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13 July 2014
- 11:21, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that, although buried in Tutankhamun's tomb, the Head of Nefertem (pictured) does not appear in excavation records and was found only later, in a box of wine bottles?
- ... that critics called Kylie Minogue's 2004 single "Red Blooded Woman" similar to the works of American music artists Justin Timberlake and Timbaland?
- ... that catcher Sy Sutcliffe, who reportedly "threw like a catapult", died of Bright's disease four months after his final major league game?
- ... that Pornhub told its users to stop uploading videos of Brazil's loss to Germany at the 2014 FIFA World Cup under sexually suggestive titles?
- ... that in 1809 the Irish politician Walter Jones resigned his seat in Parliament to make way for his uncle's illegitimate son?
- ... that Jayanti is said to have asked the god Shukra to create a haze to shield their lovemaking from the world for ten years?
- ... that no one knows who created "The Lord in Heaven"?
- 01:46, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that Eurogamer described their 2012 game of the year, Fez (cover art pictured), as like a surreal, Shigeru Miyamoto version of 2001: A Space Odyssey?
- ... that Hawaiian legislator Joshua Kekaulahao served as a member of the Board of Land Commissioners, in charge of addressing land claims of the Great Māhele, from 1850 to 1855?
- ... that Turkey's first ever bird ringing station was established at Lake Kuyucuk, which is an internationally-designated Ramsar site and an European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN)?
- ... that professional baseball player "Mikado Milt" Scott gained his nickname amid a "Mikado" craze that invaded the sport in 1886?
- ... that the Acala Maya were hunted by the Spanish after they killed two Dominican friars in 1559, and within 165 years they had disappeared completely?
- ... that sediment on the East Tasman Plateau records the formation of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current?
- ... that the Oxford crew in the 2010 Boat Race included the Winklevoss twins, who had competed at the previous Olympics?
12 July 2014
- 12:50, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that in the 1900 painting Homage to Cézanne (pictured) Paul Gauguin is represented by one of his paintings?
- ... that LIFE magazine called Veloz and Yolanda "the greatest dance couple in America"?
- ... that Victoria became the first Australian state to adopt a floral emblem when it adopted the pink heath, a form of Epacris impressa?
- ... that Johnny Leach won three World Table Tennis Championships and was described as one of "the sport's most influential ambassadors and promoters"?
- ... that the white-tufted grebe breeds in freshwater locations but outside the breeding season may be found on the sea?
- ... that T. Rantula was considered one of the largest professional wrestlers on the independent circuit during the 1990s?
- ... that the Arsenal–Stoke City rivalry started in earnest as a result of a tackle which broke an Arsenal player's leg?
- 04:35, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that the Trout Inn (pictured) in Lechlade was originally a 13th-century almshouse?
- ... that in 1888 baseball player Dasher Troy hit a game-winning home run after his manager fulfilled his request for a beer from the bar beneath the field's grandstand?
- ... that the viewing area in the Garbage Museum, an operating recycling facility in Stratford, Connecticut, allowed visitors to watch the processing of recyclables?
- ... that Scatter the Gold was "a big handsome colt with his mother's peel-me-a-grape attitude"?
- ... that OK Go used around 60 takes to make sure all the optical illusions were filmed correctly during a continuous shot for the video to their song "The Writing's on the Wall"?
- ... that after the 2006 Boat Race, the Cambridge coach complained that his team had to "row with a boat full of water"?
- ... that one reviewer dubbed Adult Swim in a Box "the anti-box-set"?
11 July 2014
- 16:29, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that André Mellerio (pictured, left) was a member of the family that owned Mellerio dits Meller, considered the world's oldest jeweller and Europe's oldest family-owned company?
- ... that The Cockroaches were the precursor of The Wiggles?
- ... that the bells of Roma Church, Sweden, originally came from a Swedish-speaking village in Ukraine?
- ... that Tory Member of Parliament Admiral Theobald Jones (1790–1868) laid the foundation of Irish lichenology?
