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- 1 Did you know...
- 1.1 15 November 2018
- 1.2 14 November 2018
- 1.3 13 November 2018
- 1.4 12 November 2018
- 1.5 11 November 2018
- 1.6 10 November 2018
- 1.7 9 November 2018
- 1.8 8 November 2018
- 1.9 7 November 2018
- 1.10 6 November 2018
- 1.11 5 November 2018
- 1.12 4 November 2018
- 1.13 3 November 2018
- 1.14 2 November 2018
- 1.15 1 November 2018
Did you know...
15 November 2018
- 00:00, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the stretch limousine involved in the recent crash near Schoharie, New York, killing 20, appeared at two vehicle inspections earlier this year with different license plates?
- ... that in 1800, a reviewer of Francis Hews's writings was unsure whether he should be sent to "Bridewell for correction, or to Bedlam for a cure"?
- ... that Cliona orientalis is a bioeroding sponge that tunnels into such corals as Goniopora tenuidens, Dipsastraea pallida, and Astreopora listeri?
- ... that Liamani Segura, who sang the US national anthem before 1,300 high school basketball fans at age six, taught herself by watching music videos on YouTube?
- ... that Tania Tetlow is the first female president of Loyola University New Orleans?
- ... that Greenwich pensioners played one-armed versus one-legged cricket?
14 November 2018
- 00:00, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that a museum in the Bedford Village Historic District occupies the former courthouse (pictured), erected in 1787 and the oldest government building in Westchester County?
- ... that the Dutch playwright Lucretia Wilhelmina van Merken wrote very popular classicist tragedies, and sent an ode in French to George Washington, for which he thanked her?
- ... that under the Byzantine Empire, the Arab Christian tribe of Bahra' were tasked with guarding the Syrian holy city of Rusafa?
- ... that Puisand Lai represented the Canada women's national wheelchair basketball team in 2018, and was also rated the world's seventh overall in girls' wheelchair tennis in 2017?
- ... that David Benedictus dedicated his 1963 satirical novel You're a Big Boy Now to "the only girl I've ever loved—wherever they may be"?
- ... that the northern striped dogwinkle lays around 550 eggs in a capsule, most of which are eaten by the 10 to 20 juveniles that eventually hatch?
- ... that former First Lady of Slovenia Barbara Miklič Türk met her husband and former Slovenian president Danilo Türk while working as a librarian at the United Nations?
- ... that the first official baseball game in Germany took place under the Nazi regime at the 1936 Summer Olympics?
13 November 2018
- 00:00, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Ptolemy I Soter (bust pictured), a companion of Alexander the Great, founded the Ptolemaic dynasty to which Cleopatra VII belonged?
- ... that the novella Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts was translated as Memoirs of a Good-for-Nothing several times, the first in 1866 by Charles Godfrey Leland?
- ... that footballer Bob Jones was signed by Everton as a goalkeeper, despite originally playing as a left half, after the original goalkeeper failed to arrive at a trial?
- ... that the attacks on civilian villages by Soviet partisans in Finland were a forbidden topic in Finland until the 1990s?
- ... that Welsh footballer Stan Griffiths was given a medical discharge during World War II due to injuries suffered during his playing career?
- ... that PSYCHLOPS has been adapted for children?
- ... that Barbara P. McCarthy disagreed with philologist Rudolf Helm about whether or not Lucian originated a particular form of satiric dialog?
- ... that the seed pods of Acacia ramulosa resemble horse tails?
12 November 2018
- 00:00, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the purple remembrance poppy was created to commemorate animals that served during wartime, but is not endorsed by The Royal British Legion which sells the official red remembrance poppy (pictured)?
- ... that Edward John Granet proposed a successful World War I air raid on a German hydrogen factory and Zeppelin depot using planes shipped in crates from England to Southern France?
- ... that the First World War memorial at Woodvale Park in Belfast is cut to resemble a stone from Giant's Causeway?
