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30 March 2020
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29 March 2020
- 00:00, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
Drawing from Brush's aircraft patent application
28 March 2020
- 00:00, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
- ... that librarian Megan Rosenbloom (pictured), an expert in anthropodermic bibliopegy, can determine if a book is bound in human skin?
- ... that during the 1981 Benson & Hedges Cup Final, a domestic cricket match in England, two West Indian players set new batting and bowling records?
- ... that Richard J. Daronco was a United States federal judge for just over a year before he was assassinated by the father of a disgruntled plaintiff?
- ... that academic Paul Tempan said of the Twelve Bens mountain range in Connemara, Ireland, that "nobody seems to know exactly which are the twelve peaks in question"?
- ... that political scientist Elizabeth Theiss-Morse has written a book on the flexibility of the American national identity?
- ... that due to its similarity to the coronavirus pandemic, Warner Bros.' second most successful film of 2020 so far is 2011's Contagion?
- ... that while studying dance, Anca Giurchescu joined the Romanian national shooting team and won individual and team medals at the 1955 European Shooting Championships?
- ... that the "Cracked Bell of Trinity Church" in Ryde, England, died of a broken heart and wrote to a newspaper about it?
27 March 2020
- 00:00, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
26 March 2020
- 00:00, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
Swanwick Shore Strict Baptist Chapel
25 March 2020
- 00:00, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
Seattle Monorail red train
24 March 2020
- 00:00, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
23 March 2020
- 00:00, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Glass facade of a building
- ... that glass (example pictured) can form naturally from supercooled volcanic magma?
- ... that Odile Pierre, who became interested in the organ at a recital by Marcel Dupré at the age of seven, later served as the organist of La Madeleine in Paris and played around 2,000 recitals herself?
- ... that in Florida, winged termites are sometimes found stuck to wet foliage, buildings, or vehicles after rain?
- ... that nuclear scientist Clarice Phelps has been recognized as the first African-American woman to be involved with the discovery of a chemical element?
- ... that any tetrahedron that has integer edge lengths, face areas, and volume can be given in integer vertex coordinates?
- ... that "Baby Yoda" is considered the breakout character of the Star Wars television series The Mandalorian?
- ... that Mariya Takeuchi's 1984 song "Plastic Love" saw an international resurgence in 2017?
- ... that poet and scholar Robert L. Kahn, who escaped Nazi Germany with a Kindertransport, became a professor of German at Rice University in Houston, Texas?
22 March 2020
- 00:00, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
Edward Kamakau Lilikalani
21 March 2020
- 00:00, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
- ... that neither William nor John Deans, pioneers of Canterbury, New Zealand, lived to move from their 1843 cottage to the 1856 homestead (pictured) built on their estate?
- ... that television station KTVE in Longview, Texas, broadcast the 1954 World Series without permission, and was ordered to cease and desist by the NBC network?
- ... that at the age of 11, Gabrielle Reidy made her first appearance at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin?
- ... that the Washington Hall hotel was destroyed during the Battle of Atlanta as part of General Sherman's scorched-earth policy?
- ... that an erotic manga series by Milk Morizono received complaints from the police, parent–teacher associations, housewife groups, and politicians?
- ... that the 1985 British Open was the first ranking snooker tournament not to feature a British player in the final?
- ... that J. Havens Richards, the president of Georgetown University, successfully petitioned Harvard Law School to admit the graduates of some Catholic colleges?
- ... that the first football match held after the renovation of Milltown stadium in Northern Ireland was abandoned due to a floodlight failure?
20 March 2020
- 00:00, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
American Ruff – City Flotsam by Jan Yager
19 March 2020
- 00:00, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
18 March 2020
- 00:00, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
17 March 2020
- 00:00, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
Common toothwort flowers
- ... that Ripon Parks is noted for its colonies of the parasitic common toothwort (pictured), as well as for the yellow star-of-Bethlehem?
- ... that David Leleo Kinimaka was the first member of the Royal Guards of Hawaii to voluntarily leave the ranks during an 1873 mutiny at ʻIolani Barracks?
- ... that the 3-metre-high (9.8 ft), 6th-century Parel Relief, with seven figures of Shiva, was found in Mumbai during road building in 1931, and is now worshipped at a local temple?
- ... that violinist Günter Kehr, director of the Peter Cornelius Conservatory from 1953, founded the Kehr Trio, a string trio that toured South America, North Africa, and the Near East?
