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30 April 2019
- 00:00, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the crinoid Aporometra wilsoni broods its young in cavities in the feathery pinnules on its arms?
- ... that Bunny Ahearne was inducted into three different ice hockey halls of fame, but never played the game?
- ... that, on average, Greece has changed its electoral law regarding apportionment in the Hellenic Parliament once every 1.5 elections?
- ... that Bent Norup, a Danish heldenbaritone, recorded the role of Orest live in France, alongside Ute Vinzing as Elektra and Leonie Rysanek as Chrysothemis?
- ... that upon its completion at Silver Dollar City in 2018, Time Traveler became the world's first spinning roller coaster to feature three inversions?
- ... that Typhoon Ofelia was the worst typhoon to hit eastern Taiwan in 30 years?
- ... that the arrest of Gilberto García Mena marked when the Mexican government stopped treating drug cartels passively and instead hunted them down?
- ... that a book-length interview with Stanisław Lem was subject to cuts due to censorship in Communist Poland?
- ... that Flaps Rendall flew ball bearings across occupied Denmark at night in Mosquitos?
29 April 2019
- 00:00, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Ānanda (sculpture pictured) became the Buddha's attendant, on condition that he would never receive any material benefit from the position?
- ... that the style of contemporary art known colloquially as bara belongs to a history of homosexuality in Japanese visual art dating back to shunga of the Edo period?
- ... that Kathleen Hite, scriptwriter for Gunsmoke, accepted a job as a secretary at CBS so she could badger company officials into letting her write?
- ... that XHCDMX-FM, operated by a consortium of women's organizations and activists, is the first community radio station in Mexico City?
- ... that former astrophysicist Alejandra Melfo now works on preserving microbial life from Venezuela's rapidly receding last glacier?
- ... that the Ethiopian Unity Patriots Front is officially opposed to ethnic federalism and sectarianism, although almost all of its popular support stems from just one tribal group?
- ... that Chinese linguist Yang Naisi was noted for his research on the ʼPhags-pa script?
- ... that bald eagles are removing pieces of garbage from the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill and dropping them in surrounding neighborhoods?
28 April 2019
- 00:00, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that most major Venetian Renaissance architects (villa by Palladio pictured) were not natives of the city, or even of the Republic of Venice?
- ... that Ann Wroe has written The Economist's obituaries since 2003, with subjects including Prince, Arthur Miller, and Osama bin Laden?
- ... that the yucca plum pine, the bastard briziletto, and the West Indian sumac grow in the cloud forest on the summits of the Sierra de Luquillo?
- ... that as Prime Minister of Hyderabad, Kishen Pershad passed the Mulki regulations giving preference to local citizens over British citizens for state administrative appointments?
- ... that the Bonin white-eye can evidently learn about new food sources by watching warbling white-eyes feed?
- ... that Emma Ghent Curtis's 1889 novel The Administratrix features a cowboy in favor of women's suffrage?
- ... that Episode 8052 of the Australian soap opera Neighbours concerns the death of series regular Sonya Rebecchi, whose portrayer's contract was not renewed to reduce production costs?
- ... that art historian Andrew Tallon used lasers to collect one billion data points of the interior and exterior of Notre-Dame de Paris, which could be used for its reconstruction?
27 April 2019
- 00:00, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Harry B. Neilson's illustrations for The Fox's Frolic (example shown) depict fox hunting in which the foxes do the hunting?
- ... that Friedrich Achleitner, a concrete poet and architecture critic, wrote over decades about Austrian architecture in the 20th century, visiting each building he described?
- ... that Venezuela's economy still has not recovered from Black Friday in 1983?
- ... that Georgina Pazcoguin of the New York City Ballet co-founded an initiative to combat Asian stereotypes in ballet productions such as The Nutcracker?
- ... that the collapse of Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company led to the murder of a district collector of the British Raj?
- ... that an original work by artist Virginia Overton was used as a prize at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival?
- ... that the young of the striking sea star are nourished in a manner described as "cannibalistic ectoparasitism"?
- ... that Ukrainian helicopter pilot Mykola Melnyk made 46 sorties over the highly radioactive Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and then continued firefighting flights into his 50s?