- ... that W Serpentis is a binary star system in which one star is transferring large amounts of material to the other?
- ... that German wheelchair basketball player Laura Fürst helped win the national collegiate championship for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks, and also made the Dean's List?
- ... that one reviewer wrote that checking in for a meal at London's Chiltern Firehouse restaurant "feels a bit like arriving at a Scientology meeting"?
- 08:44, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that the white-striped, the gray (pictured), the black and the brown dorcopsis are endemic to New Guinea and inhabit parts of the island in the north, south, east and west respectively?
- ... that pitcher Ed Beatin, who had "the most astonishing slow ball that was ever offered up to a batter", was twice a 20-game winner?
- ... that the popular children's book The Discovery of America (1781) portrayed Christopher Columbus as a hero, and Hernán Cortés and Francisco Pizarro as antiheroes?
- ... that the c. 8th-century medical text Al-Risalah al-Dhahabiah, attributed to Ali al-Ridha, is also known as the "Golden Treatise"?
- ... that Ethan Allen and Philip Skene planned to create a new British colony in the region around Lake Champlain, with Skene as its governor?
- ... that some employees of Moon Studios, developers of Ori and the Blind Forest, had never met face to face until the game was unveiled at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo?
- ... that financier James Goldsmith said he hoped that investigative journalist Barbara Conway would "choke on her own vomit"?
10 July 2014
- 20:59, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that the flag of the Bahamas (pictured) was first hoisted 41 years ago today when the islands became independent?
- ... that Winfield, Kansas, was named in honor of Winfield Scott in return for his promise to build the town a church?
- ... that a limited edition of the Aquos Phone SH-06D is based on the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion?
- ... that Royal Navy officer Theophilus Jones was captain of HMS Defiance in 1798 when eleven of his crew were hanged for planning a mutiny?
- ... that the historic U.S. Custom House in San Ysidro, San Diego, lies 50 feet (15 m) north of one of the busiest land border crossings in the world?
- ... that professional baseball player Jerry Dorgan suffered from an "unconquerable appetite for liquor" and died after being discovered inebriated in a barn with an empty liquor bottle by his side?
- ... that to support his claim that Java Man was the "missing link", discoverer Eugène Dubois argued that it looked like a "giant gibbon"?
- 12:44, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that after Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire (garden front pictured) was badly damaged by fire in 1861, it was rebuilt by Anthony Salvin who generally followed Edward Blore's earlier plans?
- ... that to retrieve a music demo for "Galau", a representative of Universal Music Group (Malaysia) had to travel more than 2500 kilometres (1600 mi) to East Java?
- ... that actress Pom Klementieff trained three hours per day, for two months, to fight Josh Brolin?
- ... that a piece of carpet installed at 400 SW Sixth Avenue in Portland, Oregon, in 1959 was said at that time to be the largest ever laid in the Pacific Northwest?
- ... that after he and his family escaped Nazi Germany, Manfred Kirchheimer made a documentary film about graffiti on New York subway trains?
- ... that the Philadelphia Phillies gave Anthony Hewitt a US$1,380,000 signing bonus and money to attend college, where he hoped to study business or economics to learn how to manage his wealth?
- 04:29, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that filmmaker Ingmar Bergman is buried in the cemetery of Sweden's Fårö Church (pictured)?
- ... that baseball player Frank Ringo, who was "inordinately fond" of whiskey, married in January 1889 and killed himself in April of that same year?
- ... that the parathyroids were first discovered in the Indian rhinoceros in 1852 but not identified in humans until 1880?
- ... that Swedish sport journalist Johanna Frändén had the special task of following Zlatan Ibrahimović's career for SVT?
- ... that eggshell membrane is extracted from many of the two billion dozen eggshells produced annually at US egg-breaking facilities?
- ... that Bud Osborn, a poet from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, advocated for supervised injection sites?
- ... that quirky dogs and plural wugs helped Jean Berko Gleason show that young children extract linguistic rules from what they hear, rather than just memorizing words?