- ... that after first-class cricketer Noel Phillips rejoined his regiment during the First World War, he received the Military Cross for gallantry on the battlefield?
- ... that the BBC first televised the National Service of Remembrance from The Cenotaph in 1937?
- ... that when the O'Byrne-class submarines were seized by France before their sale to Romania, the Romanian Navy had to wait 15 more years to get its first submarine?
- ... that Leslie Joy Whitehead, a Canadian woman, enlisted in the Serbian Army as a man so that she might get closer to the front lines in World War I?
- ... that during the First World War, the British Ministry of Munitions proposed trading rubber for German binoculars?
11 November 2018
- 00:00, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the main statue of Martin Luther in the 1868 Luther Monument (pictured) in Worms appears in several copies in the United States, including in Washington, D.C.?
- ... that the lake at the bottom of Kauhakō Crater has a greater depth-to-surface-area ratio than any other lake in the world?
- ... that the Mexican Army leaked a picture of Misael Torres Urrea that ended up popularizing several drug ballads?
- ... that despite the coral Stylophora pistillata being a common species with a wide distribution, and Stylophora madagascarensis being common around the coast of Madagascar, the IUCN has assessed one as "near threatened" and the other as "endangered"?
- ... that Anne Ratna Mustika, her husband, and her uncle all served as regents of Purwakarta, Indonesia?
- ... that despite clear orders to fire only if fired upon, the German torpedo boat Albatros crippled the Norwegian ship Pol III after being rammed, thus firing the first shot of the Norwegian Campaign?
- ... that Gary Wiren is estimated to have taught golf to more than a quarter of a million people in 32 countries?
- ... that in 1976, the Gilling sword was found in a river by a nine-year old boy, and was subsequently awarded its own Blue Peter badge?
10 November 2018
- 00:00, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the Chalfont Viaduct (pictured in 2009) on the M25 motorway was famous for its graffiti slogan "Give Peas A Chance"?
- ... that Ann Thomas Callahan was one of the first indigenous graduates of the Winnipeg General Hospital's nursing school?
- ... that in the fairy-tale opera Der Schuhu und die fliegende Prinzessin by Udo Zimmermann, two orchestras play on stage, representing two empires in conflict?
- ... that Brigadier Leonard Cuthbert Lucas was decorated for his part in the construction of facilities for the British Operation Totem nuclear tests at Emu Field, South Australia?
- ... that despite opposition from within his resistance group, Andrej Steiner orchestrated the arrest of Jewish collaborator Karol Hochberg?
- ... that Changchun Dafangshen Airport was controlled by four different armed forces between August 1945 and May 1946?
- ... that as an adult, Marcy Tigner sold more than two million albums featuring her natural child-like voice?
- ... that during storms on 1–2 July 1968, hailstones the size of tennis balls fell in Cardiff and blood-red rain covered Southern England?
9 November 2018
- 00:00, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Wing Commander Alfred George Pither established a network of radar stations (example pictured) in northern Australia?
- ... that Donald Trump "accidentally" contributed to a children's book?
- ... that Frisian poet Cynthia Lenige died in 1780 at age 24, her work being published two years after her death?
- ... that Seattle's replica of the Statue of Liberty stands at around five percent of the original's height?
- ... that in the UEFA matches played by Athletic Bilbao in European football, the club used only one player who was a full international for a country other than Spain?
- ... that activist Andy Stapp joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War to build an anti-war movement within the military?
- ... that one of the earliest accounts of the use of cocaine for spinal anaesthesia was given by William Keiller, anatomy professor at Galveston, Texas?
- ... that the Lonely Tree was named Welsh Tree of the Year in 2014 despite having been blown over during a storm?
8 November 2018
- 00:00, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that a steel sculpture (pictured) at the entrance to the University of Surrey's Stag Hill Campus was strength-tested before being placed to ensure it could bear the weight of students attempting to climb it?
