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31 December 2022
- 00:00, 31 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Vivian Smith (pictured) was the first black student to earn a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Northern Iowa?
- ... that use of the 1604 Book of Common Prayer was authorized by the king of England, but later outlawed by Parliament?
- ... that Turkish world- and European-champion armwrestler Esra Kiraz used to carry cement bags at construction sites where her father worked?
- ... that the release of the Compaq Deskpro 386 marked the first time a company other than IBM revised a major component of their PC standard?
- ... that Quentin Oliver Lee landed a title role in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on Broadway after a casting agent spotted him singing in a subway station?
- ... that "Citizen Erased" was Muse's first song to include a seven-string guitar?
- ... that pediatrician James Oleske was a pioneer in identifying that HIV/AIDS could be a disease in children?
- ... that a bear ate 75 pounds (34 kg) of cocaine in 1985, and was nicknamed Pablo Eskobear?
30 December 2022
- 00:00, 30 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the French law of 29 December 1915 established the right for French soldiers to be buried in individual graves (examples pictured)Template:-?
- ... that the Chicago Police Department regularly cited vehicles of the Philippine consulate general in Chicago for parking in a no-parking zone, causing a diplomatic incident?
- ... that Ben Bell was elected at the age of 23 as New Zealand's youngest-ever mayor during the 2022 local elections?
- ... that Ganggang, an Indianapolis-based cultural development firm for Black artists, created a fine art fair called "Butter" that also included a dance party called "Melt"?
- ... that Tang Zonghai was one of the first advocates for the integration of Chinese and Western medicine?
- ... that management of the Richmond Shipyards "went out of its way to propagandize against" the Shipyard Railway that was built to serve it?
- ... that Yusuf al-Hani was executed by the Ottoman Empire after signing a letter to François Georges-Picot that was found in the French consulate in Beirut during the First World War?
- ... that real calf brains were used during the production of the 1988 comedy horror film Brain Damage?
29 December 2022
- 00:00, 29 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that certain Coccinellidae species (example pictured) lay extra infertile trophic eggs along with their fertile eggs so that their larvae can have a backup food source?
- ... that the poetry collection of Guyanese radio presenter Shana Yardan was described as "accomplished, tough-minded and well-crafted"?
- ... that the runway show for the Alexander McQueen collection The Widows of Culloden ended with an illusion of Kate Moss that brought the audience to a rowdy standing ovation?
- ... that Richard Gerald Jordan has been sentenced to death four times?
- ... that the film Farha, which depicts the killing of a Palestinian family by Israeli soldiers during the Nakba, became the subject of a downvoting campaign?
- ... that Junior Colson, the leading tackler on the 2022 Michigan Wolverines football team, lived in a Haitian orphanage prior to his adoption at age nine?
- ... that some people who are not Spanish citizens have the right to vote in elections for local public officials in the municipalities of Cantabria?
- ... that Chinese physician Zhang Congzheng reportedly cured a man of his insanity by tying him to a rotating wheel until he vomited?
28 December 2022
- 00:00, 28 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the Franklin Street Terminal (tracks pictured) was constructed by gutting two floors of two buildings and running elevated tracks into the resulting void?
- ... that the attendance record for a women's club football game that was set on Boxing Day 1920 would not be exceeded for 99 years?
- ... that Benjamin F. Gue, who co-founded Iowa State University, allowed women to become students there despite much opposition?
- ... that Leon Schidlowsky wrote the Misa sine nomine in memory of Víctor Jara for speaker, choirs, organ and percussion, juxtaposing mass texts with contemporary poetry and Torah verses?
- ... that Justly Watson died suddenly in 1757 from the effects of poison administered in his coffee, it was believed, by a servant?
- ... that hard drive reseller CMS Enhancements nearly went bankrupt while attempting to enter the personal computer systems market amid a price war?
- ... that author Ann Howard interviewed more than 100 Australians about their experiences as child evacuees sent inland during World War II when a Japanese invasion seemed imminent?
