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- 1 Did you know...
- 1.1 30 September 2005
- 1.2 29 September 2005
- 1.3 28 September 2005
- 1.4 27 September 2005
- 1.5 26 September 2005
- 1.6 25 September 2005
- 1.7 23 September 2005
- 1.8 22 September 2005
- 1.9 20 September 2005
- 1.10 19 September 2005
- 1.11 18 September 2005
- 1.12 15 September 2005
- 1.13 14 September 2005
- 1.14 13 September 2005
- 1.15 12 September 2005
- 1.16 8 September 2005
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- 1.18 6 September 2005
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- 1.21 1 September 2005
Did you know...Edit
30 September 2005Edit
- 11:50, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Green Spring Plantation in James City County was home of Sir William Berkeley, who served three non-consecutive terms as governor of the Virginia Colony, and for whom Berkeley Plantation is named?
- ...that a young Aruna Asaf Ali had to commence the Quit India Movement in 1942 as all the major leaders were arrested the night before to prevent them from reaching the venue?
- ...that the Nivelle Offensive during World War I involved around 1.2 million French troops and over 7,000 guns?
- ...that American comics writer and artist Don Rico started his creative career in the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project during the Great Depression?
29 September 2005Edit
- 23:18, 29 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Batman's Treaty was a treaty made between settler John Batman (pictured) and local Wurundjeri elders in 1835 for the sale of land around Port Phillip and that it was one of the few attempts made by white settlers to negotiate with Australian Aborigines?
- ...that the 1970 Ancash earthquake and the landslide that followed killed at least 47,194 people and was the worst natural disaster ever recorded in the history of Peru?
- ...that Herman Ashworth was the fourth person to drop his appeals since the U.S. state of Ohio resumed the death penalty in 1999?
- ...that Indonesian women's rights organisation Gerwani was banned when General Suharto became President in 1965?
- ...that A. R. R. A. P. W. R. R. K. B. Amunugama has more initials than any other first-class cricketer?
- 10:12, 29 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Torre del Oro, a watchtower constructed in the 13th century by the Almohad dynasty, protected the entrance to Seville's port with a large chain that stretched underwater from the tower's base across the river to stop unwanted ships?
- ...that W. G. Collingwood, John Ruskin's secretary and assistant was a noted scholar of Norse history and art?
- ...that during the 1976 Pacific hurricane season three consecutive storms made landfall?
- ...that Vicente Leñero, a prominent Mexican novelist, journalist and playwright, was a screenwriter for El Crimen del Padre Amaro, one of Mexico's all-time highest grossing films?
- ...that the U.S. Navy has been training Bottlenose Dolphins to subdue terrorists as part of the Cetacean Intelligence Mission?
28 September 2005Edit
- 23:32, 28 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the extinct Australian dromornithids, which included the largest birds known, are related to ducks and geese?
- ...that Sir Conrad Hunte was a West Indian cricketer who in 1965 set the record (550 runs) for the highest Test series aggregate score without scoring a century?
- ...that when the eight-mile Texas and Northern Railway began operations in 1948, it was designated a Class I railroad, in the same class as giants like the Pennsylvania Railroad?
- ...that Carmen Boullosa is a leading Mexican novelist, poet, and playwright whose award-winning play Teatro herético satirically addresses the issue of gender roles?
27 September 2005Edit
- 23:50, 27 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that in 1915, Hollywood actress Anita King became the first female to ever drive an automobile across the continental United States alone and whose only companions, according to the Los Angeles Times, were "a rifle and a six shooter"?
- ...that Valrhona, a company based in the small town of Tain l'Hermitage in the Rhône Valley in France, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality chocolate?
- ...that the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service, which was passed by the Nazi regime on April 7, 1933, prohibited Jews and political opponents of the Nazis from working as civil servants?
- ...it is estimated that more than 85 percent of all business information exists as unstructured data, commonly appearing in e-mails, memos, reports, letters, presentations and Web pages?
- 11:53, 27 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Elizabeth Taylor made her London stage debut in 1982 at the Victoria Palace Theatre in a revival of Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes?
- ...that Adolf Hitler was a self-proclaimed vegetarian and had a large greenhouse built to keep him supplied with fresh fruits and vegetables throughout World War II?
- ...that John W. Peoples, Jr. tried to have his execution carried out by electric chair instead of lethal injection?
- ...that Science Service used to broadcast information from its Science News magazine on the radio?
- ... that Igor Spassky, the head of the Russian Rubin Design Bureau, was the chief designer of 187 submarines (91 diesel-electric and 96 nuclear) as well as Halliburton oil platforms and the marine part of the Sea Launch complex?
26 September 2005Edit
- 18:56, 26 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Casino Goa in Goa is the only legal casino in India?
