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- 1 Did you know...
- 1.1 21 June 2018
- 1.2 20 June 2018
- 1.3 19 June 2018
- 1.4 18 June 2018
- 1.5 17 June 2018
- 1.6 16 June 2018
- 1.7 15 June 2018
- 1.8 14 June 2018
- 1.9 13 June 2018
- 1.10 12 June 2018
- 1.11 11 June 2018
- 1.12 10 June 2018
- 1.13 9 June 2018
- 1.14 8 June 2018
- 1.15 7 June 2018
- 1.16 6 June 2018
- 1.17 5 June 2018
- 1.18 4 June 2018
- 1.19 3 June 2018
- 1.20 2 June 2018
- 1.21 1 June 2018
Did you know...
21 June 2018
- 00:00, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the Rio Grande sometimes runs dry (pictured) and has been labelled an endangered river?
- ... that Hedgewar Smruti Mandir is a memorial to K. B. Hedgewar, the founder of the Hindutva organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh?
- ... that injuries and documentation issues delayed Issuf Sanon from joining the Ukrainian junior national basketball team?
- ... that Flame Con, the first LGBTQ comic convention in New York City, kicks off its annual event with a dance party and drag performances?
- ... that Jill S. Tietjen tries to supply more role models for women in engineering and technology by regularly nominating candidates for awards and halls of fame?
- ... that the first research center for potatoes in Cambodia was opened in the country in 2016?
- ... that the marine biologist Walter Kenrick Fisher illustrated the book The Salinas: Upside Down River written by his wife Anne B. Fisher?
- ... that the winner in Rantzen v Mirror Group Newspapers was awarded "Mickey Mouse money" by the jury, which was reduced on appeal for being disproportionate?
20 June 2018
- 00:00, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Alma M. Grocki (pictured) played a key role in the creation of breast insignia for the engineering duty officer role?
- ... that China is the world's largest producer of potatoes?
- ... that Franz Seraph von Kohlbrenner, a civil servant at the Bavarian court, published a hymnal that contained the mass ordinary in German?
- ... that construction of the Penn South housing cooperative in New York City was initially met with resistance because 7,500 residents would have been displaced?
- ... that the deaths of Alloura Wells and Tess Richey, reported one day apart, renewed fears of a serial killer in Toronto's gay village?
- ... that the Icelandic lava tube Raufarhólshellir was temporarily closed in 2016 to remove several tonnes of garbage left by visitors?
- ... that Oregon rancher Bill Brown, known as the "Horse King of the West", often wrote checks on newspaper margins and soup can labels—which bankers would cash without question?
- ... that sea urchins can go bald?
19 June 2018
- 00:00, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the bar-bellied cuckooshrike (pictured) was initially thought to be a crow?
- ... that the Washington State Convention Center, which opened 30 years ago today, was built over a section of Interstate 5 in Seattle?
- ... that junior Turkish aerobic gymnast Ayşe Begüm Onbaşı is nicknamed "Medal Monster" due to the many medals she has won?
- ... that after Cuba seized the freighter Johnny Express, Manuel Noriega helped negotiate the release of the captain?
- ... that Gujarati folk singer Diwaliben Bhil was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India?
- ... that actress Jan Pearson's favourite storyline as Holby City character Kath Fox was a love affair with a priest?
- ... that Tony Christie asked whether this was the way to The World Cup and then declared it "crap"?
- ... that 9:05 takes only five minutes to finish?
18 June 2018
- 00:00, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that The Nun Jerónima de la Fuente (pictured), one of Diego Velázquez's earliest portraits, was mistakenly attributed to Luis Tristán?
- ... that Virginia Fraser, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the state of Colorado, created a bingo game that teaches nursing home residents about their rights?
- ... that the Organ Grinder Restaurant's Wurlitzer pipe organ included such effects as a submarine dive alarm?
- ... that Dutch Arabist Petra Stienen was awarded the Aletta Jacobs Prize by the University of Groningen for "using her work to represent and transmit the voices of women who would otherwise not be heard"?
- ... that the Royal Game of Ur is a board game that was first played in ancient Mesopotamia over 4,500 years ago?
- ... that Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa's feminist group New Wave Feminists was removed as a partner of the 2017 Women's March after organizers discovered the group was pro-life?