- ... that Prince Bernhard's titi monkey is known locally as zog-zog?
27 December 2022
- 00:00, 27 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Talia Or (pictured), who sang as the Voice of a Falcon at La Scala, was born in Israel and is based in Germany?
- ... that Amtrak called the Vermont Rail System the worst host railroad in the country in 2010 due to delays on the Ethan Allen Express?
- ... that one of the Wolfe-class ships of the line was destroyed by a storm before she had even been launched?
- ... that after winning a discrimination lawsuit against the Honolulu Police Department, Lucile Abreu became its first female detective?
- ... that Glacialisaurus, meaning 'icy lizard', got its name from its discovery site in the Beardmore Glacier?
- ... that the Brooklyn Nine-Nine storyline about Rosa DiazTemplate:`s bisexuality was heavily influenced by the bisexuality of her portrayer?
- ... that a 700-page article published in Lustrum was issued over the course of twelve years?
- ... that while the Apion family held extensive power over Byzantine Egypt, they largely remained in Constantinople as absentee landlords?
26 December 2022
- 00:00, 26 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the horses in Signorelli's Adoration of the Magi (pictured) have been said to be "badly-drawn ... with curious mannerisms of too closely-placed nostrils, and human eyebrows"?
- ... that Navidades by Luis Miguel was the first Spanish-language album to enter the Billboard Top Holiday Albums since 1966?
- ... that the Christmas Raid carried out by Confederate brigadier general John Hunt Morgan captured 1,800 Union soldiers?
- ... that critics were confused by Justin Bieber's version of "Drummer Boy", in which he raps about himself and consumer products, which was seen to bastardize the original sentiment?
- ... that the classic children's Christmas story The Littlest Angel was written in just three days?
- ... that Starbucks raised money for HIV/AIDS research using their red holiday cups?
- ... that Mendelssohn's 1831 Christmas cantata Vom Himmel hoch, influenced by Bach's chorale cantatas, was based on a 1539 carol composed by Martin Luther?
- ... that Santa Claus really did on one occasion deliver coal?
25 December 2022
- 00:00, 25 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Shahid Afridi (pictured) broke the record for the quickest century in ODI cricket during his first international innings?
- ... that in local Afro-Colombian and Catholic tradition, residents of Guapi sing and dance while sailing the Virgin Mary down their coconut-candlelit river to church every Christmas Eve?
- ... that before being named jach'a mallku cantonal, Samuel Plata worked as an auto mechanic in El Alto?
- ... that a scene in "Axe and Grind", an episode of Better Call Saul, was supposed to be filmed with a crane but was changed because the cameraman declined to execute it?
- ... that despite running against a former general, Danny Setiawan received implicit backing from military officers in his 2003 gubernatorial bid?
- ... that Marc-Antoine Charpentier composed the midnight mass Messe de minuit pour Noël based on the melodies of ten French Christmas carols?
- ... that John J. Ray III, the chairman of Enron during its bankruptcy, said he had never before seen "such a complete failure of corporate controls" upon becoming CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX?
- ... that some residents near Higginson Highway believe that a ghost named "Sheila" is the cause of the highway's fatal accidents?
24 December 2022
- 00:00, 24 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that I. M. Pei said that his sons' architecture firm "came of age" while designing the Bank of China head office (pictured) in Beijing?
- ... that despite losing almost one thousand men capturing Malacca in 1641, the Dutch East India Company did not invest much time or energy into it afterward?
- ... that American author Marilyn Gayle Hoff was honored by a Fourth of July parade float as an unsung hero?
- ... that the Bern Disputation of 1528 led to the Swiss canton becoming the second Protestant canton in the Swiss Confederacy?
- ... that slave owner John Custis petitioned the Governor of Virginia to manumit a slave child whom he had fathered?
- ... that the crannogs of Milton Loch, although similar in design, span a time period of around 1,000 years?
- ... that American legal scholar John Hart Ely penned a law review article castigating the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, despite being pro-choice?