- ...that Lancelot Blackburne was thought to have spent time in the Caribbean as a buccaneer as a young man, and lived openly with his mistress whilst Archbishop of York?
- ...that Nağaybäk Tatars of Russia constructed their own Paris, with Eiffel Tower?
- ...that the current German Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Renate Schmidt was forced to quit school at the age of seventeen because of a pregnancy?
- ...that virtual plagues can infect and kill the characters in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game and are usually caused by unexpected problems with the programming code?
- 11:16, 26 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the 1994 Rwandan genocide led to a Great Lakes refugee crisis, which ended when nearly two million refugees returned to Rwanda at the start of the First Congo War?
- ...that the Shell Lake murders were committed by Victor E. Hoffman three weeks after his release from a mental hospital and that he claimed to have had fought the Devil just before committing the murders?
- ...that the Battle of Garibpur fought between India and Pakistan preceded the official start of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, and was the first battle where dog fighting occurred over East Pakistan?
- ...that Maurice Tillet was disfigured by acromegaly from a young age, but cashed in on his appearance by becoming an early wrestler?
- ...that despite its federal mandate to provide only intercity rail service, Amtrak operated the Calumet commuter train between Chicago, Illinois and the Indiana suburb of Valparaiso from 1979 to 1991?
25 September 2005Edit
- 13:46, 25 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the obscure T-44 Soviet medium tank, designed and first built in Kharkiv, Ukraine, was the missing link between the T-34 of WWII and the T-54/55 series of the Cold War?
- ...that passengers aboard JetBlue Airways Flight 292 were able to watch their own malfunctioning aircraft circle Los Angeles International Airport on the satellite television screens at each seat until the flight crew disabled the system in preparation for the aircraft's successful emergency landing?
- ...that more than one thousand people are caned in Singapore each year using a bamboo cane that has been soaked in water overnight to prevent splitting?
- ...that Egyptian actor Farid Shawki starred in 361 films?
- ...that Harry Thomas Thompson, a former yeoman of the United States Navy, was the first American to be convicted of espionage since World War I?
23 September 2005Edit
- 12:02, 23 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Patience Cooper, an Anglo-Indian actress, was the first to play a double role in an Indian film?
- ...the original Norfolk Southern Railway was a small regional railroad in Virginia and North Carolina for 98 years before it became the namesake of the current Norfolk Southern Railway in 1982?
- ...that, as a tribute to Arthur Stace, the Sydney Harbour Bridge was lit up with the word "Eternity" as the new millennium began?
- ...that the first ever golden goal was scored in the Cromwell Cup final at Bramall Lane, Sheffield in 1868, giving Sheffield Wednesday a 1-0 victory?
- ...that Charles Butler McVay III, commander of the USS Indianapolis, was blamed when it was lost at sea in 1945 and only finally exonerated by the United States Congress posthumously in 2000?
22 September 2005Edit
- 22:47, 22 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the 1985 Nairobi Agreement called for a ceasefire between the Ugandan government and rebels, the demilitarization of the capital (Kampala) and the absorption of the rebel leadership into the government?
- ...that the newly-discovered trans-Neptunian object 2003 UB313 is native to a distant region of our solar system known as the scattered disc?
- ...that in 2004, the world spent US$896,235 million on military expenditures and the U.S. military budget constituted 41 percent of this, placing the nation at the top of the list of countries by military expenditures?
- ...that Ithaa iin Maldives is the world's first and only underwater restaurant?
- ...that Subramanian Swamy worked towards normalizing Sino-Indian relations and persuaded Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping to open the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet to Hindu pilgrims from India?
- 08:32, 22 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that actor Mona Darkfeather, promoted as the first Native American movie star, was actually of English and Mestizo ancestry and a member of the prominent Southern California Workman family?
- ...that Baqa'a is the largest refugee camp for Palestinians in Jordan?
- ...that Henry Perky invented a machine to produce shredded wheat breakfast cereal and that he made his fortune selling the cereal rather than the machine?
- ...that in 1855 the Howard Association of Norfolk, Virginia received contributions during the yellow fever epidemic from the U.S. Gulf Coast areas and that 150 years later, they sent $50,000 of leftover funds to Louisiana to help with Hurricane Katrina relief?
20 September 2005Edit
- 23:43, 20 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Buckingham Branch Railroad in Central Virginia was formed in 1989 and has expanded from a 16-mile railroad to operate over 200 miles of track?
- ...that the Flying Dragon is a lizard that has skin membranes which it uses to glide distances over 7 metres?
- ...that American photographer George W. Ackerman took over 50,000 photographs during a nearly 40-year career with the United States Department of Agriculture?
- ...that Serbia and Montenegro and Italy were co-hosts of the 2005 European Volleyball Championship?
- 11:37, 20 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Emancipation Oak located on the campus of Hampton University is where the Virginia Peninsula's black community gathered in 1863 to hear the first Southern reading of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation?
