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31 August 2020

  • 12:00, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
Swedish tapestry from the Khalili Collection
Swedish tapestry from the Khalili Collection
  • 00:00, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
Park Row Building
Park Row Building

30 August 2020

  • 12:00, 30 August 2020 (UTC)
Matsuura Takeshirō
Matsuura Takeshirō


  • 00:00, 30 August 2020 (UTC)
Facade of the St. Paul Building
Facade of the St. Paul Building
  • ... that when New York City's St. Paul Building was demolished, part of the facade (pictured) was preserved in Indianapolis?
  • ... that in 2018, Guyanese politician Charrandas Persaud voted against his own government coalition in a no-confidence motion, causing the coalition to fall by one vote?
  • ... that two Northumbrian kings, Ælla and Osberht, were killed by Vikings in 867 at the Battle of York?
  • ... that American naturalist William Harvey Brown, who went to Africa to collect specimens, ended up fighting in two wars there?
  • ... that the lyrics of BTS's song "DNA" compare love to a mathematical formula and divine providence?
  • ... that Chopin's mother was his first music teacher, but his musical ability surpassed hers before he was seven?
  • ... that an Iron Age bull statue known as the verraco of the bridge was thrown into the Tormes river in 1834, and stayed there for more than 30 years?
  • ... that after passing a literacy examination at the age of 96, Karthyayani Amma said: "I learned so much for no reason. The tests were way too easy for me"?

29 August 2020

  • 12:00, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
Portrait of Jacob de Gheyn III (1632)
Portrait of Jacob de Gheyn III (1632)


  • 00:00, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
Corbin Building
Corbin Building

28 August 2020

  • 00:00, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
Acampe rigida
Acampe rigida

27 August 2020

  • 00:00, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
Stanisław Kot
Stanisław Kot

26 August 2020

  • 00:00, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Yangnyeom chicken
Yangnyeom chicken

25 August 2020

  • 00:00, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
Kreuzkapelle
Kreuzkapelle

24 August 2020

  • 00:00, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
Female cicada laying eggs
Female cicada laying eggs

23 August 2020

  • 00:00, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
Mike Pompeo during the speech
Mike Pompeo during the speech

22 August 2020

  • 00:00, 22 August 2020 (UTC)
New Zealand White Ensign
New Zealand White Ensign

21 August 2020

  • 00:00, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
Park Avenue Viaduct facing Grand Central Terminal
Park Avenue Viaduct facing Grand Central Terminal

20 August 2020

  • 00:00, 20 August 2020 (UTC)
Ruth Blair
Ruth Blair

19 August 2020

  • 12:00, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
  • 00:00, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
Synagogue of Deal
Synagogue of Deal

18 August 2020

  • 12:00, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
Black Dog II, captain of the Osage Battalion
Black Dog II, captain of the Osage Battalion


  • 00:00, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
Patio of Villa Wolf
Patio of Villa Wolf

17 August 2020

  • 12:00, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
Jacob Philadelphia touching Barack Obama's hair
Jacob Philadelphia touching Barack Obama's hair


  • 00:00, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
Looking north-east on Stonegate
Looking north-east on Stonegate

16 August 2020

  • 12:00, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
Life reconstruction of Ankylorhiza tiedemani
Life reconstruction of Ankylorhiza tiedemani
  • ... that the forward-facing incisors of the extinct dolphin Ankylorhiza (restoration pictured) may have been used for ramming their prey, similar to a hunting method used by modern orcas?
  • ... that the comic opera Scalia v. Ginsburg is based on the friendship of the two U.S. Supreme Court justices and their shared love of opera?
  • ... that in the 1700s, Helen Hope turned a Scottish moor into a wood and named it after her eldest son?
  • ... that Monika Rice's "What! Still Alive?!" has been described as a "disturbing narrative of violence, hostility, and indifference" towards Holocaust survivors in Poland?
  • ... that whilst making his record break of 499,135, English billiards player Tom Reece was in play for 85 hours and 49 minutes without his opponent taking a turn?
  • ... that in 2014, the government of Bangladesh removed 2,367 former communist guerrilla fighters from the official listing of freedom fighters, but this move was overruled by the High Court?
  • ... that after throwing himself on the mercy of King Peter of Castile, Sultan Muhammad VI of Granada was killed by the Castilian king himself?
  • ... that WILS-TV in Lansing, Michigan, featured a singing weather girl and pianist dressed appropriately for the next day's forecast?
  • 00:00, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
Red Fuji by Wada Eisaku
Red Fuji by Wada Eisaku