9 July 2014
- 14:03, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that Kentrosaurus (fossil K. aethiopicus pictured) had extensive osteodermal covering, forming very elongated spikes?
- ... that Never Alone is a video game designed to share Alaskan indigenous folklore and revitalize interest in it?
- ... that Cyclone Bobby broke numerous February rainfall records in parts of Western Australia's Goldfields-Esperance region?
- ... that the Center of Alcohol Studies was the first institute dedicated to alcohol research to emerge in the US following its repeal of Prohibition?
- ... that Amy Allison's debut album The Maudlin Years was included on Elvis Costello's list of "500 Essential Albums" in Vanity Fair?
- ... that the 2014 Korea Queer Culture Festival was disrupted by anti-LGBT, conservative Christian demonstrators?
- ... that mathematician and author C. Stanley Ogilvy was an avid sailor who frequently competed in the Star World Championships?
- 05:48, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that Jonah Kapena, a graduate of Lahainaluna, represented the Kuhina Nui Kīnaʻu (pictured) in the drafting of the first constitution of Hawaii in 1840?
- ... that Panamanian rapper Flex's "Te Quiero" won the Latin Grammy and the Lo Nuestro for Urban Song of the Year?
- ... that critics questioned Kevin Warwick's claim that Eugene Goostman was the first chatbot to pass a Turing test?
- ... that Fred Hayman was a trainee dentist, a chef, and manager of the Beverly Hilton before becoming "Mr. Beverly Hills"?
- ... that the 1960 Typhoon Ophelia had devastating impacts on the small atoll of Ulithi in the Caroline Islands?
- ... that the Centre Party, active in New South Wales during the 1930s, evolved from what has been called Australia's first fascist movement?
- ... that Yale neurologist and skeptic Steven Novella has authored Dungeons & Dragons expansions?
8 July 2014
- 11:00, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that the early animated film Katsudō Shashin (frame pictured) lasts just three seconds?
- ... that "No Kohl without Bohl" was used to describe the close working relationship between Friedrich Bohl, former head of the German Chancellery, and Chancellor Helmut Kohl?
- ... that officially reported unemployment in Poland rose from near zero in 1989 to over 13% in 2012?
- ... that Jaratkaru insisted on marrying a virgin with his own name?
- ... that American circus pioneer Hachaliah Bailey likened the 22-by-32 foot (7-by-10 m) West Somers Methodist Episcopal Church in Somers, New York, to a tiger's cage?
- ... that among sugar candies, translucent, rock-hard boiled sweets such as lollipops are not considered crystalline candies?
- ... that in 1912 Henry Wilson-Fox, manager of the British South Africa Company, suggested that submarines could avoid collisions by imitating whales?
- 02:55, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that the Brazil-nut poison frog (pictured) sometimes places its tadpoles in water-filled capsules that have fallen from the Brazil nut tree?
- ... that Irish-born Michael Phelan has been described as America's first billiards star?
- ... that Jan O. Jansson has the nickname "Nude-Janne" because he walked around nude in most episodes of the two seasons he participated in The Farm?
- ... that, as a senator, Vice President Joe Biden occasionally overslept on Amtrak's Night Owl and woke up in Philadelphia instead of Wilmington, Delaware?
- ... that Tomáš Rosický won his first trophy in English football in 2014, eight years after joining Arsenal?
- ... that at 116 years of age, Gertrude Weaver is the oldest verified living American?
- ... that a bridge between India and Sri Lanka is said to have been built by a monkey?
7 July 2014
- 18:30, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that, although Bhaktivinoda Thakur (pictured) had fourteen children from two marriages and a well-paid job, he was hailed as "the seventh goswami" (renounced ascetic)?
- ... that Stations of the Elevated is about the graffiti movement in New York City?
- ... that Charles Gauthier's statue of Sergent Blandan in Nancy contains Blandan's ashes in its base?
- ... that the music video for Enrique Iglesias' "Héroe" earned a Lo Nuestro Award for Video of the Year and was nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards in 2002?
