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31 January 2014[edit]

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The Projecta Casket

  • 08:00, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Head on with HMCS Protecteur

  • 00:00, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Han dynasty watchtower remnants

30 January 2014[edit]

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The flag of Herm

  • 08:00, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Mary, by Albrecht Dürer

  • 00:00, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Bill Armour in 1905

29 January 2014[edit]

  • 12:00, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

The Silver Cross Tavern

  • 00:00, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Valley View

28 January 2014[edit]

  • 12:00, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Vern Bickford in late 1953

  • 00:10, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Part of the seafront of Brighton and Hove, from Adelaide Crescent (left) to the Norfolk Hotel (right), in April 2013

27 January 2014[edit]

  • 12:25, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

The Banks of the Marne at Dawn, a Pointillist watercolor painting by Albert Dubois-Pillet, c. 1888

  • 00:40, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Audie Murphy as Whispering Smith

26 January 2014[edit]

  • 12:55, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

The Robinson-Finlay wedding party

  • 01:10, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Male Black-breasted Thrush

25 January 2014[edit]

  • 13:10, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Male spider resting on female

  • 00:10, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Renoir's La Parisienne (1874)

  • ... that Renoir's oil painting La Parisienne (pictured) was shown at the first Impressionist exhibition, in Paris in 1874?
  • ... that Hussein Samatar was the first Somali American elected to public office in Minnesota?
  • ... that the mural on the Von Bock House in Tartu in Estonia shows a building that is just down the street?
  • ... that the prickly brown ray was accidentally discovered by an expedition to study shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico?
  • ... that Linda Nolan was labelled "Naughty Nolan" due to her posing in risqué publicity photos?
  • ... that although Piotr Skarga's Sejm Sermons political treatise was ignored during his lifetime, he was labeled a "patriotic seer" centuries after his death?
  • ... that because the Spitzen Gebel was used by Bremen piano movers, drinkers can get a "swig from the lamp"?

24 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Kitty Jutbring

  • 08:00, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Krakatoa eruption, lithograph

  • 00:00, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

An aerial view of "The Doughnut" in 2004

  • ... that GCHQ replaced 50 buildings with a single doughnut (pictured)?
  • ... that Marie Jansen reportedly earned a half a million dollars in musical theatre, but after declaring bankruptcy was unable to pay her weekly seven dollar lodging bill while working as a seamstress?
  • ... that Charles Augustus Magnussen, villain in the Sherlock episode "His Last Vow", was described as "the one man [Sherlock] truly hates"?
  • ... that Juliana R. Force brought about the first public showing of American folk art in the United States?
  • ... that Cincinnati's Fenwick Club was established as a Catholic alternative to the YMCA?
  • ... that Tiwi islander Matthias Ulungura was the first Australian to take a Japanese prisoner-of-war on Australian soil during World War II?
  • ... that in the comedy film Frank, Michael Fassbender's character wears a large papier-mâché head throughout the film?

23 January 2014[edit]

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Miners in the Sierras

  • 08:00, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Amaravati Marble

  • 00:00, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Interior of new building on the opening day

22 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

The Anointing of Queen Alexandra at the Coronation of Edward VII

  • 08:00, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Illustration of Velodona togata

  • 00:00, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Hall of Memory Birmingham

21 January 2014[edit]

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Photograph of 'Bus Stop', an oil painting by Andrew Stevovich

  • 08:00, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Chinese character for Li (李)

  • 00:00, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Matthew Ahmann standing next to Martin Luther King Jr.

20 January 2014[edit]

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Killion Munyama

  • 08:00, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Kursura as a museum ship

  • 00:00, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Enåker Church

19 January 2014[edit]

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Mangrove Robin

  • 08:00, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Three-cent nickel, reverse

  • 00:00, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Grace Gates

18 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Kiryat Wolfson

  • 08:00, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Omi Shrine

  • 00:00, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

South-western view of Hanger Wood

17 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Chemical structure of 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol

  • 08:00, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

The Mills Community House in Benzonia, Michigan

  • 00:00, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Blakeley

16 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Elizabeth Island off Cape Horn, copy of Fletcher's manuscript map

  • 08:00, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

William Hastie.jpg

  • 00:00, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Early-19th-century performance of aerial suspension illusion in India