- ... that Sonia Levitin was inspired to write Boom Town after reading about a California girl who baked $11,000 worth of pies during the Gold Rush?
23 December 2022
- 00:00, 23 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Kim de l'Horizon (pictured), winner of the 2022 German Book Prize, shaved their head during the award ceremony in solidarity with those protesting in Iran?
- ... that in 2016 Verrado High School in Arizona began offering all-female engineering classes?
- ... that Chinese scholar Lin Changyi likened the miracles of Jesus to Daoist magic?
- ... that despite their song "Freaks" going platinum after becoming popular on TikTok, members of Surf Curse said they neither understood nor used the app?
- ... that Carolyn Grace was the only qualified female pilot of the Supermarine Spitfire ever to take part in display flying?
- ... that a 1982 court case established that video games may qualify for multiple types of U.S. copyright protection?
- ... that the Bohemian harp spread to Western Europe after a fire hit the town of Přísečnice?
- ... that pigeon racer "Biff" Bangs previously played for two different teams in Rose Bowl football games?
22 December 2022
- 00:00, 22 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the axial parallelism (diagram pictured) of the Earth's tilted axis is the reason we have winter, spring, summer and fall?
- ... that Rick Rehm attributed his surprise victory in an Alabama election to grassroots campaigning, while his opponent attributed it to straight-ticket voting?
- ... that 90 percent of Indonesia's village-owned enterprises are not legal entities, hampering their ability to attract investors or open bank accounts?
- ... that prior to kickoff, the Bahamas Bowl announced that the winner of a regular season game between Miami and Ball State would earn a bid to the 2022 edition of the game?
- ... that Frederica Planta designed cards to teach the children of George III and Queen Charlotte the history of England?
- ... that "Weird Al" Yankovic wrote the song "Bob" entirely in palindromes, and sang it in the style of Bob Dylan?
- ... that in the Book of Mormon, the city of Ammonihah kills Christians by fire as a deliberately twisted reference to a warning that spiritual death is like a "lake of fire and brimstone"?
- ... that the name of Boudica may have been an honorific title?
21 December 2022
- 00:00, 21 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the Maria Advocata (pictured) is one of the oldest icons of Mary, mother of Jesus, and that according to legend it was painted by Luke the Evangelist?
- ... that Delaware politician Armwell Long was said to have once outranked his close friend, George Washington? (See discussions regarding this hook at Talk:Armwell Long.)
- ... that revenge buying after the lifting of a 2020 COVID-19 lockdown helped a Hermès store set a record for the most shopping at a luxury outlet in China in a single day?
- ... that cellist Harvey Shapiro played at the 50th anniversary of his professional debut despite broken ribs and a torn muscle incurred from a fall a few days prior?
- ... that at the conclusion of the AFL Women's season seven Grand Final, winning captain Daisy Pearce placed her premiership medal on a young girl?
- ... that the film Death in Small Doses is a dramatization of the real-life death of Nancy Lyon by arsenic poisoning?
- ... that the impeachment proceedings against West Kalimantan Governor Aspar Aswin were shelved after an ethnic riot broke out?
- ... that the mite Neotrombicula fujigmo gets its name from the American military acronym for "Fuck you, Jack, I got my orders"?
20 December 2022
- 00:00, 20 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the New Yorker Hotel (pictured) once had the largest private power plant in the United States?
- ... that fourteenth-century Buddhist monk Tuệ Tĩnh is referred to as a founding father of traditional Vietnamese medicine?
- ... that the 2022 Ticketmaster controversy over Taylor Swift's the Eras Tour has triggered investigations by several U.S. state attorneys general and the federal Department of Justice?
- ... that Ecuadorian footballer Hernán Galíndez won a bicycle for beating a team featuring Lionel Messi when they were children?
- ... that the 1937 Fleischer Studios strike in New York City was the first major labor strike in the animation industry?
