 2017, to land on a drone ship?
19 July 2017
- 12:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Star Jet wreckage
- ... that after being thrown into the Atlantic Ocean by Hurricane Sandy, the Star Jet roller coaster (wreckage pictured) was replaced—safely inland—by Hydrus?
- ... that Indian Member of Parliament Mohammad Asrarul Haque polled the highest number of votes in his state of Bihar in the 2014 general election?
- ... that Mazaalai, the first Mongolian satellite in space, is named after the endangered Gobi bear?
- ... that Uwe Eric Laufenberg, General Manager of the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, presented his staging of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Internationale Maifestspiele in 2017?
- ... that the book Midas Touch, co-authored by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki, praises the economic benefits of immigration to the United States?
- ... that in Norwegian fjords, the sea anemone Actinostola callosa feeds heavily on the helmet jellyfish?
- ... that while a member of the Philadelphia City Council, Thomas McIntosh challenged the school district to ensure that school conditions were equal in both black and white neighborhoods?
- ... that since first being built in 1888, Main Building at St. Edward's University has been burned down, torn open by a tornado, and used as a military academy?
- 00:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Georg Philipp Telemann
- ... that in the opera Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Comacho, Georg Philipp Telemann (pictured) characterized the noble people by elements from the opera seria, and the peasants by Spanish folk music?
- ... that the SS Pere Marquette was the first steel train ferry built in the world?
- ... that when Elissa P. Benedek was named president of the American Psychiatric Association in 1990, she was only the second woman to fill that post since the group's founding in 1844?
- ... that the real-life subject of the film The Broken Cord, diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome, was struck by a car and died before the film's release?
- ... that Byattaba, the rebel ruler of Martaban, was paid in gold by King Binnya U so that he would acknowledge the King as his overlord?
- ... that Tropical Storm Winona, which struck Japan in August 1990, originated from a northerly displaced monsoon trough?
- ... that Women Wage Peace held a 50-day hunger strike outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's formal residence in 2015?
- ... that 35 years ago today, Tucson, Arizona, radio station KIKX shut down after losing its FCC license over a 1974 kidnapping hoax involving one of the station's DJs?
18 July 2017
- 12:00, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
- 00:00, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
Disneyland Railroad Locomotive No. 3
17 July 2017
- 12:00, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
- 00:00, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
16 July 2017
- 12:00, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Muhammad I and his Castilian ally
- 00:00, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Georgia Ann Robinson
15 July 2017
- 12:00, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Foxwarren Park in 1860
- 00:00, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Pimento cheese spread
14 July 2017
- 12:00, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Efimov Traveling Theater in Moscow, 1919
- ... that Ivan and Nina Efimov, known as the Adam and Eve of Russian puppetry, lived for six years largely on earnings from their traveling puppet show (pictured)?
- ... that Typhoon Joe and Typhoon Kim struck the Philippines within a week of each other in July 1980?
- ... that the first United States vessel to enter the Black Sea was owned by Ezra Weston II, a Massachusetts shipbuilder known as "King Caesar"?
- ... that MINURCA was established by the UN Security Council to replace another peacekeeping force called MISAB?
- ... that Kate Devlin is a computer scientist working in the field of sex robots and human-computer interaction?
- ... that Robert Heinlein's 1959 novel Starship Troopers is a critique of US society of the 1950s, and advocates for corporal and capital punishment?
- ... that award-winning film director Nujoom Al-Ghanem is also a poet?
- ... that the Irish Fright caused thousands of English people to arm themselves against non-existent Irish marauders believed to be burning and massacring English towns?
- 00:00, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
13 July 2017
- 12:00, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Montgomery Industrial School for Girls
- 00:00, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Statue of Sybil Ludington on horseback
12 July 2017
- 12:00, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
The Centrepiece Masterpiece by Kazimierz Mrówczyński
- 00:00, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
Mr. Peanut in 1917
11 July 2017
- 12:00, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
Flag of the Orange Order
- 00:00, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the golden-naped, yellow-tufted, white-fronted, and yellow-fronted woodpecker (pictured) are included in the genus Melanerpes, which is characterised by black, white, red and yellow plumage?
- ... that Scottish engineer Adam Clark spent ten years of his life building the Chain Bridge in Budapest, and has appeared on Hungarian currency?
- ... that Donald Trump said he read the book Defeating ISIS by Malcolm Nance while a candidate for U.S. president?
- ... that Rhacotis, the Egyptian predecessor of Alexandria, may have been a thriving city centuries before the birth of Alexander?
- ... that due to several accidents, only six cars finished on the lead lap at the 2017 Rainguard Water Sealers 600?
- ... that Dara Hobbs appeared as Wagner's Isolde at many venues, including Theater Bonn, Stadttheater Minden, and Schloss Neuschwanstein?
- ... that Yoshiki, star of rockumentary We Are X, must wear a neck brace while drumming and keeps oxygen tanks backstage due to asthma?
- ... that there was an amphibious invasion of Long Island in 1943?
10 July 2017
- 12:00, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
- 00:00, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
9 July 2017
8 July 2017
Cora Semmes Ives
- ... that the novel The Princess of the Moon: A Confederate Fairy Story by Cora Semmes Ives (pictured) depicts a lunar invasion by Yankee carpetbagger balloonists?
- ... that Puchuldiza in Chile was the site of the first electricity generated from geothermal energy in South America?
- ... that Governor-elect of the State of Mexico Alfredo del Mazo Maza's father, grandfather, and cousin all held the office before him?
- ... that the Vintage Grill & Car Museum in Weatherford, Texas, features President Lyndon B. Johnson's 1964 Lincoln Continental and a 1975 Trabant?
- ... that during the civil war of the Ottoman Interregnum, at one time or another Junayd Bey, ruler of the Beylik of Aydın, supported four different Ottoman princes vying for the throne?
- ... that the upcoming film Velipadinte Pusthakam will be the first collaboration between director Lal Jose and actor Mohanlal?
- ... that Claudia Barainsky performed operatic title roles including Daphne, Lulu, Medea, and Melusine?
- ... that Full Fact fact-checked the Brexit referendum?
7 July 2017
Flag of the Solomon Islands
6 July 2017
Anti-Terror Unit fighters
5 July 2017
Flag of the East India Company
4 July 2017
Modern Gothic cabinet
3 July 2017
2 July 2017
Flag of New Brunswick
1 July 2017
Soo Yeon Lee