- ... that John Virgo won the 1979 UK Snooker Championship despite being docked two frames for arriving late?
26 April 2019
- 00:00, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the largest in-flight transmission of SARS (virus pictured) took place on an Air China flight in March 2003?
- ... that Canadian investigative journalist Bruce Dowbiggin won a Gemini Award for his reporting on National Hockey League pension fraud?
- ... that while investigating the case of Brittanee Drexel, who disappeared 10 years ago today, the FBI brought federal charges against someone who had already served state probation for the same crime?
- ... that Mark M. Ravitch and Félicien M. Steichen introduced surgical staples, a time-saving replacement for suturing by hand, to American operating rooms?
- ... that the Eklakhi Mausoleum was the first square-shaped building with a single dome built in India?
- ... that Venezuelan politician Miguel Pizarro was expelled from high school for starting protests against military education?
- ... that an "alarming" decline in arthropod populations in Luquillo Experimental Forest in Puerto Rico has been linked to the warming climate?
- ... that Ronald Read, whose last job was working 17 years as a J. C. Penney janitor, left US$1.2 million to his local library and $4.8 million to the hospital where he died?
25 April 2019
- 00:00, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the 14th-century Alai Darwaza (pictured) was the first Indian monument built using Islamic methods of construction and ornamentation?
- ... that while a federal deputy, Virgilio Caballero Pedraza lost his apartment in the 2017 Mexico City earthquake?
- ... that Indra Devi helped publicise yoga for women by enrolling film stars and other celebrities as her pupils?
- ... that Noelle Sandwith produced the first portrait of a Queen of Tonga?
- ... that Avi Nissenkorn, former chairman of Histadrut, Israel's largest trade union, competed in his youth in the 1986 World Junior Championships in Athletics?
- ... that the yeast Candida blankii, first described from mink organs, is now known to infect humans?
- ... that Jens Harzer, a German actor with Hamburg's Thalia Theatre as well as in film and television, was chosen by Bruno Ganz to be the latest bearer of the Iffland-Ring?
- ... that before St Wilfrid's Church opened, Catholics in Hailsham, East Sussex, had to worship in the hayloft of a brewery's stables?
24 April 2019
- 00:00, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Walter Stanley Haines (pictured) testified about the Haymarket bombing of 1886, the disappearance of Louisa Luetgert in 1897, and the suspicious deaths in multimillionaire Thomas H. Swope's family in 1909?
- ... that "der kleine Tag" ("the Little Day") is 23 April in the musical of the same name?
- ... that Katharine Timpson Cook established training programmes for midwives in Namirembe, Uganda, but distrusted her students and censored their mail?
- ... that since St George's Church opened in Polegate in 1938, the composition of its parish has changed five times?
- ... that the Italian cardiologist Attilio Maseri has been the physician to both Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul II?
- ... that digger's speedwell is so named because it was thought to indicate the presence of gold?
- ... that Antonia Franceschi starred in the 1980 film Fame, set at the same High School of Performing Arts that she attended in real life?
- ... that an engineer inadvertently took off in an English Electric Lightning fighter jet after engaging the afterburner by mistake?
23 April 2019
- 00:00, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Venezuelan journalist Fabiana Rosales (pictured) has assumed the role of international ambassador, soliciting support for her husband's opposition party, towards resolving the crisis in Venezuela?
- ... that the 1996 video game Polanie is considered a cult classic in Poland?
- ... that footballer Chris Summers set a Welsh Premier League record during the 2003–04 season by scoring in 11 consecutive matches?
- ... that among the threats facing the "critically endangered" freshwater crayfish Euastacus dalagarbe are domestic livestock and cane toads?
- ... that the tenor Ferry Gruber performed at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich for 50 years, including in Prokofiev's Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen alongside Ingeborg Hallstein in 1960?
- ... that height functions allow mathematicians to count and distinguish objects such as rational points of algebraic varieties?
- ... that Rachel Koopmans was part of a research team which discovered that two stained glass windows of Canterbury Cathedral dated to the 1180s?
- ... that the Butler matrix squints?
22 April 2019
- 00:00, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the 1862 Easter hymn "Christ Is Risen! Christ Is Risen!" (visual depiction shown) by Gurney was virtually unknown until two revised versions were sent to the United States?