- ... that Cambridge don R. R. Bolgar was heard to say that if it had not been for a misfortune, he might well have supported the Nazis as a landowner in Moravia and been murdered by the Russians?
- ... that Panasonic's Senior Partner and Executive Partner portable computers weighed between 28 and 31 lb and featured built-in printers?
- ... that a Hawaii radio station couldn't buy a KISS?
19 December 2022
- 00:00, 19 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the Dutch campaign OneLove (logo pictured) inspired football captains to wear rainbow armbands at the 2020 and 2022 European Championships?
- ... that Saleh Djasit was the first member of the Indonesian People's Representative Council to be arrested by the Corruption Eradication Commission?
- ... that according to The Atlantic, "the first widely acknowledged performance" of the song "We Shall Overcome" occurred during the 1945–1946 Charleston Cigar Factory strike?
- ... that the Russian violinist Evgeny Sviridov, who has been concertmaster of the Baroque ensemble Concerto Köln since 2015, has made an award-winning recording of sonatas by Giuseppe Tartini?
- ... that at the Ryukyu Arc, the Philippine Sea Plate is subducting under the Eurasian Plate at 5 to 7 cm (2.0 to 2.8 in) per year?
- ... that Richard Draper, printer of the The Massachusetts Gazette, used this newspaper as a Loyalist voice as the American Revolution drew near?
- ... that betrothed couple Moe and Joan were paid $50 for helping a painter with his Marriage LicenseTemplate:-?
18 December 2022
- 00:00, 18 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that during the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War a British soldier committed suicide by throwing himself off the 300-foot-high (90 m) cliffs at Fort Pearson (depicted)Template:-?
- ... that Canadian running back Chase Brown ranked second in American college football with 1,643 rushing yards in 2022?
- ... that the Church of St Giles, Stoke Poges, which may have inspired the "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard", is featured in a James Bond film?
- ... that Edward Thonen, one of the miners killed in the Eureka Rebellion, had gained notoriety in England as a jewellery thief prior to his emigration to Australia?
- ... that although Blizzard's franchise Overwatch is centered around video games, its lore is mainly told through animated shorts, comics, and novels?
- ... that Azio Corghi composed his second and third operas with author José Saramago – the second for La Scala in Milan, and the third for a 1993 premiere at the Theater Münster?
- ... that Charles Baudelaire wrote "The Pagan School" in opposition to the veneration of Pan in 19th-century France?
- ... that the "Poetic Essay of the Great Bliss of the Sexual Union of Heaven and Earth and Yin and Yang" argues that heterosexual sex is the "ultimate human pleasure", but affirms homosexuality as well?
17 December 2022
- 00:00, 17 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that a football injury saved Robert Palmer (pictured) from being besieged at Kut, but he died serving with the relief expedition?
- ... that critics objected to Dangers of the Mail in the 1930s for government support of lewdness and in the 2000s for creating a hostile work environment?
- ... that Robert Home was sent by the British Army to Canada in 1864 to report on the defence of the frontier against the eventuality of an American invasion?
- ... that the bridge in the song "Leave the Door Open" almost split the band Silk Sonic apart?
- ... that Smin Awa NaingTemplate:`s regiment mortally wounded Crown Prince Minye Kyawswa of Ava, effectively ending Ava's most serious invasion of the Hanthawaddy Kingdom?
- ... that Billie Eilish had to take a break from writing a song alluding to her childhood trauma and sexual abuse?
- ... that the 1994 Mascara earthquake destroyed every house in the Algerian villages of Shadlia, Hacine and Sidi Ali Cherif?
- ... that the Twin Falls "saucer" was later proven to be a hoax created by four teenagers?
16 December 2022
- 00:00, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that strawberry pie (example pictured) is one of the "red foods" traditionally served at Juneteenth celebrations?
- ... that T. E. Lawrence travelled 1,000 miles (1,600 km) on foot alone during a three-month tour of crusader castles while writing his thesis about the Crusades and European military architecture?