- ...that the modern Arms of the Principality of Wales are based on those borne by the 13th century Welsh prince Llywelyn the Great?
- ...that Dravidar Kazhagam formed in 1944 was the first fully Dravidian party in India?
- ...that conifer Torreya taxifolia was one of the first plant species listed as endangered in the United States?
19 September 2005Edit
- 23:00, 19 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Hendrick ter Brugghen was the artist primarily responsible for introducing the style of Caravaggio into Dutch painting?
- ... that the Old Well at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a neoclassical rotunda modelled after the Temple of Love at the Palace of Versailles?
- ...that the incisors of blesmols are visible even when their mouths are closed?
- ...that Australian swimmer Fanny Durack was considered to be the world's greatest female swimmer from 1910 until 1918?
18 September 2005Edit
- 22:56, 18 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the endangered American Burying Beetle is one of the only beetle species that exhibits parental care?
- ...that the University of Dhaka is the oldest and largest public University in Bangladesh?
- ...that at 23.8 hours, The Hazards of Helen is believed to be the longest motion picture serial ever made?
- ...that Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, who helped found the Royal Academy of Music in 1822, was only in London because he had fled France five years earlier to avoid prosecution for multiple counts of forgery and fraud?
- ...that Fort Story at Cape Henry in Virginia Beach, Virginia was the site of the first landing of the Jamestown settlers in 1607, and the Cape Henry Lighthouse, first in the U.S., in 1792?
15 September 2005Edit
- 23:05, 15 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Stavelot Triptych is a 12th century masterpiece of Mosan art created to display pieces of the True Cross?
- ...that there have been six Indian Ocean Island Games, the latest being held on the isle of Mauritius in 2003?
- ...that Duke University anthropologist Anne Allison worked as a hostess girl for four months while researching Nightwork, her study of white-collar entertainment clubs in Japan?
- ...that Neuromarketing is a new field of marketing that uses functional magnetic resonance imaging to scan consumers' brains in order to determine which products they subconsciously like?
- ...that change of venue is the legal term for moving a jury trial away from a location where a fair and impartial jury may not be possible due to widespread publicity about a crime and/or the defendant?
14 September 2005Edit
- 23:30, 14 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Raj Ghat and other memorials are sometimes considered India's modern day equivalent of Westminster Abbey?
- ...that the remains of Mungo Man are the oldest anatomically modern human remains found in Australia?
- ...that the anti-smuggling activities of the British frigate HMS Rose in 1775, provoked the Rhode Island government to commission the first warship, the Sloop-of-war Providence, in what became the U.S. Navy?
- ...that "Blue Tail Fly" or "Jimmy Crack Corn" is a blackface minstrel song dating from the 1840s, and that on the surface, it is a black slave's lament over his master's death; the subtext is that he is glad his master is dead, and may have killed him by deliberate negligence?
13 September 2005Edit
- 22:36, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in Australia and that it has produced over 4,500 tonnes of refined gold which represents about 3.25 percent of the total tonnage of gold ever produced?
- ...that in 1910 the Kalem Company became the first American film studio to ever make a motion picture outside the United States when a film crew went on location in Ireland?
- ...that there were three more cancelled Apollo missions planned to land on the Moon after Apollo 17?
- ...that Indra Lal Roy of the Royal Air Force became India's first flying ace after he achieved 10 victories in thirteen days during World War I?
12 September 2005Edit
- 23:56, 12 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that during the 1878 flood in Miskolc, Hungary, the water level rose 50 cm per minute and in some parts of the city water was 4 to 5 m high?
- ...that the first U.S. state agricultural experiment station was established at Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 1875?
- ...that the Judean date palm, which was thought to have died out around 1 CE, was resurrected using a single seed found in the palace of Herod the Great on Mount Masada in southern Israel?
- ...that the naval victory of Travancore State over Dutch East India Company in the Battle of Colachel in 1741 is considered the first example of an Asian power defeating a European navy?
- 00:06, 12 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that in the next five years, 40,000 African soldiers will be trained to conduct peace support operations and humanitarian relief under the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance program?
- ..that in 1982, 68 kg of gold bars were stolen in a robbery that became known as the Perth Mint Swindle, and that seven years later 55 kg of the gold was found dumped outside a Perth television station?
- ...that the Isles of Scilly and the Netherlands fought the Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years' War from 1651 to 1986, and that not a single shot was fired during this war?
- ...that Caesar Augustus, his wife Livia and numerous other members of Julio-Claudian dynasty were entombed in the Mausoleum of Augustus?
8 September 2005Edit
- 23:50, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Ernst Litfaß was the inventor of the free-standing advertising column which bears his name?