- ... that Indian folklorist Joravarsinh Jadav has written and edited more than 90 works?
- ... that HMS Splendid attacked a heavy German merchant ship, but instead sank an Italian destroyer?
- ... that prospector John Beaton triggered an Alaskan gold rush by a discovery his team made on Christmas Day 1908?
- ... that some insect populations have declined dramatically?
- ... that Margit Schramm appeared as Hanna Glawari, the "merry widow" in Lehár's operetta, more than 500 times?
- ... that Church Fathers such as Irenaeus, Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, and Lactantius accepted the association of the angelic descent myth with the "sons of God" passage in Genesis 6?
- ... that Barry Sage has earned US$22,000 for clapping his hands in 1981?
21 April 2019
- 00:00, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that in the 1970s, spoon worms (example pictured) helped promote biodiversity around the effluent outlets from the Los Angeles sewage system?
- ... that despite being demoted three times, Nikolai Kulakov rose to the rank of vice admiral and became a Hero of the Soviet Union?
- ... that the motet Sicut cervus by Palestrina, suitable for Holy Saturday, has been described as the expression of "serene but fervent spiritual yearning"?
- ... that cinematographer Mike Gioulakis was inspired by the photography of Gregory Crewdson when shooting the 2014 horror film It Follows?
- ... that during Cardiff City F.C.'s 1921–22 season, trainer George Latham became the oldest player in club history when called into action after members of the first team fell ill?
- ... that Shah Faesal, the first Kashmiri to top the Indian civil services exam, has become a politician?
- ... that in 1941, the far-right French National-Collectivist Party proposed sending its women paramilitaries to fight for Vichy France in Syria?
- ... that Necdet Turhan, a visually impaired mountaineer and long-distance runner, ran five marathons and climbed five summits on five continents?
20 April 2019
- 00:00, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Roger Shepard created an elephant named "L'egs-istential Quandary" (variant pictured)?
- ... that Sophie Alexander was concussed in her first AFL Women's match?
- ... that Heinrich Schütz composed Die sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz, setting the seven Sayings of Jesus on the cross for the Evangelist, who sings in up to four voices, and Jesus, who is accompanied by obbligato instruments?
- ... that Ario Pardee's gift of $20,000 to Lafayette College in 1864 was the largest sum ever given to an educational institution in Pennsylvania at the time?
- ... that in the motet Popule meus by Tomás Luis de Victoria, which sets the Good Friday Reproaches, two choirs alternate Greek and Latin versions of the Trisagion?
- ... that a columnist for the British Internet magazine Spiked created the fictional Twitter user Titania McGrath in order to mock contemporary "woke culture"?
- ... that the Good Friday hymn "My Song Is Love Unknown" asks what Jesus had done to deserve crucifixion?
- ... that Jeff "Beachbum" Berry has been described as "the Indiana Jones of tiki drinks"?
19 April 2019
- 00:00, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that California deserts are experiencing the second wildflower superbloom (pictured) in three years?
- ... that Bambang Dwi Hartono championed bus rapid transit in Surabaya as mayor, but his plans were overridden by the next mayor?
- ... that "Christus, der uns selig macht", a translation by Michael Weiße of a Latin Passion hymn, begins with Jesus arrested like a thief?
- ... that the dire whelk sometimes shares the prey of the ochre sea star while it is being eaten?
- ... that Ivorian special advisor Euphrasie Kouassi Yao has worked as a UNESCO chair for Water, Women and Decision-making, and has been honoured by the Global Platform for Enterprising Women?
- ... that the Mayan Train was approved in a public referendum that garnered only a one percent voter turnout?
- ... that geneticist Muntaser Ibrahim, described by Science as "one of Sudan's most distinguished living scholars", was imprisoned in February 2019 after participating in peaceful protests?
- ... that Hillary and Clinton is the first Broadway play to feature Hillary Clinton as a lead character?
18 April 2019
- 00:00, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Fritz Pollard (pictured) became the NFL's first black quarterback in 1923, but it was not until 2017 that all 32 modern NFL teams had started at least one black quarterback?