15 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Birmingham Crematorium

  • 08:00, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Intense Tropical Cyclone Amara near the island of Rodrigues on December 21, 2013

  • ... that Cyclone Amara (pictured) caused a complete suspension of flights to and from Rodrigues?
  • ... that Orangina's bottle, shaped like an orange, with a glass texture designed to mimic the fruit, was introduced by Jean-Claude Beton in 1951?
  • ... that a New York Times reviewer wrote that Xiu Xiu's 2013 Nina Simone tribute album Nina accentuated Simone's "spooky, unsettling side"?
  • ... that ruins found underneath a Cairo market in 2006 could belong to the largest sun temple built by Ramesses II?
  • ... that Ameer Abdullah decided to return for his senior year at Nebraska because "life is bigger than football"?
  • ... that the hymn Soldiers of Christ, Arise is known as "The Christian's bugle blast" due to the military-based call to arms in its lyrics?
  • ... that Hal Peck reached Major League Baseball even after shooting off two of his toes?
  • 00:00, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Wappocomo viewed from Cumberland Road (West Virginia Route 28) in July 2013

14 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:05, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Run Run Shaw in 1927

  • 08:20, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Photo of Mary E. Clarke

  • 00:35, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Brumback Library, seen at nightfall

13 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:50, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Stapleford Cross

  • 09:05, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Pocillopora verrucosa, commonly known as rasp coral or knob-horned coral

  • 01:20, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Kielce Bus Station

12 January 2014[edit]

  • 17:35, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Musicians of Bremen sculpture

  • 09:50, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

One of the C-BASS telescopes

  • 02:05, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Menura superba - Superb Lyrebird

11 January 2014[edit]

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Rebecca Simonsson (2013)

  • 10:36, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

North Koreans bowing to statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang

Chris Waddle

10 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Ruth A. Parmelee and Armenian children

  • 08:00, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Stone church tower of Walnut Hills Presbyterian Church, without its church

  • 00:00, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Statue of Richard Grosvenor, Second Marquess of Westminster

  • ... that when the Statue of Richard Grosvenor (pictured) was created in the 1860s, it was said to have been the largest sculpture in Britain to be carved from a single block of marble?
  • ... that blind poet María Josefa Mujía was Bolivia's first woman writer after its independence?
  • ... that Kotschy's gecko climbs well despite not having adhesive pads on its toes?
  • ... that Gary Loveman was a Harvard professor before his present occupation as CEO of Caesars Entertainment, and his career became a business case study at Stanford?
  • ... that video game Dropsy began as an illustrated story for which the plot was guided by commentators on a Something Awful forum post?
  • ... that before his rugby career, Luke Baldwin competed in track and field in secondary school?
  • ... that instead of repairing their damaged ships at the Venetian arsenal in Corfu, many captains chose to sink them?

9 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Statue for the shipwrecked boys in Hoorn

  • 08:00, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Phil Fish at GAMMA 3D 2008

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Barzillai J. Chambers

8 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Wellingtonia Avenue in Berkshire

  • 08:00, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

False stonefish

  • 00:00, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Angel from Annunciazione

7 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Ernest Yarrow

  • 08:00, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

An American Black Duck in flight

  • 00:00, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

late-model LS3/5A made by Spendor

6 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Adoration of the Magi

  • 08:00, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Obverse of the Lafayette dollar

  • 00:00, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Profile view of ant Paratrechina longicornis

5 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

The restored Magistrate of Brussels

  • 08:00, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

The tsunami fish at Seaside Aquarium

  • 00:00, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Chester War Memorial

4 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Sophie Radford de Meissner, circa 1910s

  • 08:00, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Tropical Depression Jebi over Vietnam on August 3, 2013

  • 00:00, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

PL-01 at the International Defence Industry Exhibition in 2013

3 January 2014[edit]

  • 16:00, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Ruined houses on Stroma

  • 08:00, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Portrait of an unknown man in plate armour normally attributed to Peter Paul Rubens

  • 00:00, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Apollo of Cyrene

2 January 2014[edit]

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The E. Janssen Building is on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.

  • 08:00, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

1 January 2014[edit]

  • 21:14, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Saxifraga paniculata

  • 12:00, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

The first space selfie of Curiosity

  • 00:00, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

A black bun cut open to reveal the fruitcake filling