- ... that as a swimmer, Darda Sales won gold at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney and silver at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, then joined Canada's national wheelchair basketball team in 2014?
- ... that the Skogssame people had intricate ceremonies related to bears?
- ... that in over two decades as Tristan da Cunha's only police officer, Conrad Glass has never had to put anyone in a holding cell?
- 10:45, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that although the Kampoeng Rawa tourist attraction (dock pictured) was meant to raise awareness of the ecology of Lake Rawa Pening, it has been criticised for potentially damaging the ecosystem?
- ... that the music video for Kylie Minogue's 2004 single "Chocolate" features a 40-second ballet routine which took the singer four days to rehearse?
- ... that Frederic Bonney took photographs of the Paarkantji people, whom he respected for their loyalty and integrity?
- ... that Simone Kues was a member of the team that won the silver medal at the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto?
- ... that Australian actress Zoe Tuckwell-Smith made her major television acting debut playing Bec Gilbert in Winners & Losers?
- ... that the MMPL Kanpur was a rare example of an aircraft designed and built by a national air force for its own use?
- ... that the Texas pocket gopher examines its own fecal pellets, selecting some to consume and rejecting the rest?
- 03:00, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that Damien Miller (pictured) is the first Indigenous Australian to be an Australian ambassador?
- ... that the economy of Revò is highly dependent on the Golden Delicious?
- ... that Governor Mataio Kekūanāoʻa appointed two Lahainaluna Seminary graduates, including John Kalili, as circuit judges of Oʻahu in 1848?
- ... that the heavy cruiser Dorsetshire took part in the Bismarck's last battle in May 1941?
- ... that people have been bathing in the waters of Umbul Temple since at least the ninth century?
- ... that Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady are "the realest guys in the room"?
- ... that there is an annual jogging event in Stockholm in which participants run in black suits, imitating bodyguards from the Swedish Security Service?
6 July 2014
- 19:15, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that bee expert Dave Goulson jokingly blames the extinction of the British short-haired bumblebee (pictured) on Adolf Hitler?
- ... that slowly pulsating B stars change in shape, not volume, as they pulsate?
- ... that Commander Alex Stuart-Menteth read his own obituary in the newspaper?
- ... that the Byzantine emperor Manuel I deliberately provoked the German contingent of the Second Crusade into fighting a battle just to make them leave?
- ... that Scottish architect Eustace Balfour (1854–1911) was the brother of one British Prime Minister and nephew of another?
- ... that the Benelux Court of Justice can ask the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling when preparing one of its own?
- ... that John Passmore bequeathed 270 paintings to a woman he met in an art gallery, and had his ashes interred in her garden?
- 11:30, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that author and science journalist Faye Flam (pictured) has also published in Parade under the name Higgs the Science Cat?
- ... that the Corfu Channel Case resulted in an £843,947 International Court of Justice award to the United Kingdom in 1949, which was settled in 1996 along with an Albanian claim to 2339 kg (5156 lb) of Nazi gold?
- ... that the documentary film Art Is... The Permanent Revolution features four artists creating politically-inspired art?
- ... that in 2009, the Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea became the first all-female mariachi band to be nominated for a Grammy Award and the first to win one?
- ... that the Arrow Catcher claims to live on a diet of just meat and potatoes?
- ... that a crown was added to the flag of Liechtenstein after it was discovered at the 1936 Summer Olympics that its prior flag was identical to the flag of Haiti?
- ... that the Mojokerto child was so unexpectedly old that it was discussed in a Time Magazine cover story?
- 03:45, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that it is thought that South African activist Nokutela Dube (pictured) lost her marriage and her place in history because she could not have children?
- ... that the Angevins are considered by many historians to be the distinct Royal House that provided the English monarchs Henry II, Richard I and King John?
- ... that in 1889 Cleveland Spiders baseball player Larry Twitchell hit for the cycle, hitting a single, a double, three triples, and a home run in six at bats?