- ... that All India Trinamool Congress MP Uma Saren was the first person to speak in the tribal Santali language at the Inter-Parliamentary Union?
- ... that the weevil species Sicoderus bautistai, described as resembling "black, shiny ants", is named after professional baseball player José Bautista?
- ... that Czech chemist Karel Wiesner, unable to study at university under the German occupation, set up a laboratory in the basement of his parents' house to teach himself polarography?
- ... that the Natal Border Guard, established in 1878, was expected to defend the Colony of Natal armed only with spears and shields?
- ... that American artist Lydia Purdy Hess, best known for her Portrait of Miss E. H., sketched and painted while floating on the Ohio River during her two-month honeymoon?
- ... that the Troy Museum, located close to the ancient city of Troy, is clad in rust-colored weathering steel to resemble an excavated artifact?
- ... that at the Queen Charlotte's Ball, debutantes curtsey to a giant birthday cake?
17 April 2019
- 00:00, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the scientific name of the Chatham shag (pictured) commemorates a former Governor of New Zealand?
- ... that Satish Namdeo Ghormade has served as commanding officer of a guided missile frigate, a submarine rescue vessel, and a minesweeper?
- ... that at the 2019 Tour Championship snooker tournament the first-round match between Neil Robertson and Mark Selby, played over 17 frames, was decided by the final black?
- ... that, inspired at the age of five by her football-playing brother, Dilan Ağgül became a footballer in Germany and later played for the Turkey women's national team?
- ... that the tragic early life of the visual-novel character Kiritsugu Emiya was written by Gen Urobuchi as a prequel to Fate/stay night, which has a happy ending?
- ... that Heinz Hoppe performed as a lyric tenor at the Hamburg State Opera, including world premieres, but became popular for operetta recordings and television shows?
- ... that more than one million people are buried on Hart Island, the potter's field for New York City?
- ... that Ram Singh Malam designed and decorated the Palace of Mirrors and its pleasure hall?
16 April 2019
- 00:00, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Thomas Fulljames designed the Gloucester Court of Probate (pictured) in a "picturesque Gothic" style?
- ... that the Spider-Man created for the 2018 video game by Insomniac Games has been used by Marvel Comics as an alternate version of Spider-Man?
- ... that volleyball player Chen Zhaodi, who was nicknamed "One-armed General" despite having two arms, became an actual general after retiring from her volleyball career?
- ... that the royal vole has larder chambers in its burrow but not latrines?
- ... that during World War II, the crew of the USS Argonaut donated their ship's bell to the Submarine Memorial Chapel before the submarine was lost in combat?
- ... that Ruth H. Alexander was the first woman selected to serve on the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition?
- ... that three times a day, the clock tower across from Southampton's Watts Park tolls out Isaac Watts's hymn "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past"?
- ... that when Hansgünther Heyme staged classic plays, Antigone was set in Calcutta, William Tell in Nazi Germany, and Hamlet ended with the prince on a metal trolley?
15 April 2019
- 00:11, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that James Henry Marriott (pictured) was the first optics professional in New Zealand to make a telescope?
- ... that the colour and texture of the transparent lamellaria may vary according to the species of sea squirt on which it is living?
- ... that in 684–85, Caliph Marwan I reestablished Umayyad authority in Syria and Egypt after its collapse across the caliphate?
- ... that when HMS Courageux was wrecked, more than 100 men escaped to the shore by clambering along a fallen mast?
- ... that "Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig", a hymn about vanity by Michael Franck, is the basis of a chorale cantata by Bach, and quoted in Mauricio Kagel's Passion?
- ... that some leaves of the South African plant Romulea tortuosa are shaped like corkscrews?
- ... that Minnesotan portrait and landscape artist Gene Ritchie Monahan is known for work that Sigurd Olson said "caught the details of the changing seasons"?
- ... that Shadow the Hedgehog was originally going to appear only in Sonic Adventure 2, but proved so popular that he became a recurring Sonic the Hedgehog character?
- ... that Bandaru Dattatreya is the only minister from the Telangana state in the current Union Cabinet of India?
- ... that Michelle Obama promised George W. Bush that she would rescue his presidential portrait from a fire?