- ... that although the provincial park surrounding the Kopka River had not been thoroughly investigated, the potential for archaeological sites was considered to be high?
- ... that despite his distinguished family history, musicologist Yuri Shcherbinin told friends that "what matters most is what you are, not who your ancestors were"?
- ... that the serial arsonist who started the fatal Nihon Shōgakkō fire confessed to starting at least 25 other California fires in the early 1920s?
- ... that Wilhelm Werner fled to Brazil to avoid prosecution for the 1917 murders of the crew of the SS Torrington but returned to Germany and became an SS officer on Heinrich Himmler's staff?
- ... that in 1981, TriGem introduced the first microcomputer built in South Korea?
- ... that in Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, Benjamin Britten assigned the tenor of Peter Pears to Abraham and the alto of Kathleen Ferrier to Isaac, with both singing in homophony as the voice of God?
15 December 2022
- 00:00, 15 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that María Elva Pinckert (pictured), motivated by the murder of her brother, started her political career in local politics in 1999?
- ... that the operator of the Commodore Hotel once hosted a circus, featuring an elephant in the ballroom, to impress visiting hoteliers?
- ... that Frances Campbell-Preston, who served as lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother for nearly 40 years, was reportedly not hesitant to ask her difficult questions when others were reluctant?
- ... that Tom Harkin ended his 1992 presidential campaign just one month after he won a landslide victory in the Iowa caucuses, where he received over three-quarters of the total vote?
- ... that while hemmed in at Ekowe during the Anglo-Zulu War, W. R. C. Wynne attempted to respond to heliograph signals by means of a signalling screen and a balloon?
- ... that in the 1980s, floor stands were offered to computer users to turn their horizontal desktops into towers?
- ... that after building Turkey's first airplane, its builder was sentenced to jail for flying it without a permit?
- ... that New York City would not allow a forest in the Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Center?
14 December 2022
- 00:00, 14 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that aerospace engineer Sabrina Thompson (pictured) founded a streetwear brand after she felt the "artist inside of me was internally starving", despite being satisfied with her career?
- ... that Nanjing Massacre Memorial Day has a memorial tripod?
- ... that after Alfred Fell moved his family to England for better education opportunities, his son Walter Fell and two of his brothers returned permanently to New Zealand?
- ... that scholars disagree about whether the closure of the Walter Hines Page School of International Relations in 1953 had anything to do with McCarthyism?
- ... that Howard Mayers is credited with the destruction of at least eleven enemy aircraft during World War II?
- ... that musician John Mayer dismissed Taylor Swift's "Dear John" as "cheap songwriting"?
- ... that Chinese physician Yu Yan described theories like yinyang and the five phases as "simply all lies, absolutely not factual, and completely groundless"?
- ... that when Seattle sandwich restaurant Paseo abruptly closed, fans left flowers and lit candles?
13 December 2022
- 00:00, 13 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Olive MacLeod (pictured) journeyed 6,000 km (3,700 mi) through Africa in 1910–1911 to visit her murdered fiancé's grave, and wrote a book based on her observations?
- ... that Church Clothes 4 deals with Christian hip hop artist Lecrae's faith deconstruction and reconstruction?
- ... that Richard Newland is cricket's earliest-known left-handed batter?
- ... that construction workers at UC Berkeley paused their work in solidarity with the 2022 University of California academic workers' strike?
- ... that Taingda Mingyi U Pho engineered the massacre of around 40 members of the Burmese royal family in order to eliminate nearly all possible heirs to the throne?
- ... that Tennessee State Route 396 was constructed to provide access to the Spring Hill Manufacturing plant of Saturn Corporation?
- ... that when Arthur Forrest suggested that the squadron of French ships were looking for a battle, Captain Maurice Suckling replied "I think it would be a pity to disappoint them"?
- ... that an apparently jobless man wearing a cardboard box who taped himself to a lamppost was actually a new DJ for a Vermont radio station?