15 August 2020

  • 12:00, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
Statue of Hans Christian Heg
Statue of Hans Christian Heg
  • 00:00, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
Dona Joaninha
Dona Joaninha
  • ... that Dona Joaninha (pictured), which had hauled sugar cane across Brazil since 1940, was sold to a scrap dealer and then became a monument?
  • ... that today, JoAnne S. Bass becomes not only the first female senior enlisted member of any U.S. military branch, but also the first person of Asian descent to hold that position in the Air Force?
  • ... that in 1264, the Genoese captured an entire Venetian trade convoy after tricking the Venetian fleet into thinking that they had sailed for the Levant?
  • ... that William Bishop and Noël Poynter's biography of John Symcotts, sometime physician to Oliver Cromwell, provides a record of the life of a medical practitioner, whose work usually goes unrecognised?
  • ... that students in the Baranovich Yeshiva, a premier Torah institute in pre-war Europe, spent years learning to understand the simple meaning of the Talmud?
  • ... that more than 70 buildings designed by Paul Max Bertschy, the city architect of Liepāja for over 30 years, are still extant?
  • ... that the 2020 EFL League One play-off Final was played at Wembley Stadium in front of zero paying spectators?
  • ... that a "self-proclaimed public avenger" cut down the tower of Oregon television station KVDO-TV in 1976 to protest its sale to the state government?

14 August 2020

  • 12:00, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
Elizabeth Throsby in 1814
Elizabeth Throsby in 1814
  • 00:00, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
Oscar II
Oscar II

13 August 2020

  • 12:00, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Het Nieuwe Instituut
  • 00:00, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
John Bunyan sculpture
John Bunyan sculpture

12 August 2020

  • 12:00, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Diagram of an ice hockey rink
Diagram of an ice hockey rink
  • 00:00, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Yoko Taro
Yoko Taro

11 August 2020

  • 12:00, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
VikkiKitty holds a microphone and stands facing right
VikkiKitty
  • 00:00, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Devunigutta Temple
Devunigutta Temple

10 August 2020

  • 12:00, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Reminiscence of the Tempyō Era
Reminiscence of the Tempyō Era



  • 00:00, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Cobra King shortly after battling into the Bastogne perimeter
Cobra King shortly after battling into the Bastogne perimeter

9 August 2020

  • 12:00, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Truman Taylor
Truman Taylor


  • 00:00, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Princess Bari
Princess Bari

8 August 2020

  • 12:00, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Woolly thistle
Woolly thistle
  • 00:00, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
John "JR" Robinson
John "JR" Robinson

7 August 2020

  • 12:00, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
UNESCO World Heritage logo
UNESCO World Heritage logo
  • 00:00, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
Ugandan national anthem

6 August 2020

  • 12:00, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Liselotte Funcke in 1974
Liselotte Funcke in 1974
  • 00:00, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Queen Victoria statue in Valletta
Queen Victoria statue in Valletta

5 August 2020

  • 12:00, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Palika Kendra
Palika Kendra
  • 00:00, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Adam van Koeverden
Adam van Koeverden

4 August 2020

  • 12:00, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
Mughal nobleman on horseback, c. 1656
Mughal nobleman on horseback, c. 1656
  • 00:00, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
Flag of Grenada
Flag of Grenada

3 August 2020

  • 12:00, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Konnie Huq in 2006
Konnie Huq


  • 00:00, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Richard Ernest Dupuy announces the Normandy landings.

2 August 2020

  • 12:00, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
Lake Poway
Lake Poway
  • 00:00, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
[[File:|x165px|Cardinal Gérald Lacroix ]]
Cardinal Gérald Lacroix

1 August 2020

  • 12:00, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
Enamelled-glass jar from Thutmose III's tomb
Enamelled-glass jar from Thutmose III's tomb



  • 00:00, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
Glutonny
Glutonny