14 April 2019
- 00:11, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the ABC Rail Guide features in Agatha Christie's novel The A.B.C. Murders and on the cover of two editions of the book (first edition cover pictured)?
- ... that Rob Morrison from Australia's The Curiosity Show was an expert witness at a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the death of a girl by a dingo?
- ... that Raymund Weber wrote "Zeige uns, Herr, deine Allmacht und Güte" to be sung with a modern melody, but it appears in the German Catholic hymnal with a Baroque melody?
- ... that D. S. Kapoor designed a replica of the Eiffel Tower to serve as an entrance to the annual Chandigarh Carnival?
- ... that the U.S. Homeland Security Act of 2002 has been used to expedite government-wide hiring for medical, scientific, and cybersecurity positions into the competitive federal civil service?
- ... that Tom Oppé chaired the working party which produced a report for the British government in 1974 recommending that babies be fed with breast milk rather than formula?
- ... that a calf grazing near the scene of an 1814 battle between the Royal Navy and United States Revenue Marine became the fight's only fatality?
- ... that Mexican federal deputy Nay Salvatori invited the public to "smoke marijuana at my house and listen to The Doors" if the drug was legalized in Mexico, despite never having smoked it herself?
13 April 2019
- 00:11, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that choreographer Alex Romero hired a shoeshiner, Leroy Daniels (pictured), to dance with Fred Astaire in the 1953 film The Band Wagon?
- ... that indigenous resistance by mainland Caribs and Island Caribs played a major role in the failure of Dutch, British, French, and Courlander attempts to colonise Tobago in the 17th century?
- ... that Patrick Lange, who conducted a Stephen Sondheim musical in a youth club production at age 16, became chief music director of the Wiesbaden State Opera at age 36?
- ... that the Holby City production team worked with Parkinson's UK to create a Parkinson's disease storyline for the character Alex Adams?
- ... that Indian social worker Sharda Mehta organised a protest against indentured servitude in 1917?
- ... that the former Marysville Cotton Mill now houses a data centre for departments and agencies of the Government of New Brunswick?
- ... that Tsutomu Kawabuchi was referred to as the "father of Japanese women's ice hockey"?
- ... that the mottled piculet likes to drum on bamboo?
- ... that Bulgaria's first cosmonaut, Georgi Ivanov, safely returned to Earth despite a failing main engine and a damaged backup engine on his Soyuz 33 spacecraft?
- ... that Meghan Trainor requested the removal of her song "Me Too" from Vevo, due to unapproved digital manipulation of her body in the video?
12 April 2019
- 00:15, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the German philatelic writer Wolfgang Baldus is a specialist in the forged and propaganda stamps of the Second World War, such as the American Adolf Hitler skull stamp (pictured)?
- ... that the Indian Creek mushroom can be distinguished from chanterelles by its staining dark purple when cut or bruised?
- ... that the Dutch-Belgian composer Oscar van Hemel created two operas, one of them about a prostitute?
- ... that Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival, the first queer film festival in North Africa, does not disclose its location due to security concerns?
- ... that journalist Roman Sushchenko was named by the European Parliament as one of 30 Ukrainian citizens illegally detained or imprisoned in Russia?
- ... that the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act protected more than 1.3 million acres (5,300 km2) of wilderness and created four U.S. national monuments?
- ... that Mr Justice Orr granted the wife of British spy George Blake a decree nisi for divorce on the grounds that a conviction for treason can amount to cruelty?
- ... that John Wozniak took less than an hour to write Marcy Playground's only hit, "Sex and Candy", in his bedroom at 4 a.m.?
11 April 2019
- 04:23, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the critically endangered Chinese alligator (pictured) may have helped inspire the mythology of the Chinese dragon?
- ... that Alfons Zgrzebniok commanded the first two of the three Silesian Uprisings?
- ... that Marianne Williamson, a candidate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, has called for $100 billion in reparations for slavery?
- ... that Siegfried Vogel, a bass at the Berlin State Opera from 1965, appeared at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow?
- ... that Sternaspis scutata swallows mud?
- ... that American landscape and still life painter Ida O'Keeffe omitted her last name in her first exhibition to avoid comparison with her sister?