- ... that the tennis ball theorem concerns curves that, like the seam of a tennis ball, cut the surface of a sphere into two equal areas?
- ... that in 1869, Alfred Eteson of the Bengal Medical Service attributed an epidemic of ague to the effect of winds laden with a "pestiferous miasma"?
17 June 2018
- 00:00, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Vickers Valiant XD818 (pictured) dropped the first British hydrogen bomb as part of Operation Grapple?
- ... that Japanese voice actress Hikaru Akao initially did not wish to pursue that career as she "hated her voice"?
- ... that despite having a wide distribution in shallow seas, the pufferfish Arothron multilineatus was not described until 2016?
- ... that hailing its "pioneering" approach, Professor John G. Hawthorne lauded the University of Chicago for ending a student sit-in "without bloodshed, beatings, or other violent acts"?
- ... that a former streetcar powerhouse in New York City is now a library building for Baruch College?
- ... 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 the Phipps Bridge housing estate has been described as "one of south London's most notorious crime vortexes"?
- ... that WSFN, "Which Stands for Nothing", was created to control robots?
16 June 2018
- 00:00, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that an experiment (pictured) by Harry Buckwalter led to a landmark decision allowing the first admission of X‑ray evidence into a court of law?
- ... that the shoot 'em up video game Star Goose was originally envisioned as a first-person racing game?
- ... that the Scottish surgeon John Spencer Login was entrusted with the protection of the Koh-i-Noor diamond?
- ... that the song "Nun, Brüder, sind wir frohgemut" was written by Georg Thurmair in 1935 for processions to Mary in the Altenberger Dom, in subtle opposition to the Nazi regime?
- ... that the animation team of the film Frozen tried to model the movements of character Sven on a real-life reindeer, but due to its relative immobility, used the behavior of a dog instead?
- ... that the motto of the Supreme Court of India is Yato Dharma Tato Jaya – "There is no victory without justice"?
- ... that Ryan Watts, whose parents were split on political ideology, does not state his party affiliation in a campaign video for the US House of Representatives?
- ... that the leech Erpobdella punctata sometimes hitches a ride on a salamander?
15 June 2018
- 00:00, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... the colleagues of surgeon Robert Proust (caricature pictured) nicknamed his prostate procedure the "proustatectomie"?
- ... that the design of Cincinnati's new soccer stadium features homages to Allianz Arena in Munich?
- ... that Arthur Menachem Hantke sought support from Austria-Hungary during the First World War for the Zionist cause?
- ... that two weeks before its release, retailers had already reportedly bought more than half a million copies of Action Comics #1000?
- ... that mezzo-soprano Hedwig Fassbender, who also appeared in soprano roles such as Wagner's Isolde, has been an influential voice teacher in Frankfurt?
- ... that Gilmore, the flying lion, was named after the Gilmore Oil Company?
- ... that Elias Polk, one of U.S. President James K. Polk's slaves, became a conservative political activist after the Civil War?
- ... that the 2018–19 EFL Cup will not feature ABBA and will have no extra time to ensure the winner takes it all?
14 June 2018
- 00:00, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that historians generally agree that Gilgamesh (pictured) was a historical king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk?
- ... that US President Jimmy Carter spent the majority of his childhood on a farm in Archery, Georgia?
- ... that Robert Mugabe said that hunger in Zimbabwe might occur because Zimbabweans are "not potato eaters"?
- ... that the adult tapeworm Australamphilina elongata is found in freshwater turtles, but how its eggs emerge from the host's body cavity is unknown?
- ... that soprano Christina Gerstberger recorded the role of Lisida in E. T. A. Hoffmann's Liebe und Eifersucht in a performance at the Ludwigsburg Festival?
- ... that the Rood Building is the only remaining High Victorian Gothic commercial building in Grand Rapids, Michigan?
- ... that the little-known 1758 Methodist hymn "Sun of Unclouded Righteousness" asks God to send the doctrine of the "Unitarian fiend ... back to hell", referring to both Islam and Unitarianism?
- ... that Deborah Bial uses Lego to test whether students are ready for college?
13 June 2018
- 00:00, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Rubens' painting Hercules' Dog Discovers Purple Dye (detail pictured) depicts the wrong kind of snail?
