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31 July 2020

  • 12:00, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
Flag of Ulster
Flag of Ulster
  • 00:00, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
Fakhreddine Mosque
Fakhreddine Mosque

30 July 2020

  • 12:00, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
[[File:|140px|Mud play in a rice field during the 2020 National Paddy Day ]]
Mud play in a rice field during the 2020 National Paddy Day
  • ... that on National Paddy Day in Nepal, people splash each other and play in the mud (pictured), plant rice seedlings, eat curd and beaten rice, and sing folk songs?
  • ... that during the Congo Crisis, American Methodist bishop Newell Snow Booth was threatened at gunpoint by a soldier before being released by an officer who recognized him?
  • ... that in 1960, British AI researcher Donald Michie made a noughts-and-crosses-playing algorithm out of matchboxes?
  • ... that the English philanthropist Miss James has both a footpath and a footbridge named after her?
  • ... that the old church of St Sebastian in Qormi, Malta, was completed in 1890 but was not formally consecrated until 2019?
  • ... that Ty Dolla Sign's song "Ego Death" is a "first-ever of its kind" 9D listening experience?
  • ... that Ba Than, a school teacher, wrote the Burmese history textbook used in many Burma high schools from the 1930s to 1950s?
  • ... that to demonstrate elevator safety in the Empire Building, eggs and light bulbs were loaded in a cab that was dropped past the third floor at 82 miles per hour (132 km/h), emerging undamaged?
  • 00:02, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Two members of the Curragh Wrens
Two members of the Curragh Wrens

29 July 2020

  • 12:00, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Viklau Madonna
Viklau Madonna
  • 00:00, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Indian locomotive class WDG-4G
Indian locomotive class WDG-4G

28 July 2020

  • 12:00, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
Lady Tambourine
Lady Tambourine
  • 00:00, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
Builders Building
Builders Building

27 July 2020

  • 12:00, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
AGM-183A carried by a B-52
AGM-183A carried by a B-52
  • 00:00, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
Kevin Seaward at the 2017 London Marathon
Kevin Seaward at the
2017 London Marathon

26 July 2020

  • 12:00, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
[[File:|140px|Die BIF No. 2 (1927) ]]
Die BIF No. 2 (1927)
  • 00:00, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
Vases by Namikawa Sōsuke
Vases by Namikawa Sōsuke

25 July 2020

  • 12:00, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
  • 00:00, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
AFTI/F-111A Aardvark in flight
AFTI/F-111A Aardvark

24 July 2020

  • 12:00, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala atop Mount Everest
Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala
atop Mount Everest
  • 00:00, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Alexander III (center right) during the singing of La Marseillaise at Kronstadt
Alexander III (center right) during
the singing of La Marseillaise
at Kronstadt

23 July 2020

  • 12:00, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
Life reconstruction of Pterodactylus antiquus
Life reconstruction of Pterodactylus antiquus
  • ... that the genus Pterodactylus (species depicted), the scientific name for a pterodactyl, had been considered a "wastebasket taxon" as many species were assigned to it and later reassigned?
  • ... that Nyma Tang sheds light on colourism in the beauty industry through her YouTube series The Darkest Shade?
  • ... that the Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, the communications and media regulator of Argentina, was created despite a court ruling blocking the act?
  • ... that Turkish soldier Abdur Rahman Peshawari was appointed as Turkey's ambassador to Afghanistan in part due to his knowledge of Pashto and Persian?
  • ... that in 1548, the parish of Egginton sold two church bells to fund repairs to the Monks Bridge?
  • ... that Edmund Kurtz's edition of Bach's cello suites, published in 1983, is recognized as one of his greatest achievements?
  • ... that in a new book, Wolf Gruner argues that the collaborationist Czech government played a significant role in the persecution of Jews in Bohemia and Moravia?
  • ... that American space rock band Hum released Inlet, their first album in 22 years, as a surprise on June 23?
  • 00:00, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
María José Quintanilla, a Chilean singer of Mexican music
María José Quintanilla, a Chilean singer of Mexican music