- ... that drag racer Roberta Leighton was the first woman licensed by the National Hot Rod Association to race in a Gas class?
- ... that the Sanskrit grammarian Pāṇini provided a phonetic theory of voicing around 350 BCE?
- ... that Wen Fong co-founded the first Ph.D. program in Chinese art and archaeology in the United States, at Princeton University?
- ... that the crab Zebrida adamsii lives among the spines of a sea urchin?
- ... that Roman Twardy conducted the Wiesbadener Knabenchor in the first recording of a rediscovered Passion oratorio by Johann Mattheson?
- ... that 65 percent of internees at the Topaz War Relocation Center were American-born citizens of Japanese descent?
- ... that Indian Medical Service officer Arthur Francis Hamilton was affectionately nicknamed "Alu", the Hindi word for potato?
7 November 2018
- 00:00, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that historian Catherine Kerrison (pictured) thinks beauty is still important for any woman in the public eye?
- ... that the French video game developer Quantic Dream would consider moving to Canada if its tax breaks were taken away?
- ... that in 1997, the annual Children's Book Award for children's fiction was renamed in honor of Josette Frank?
- ... that the assassination of John F. Kennedy overshadowed the launch of the first season of Doctor Who?
- ... that Maurice Rossel's report on Theresienstadt concentration camp has been described as emblematic of the failure of the Red Cross during the Holocaust?
- ... that subscription-based airline Wheels Up provides a "Same Day Game Day" airline service to college football games?
- ... that the 1227 Gothic church of the Cistercian Marienstatt Abbey escaped demolition because it became a parish church in 1831?
- ... that the custom cars built by Dick Megugorac were described as having "bomb-proof reliability" and "could be driven anywhere, anytime"?
6 November 2018
- 00:00, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Victorian cook Avis Crocombe (pictured, right) prepared "dead man's leg" for the servants' hall at Audley End House?
- ... that despite being only 8 miles (13 km) long, Washington State Route 546 is considered a major freight highway due to its connections to Interstate 5 and the Canadian border?
- ... that the name of the theropod dinosaur Cristatusaurus means "crested reptile", in reference to a thin sagittal crest located on top of its snout?
- ... that Greg Fitzgerald, the CEO of Bovis Homes, started his career in construction as a tea boy?
- ... that a ruling by the European Court of Justice allowing employers to ban staff from wearing the hijab has been described as a normalization of hijabophobia?
- ... that despite playing as a defender, Ildefons Lima is the leading goalscorer in the history of the Andorra national football team?
- ... that the complete Psalm 131 and the first verse of Psalm 133 in Hebrew comprise the text of the last movement of Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein?
- ... that Chicago alderman Dorsey Crowe survived falling 800 feet (240 m) from a plane and being thrown through the roof of a car?
5 November 2018
- 00:00, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Mount Judd (pictured) is also known as the "Nuneaton Nipple"?
- ... that Jobst Oetzmann directed the film The Loneliness of the Crocodiles, presented at international film festivals, and the award-winning 484th episode of the police crime drama Tatort?
- ... that Nanchang Qingyunpu Airport, once China's largest airport, was destroyed during the Second Sino-Japanese War?
- ... that in 1931, William Robins carried a colour of Barrell's Regiment in a ceremony to unite it with that of Clan Stewart of Appin, their adversaries at the 1746 Battle of Culloden?
- ... that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Lou Reed considered the guitar-playing on Neil Young's "Danger Bird" to be the best he had ever heard?
- ... that because the court described him as a "simpleton", Stefan Baretzki's admission that he knew the Holocaust was a crime was used to convict other defendants at the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials?
- ... that during its time 200 million years ago, Ledumahadi's estimated weight of 12 tonnes (26,000 lb) made it the largest animal to have lived on Earth?
- ... that Mexican drug lord Martín Arzola Ortega complained about the increase in price of potato chips in prison?