- ... that the premiere of the television series Arrow's fourth season is the first time that the title character is referred to by his comics moniker Green Arrow?
- ... that boxer Angélique Duchemin was an undefeated French, European, and world champion?
- ... that 26 Broadway, the former New York City headquarters of Standard Oil, has a pyramidal tower that once contained a kerosene-burning cauldron?
- ... that the residents of Ely, Cardiff, rioted over the sale of bread in 1991?
16 March 2020
- 00:00, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Liberty County Jail
- ... that Liberty County Jail (pictured) in Hinesville, Georgia, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was once described by the state governor as a "rotten, filthy rathole"?
- ... that Frieda Caplan, a pioneer of the specialty-produce industry in the U.S., introduced the kiwifruit to the American market?
- ... that Dubarry Park hosted the Irish rugby union team's home matches in the Six Nations Under 20s Championship between 2005 and 2015?
- ... that Haraguchi Kensai led the Imperial Japanese Army's 13th Division in the invasion of Sakhalin?
- ... that Ohio television station WSWO-TV went off the air the same week that its owner was arrested for stealing equipment from other stations?
- ... that for more than a decade, wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya's father travelled daily from his village to Delhi to deliver milk and fruits to him?
- ... that a new wireless-charging standard for electric vehicles guides the driver over the charging spot by triangulating the charger's signal?
- ... that Nikolai Moskvitelev, a former officer in the Soviet Air Defence Forces, was still flying in old age – including a Sukhoi Su-30 on his 80th birthday, and a Yakovlev Yak-52 just before his 90th?
15 March 2020
- 00:00, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Royal Navy officers boarding Chesapeake
14 March 2020
- 00:00, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
Cover of The Victorian
Railway Murders (1979)
13 March 2020
- 00:00, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
12 March 2020
- 00:00, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
Mary Helen Johnston
11 March 2020
- 00:00, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
10 March 2020
- 00:00, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
9 March 2020
- 00:00, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
- ... that Belgian teacher and physician Marie Rennotte (pictured) became a women's rights activist in Brazil?
- ... that the 2005 BBC documentary Dead Mums Don't Cry follows Grace Kodindo's efforts to stem the maternal mortality rate in Chad, where pregnant and childbearing women had a 9 per cent chance of dying?
- ... that neuroscientist Cristina Alberini uses both mammals, and invertebrates such as sea slugs, to study memory?
- ... that Heidi Cruz, wife of U.S. senator Ted Cruz, is the primary breadwinner of the family?
- ... that Angelina Atyam was awarded the 1998 UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights for campaigning for the release of captive children, including her own daughter kidnapped by Ugandan guerrillas?
- ... that Judith Liberman learned storytelling in a French commune at the age of 14, and has gone on to reintroduce the telling of Anatolian fairy tales in Turkey?
- ... that Frieda Nadig, one of the four "mothers" of the German constitution, proposed to include the sentence "men and women have equal rights", but was initially voted down?
- ... that boxing World Youth champion Caroline Dubois pretended to be a boy named Colin when she started training?
8 March 2020
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7 March 2020
- 00:00, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
6 March 2020
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5 March 2020
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4 March 2020
- 00:00, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
Title page of Summa de arithmetica
3 March 2020
- 00:00, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
- ... that shōji (examples pictured), like other traditional Japanese partitions, serve as doors, windows, and walls, both interior and exterior?
- ... that Tayseer Sboul, one of Jordan's most celebrated writers, wrote some erotic poems?
- ... that KBCQ-FM in Roswell, New Mexico, was traded on two separate occasions, for television stations in Amarillo, Texas, and in Richmond, Virginia?
- ... that British Paralympic swimmer Toni Shaw has set a world record in the S9 200 m (660 ft) butterfly at the age of 15?
- ... that tenants of the Bowling Green Offices Building in New York City have included the owners of the RMS Titanic, and the Erie Railroad?
- ... that Magdalena K. P. Smith Meyer was known as the "mother of red-spider mites of the world"?
- ... that Asumiko Nakamura, the author of the manga series Classmates, sought to create a story about a "slow, serious love" that was "cliché" and "almost hackneyed"?
- ... that "Anyone" by Demi Lovato became the most downloaded song of the day in the U.S. after she performed it at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards?
2 March 2020
- 00:00, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
1 March 2020
- 00:00, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
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