- ... that 10th-century monk Adso of Montier-en-Der wrote a biography of the Antichrist?
- ... that the 1565 motet "If Ye Love Me" by Thomas Tallis was performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?
- ... that the French political party Nous Citoyens seeks to present an "alternative offer" to the National Front by creating a program through "participatory democracy"?
- ... that the first ever Indonesian Olympic team included a high jump athlete who later became a lieutenant colonel?
- ... that on retiring to England in 1845, surgeon Henry Goodeve brought four Brahmins with him to complete their medical training?
- ... that the platform shelters at the modern Puyallup train station were built to resemble the city's former train depot?
- ... that Iva Despić-Simonović, court sculptor to King Alexander and Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, had to buy a cow to support her family during the Second World War and hid it in her atelier?
12 June 2018
- 00:00, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Orgelbau Mebold built a new organ (pictured) in the church of St. Martin in Idstein in 2006, which has attracted organists such as Kalevi Kiviniemi and Matthias Eisenberg to perform there?
- ... that Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko and the Security Service of Ukraine faked Babchenko's murder in order to arrest assassins who were actually planning to kill him?
- ... that Bulgosuchus gargantua, a giant early temnospondyl from the Triassic, is known only from Long Reef, New South Wales?
- ... that Captain Hume was present at the Battle of Alma, the Battle of Inkerman, and the Siege of Sebastopol during the Crimean War, before serving during the Indian Rebellion of 1857?
- ... that P. K. Sen led the first human heart transplant in India?
- ... that despite being a Serb, Tatjana Ljujić-Mijatović stayed in Serb-besieged Sarajevo and became the only woman member of the wartime Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina?
- ... that over a million cockroaches escaped when an unregulated cockroach farm building was bulldozed while the owner was out to lunch?
11 June 2018
- 06:00, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the engine of the Buick XP-300 concept car (pictured) could run on either gasoline or methanol?
- ... that Hanns-Martin Schneidt became head of an academy of church music in 1955 at age 25, of the Münchener Bach-Chor in 1984, and of a symphony orchestra in Japan in 2007?
- ... that at oral argument in NIFLA v. Becerra, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan questioned whether a California law was "gerrymandered" in order to discriminate against crisis pregnancy centers?
- ... that contemporary artist Vladimir Kokolia has his own wiki, called Kokopedia?
- ... that Sabhyata Dwar, an arch monument, bears inscriptions of Megasthenes, Ashoka, Buddha, and Mahavira?
- ... that eccentric dancer Betty Knox, of Wilson, Keppel and Betty, later became a war correspondent and reported on the Nuremberg trials?
- ... that the French Socialist Party unsuccessfully called on its own candidate to step down in order to stop the National Front from winning the regional council of Grand Est?
- ... that at the age of 52, Englishman Wilfred Rhodes is the oldest cricketer ever to play in a Test match?
10 June 2018
- 11:11, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Benjamin Franklin was one of the first five historical figures to appear on a Panama Canal Zone postage stamp (pictured)?
- ... that Japanese voice actress Haruka Tomatsu appeared as herself in the television series Koe Girl!?
- ... that the term sharia is mentioned only once in the Quran, in a verse in its 45th chapter?
- ... that in less than eight months, Changpeng Zhao grew Binance into the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by traded volume?
- ... that the UBAKUSAT satellite was built by Turkish students and will orbit the earth for six to twelve months?
- ... that Dirom Grey Crawford's roll of the Indian Medical Service includes the biographies of 6,156 officers?
- ... that the upcoming Gorillaz album The Now Now was produced quickly so the band would have new material to play at upcoming festivals?
- ... that professional baseball player Ronny Rodríguez is also a rapper?
9 June 2018
- 11:26, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that according to legend, Hinulugang Taktak (pictured), a national park and protected landscape in Rizal, Philippines, gets its name from a bell thrown in the waterfall?
- ... that during Bob Nicholson's tenure as president of Hockey Canada, national teams won 44 gold medals in international ice hockey competition?
- ... that Ojos Locos has waitresses called "chicas" and has been described as a "Mexican Hooters"?
- ... that African-American civil rights activist Pauline Short Robinson broke the color barrier at the Denver Public Library?