- ...that Rosa Montero is a leading author of contemporary feminist literature and a senior journalist for Spain's largest newspaper, El País?
- ...that Hazelwood power station is the single largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in Australia, although it is only the sixth-largest power station?
- ...that the name of the Congolese writer Tchicaya U Tam'si means small paper, which speaks for a country in Zulu?
- ...that silent film actor Harrison Ford and present-day star Harrison Ford each have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
- 13:22, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the famous Wallace fountains in Paris were provided by English philanthropist Richard Wallace as a source of free water for the poor?
- ...that the University Students' African Revolutionary Front was a political student group formed in 1967 at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania?
- ...that the only remaining instance of active use of the death penalty in Europe is in capital punishment in Belarus?
- ...that Fort Atkinson was the first U.S. Army post established west of the Missouri River?
7 September 2005Edit
- 23:31, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Grandfather's House mentioned in the song "Over the River and Through the Woods" is a real house on the Mystic River in Medford, Massachusetts?
- ...that Hershey Chocolate Company was the primary producer of US Army military chocolate rations during World War II?
- ...that the shipwreck of the HMS Orpheus was the biggest maritime disaster in New Zealand history?
- ...that Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka was the scene of Mujibur Rahman's historic speech on March 7, 1971 that eventually led to Bangladesh's Liberation War?
- ...that the 1980s CBS sitcom Frank's Place was set in New Orleans, Louisiana?
- 00:03, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Jimmy Matthews is the only Test cricketer to have bowled two hat tricks in one match, a feat achieved during the 1912 Triangular Tournament in England?
- ...that Green Mountain on Ascension Island is one of the world's very few large-scale artificial forests?
- ...that during the 1970s the New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts were broadcast live on CBS during primetime and was syndicated in over 40 countries?
- ...that in a landmark case, Dutch-born Jetta Goudal, one of the biggest Hollywood movie stars of the 1920s, successfully sued her film studio for breach of contract?
6 September 2005Edit
- 00:04, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that there have been many attempts to deliver mail by rocket, but none have met with much success?
- ...that Ruth Riley, an all-star center in the Women's National Basketball Association, also wrote a children's book?
- ...that Gingee Fort in Tamil Nadu, India was called the "Troy of the East" by the British for its inaccessibility and is one of the few forts still surviving in the state?
- ...that David Bergelson was a Yiddish language writer, who believed that the future of Yiddish literature lay in the Soviet Union and that he moved there from Berlin when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, but was ultimately executed during Josef Stalin's anti-semitic campaign against "rootless cosmopolitans"?
5 September 2005Edit
- 06:05, 5 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that recently-retired indigenous Australian rules footballer Darryl White was once approached by a member of an opposing team before leaving the field immediately after a match for a photograph with his hero?
- ...that in the Ukrainian Canadian internment of 1914 to 1920, about five thousand Ukrainian immigrants from Austro-Hungary were classified "aliens of enemy nationality", and interned in twenty-four work camps throughout Canada?
- ...that Jack Broughton was the first person to develop a set of rules for boxing?
- ...that "Flood," the sixth episode of The Young Ones, was the only one of the twelve episodes made which did not feature a live band during the show, instead using a lion tamer?
2 September 2005Edit
- 22:18, 2 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Black Seminoles are descendants of free African Americans and fugitive slaves traditionally allied with Seminole Indians in Florida and Oklahoma?
- ...that land under cultivation has grown from under 400,000 acres in 1976 to more than eight million acres in 1993 thanks to the irrigation in Saudi Arabia?
- ...that the U.S. maintains border preclearance facilities at a number of foreign ports and airports, whereby travellers pass through immigration and customs before boarding their plane or boat?
- ...that, before Wayne Rooney made his debut in February 2003, England's youngest ever football player was James F. M. Prinsep, who had held the record for more than 123 years?
- 00:22, 2 September 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the soybean cyst nematode is a significant pest affecting soybean production on three continents?
- ...that Massimo Morsello was the most prominent far right Italian songwriter?
- ...that Eddie Gilbert was an Australian Aboriginal cricketer who bowled Don Bradman out for a duck during a match in 1933 and was later described by Bradman as the fastest bowler he'd ever faced?
- ...that the Tucson Bird Count monitors bird diversity at almost 1000 sites in urban Tucson, Arizona and is among the largest urban biological monitoring programs in the world?
1 September 2005Edit
- 11:07, 1 September 2005 (UTC)
- ... that the anabolic steroid Oxandrolone was granted orphan drug status in treatment of alcoholic hepatitis, Turner's syndrome and HIV wasting syndrome?
- ...that teams in the International Basketball League scored nearly 130 points per game in its first season?
- ...that a Northern Ireland naming dispute has existed since 1922, after the secession of the Irish Free State from the United Kingdom?
- ...that the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is India's highest sporting honour?