- ... that on the music chart week ending November 30, 2013, Wrapped in Red was the only non-Universal Music Group release to chart inside the Billboard 200's top ten?
- ... that at its height, Mexican state broadcaster Imevisión controlled two national television networks?
- ... that Ontario politician Harinder Malhi is the daughter of Canadian politician Gurbax Singh Malhi?
- ... that the Glore Psychiatric Museum displays examples of antique devices once used in the treatment of mental illness, such as the Tranquilizer Chair?
5 July 2014
- 18:30, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that a long-ago occupant of Brooksby Hall (pictured) was the ancestor of sixteen British Prime Ministers, including Anthony Eden, Winston Churchill and David Cameron?
- ... that Family Affairs actress Rebecca Blake disposed of some of her character's outfits because she thought they made her look dowdy?
- ... that would-be assassin Bogdan Žerajić was mentioned in a song written by Gavrilo Princip?
- ... that in producing the Tintin comic King Ottokar's Sceptre, Hergé was influenced by the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938?
- ... that when he came aboard in 1936, Dick Joy, aged 21, was the youngest staff announcer in CBS Radio history?
- ... that the Moreau painting Oedipus and the Sphinx dramatizes the moment Oedipus must correctly answer this riddle or die: "What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night"?
- ... that at her house in London's New Burlington Street, Mary Boyle, Countess of Cork, held "pink" parties and "blue" parties?
- 10:45, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that Rock on Top of Another Rock (pictured) is a rock on top of another rock?
- ... that Romanian linguist Alexandru Philippide championed science and disdained literature, especially poetry, yet his son became a poet?
- ... that "Chicken Fat", an exercise song used in an Apple Inc. commercial for its new iOS 8, was originally composed for John F. Kennedy's President's Council on Physical Fitness campaign?
- ... that SITI: An Iconic Exhibition of Dato' Siti Nurhaliza was the first exhibition in Malaysia to focus on a pop star?
- ... that the problem of frequent subtree mining is applicable to both RNA structure analysis and web history mining?
- ... that Kirya Ne'emana was one of six Jewish neighborhoods built outside the Walls of Jerusalem in the 1870s?
- ... that Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play retells an episode of The Simpsons that parodies a movie which is a remake of another movie which is based on a book?
- 03:00, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that the dining-out meal dubbed Britain's favourite of the 1980s included a dessert of Black Forest gâteau (pictured)?
- ... that in the Sita Puranamu, Sarama is admonished as the woman who turned her husband Vibhishana against his brother Ravana?
- ... that the Hawaiian chief Kamanawa poisoned his wife Kamokuiki and was convicted and executed under the criminal laws of Hawaii's first constitution?
- ... that Tony Hawk's Underground was the inaugural recipient of the MTV Video Music Award for Best Video Game Soundtrack in 2004?
- ... that Australian javelin thrower Hamish Peacock has competed at the Youth, Junior and Senior World Championships?
- ... that the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden is centered around a 30-foot bent steel beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center?
- ... that during the Yugoslav Wars, Dutch journalist Robert Dulmers walked around Osijek in a tuxedo and slept among the pickles in the basement of a clergy house?
4 July 2014
- 16:00, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that Maud Wagner (pictured) was the first known female tattoo artist in the United States?
- ... that the video for Lady Gaga's "G.U.Y." was shot at Hearst Castle?
- ... that the silvery grebe visits saline lakes in Patagonia where it is often found in the company of flamingoes?
- ... that The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend shows how Press Maravich inspired his son Pete Maravich to achieve his dream of making a basketball varsity team as an 8th grader?
- ... that the 58-year-old Berlin club Knaack, named after a German communist, was gentrified out of its formerly punk/bohemian neighborhood?
- ... that Canada's Janet McLachlan led all wheelchair basketball players in scores and rebounds at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London?
- ... that a Pro Wrestling Illustrated writer called "Beef Stew" his "least favorite nickname" in professional wrestling?
