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17 October 2018
- 00:00, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
16 October 2018
- 00:00, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Spyridon Louis in 1896
15 October 2018
- 00:00, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Porcelain basket of fruit
- ... that in the mid-18th century, small "Toys" inscribed with "amorous suggestions" (example pictured) were made in Chelsea?
- ... that Matt Mobley set an Atlantic 10 basketball tournament record with nine 3-pointers in a victory over Richmond?
- ... that the contents of the Biblioteca della Comunità Israelitica in Rome, with volumes dating back to the 16th century, were looted by Nazi Germany 75 years ago today, and never recovered?
- ... that Max Jessner travelled to Buriat-Mongolia as part of the Soviet-German Syphilis Expedition?
- ... that Bontecou Lake, near Millbrook, New York, is divided between two drainage basins, making it a bifurcation lake?
- ... that in 1903, the 25-year-old daughter of an illiterate Irish immigrant became the first woman to stand for the Australian House of Representatives?
- ... that the hymn "Mein ganzes Herz erhebet dich", a paraphrase of Psalm 138 based on the Protestant Genevan Psalter, is also sung by German-speaking Catholics?
- ... that businessman Jose Yao Campos admitted in 1986 to having organized 40 different shell companies through which Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos could hide his wealth?
14 October 2018
- 03:30, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
Cinder cones in the Cima volcanic field
13 October 2018
- 00:00, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
- ... that at the age of 13, Madeleine Thompson (pictured) was the youngest wheelchair basketball player ever to represent Great Britain?
- ... that Galán, one of the largest exposed calderas in the world, contains the Laguna Diamante lake, where life has to tolerate extreme environmental conditions?
- ... that Emil Mattiesen, a composer of lieder, chamber and organ music, also wrote books on parapsychology?
- ... that Miami University's Herron Gymnasium, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was demolished and replaced with a parking lot?
- ... that American missionary Clarissa Chapman Armstrong led Bible study meetings for Queen Kalama in Hawaii while her husband served as Minister of Public Instruction under King Kamehameha III?
- ... that Großtarock, a card game played with a 78-card Tarot pack that originated in Germany and spread to the Netherlands and Scandinavia, has survived only in the Danish variant known as Tarok?
- ... that Henry Weston Farnsworth served in the French Foreign Legion and was one of the first American soldiers killed in World War I?
- ... that East Sutherland Gaelic has just one remaining native speaker?
12 October 2018
- 00:00, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Frogmore Paper Mill in 2008
11 October 2018
- 00:00, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Yvonne Lerolle and her sister Christine, by Renoir
- ... that Claude Debussy dedicated a piano piece to Yvonne Lerolle (pictured) in 1894, and included it in his suite Pour le piano in 1901?
- ... that according to family lore, George FitzGeorge Hamilton, a godson of George V, was killed in a World War I bombing raid while retrieving his leave pass?
- ... that pieces of the original New York Penn Station have been found at a recycling center in the Bronx, underneath the New Jersey Meadowlands, and in other U.S. states?
- ... that Baby Rani Maurya, who in August 2018 was sworn in as the seventh governor of Uttarakhand, India, is the second woman to hold that post?
- ... that the flooding of a tunnel on the Singapore MRT, causing more than S$2 million in damages, was blamed on falsified maintenance records?
- ... that Pietro Bandini, a Catholic priest, established Tontitown, Arkansas, as a colony of Italian immigrants in 1898?
- ... that the wasp Nealiolus curculionis is a parasitoid of the sunflower stem weevil?
- ... that at age 14, Luc Van Slooten was the youngest player at the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship?
10 October 2018
- 00:00, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
Advertisement for Nazi cigarettes
9 October 2018
- 00:00, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
Chaophraya Phrasadet Surentharathibodi
- ... that Chaophraya Phrasadet Surentharathibodi (pictured) wrote a manual on etiquette in order to teach proper manners to Siam's newly educated class?
- ... that the unsolved killing of a Chinese immigrant family in Guilderland, New York, four years ago today was the first quadruple homicide in the state's Capital District?
- ... that Eleonore Trefftz was the second woman to become a scientific member of the Max Planck Society?
- ... that in "Mein Gott, wie schön ist deine Welt", a 1936 hymn by Georg Thurmair, every stanza declares three times, "How beautiful is Your world"?
- ... that Zena Edosomwan was the first top-100 high school basketball recruit to commit to Harvard?
- ... that Project Harvest Moon intended to commercialize space by selling moon rocks to pay for further lunar experiments?
- ... that ships of Thomas King's firm Camden, Calvert and King carried more than 20,000 slaves from West Africa to the Caribbean?