12 December 2022
- 00:00, 12 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that St. Bernward (pictured) in Döhren was consecrated in 1893, when part of Christoph Hehl's design of a basilica in the Romanesque Revival style was built, but the building was only completed after World War II?
- ... that because of a mistake in a proposed state constitutional amendment, the New Jersey Legislature defined biannually to mean biennially?
- ... that Robert de Ogle captured five Scottish knights near Newcastle in 1341 and received royal licence to crenellate his property?
- ... that the National Wrestling ConferenceTemplate:`s controversial KKK storyline was the inspiration for an episode of the Netflix series GLOWTemplate:-?
- ... that Gary Wilson threw his snooker cue to the floor in anger at the 2022 UK Championship?
- ... that in 1908, American otorhinolaryngologist Margaret F. Butler became the first woman to preside over an international congress of physicians?
- ... that it was J. R. R. Tolkien's intention for Black Speech to be "full of harsh and hideous sounds and vile words"?
- ... that Ella Stewart Udall relayed her husband's letters to his semi-secret second wife?
11 December 2022
- 00:00, 11 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Nettie Metcalf was the first woman recognized by the American Poultry Association for creating a breed of chicken, the Buckeye chicken (example pictured), in the 1890s?
- ... that Gary Kemp put subtle references to Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita in his lyrics for Spandau Ballet's "True" so Clare Grogan would know the song was about her?
- ... that the home of American revolutionary leader John Cooper was used by General Lord Cornwallis as his headquarters during the British occupation of Woodbury, New Jersey, in 1777?
- ... that the Morane-Borel military monoplane participated in the Reims Military Aviation Competition, where it lost?
- ... that in 1858, when Congress delayed its decision on Oregon statehood, Nathaniel H. Gates became the last Speaker of Oregon’s Territorial House of Representatives?
- ... that Teardown was not traditionally marketed because of the popularity it gained through Twitter?
- ... that Orion Anderson, who was murdered by a lynch mob in Virginia in 1889, was recently found to have been only 14 years old at the time of his death?
- ... that a reviewer warned that Totoro would lead to "sore cheeks"?
10 December 2022
- 00:00, 10 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Symphyotrichum kentuckiense (flower head pictured), the Kentucky aster, is only found on limestone cedar glades and limestone roadsides in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee?
- ... that Jarn Mound was erected to view the "dreaming spires"?
- ... that the external models of the Popcom modem have no status lights, instead providing feedback to the user through touch tones?
- ... that Burmese scholar Shaw Loo was Bucknell University's first international student?
- ... that The Sims 4 by Maxis started as an online multiplayer game, but was transitioned to a single-player experience following the negative launch reception of SimCity in 2013?
- ... that the Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra was described by its composer, Alfred Schnittke, as sounding like a "blues nightmare" at one point?
- ... that background research for Dujanah included interviews with Muslim apostates and a Scottish veteran of Afghanistan?
- ... that Chinese physician Zhang Jiebin believed that tobacco smoking was good for health?
9 December 2022
- 00:00, 9 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that a 4 December 1915 agreement by French prime minister Aristide Briand (pictured) with a British proposal to evacuate the Salonika front almost led to the collapse of his government?
- ... that a reviewer wrote of Julian Moynahan that, although "disguised as an English professor at Rutgers", he was in fact "a nonstop Irish-American storyteller"?
- ... that the calling patterns of the Japanese tree frog have been used in wireless network design, furthering an area of science known as swarm intelligence?
- ... that Katharina Cibulka has created monumental feminist messages in cross-stitch that cover scaffolding at construction sites?
- ... that "Gegrüßet seist du, Königin", a German version of the Latin hymn "Salve Regina", was taken to the U.S. by emigrants and became popular in the U.S. in the film Sister ActTemplate:-?
- ... that while DreamBooth can be used by anyone to fine-tune image generation AI models, the cost barrier to entry is quite high for hobbyist users?
- ... that Chinese writer Ye Dehui was executed after he called members of the Chinese Communist Party "beasts" and "half-breeds"?