- 08:05, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that the rood screen (pictured) in St John the Evangelist's Church, Kirkham, designed by Augustus Pugin in the 1840s, was moved and altered in the 1890s by the parish priest?
- ... that Canadian actor Ari Millen won a role in the second season of Orphan Black after two unsuccessful auditions during the show's first season?
- ... that the young star PZ Telescopii has a debris disk and a companion that is either a brown dwarf or a giant planet?
- ... that Bright Blue Bird, In A Grey Red Sky, composed by Mansoor Hosseini for violin and orchestra based on a Persian legend, premiered at the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche?
- ... that Atkinsons of London first achieved success with a pomade of bear's grease that was claimed to facilitate hair regrowth for bald men?
- ... that Arthur Tuck singlehandedly won the Oregon high school track and field team championship for Redmond High School by winning seven individual events and placing second in another?
- ... that a signature expression of The Mel Blanc Show was "ugga-ugga-boo, ugga-boo-boo-ugga," the password for Blanc's (the character's) lodge?
3 July 2014
- 11:30, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that the puffball Calbovista subsculpta can be distinguished from the similar pyramid puffball by the antler-like branching of its capillitia (pictured)?
- ... that in the 1964 Tamil film Bommai, a doll played the central character?
- ... that in recognition of his service to Belgian relief during the First World War, the former mayor of Victoria, British Columbia, John L. Beckwith, was decorated by the Belgian king?
- ... that drive-through banking stands operated in the 1960s outside Ympyrätalo in Helsinki, Finland?
- ... that Taylor Dugas set new Alabama Crimson Tide baseball career records for hits, singles, doubles, and triples?
- ... that a 1951 cyclone made landfall in Hawaii three times?
- ... that Charles Gauthier's sculpture of the suicide of Cleopatra was thought to be by Albert Darcq until it was cleaned?
- 02:25, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that video game journalist Ian Bogost described gameplay in the puzzle game Hundreds (screenshot pictured) as a "multi-touch ballet"?
- ... that the Polish resistance stole over a million US dollars in młynarki, a currency named after Polish economist Feliks Młynarski?
- ... that Emil Signes is credited with facilitating the inclusion of rugby sevens in the Olympics?
- ... that Jayanta is said to have pecked the goddess Sita's breast as a crow?
- ... that the 2013 album Paramore topped the charts in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States?
- ... that Cristiano Ronaldo won the Premier League Player of the Season award as well as the European Golden Shoe and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2008?
- ... that Armand Point's poster for the fifth Salon de la Rose + Croix featured Perseus holding the decapitated head of Emile Zola?
2 July 2014
- 18:40, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that although once celebrated, a renovation completed in 1914 of medieval Dalhem Church (pictured) has been called a "harsh and loose reconstruction of the Middle Ages"?
- ... that a reviewer wrote that tenor Georg Poplutz's performance of Schubert's Winterreise created a "cosmos of emotions"?
- ... that at the end of World War II, the Soviet Union forced Finland to return 55,000 Finnic evacuees from Ingria, only to deport them to interior areas of central Russia?
- ... that Yank Robinson, who set a major league record for single-season walks, died of tuberculosis at 34?
- ... that 1978 was the last Atlantic hurricane season to use an all-female naming list?
- ... that Tim Frick coached the Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team to three consecutive Paralympic gold medals and four consecutive World Wheelchair Basketball Championships?
- ... that the final radio version of The Saint ran for sixteen months despite a Billboard review of the first episode that called star Vincent Price "frightfully dull"?
- 10:55, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that when Dascha Polanco (pictured) was cast on Orange Is the New Black, it was her first full-time job as an actress?
- ... that the ten existing Philippine Basketball Association teams can "protect" twelve players in their roster in the upcoming 2014 PBA Expansion Draft?
- ... that, to help his wife Brandi grow her children's clothing company, Lolly Wolly Doodle, Will Temple learned how to monogram dresses and sew buttonholes?
- ... that Colonel Alexander Mackay was appointed commander of British forces in Boston, Massachusetts, in summer 1768, but did not arrive until April 1769 and stayed for just five months?