- ... that Novell BrainShare moved from the University of Utah to the Salt Palace?
- ... that despite writing extensively about women's rights and being the first Croatian author to feature a feminist character, Jagoda Truhelka remains best known for her children's literature?
- ... that the fat sea biscuit covers its test during the day with pieces of plant and fragments of shell, holding them in place with its tube feet?
- ... that Alfred Zech received the Iron Cross when he was 12 years old?
8 June 2018
- 05:50, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that despite having no official role, the British town crier Tony Appleton (pictured) is internationally famous for his announcements of royal events such as the birth of Prince Louis of Cambridge?
- ... that members of the Yellow Sand Society believed that "magic and incantations" would make them immune to bullets?
- ... that Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor played a character based on Arjuna and Michael Corleone in the 2010 political thriller Raajneeti?
- ... that despite gathering an emperor, six kings, and numerous princes at the Conference of Dresden, Napoleon was largely preoccupied with planning his invasion of Russia?
- ... that Juliet Appiah is the first Ghanaian police officer to be awarded a FIFA refereeing badge?
- ... that according to the book Passing on the Right, conservative professors in the U.S. often have to employ "coping strategies that gays and lesbians have used in the military and other inhospitable work environments"?
- ... that Tom Hom was the first non-Caucasian elected to the San Diego City Council?
- ... that in Philippine mythology, anito spirits can harm human beings by "greeting" them?
7 June 2018
- ... that about half of knee dislocations (example pictured) spontaneously relocate before the person arrives at hospital?
- ... that Microsoft's Brad Smith has filed multiple data privacy lawsuits against the Federal government of the United States?
- ... that body horror, originally a subgenre of horror films and literature, now appears in video games, comics, anime, and manga?
- ... that sewage from Canon de los Laureles flows into the United States?
- ... that Güzide Alçu and her two teammates were referred to the disciplinary board for displaying V signs that were interpreted by the Turkish Football Federation as insulting?
- ... that Fleurs de Marécage by the Dutch poet J. Slauerhoff, containing French poems and a translation of a poem by the Irish poet W. B. Yeats, was published in Belgium?
- ... that Wolfgang Straßmann hid in the bed of a servant girl in Meno Burg's house in Berlin while his comrades were executed by Prussian troops?
- ... that the Northwest Cannabis Solutions Satsop facility is operated by the largest grower of legal cannabis in the U.S. state of Washington at the site of a canceled nuclear power plant?
6 June 2018
- 03:45, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that several different versions of the flag of the British South Africa Company (example pictured) were used in Rhodesia under Company rule?
- ... that Charlie Lee created Litecoin in his spare time while working at Google?
- ... that Aldus Manutius commissioned typefaces resembling the handwriting of famous humanists of his day, one of which became the first known model of italic type?
- ... that though in a romantic relationship since the 1990s, the titular characters of the 2018 X-Men miniseries Rogue & Gambit had never previously headlined a comic book together?
- ... that Titus Awotwi Pratt, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, was commissioned as a minister by his father, who at that time headed the church in Ghana?
- ... that some parts of the New York City Subway's signaling system have not been replaced in 80 years, causing over 11,000 train delays in the span of two months?
- ... that Sơn Tùng M-TP's misspelling of the word "tattoo" inspired a hit song?
- ... that Kynance Mews has been the home to anonymous crooks, scandalous characters, a hostage taking, and Julie Andrews?
5 June 2018
- 04:00, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Milena Mrazović (pictured), Bosnia-Herzegovina's first journalist, was branded an "unbearable, quarrelsome, scheming woman" for refusing to do the government's bidding in her newspaper?
- ... that at the Reading Railroad Massacre in July 1877, rioters burnt two cabooses, seven freight cars, a watch house, and a bridge?
- ... that having won a world title in 2016 at the age of 68, professional barrel racer Mary Burger became the oldest rodeo world champion?
- ... that Paul Gerhardt's song of thanks and praise "Nun danket all und bringet Ehr" was first published along with 17 of his other hymns in 1647, during the Thirty Years' War?
- ... that Ryan Bollinger played professionally in Germany and Australia before his first promotion to Major League Baseball?