- ... that a Royal Air Force officer built a KAVE in New Mexico?
8 December 2022
- 00:00, 8 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Raorchestes chalazodes (example pictured) lays its eggs inside bamboo, and is the only species in its genus to exhibit parental care?
- ... that Josephine Gates Kelly of the Standing Rock Reservation once hitchhiked to Washington, D.C., to protest portions of the Indian Reorganization Act?
- ... that George Vernon's loss against the Parsis cricket team was seen as "a blow to the prestige of the Empire"?
- ... that Enoch Marvin Banks resigned from the University of Florida because of public outrage over his belief that the American Civil War was caused by slavery?
- ... that the Durham police mast was designed to be slender to minimise the impact on views of Durham Cathedral?
- ... that Arthur O. Austin built the most powerful outdoor high-voltage laboratory in the world?
- ... that bookseller John Harrison Stonehouse commissioned the "cursed" edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam that was lost when the Titanic sank in 1912?
- ... that when Maha Thamun, the head of the Hanthawaddy delegation, presented his king's demands, King Thado of Ava reflexively ordered his execution?
7 December 2022
- 00:00, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Zenith Data Systems unveiled their SupersPort laptop (example pictured) at a Chicago show that featured helmeted performers and motorcyclists?
- ... that Australian official Jack Emanuel was awarded the George Cross in 1971 after being stabbed to death whilst trying to resolve a land dispute with the Tolai people of New Guinea?
- ... that the 1999 television film Down Will Come Baby aired two weeks after the Columbine High School massacre and was criticized for exploiting parental fears with its depiction of child violence?
- ... that according to one Turkish artist, a nude sculpture by Gürdal Duyar almost dissolved the 37th government of Turkey?
- ... that An Appeal for Human Rights was published by college students in 1960 in response to racial inequality in Atlanta?
- ... that the uncommon Florida lichen species Gyalectidium yahriae was named after Rebecca Yahr of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in Scotland?
- ... that plutonium produced in the nuclear reactors at the Hanford Engineer Works was used in the Fat Man bomb used in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in August 1945?
- ... that according to Qing-dynasty physician Xu Dachun, "stupid people believe that expensive drugs must be good drugs"?
6 December 2022
- 00:00, 6 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that a study of Anglo-Saxon literature begun by Bernard Pitt (pictured) in 1914 was completed by a colleague after Pitt was killed in the First World War?
- ... that the precise details in medieval customaries have allowed historians to reconstruct since-lost buildings?
- ... that Rosalind Creasy wrote a landmark book on edible landscaping?
- ... that Neha Pendse, the lead actress of the Marathi film June, contributed some of her own money towards its production?
- ... that American lumber businessman and politician John Barber White funded a scholarship at Williams College in memory of his son?
- ... that squatters were one of the groups that started the Mau Mau rebellion?
- ... that Caroline Harrison would mail ceramic milk sets to parents who named their children after U.S. president Benjamin Harrison?
- ... that pigs in blankets are not pigs in a blanket?
5 December 2022
- 00:00, 5 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the Streichmelodion (pictured) was once described as being "more like a frying pan than a musical instrument"?
- ... that Stanley J. Korsmeyer published over 250 scientific papers, 23 of which were cited over 500 times?
- ... that a 1902 plan called for a town to be built in Dukes Meadows that would have been known as Burlingwick?
- ... that Bernardo Adam Ferrero wrote compositions such as Danzas alicantinas for Spanish civil and military bands that he conducted?
- ... that the Chicago Bears media guide had an asterisk next to the result of the Instant Replay Game for 10 years, noting the team's belief that the game was decided incorrectly?
- ... that Cheng Dan'an is "widely considered the father of modern acupuncture"?
- ... that in one experiment in which moor frogs were frozen solid to −16 °C (3 °F) and then thawed, a small percentage survived?
- ... that several murals from New York City's Hotel McAlpin were reinstalled in the subway after being found in a dumpster?