22 July 2020

  • 12:00, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Gold dinar of Yusuf I
Gold dinar of Yusuf I
  • 00:00, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Théo Maledon in 2018
Théo Maledon in 2018

21 July 2020

  • 12:00, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
June 6, 1944, order of the day
  • 00:00, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Dance performed in Kartik Naach

20 July 2020

  • 12:00, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Helalia Johannes
Helalia Johannes
  • 00:00, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Thai characters พ, ร, and บ in two typefaces
Thai characters , , and in two typefaces

19 July 2020

  • 12:00, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Tray painted in the Roses and Castles style
Tray painted in the Roses and Castles style
  • 00:00, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Man taking a selfie
Man taking a selfie

18 July 2020

  • 12:00, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
Thomas Powell
Thomas Powell
  • 00:00, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio

17 July 2020

  • 12:00, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 00:00, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
Amazon parrot
Amazon parrot

16 July 2020

  • 12:00, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
Embassy of the Philippines, Kuala Lumpur
Embassy of the Philippines, Kuala Lumpur
  • 00:00, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
ANZCO Foods feedlot at Wakanui

15 July 2020

  • 12:00, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
Qibla observation by shadows
Qibla observation by shadows
  • 00:00, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
Deutsches Reichsbräu logo
Deutsches Reichsbräu logo
  • ... that the German police were called to investigate Deutsches Reichsbräu beer because of the Nazi-style imagery on its logo (pictured)?
  • ... that Kessler R. Cannon, who later became an Oregon state representative, interviewed Oregon pioneers for his popular 15 Minute Histories radio program broadcast on KBND in the 1950s?
  • ... that the card game of Husarln ("Hussar") is dominated by the distribution of tarot cards, giving it "that brisk and energetic feel" which is reflected in its name?
  • ... that A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, the new album by rock group Sparks, contains lyrics that appear to foreshadow COVID-19, even though it was recorded before the onset of the pandemic?
  • ... that a report by Chinese journalist Chen Jieren on university students turning to prostitution to pay for their tuition fees sparked a major debate about prostitution in China?
  • ... that a life-size cast-iron rhinoceros sculpture was created for the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris?
  • ... that in a survey, a Pakistani stated that a visit to one of the American Spaces under increased security conditions was "like going to jail or getting into Fort Knox"?
  • ... that Charles Kingston O'Mahony's selection of murderers in his 1927 book Enemies of Society includes five doctors?

14 July 2020

  • 12:00, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
Orozco's Prometheus
Orozco's Prometheus
  • 00:00, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

13 July 2020

  • 12:00, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
Marie Hassenpflug
Marie Hassenpflug
  • 00:00, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
Internet bench
Internet bench

12 July 2020

  • 12:00, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Khalili Imperial Garniture
Khalili Imperial Garniture
  • 00:00, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Joshna with her gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games
Joshna with her gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games

11 July 2020

  • 12:00, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
Topo Islet (background) off the coast of São Jorge
Topo Islet (background) off the coast of São Jorge
  • 00:00, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
National anthem of the Bahamas

10 July 2020

  • 00:00, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge

9 July 2020

  • 00:00, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
Headingley Hill Congregational Church
Headingley Hill Congregational Church

8 July 2020

  • 00:00, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
Pratt's 1867 Pterotype
Pratt's 1867 Pterotype

7 July 2020

  • 00:00, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Poster showing a bombed-out building, behind which a brand new building waits to be built
"Your Britain. Fight for It Now" poster

6 July 2020

  • 00:00, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
Art Tomassetti
Art Tomassetti

5 July 2020

  • 00:00, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

4 July 2020

  • 00:00, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib
Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib

3 July 2020

  • 00:00, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
Isle of the Dead
Isle of the Dead

2 July 2020

  • 00:00, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart

1 July 2020

  • 00:00, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
Runners during the 2019 men's marathon
Runners during the 2019 men's marathon