- ... that after being excluded from the National Front by his daughter Marine Le Pen in 2015, Jean-Marie Le Pen created the Comités Jeanne, named after Joan of Arc?
- ... that Tetragonoporus calyptocephalus, a tapeworm that parasitizes whales, can grow to almost 40 m (130 ft) in length and produce billions of eggs during its lifetime?
- ... that the first name of Lucy Heartfilia, the Fairy Tail manga and anime series' main female protagonist, was inspired by the Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"?
4 June 2018
- 04:15, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the Quranic chapter Al-Mumtahanah (manuscript pictured) declares that marriages between Muslims and polytheists are invalid according to Islamic law?
- ... that U.S. Justice Department attorney Thomas Puccio was the inspiration for characters in the films Prince of the City and American Hustle?
- ... that Lee Felsenstein originally developed the VDM-1 graphics card as a low-cost video terminal for the Community Memory bulletin board system?
- ... that at the time of his death, John Onesimus Foster was believed to be the oldest active professor in the United States?
- ... that the Hawaiian cleaner wrasse could be eaten by its clients, but is not?
- ... that actor Art Malik wanted viewers of Holby City to perceive his character Zubin Khan as an "educated Muslim man"?
- ... that Maribel Parra de Mestre is the first female vice admiral of Venezuela?
- ... that the early 20th-century American rodeo event of mounted potato racing could become violent, with biting being almost the only tactic that was prohibited?
3 June 2018
- 04:30, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Gaspar Alfonso, Duke of Medina Sidonia, was imprisoned in Castillo de Coca (pictured) for leading the Andalusian independentist conspiracy of 1641?
- ... that in 1957, violinist Wanda Wiłkomirska and pianist Jadwiga Szamotulska recorded classical music for children, including concertos by Viotti and Accolay?
- ... that 1KUNS-PF, the first Kenyan-built satellite, is to be used to monitor the country's coastline, and to help combat illegal logging?
- ... that Stanley Woodward was the first known writer to use the phrase "ivy" in relation to future Ivy League universities?
- ... that the House of Bishops, the House of Clergy, and the House of Laity each hold veto power over proposed Measures of the General Synod of the Church of England?
- ... that Croatian oceanographer Mira Zore-Armanda had difficulty gaining passage on research vessels because she was a woman?
- ... that monuments and memorials to the fallen in the Mexican–American War include a US national cemetery in Mexico City?
- ... that the bastard sole is a worm-eating bottom dweller?
2 June 2018
- 05:16, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the slender button daisy Leptinella filiformis (pictured), thought by botanists to be extinct, was rediscovered in 1998 growing on a hotel lawn?
- ... that 23-year-old Japanese voice actress and singer Yurika Endō is retiring for health reasons after her solo concert today?
- ... that the United States Semiquincentennial will be celebrated in 2026?
- ... that Ian Meadows discovered both the Anglo-Saxon Pioneer helmet and the first conclusive evidence for viticulture in Roman Britain?
- ... that Saudi women are organising an anti male-guardianship campaign?
- ... that according to legend, the governor who ordered the execution of 17th-century Thai poet Si Prat was later executed with the same sword, fulfilling the poet's curse?
- ... that within a year of its inception, members of Operation Vanguard arrested more than 1,000 illegal miners?
- ... that after winning the lottery, Jay Sommers used the money to fund a career in NASCAR?
1 June 2018
- 05:31, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Vivian Bartley Green-Armytage (pictured) was an advocate of vaginal hysterectomy?
- ... that a Deutsches Hochamt (German High Mass) by Michael Haydn has been described as "musically the epitome of south-German/Austrian Catholicism"?
- ... that before becoming a successful writer, James Francis Dwyer was sentenced to seven years in prison for forgery and uttering?
- ... that Félicette, France's first cat to successfully travel into space, was launched from the Centre interarmées d'essais d'engins spéciaux?
- ... that Maurine Whipple's Mormon epic The Giant Joshua was the most-borrowed book in the Salt Lake City Public Library in 1989?
- ... that in May 1917, German general Liman von Sanders organized the expulsion of the Greek population of Ayvalık, Turkey, to inner Anatolia?
- ... that Madeleine Moreau is the only French athlete to win an Olympic medal in diving?
- ... that Duck Donuts was named after Duck?