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25 September 2017
- 00:00, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
John Doubleday with the Portland Vase
24 September 2017
- 12:00, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
Fire of Kraków
- 00:00, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
Perspective view of Rupes Tenuis on Mars
23 September 2017
- 12:00, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
Natal red rock hare
- 00:00, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
Kőbánya cellar system
- ... that the cellar system (pictured) under the Kőbánya district of Budapest, Hungary, has served as a limestone quarry, a beer cellar, an aircraft engine factory, and a bicycle race venue?
- ... that schoolmaster Elijah Corlet helped Cotton Mather correct his stammer?
- ... that the season two premiere of the Canadian television series 19-2 featured an uninterrupted, 13-minute single-camera sequence of a school shooting, based on the 2006 Dawson College shooting in Montreal?
- ... that last month, Kirti Kumari, a sitting member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, died of an H1N1 infection?
- ... that some of the mounds of the Martian formation of Abalos Colles are similar to volcanoes in Iceland?
- ... that in Telemaco, one of Alessandro Scarlatti's last operas, Minerva enters in a chariot which holds a string orchestra with trumpets?
- ... that German Jewish architect Ludwig Levy designed many synagogues across Germany in the late 19th century?
- ... that USS Omaha (CL-4) was the last United States Navy ship to be awarded prize money?
22 September 2017
- 12:10, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
Keyhole limpet shell
- 00:25, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
Organ loft in the church of Stainz
- ... that the Styriarte music festival publicly screened Mozart's Coronation Mass, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, from the church of Stainz (organ loft pictured)?
- ... that Nancy Coonsman sculpted Victory, the war memorial erected in Cheppy, France, to honor the men from Missouri in the 35th Infantry Division killed during World War I?
- ... that the creator of the popular YouTube channel Ali-A has been called a "YouTube megastar" by the BBC?
- ... that Jiva Pandu Gavit is the only Communist Party of India member of the 13th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly?
- ... that during his presidency, Ronald Reagan appeared on the covers of records by the Ramones, Fela Kuti, Bootsy Collins, and The Clash?
- ... that heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Lidia left a sinkhole engulfing a street in central Mexico City?
- ... that King Hussein responded to the 1989 Jordanian protests by lifting martial law and reintroducing parliamentary elections?
- ... that Irene Clennell was deported from the UK, despite having a British husband, because she had spent too long abroad?
21 September 2017
- 12:40, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
Illustration of Spirit of the Confederacy
- ... that the purpose of the statue Spirit of the Confederacy (illustration pictured) in Houston, Texas, unveiled on Robert E. Lee's birthday in 1908, has been questioned since the 2015 Charleston church shooting and the 2017 Unite the Right rally?
- ... that Raymond Leane was described as the "foremost fighting leader" in the Australian Imperial Force during World War I?
- ... that in the American West from the 1860s to the 1880s, nearly 25% of cowboys were black?
- ... that Paolo and Francesca, the second work "for Reader with Piano accompaniment" by pianist and composer Berenice Wyer, was performed in New York and Chicago?
- ... that the Martian dunes of Aspledon Undae may have formed due to erosion of part of the Planum Boreum?
- ... that the house of Judith Ellen Foster, the "Iowa lawyer" of the temperance movement, was burnt down, presumably by her opponents?
- ... that Steps achieved thirteen consecutive top-five singles in the United Kingdom?
- ... that the absurdist Twitter writer known as dril continues to insist that he is not owned, even as he slowly shrinks and transforms into a corncob?
- 00:00, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
Niagara Falls panorama, 1845
20 September 2017
- 12:00, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Bird-headed Jewish man baking matzo
- 00:00, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
19 September 2017
- 12:00, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
Basket weaver working with kagome
- 00:00, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
Berlin Street Scene
18 September 2017
- 12:00, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
- 00:00, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
Rose coral skeleton
- ... that rose coral (skeleton pictured), a member of the family Mussidae, can right itself if it gets turned over?
- ... that by portraying Alex Parrish in Quantico, Priyanka Chopra became the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series?
- ... that although the 8.0Mw 1679 Sanhe-Pinggu earthquake devastated towns near Beijing, China, during the Qing dynasty, another large earthquake along this fault is not expected for 6,500 years?
- ... that 19th-century concert singer Sarah Mundell Crane was the mother of silent movie actor Harry Ogden Crane?
- ... that Kalasipalyam in central Bangalore, India, known for its traffic congestion and unhygienic conditions, is also a transportation hub for 800,000 bus passengers a day?
