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31 December 2020

  • 00:00, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
Black-on-black ware pot from San Ildefonso Pueblo
Black-on-black ware pot from San Ildefonso Pueblo

30 December 2020

  • 00:00, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
Portrait of John Hunter Littler by Stephen Pearce
Portrait of John Hunter Littler by Stephen Pearce

29 December 2020

  • 00:00, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
A ribosome translates mRNA into the encoded protein
A ribosome translates mRNA into the encoded protein

28 December 2020

  • 00:00, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
Temple and Robinson in the staircase tap dance from The Little Colonel (1935)
Temple and Robinson in the staircase tap dance from The Little Colonel (1935)

27 December 2020

  • 00:00, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
The Mock Election (1827) by Benjamin Haydon
The Mock Election (1827) by Benjamin Haydon

26 December 2020

  • 00:00, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
Jesus examining Melchior's gift in Mostaert's Adoration
Jesus examining Melchior's gift in Mostaert's Adoration

25 December 2020

  • 00:00, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
Marley's Ghost by John Leech, 1843
Marley's Ghost by John Leech, 1843

24 December 2020

  • 00:00, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
Osborne Apartments
Osborne Apartments

23 December 2020

  • 00:00, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
Nadia Fink
Nadia Fink

22 December 2020

  • 00:00, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
Short-haired Segugio Italiano
Short-haired Segugio Italiano

21 December 2020

  • 00:00, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
Miniature from the Ravenelle Hours
Miniature from the Ravenelle Hours

20 December 2020

  • 00:00, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
1933 Majestic Radio
1933 Majestic Radio

19 December 2020

  • 00:00, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
Nabil Ahmad
Nabil Ahmad

18 December 2020

  • 00:00, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
S.R. Kirby being fitted out in Wyandotte, Michigan
S.R. Kirby being fitted out in Wyandotte, Michigan

17 December 2020

  • 00:00, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
Bust of Beethoven by Franz Klein
Bust of Beethoven by Franz Klein

16 December 2020

  • 00:00, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
Anjum Singh
Anjum Singh
  • ... that the final exhibition of Indian artist Anjum Singh (pictured), titled I am still here, was an autobiographical depiction of her struggles with cancer?
  • ... that 200,000 children were evacuated via the Piccadilly line during World War II?
  • ... that in positioning theory, positions are defined as a person's rights, duties, and obligations which are fluid in various social contexts, as opposed to fixed and long lasting roles?
  • ... that Julian Edelman weighed less than 100 lb (45 kg) when he played American football as a freshman in high school?
  • ... that the founder of the Cannabis Museum in Japan developed an interest in the subject after reading stories as a child in which ninjas trained by jumping over cannabis plants?
  • ... that several memoirs by first ladies of the United States have outsold books written by their presidential husbands?
  • ... that Otto Jochum, the organist and later the director of the Augsburg Conservatory, received a German national composition prize for a sacred oratorio in 1932, but also composed patriotic anthems under the Nazi regime?
  • ... that in 1875, streetcars in Santa Barbara, California, were drawn by mules?

15 December 2020

  • 00:00, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
King Ludwig Oak
King Ludwig Oak

14 December 2020

  • 12:00, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
Advertisement for The Green Pastures
Advertisement for The Green Pastures
  • 00:00, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
Detlev Jöcker
Detlev Jöcker

13 December 2020

  • 12:00, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
Poster for It Happened One Night (1934)
Poster for It Happened One Night (1934)


  • 00:00, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
Medalta Potteries kilns
Medalta Potteries kilns

12 December 2020

  • 12:00, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
Sandister Tei
Sandister Tei
  • 00:00, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
Orange gumdrop sea slugs
Orange gumdrop sea slugs

11 December 2020

  • 12:00, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
Three young women, one seen from behind as she removes her sweater, one seated and pulling on stockings while the third looks on
1959 cover of The Girls in 3-B



  • 00:00, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

10 December 2020

  • 12:00, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
Shuttle-Centaur booster on display at Glenn Research Center
Shuttle-Centaur booster on display at Glenn Research Center
  • 00:00, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
Marjon Lambriks (right) with Paula Lindberg
Marjon Lambriks (right) with Paula Lindberg

9 December 2020

  • 12:00, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
fish depicted on bronze tiles
Bronze tiles of alewives at Alewife station
  • 00:00, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
Krzysztof Penderecki
Krzysztof Penderecki

8 December 2020

  • 12:00, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
Pere Marquette 18 under tow in the 1900s
Pere Marquette 18 under tow in the 1900s
  • ... that the wreck of the train ferry Pere Marquette 18 (pictured) was discovered in Lake Michigan 109 years after she sank?
  • ... that London barrister Imran Mahmood has written two thrillers, using the city's gang culture for one setting and its affluent Mayfair district for the other?
  • ... that part of the solution to air pollution in Turkey could be electric ferries across the Bosporus?
  • ... that a gun serial number can be any combination of numbers, letters or other symbols?
  • ... that conductor and politician Klaus Bernbacher was responsible for 600 Radio Bremen music broadcasts, including of the original version of Schönberg's Gurre-Lieder?
  • ... that some members of the United States Congress are assigned secret offices called hideaways whose locations may be unknown even to their own staff?
  • ... that the Bundestag apologized in 2016 for Imperial Germany's "inglorious role" in the Armenian Genocide?
  • ... that Salma wrote some of her works while sitting on the toilet, on pieces of paper ripped from calendars and notebooks?
  • 00:00, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
David Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust Tour
David Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust Tour

7 December 2020

  • 12:00, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
Surprise Attack title card
Surprise Attack title card
  • 00:00, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
A Line bus at a station in Saint Paul, Minnesota
A Line bus at a station in Saint Paul, Minnesota

6 December 2020

  • 12:00, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
Neil Druckmann
Neil Druckmann
  • 00:00, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
Vivianne Miedema playing for Arsenal
Vivianne Miedema playing for Arsenal

5 December 2020

  • 12:00, 5 December 2020 (UTC)
Christ Church, Marylebone, now Greenhouse Centre
Christ Church, Marylebone, now Greenhouse Centre
  • 00:00, 5 December 2020 (UTC)
Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)
Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1941)

4 December 2020

  • 12:00, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
510 Fifth Avenue
510 Fifth Avenue
  • 00:00, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
Sadko
Sadko

3 December 2020

  • 12:00, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg
Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg
  • 00:00, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
Donat Henchy O'Brien
Donat Henchy O'Brien

2 December 2020

  • 00:00, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
Saint Ninnoc
Saint Ninnoc

1 December 2020

  • 00:00, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
Squared stone arch reading "Talat Pasa 1874-1921" over a stone sarcophagus
Talaat Pasha's tomb at the Monument of Liberty, Istanbul