4 December 2022
- 00:00, 4 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that a 1975 "open tube" event (pictured) at Waterlooplein station gave the citizens of Amsterdam their first look at the city's metro system?
- ... that the Central American government voted for annexation to the First Mexican Empire after a request from Regent Agustín de Iturbide?
- ... that Craig Greenberg was shot at while running in the 2022 Louisville mayoral election?
- ... that Through the Darkest of Times was the first video game published in Germany to use swastikas?
- ... that Elisabeth GriffithTemplate:`s sweeping 100-year history of the American equal-rights movement has been compared to listening to Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire"?
- ... that although Baeoentedon bouceki was collected from China in 1983, it was not formally described as a new species until 2014?
- ... that the Vatican selected Mary Milligan in 1987 to be one of only three U.S. experts to assist the International Synod of Bishops on the Laity in Rome?
- ... that a British filmmaker forced the British Board of Film Classification to watch paint drying for ten hours?
3 December 2022
- 00:00, 3 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Latter-day Saint diarist Ida Hunt Udall (pictured) turned down a marriage offer from her longtime boyfriend because he was a monogamist, and she wanted a polygamous marriage?
- ... that the Xinxiu bencao was the first state-sponsored pharmacopoeia in China?
- ... that before playing in the NFL, Jeff Jordan was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist?
- ... that the Japanese fire-bellied newt tends to show its belly to birds but wag its tail at snakes?
- ... that Edward Glemham destroyed two Spanish vessels, repulsed four galleys, and captured a rich Venetian merchant ship in his first voyage as a privateer in 1590?
- ... that anthropologist Theodora Kroeber wrote a biography of her husband that was described as a "welcome and refreshing exception" to the "often embarrassing" biographies of men written by their wives?
- ... that the Cornish poet D. M. Thomas blamed himself for the death of William Golding, the author of Lord of the Flies?
- ... that the Roosevelt Hotel had a Teddy Bear Cave?
2 December 2022
- 00:00, 2 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that male [[Dendropsophus branneri|DendroTemplate:Shypsophus branneri]] frogs (example pictured) have a special "fighting call" reserved for combat with other males?
- ... that while serving as his party's regional leader in Oruro, Franz Choque simultaneously worked as an importer to make ends meet?
- ... that Mardi Gras Hangover was marketed as a "loop coaster", but was criticized for lacking the characteristics of a roller coaster?
- ... that Hanthawaddy royal Bya Kun fought for Ava against his enemy King Razadarit in the Forty Years' War?
- ... that The Inland Whale, by Theodora Kroeber, sought to demonstrate the literary merit of Indigenous American oral traditions?
- ... that the Liverpool Echo described British rock and roll star Tommy Steele as "quite unable to sing and play the guitar at the same time" when reviewing his first album?
- ... that linebacker Carlton Martial, who recently broke a college football record for the most tackles, began his career as a walk-on?
- ... that the Golden Mirror, a Qing-dynasty medical text, contains a "one-page array of 24 anuses"?
1 December 2022
- 00:00, 1 December 2022 (UTC)
- ... that William Miller Beardshear (pictured) was known as the "father of Iowa State College", now known as Iowa State University?
- ... that the oldest Chinese medical text on surgery was, according to tradition, written by a doctor who had met a ghost?
- ... that listeners to ESPN's sports podcasts are "13 years younger than" ESPN Radio listeners, according to a company executive?
- ... that Sir Srinivas Varadachariar was the first Indian chief justice of the Federal Court of India?
- ... that Fort CurtisTemplate:`s 24-pounder guns were taken away for use in the Vicksburg campaign?
- ... that in the Book of Mormon's allusion to the raising of Lazarus of Bethany in John 11, Abish plays a role parallel to that of Jesus?
- ... that the setting of the game Ghost of Tsushima takes place during the Mongol invasion of Tsushima?
- ... that mathematician Daniel Larsen was the youngest contributor to the New York Times crossword puzzle?