- ... that the 2013 Stadium Super Trucks season's race at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was on the first asphalt track laid at the stadium?
- ... that Lee Harvey Oswald, the sniper who assassinated John F. Kennedy, proposed to Ella German while living in the Soviet Union?
- ... that A New View by philomath Edward Hatton is a guide to the streets, churches, and life of London after the Great Fire of 1666, even detailing the lawyers' robes and workhouse rations of the time?
- 03:10, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that Stephen II of Hungary (pictured) invaded Dalmatia while the Venetians were on a naval expedition, only to lose the territory when they returned?
- ... that former college basketball player Anthony Watson set the San Diego State single-game scoring record in 1986 and was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year later that year?
- ... that in the trials following the rapes during the Sierra Leone Civil War, forced marriage was found to be a crime against humanity?
- ... that in 1903, Charles Whitman Cross and three other geologists created a method of analyzing rocks known as the CIPW norm, elements of which are still in use today?
- ... that Raspberry Island on the Mississippi River is the last true island in Saint Paul, Minnesota?
- ... that a transgender human clone is introduced as a new character in the Orphan Black episode "Variable and Full of Perturbation"?
- ... that in 1826 the Scottish nabob and Tory politician James Balfour was elected to Parliament with a total of three votes?
1 July 2014
- 19:25, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that American chemist Barbara Askins (pictured) invented an imaging method that dramatically decreased X-ray doses for routine medical tests?
- ... that The Lost Boys invented a finisher that had one man "hoisting their victim onto his shoulders" and the other "executing a moonsault that sends the opponent crashing to the mat"?
- ... that the 2013 short film Right There is a homage to comedies of the silent film-era?
- ... that the El-Buss Palestinian refugee camp was originally set up for Armenian refugees arriving in Lebanon?
- ... that artist Zarh Pritchard wore a diving suit to paint underwater scenes while underwater?
- ... that the women's suffrage journal Jus Suffragii drew criticism during World War I for launching "an active pacifist campaign"?
- ... that the Scottish brewery Brewmeister put a warning label on its Snake Venom beer, advising consumers to drink only one bottle per sitting?
- 11:25, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that the movements of some Manistee Watch Company pocket watches (example pictured) had 17 jewels of heliotrope garnet, and were the first in the United States to use non-magnetic hairsprings?
- ... that Éric Dewailly conducted research into the breast milk of Inuit women?
- ... that the fire bell for Forest Grove Fire and Rescue, Oregon, used to be kept at the Old College Hall on the campus of the local college?
- ... that communist leader U. Ramam tried to regain the Narsapuram constituency five times, after having won it in 1957?
- ... that although Oley Creek is considered to be an infertile stream, it is designated as a Class A Wild Brook Trout fishery for part of its length?
- ... that Pat McDonagh designed costumes for The Beatles, leather catsuits for Diana Rigg as Emma Peel in The Avengers, and the "Mrs Obama coat"?
- ... that the narrator of the 1958 horror film The Screaming Skull promises free burial to any audience member who dies of fright?
- 00:50, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
- ... that an account in the Illuminated Chronicle holds that King Coloman of Hungary (pictured) ordered the castration of his nephew, the future Béla II, but the soldier assigned the task brought him dog testicles instead?
- ... that in his first season playing Major League Baseball, Detroit Wolverines pitcher George Derby pitched 55 complete games, won 29 games, and led the National League in strikeouts?
- ... that in 1921, Maulana Hasrat Mohani and Swami Kumaranand tabled the first motion to call for full Independence in the All India Congress Committee?
- ... that North Fork Tangascootack Creek in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, has a thriving trout population and macroinvertebrate system?
- ... that Andrew Hay was killed defending the Church of St Etienne during the final engagement of the Peninsular War?
- ... that according to one reviewer, the productions of the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company "can match a West End show"?
- ... that American artist Ed McGowin changed his name and identity twelve times over an eighteen-month period?