- ... that Don Checco, composed by Nicola De Giosa, was one of the greatest successes in the history of Neapolitan opera buffa and a favourite of King Ferdinand II?
- ... that an 1847 shipment of Massachusetts foreign aid to Ireland was called repayment for an Irish donation to Massachusetts in 1676?
- ... that Eleonore von Grothaus, a writer and poet, raised thirteen children, including seven from her husband's first marriage, and educated a future queen?
17 September 2017
- 12:00, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
High altar, Basilica of St. James
- 00:00, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
PGM-17 Thor IRBM
16 September 2017
- 00:00, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
- ... that between modelling for Victoria's Secret, Calvin Klein, and Prada, Lyndsey Scott (pictured) develops mobile apps for iOS?
- ... that Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park was based on her brother's residence Godmersham Park, Kent, which she frequently visited?
- ... that Caroline Stein appeared as Mozart's Queen of the Night at the Berlin State Opera, and sang his Mass in C minor and Alban Berg's Altenberg Lieder at The Proms?
- ... that Ginza Six, a new shopping complex in Tokyo, contains artwork by Yayoi Kusama?
- ... that starting at age nine, Carlos Cuevas acted for six years in the Catalan television series Ventdelplà?
- ... that a lyric video for the song "Walk on Water" by Thirty Seconds to Mars features user-submitted footage depicting Independence Day in the United States?
- ... that Ida Hall Roby was the first woman to graduate from the Illinois College of Pharmacy at Northwestern University?
- ... that at Modena Park 2017, rock singer Vasco Rossi broke the world record for the largest ticketed concert?
15 September 2017
- 00:00, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
Rwandan refugee camp in Zaire
- ... that following the Rwandan Civil War, two million Hutu refugees fled to neighboring countries (Rwandan refugee camp pictured), fearing reprisals?
- ... that in Buddhism, the doing of good deeds, known as merit-making, is seen as a form of saving for the future?
- ... that Egyptian tomb S9 suffered deliberate, extensive, and state-sanctioned stone- and grave-robbing?
- ... that Ida Hinman, author of a popular Washington, D.C. guidebook, died in poverty and her body was identified through a membership pin of the Daughters of the American Revolution?
- ... that the red colour of the ribbon worm Tubulanus polymorphus may warn predators that it is toxic or unpalatable?
- ... that baritone Georg Nigl, who names as his favourite roles Monteverdi's Orfeo, Mozart's Papageno, and Alban Berg's Wozzeck, created the title role of Dusapin's Faustus, the Last Night?
- ... that residents of three adjacent counties in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado have the longest life expectancy in the U.S.?
- ... that someone told Kate Brew Vaughn that her eggless, sugarless, and butterless World War I Victory Cake was "joyless", but then ate three pieces?
14 September 2017
- 00:00, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
"The Owl and the Pussycat" (1888)
13 September 2017
- 00:00, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
12 September 2017
- 00:00, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
Opera house in Chemnitz
11 September 2017
- 00:00, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
Chemical structure of finafloxacin
10 September 2017
- 00:00, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
9 September 2017
- 00:00, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
Trump and Macron shaking hands
8 September 2017
- 00:00, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Church of Portland
7 September 2017
- 00:00, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
Deodoro in 1908
6 September 2017
- 00:00, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
Visual kei fans at Jingu Bashi
5 September 2017
- 00:00, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
4 September 2017
- 00:00, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
3 September 2017
- 00:00, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
Auesee in wintertime
2 September 2017
- 00:00, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
Among the Sierra Nevada, California
- ... that when Helen Huntington Hull inherited Among the Sierra Nevada, California (pictured) by Albert Bierstadt, she had it glued directly to a wall of her mansion?
- ... that the Daniel Webster Debate Society of Phillips Exeter Academy, founded in 1818, is the oldest secondary school literary society in the United States?
- ... that Elisabeth Kulman, Gora in the premiere of Reimann's Medea at the Vienna State Opera, changed from soprano to mezzo, and from opera singer to concert singer?
- ... that Steve Smith has scored seven of his twenty Test centuries against India?
- ... that Lillie Rose Ernst, the first woman assistant superintendent of instruction in the St. Louis public school system, was the mentor of The Potters?
- ... that forest rings had gone unnoticed by geologists until aerial photography became a common surveying tool in the 1950s?
- ... that Ghanaian entrepreneur and journalist Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, who heads the newly created Ministry of Business Development, has pledged to triple the country's GDP?
- ... that American Jewish cuisine has been influenced by a geographical gefilte fish line?
1 September 2017
- 00:00, 1 September 2017 (UTC)