4 November 2018
- 00:00, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz (pictured) in Munich, a royal theatre for operettas in the 19th century, presented the German premiere of Harold Rome's musical Fanny in 1955?
- ... that in 1958, Preben von Magnus was the first to describe monkeypox in monkeys?
- ... that the Wisconsin School is a school of thought that uses economic interpretations to explain much of American diplomatic history?
- ... that footballer Óscar Sonejee scored the goal that won the Andorra national football team their first-ever point in an international fixture?
- ... that most Germans who committed war crimes in Italy during World War II never faced justice?
- ... that on her hundredth birthday, British soprano Carrie Tubb was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Music?
- ... that the Brooklyn Naval Hospital treated almost a quarter of Union casualties during the American Civil War?
- ... that women brewsters were the primary producers of beer before commercialization of the industry?
3 November 2018
- 00:00, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the Day of the Dead was commemorated by Betsabeé Romero in Mexico City in 2016 with an installation of 103 trajineras (example pictured) decorated as memorial offerings?
- ... that after the withdrawal of German forces, left-wing partisans defeated and summarily executed some 400 to 2,500 Nazi collaborators in Meligalas, Greece?
- ... that Oded Muhammad Danial, as the deputy mayor of Bandung, Indonesia, established a program for dakwah in city buses?
- ... that small female Patagonian octopuses often choose an empty mollusc shell to lay their eggs in?
- ... that Akshay Nanavati is a US Marine Corps veteran who overcame drug abuse and alcoholism to publish a book endorsed by the Dalai Lama?
- ... that the inter-governmental Working Definition of Antisemitism has generated controversy over its inclusion of examples of criticism of Israel?
- ... that John Lennon and Yoko Ono were heckled for not riding in a hot air balloon?
- ... that Praeludium, a 1992 composition by Graham Waterhouse, has been described as a "dramatic concert piece"?
2 November 2018
- 00:00, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that this photograph (pictured) was taken to glorify the SS men who suppressed the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, but helped convict them of murder?
- ... that Mary Paton Ramsay argued for the influence of medieval mysticism on the poetry of John Donne?
- ... that decorative patterns using isosceles triangles date back to the Early Neolithic?
- ... that the Indonesian actor Adipati Dolken adopted his stage name from the owner of the villa where he stayed on vacation in Puncak?
- ... that a reviewer came to like John Rutter's anthem O clap your hands better, many years after he first found the jollity of its beginning "a bit relentless"?
- ... that Carl J. Seiberlich was the first naval aviator qualified to land airships, airplanes, and helicopters on an aircraft carrier?
- ... that a sociophonetic study found that young boys lower the pitch of their voice even before puberty to seem more masculine?
- ... that by pushing a glass tube into his ear, pioneering biotremologist Frej Ossiannilsson discovered that the leafhopper inside the tube produced faint vibrations?
1 November 2018
- 00:00, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that satyrs (example pictured) are male nature spirits in Greek mythology known for their mischievous and bawdy behavior?
- ... that the citizens of Târgoviște, Romania, put a jinx on boyar Emanoil Băleanu, which was seen as being fulfilled when his wife died in childbirth?
- ... that The Hexer, the first attempt to portray The Witcher universe in film, was "crushed by the reviewers and laughed out by fans", and has since been described as "the film we all want to forget"?
- ... that the sponge Oscarella lobularis can multiply by forming drips and bubbles?
- ... that between 1933 and 1936, Max Troll betrayed hundreds of fellow communists to the Bavarian Political Police, a forerunner of the Gestapo?
- ... that the rock band XTC were a key influence on Britpop and later power pop acts?
- ... that following the July Revolution in France, Heinrich Heine wrote a history of emancipation in Germany, beginning with Luther's Reformation?
- ... that Donald Liebenberg experienced 74 minutes of totality aboard a Concorde during the solar eclipse of June 30, 1973?