- ... that Working with Lemons participated in an event in Provo, Utah, that broke the world record for most people participating in a live nativity scene re-enactment?
8 October 2018
- 00:00, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
A witness's drawing of Białystok children
7 October 2018
- 00:00, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
6 October 2018
- 00:00, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
Juvenile European pilchards
5 October 2018
- 00:00, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
Schlosstheater Schönbrunn in 2014
- ... that the palace theatre Schlosstheater Schönbrunn (hall pictured), commissioned by Maria Theresa, opened on 4 October 1747, her husband's name day?
- ... that Bob Lowes is a two-time winner of the Coach of the Year Award in the Canadian Hockey League?
- ... that the Furgate scandal in the late 1990s, described as one of the largest in South Korea, involved influence peddling through the giving of luxury items?
- ... that upon its completion in 2016 at SeaWorld Orlando, Mako became the tallest, longest, and fastest roller coaster in the Orlando area of Florida?
- ... that French poet René Ghil worked towards developing an ideal poetic language that would "subsume and supersede all the other arts" by establishing his own system of verbal instrumentation?
- ... that to create the fireball effect in episode 1094 of Casualty, the show's production team packed ten different explosions into one blast?
- ... that Almeda Eliza Hitchcock became the first female lawyer in the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1888?
- ... that one of the dogs belonging to Imran Khan, the Pakistani prime minister, accompanies him on his daily helicopter ride to the office and in official meetings at his home?
4 October 2018
- 00:00, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
The Hungry Tree
- ... that the Hungry Tree in Dublin is "eating" a park bench (pictured)?
- ... that Wally Schirra, one of the original seven astronauts in NASA's first manned spaceflight program, was Walter Cronkite's co-anchor during the seven Moon landing missions?
- ... that in 1889, the Edinburgh College of Medicine for Women was established in direct competition with Sophia Jex-Blake's School of Medicine for Women?
- ... that Harry Kupfer, the stage director at the Komische Oper Berlin for decades, presented Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer at the 1978 Bayreuth Festival as a psychological drama?
- ... that when the Colonial Plaza shopping center opened in 1956 in Orlando, Florida, its sidewalks were tinted green to reduce glare?
- ... that Wilma Mankiller faced sexism during her campaign for Deputy Chief of the Cherokee Nation, despite Cherokee society being traditionally matrilineal?
- ... that Quodlibet is a card game played by student fraternities with William Tell cards, where the dealer is known as the "beer king"?
- ... that despite Alexis Sánchez's seven goals in qualification, Chile failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
3 October 2018
- 00:00, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Aglantha digitale (pictured) has a slow swimming action but a rapid escape response?
- ... that one of the two temples visited most often by the Buddha was built by Visakha, a wealthy aristocratic woman who was considered his chief female lay disciple?
- ... that the Scottish Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean asked Douglas Young to destroy some of the poems in Dàin do Eimhir, now regarded as MacLean's masterpiece?
- ... that professional basketball player Daniel Dixon enrolled in military school after drawing interest from only one college during high school?
- ... that a scandal at the administrative post of Lioma led to a landmark decision that provided better legal protection for all students in Mozambique?
- ... that Jake was one of two Overwatch League players invited to a summit between the International Olympic Committee and the eSports community?
- ... that the designs for the 170-gun HMS Duke of Kent may have been fabricated in an attempt to claim credit for several ship-building innovations?
- ... that Justin I arrived at Constantinople as an illiterate teenage peasant and died as Emperor of Byzantium?
2 October 2018
- 00:00, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Ronald J. Shurer
- ... that US Army combat medic Ronald J. Shurer's (pictured) Silver Star commendation for service in Afghanistan is being upgraded to a Medal of Honor today?
- ... that upon their return to the Philippines after attending college in the United States, pensionados were referred to as "American boys" and faced discrimination?
- ... that heavy metal vocalist Jill Janus performed at the World Trade Center the night before the September 11 attacks?
- ... that when the designer Mariano Fortuny established his studio in the Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice, he was one of about 350 people using the building?
- ... that Neeru Chadha is the first Indian woman to be elected as a judge to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea?
- ... that the boys choir Wiesbadener Knabenchor has performed as an "ambassador" of Wiesbaden, Germany, including in Bulgaria and Australia?
- ... that in 1887, eleven Lepidodendron stump fossils were discovered in the Fossil Grove in Glasgow, Scotland, during excavation work?
- ... that after the arrest of suspected drug lord El 85, shootouts, burning vehicles, and roadblocks were staged in Guadalajara, Mexico, possibly to allow his allies to escape undetected?
1 October 2018
- 00:00, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
Two survivors of Nordhausen concentration camp