- ... that the Tugnet Ice House, the largest surviving ice house in the UK, is now a dolphin watching centre?
- ... that Indian MP Sumedhanand Saraswati is also a Hindu monk?
10 April 2019
- 00:00, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that American novelist Pearl Doles Bell (pictured) traveled with the Ringling Brothers Circus for six weeks to research her 1919 novel Her Elephant Man: A Story of the Sawdust Ring?
- ... that while the fan palm Coccothrinax jamaicensis is the only Coccothrinax species native to Jamaica, the neighbouring island of Cuba has 39 native species?
- ... that photographer Nydia Blas has said she is intrigued by the use of photography to influence public opinion, for example the use of photographs by anti-lynching activists?
- ... that by winning promotion during the 1920–21 season, Cardiff City F.C. became the first Welsh club to reach the top tier of English football?
- ... that according to research led by Dana Lepofsky, some clam gardens on the Pacific Northwest Coast are up to 3,500 years old?
- ... that the All India Azad Muslim Conference represented several Islamic organisations that opposed the partition of India?
- ... that Finnish Ice Hockey Association president Harry Lindblad was a founding member of the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame, and served as its first chairman?
- ... that the Florida shuffle refers to recovering drug addicts caught between multiple rehab centers and "patient brokers" for their insurance money?
9 April 2019
- 00:00, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that in pacu jawi (pictured), the traditional cattle race of Tanah Datar, Indonesia, the jockey holds the tails of two cattle while they sprint across a muddy rice field?
- ... that Raphaëlle Boitel worked as a contortionist street performer at age eight to earn tuition for circus school?
- ... that the storyline of Holby City's two-part episode "A Simple Lie" was compared to the Charlie Gard case?
- ... that U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Lloyd Toulmin Chalker has been credited as the "father of Coast Guard aviation"?
- ... that Promachocrinus is unusual among crinoids in having ten pairs of arms?
- ... that instead of attending Columbia University, Taiwanese engineer Ye Qingyao joined the February 28 rebellion, was jailed, and then escaped to China on a sampan?
- ... that the European Commission's Joint Research Centre recommends using the spectral G-index rather than correlated color temperature to select streetlights that have low blue light content?
- ... that Librotraficante smuggled books into Arizona?
8 April 2019
- 00:00, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Ansel Adams (pictured), known for his black-and-white landscape photographs, documented a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II?
- ... that the inner core may rotate slightly faster than the rest of the Earth due to torque caused by Earth's geodynamo and the solidification of the core?
- ... that fees and penalties charged as part of criminal-justice financial obligations in the United States may lead to the justice system becoming both a result and a cause of poverty?
- ... that in a telegram to Hitler, Hans Bredow, the former head of the Reich Broadcasting Corporation, requested to be treated like his colleagues who were interned in the Oranienburg concentration camp?
- ... that the polychaete worm Poecilochaetus serpens digs a burrow with its head and lines it with particles of clay or mud cemented with mucus?
- ... that medieval historian Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol believed that the 14th-century Mudéjar Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities in Catalonia and Valencia co-existed due to religious segregation?
- ... that some newspapers reported as many as 3,000 deaths in Key West, Florida, during an October 1909 hurricane, but just two fatalities occurred in the city in actuality?
- ... that a British Guiana one-cent postage stamp that Neil Ross McKinnon bought from a schoolboy later sold for US$9.5 million?
7 April 2019
- 00:00, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Nazir Ahmad Wani, the first Ashoka Chakra recipient from Kashmir (posthumous award ceremony pictured), was a militant before he surrendered and joined the Indian Army?
- ... that a New Jersey shopping mall has a California-style design?
- ... that Order of Australia recipient Helen Brownlee was the first woman to be elected as one of the vice presidents of the Australian Olympic Committee?
- ... that the Paris International Air Navigation Conference of 1910 was held after France became concerned about the number of foreign balloons carrying German officers that were entering their airspace?
- ... that James F. Short served as director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture under four governors?
- ... that Felix Mendelssohn first composed the motet Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen (For He shall give His angels charge) for an eight-part choir, then included it with orchestra in Elijah?
- ... that Cynthia García Coll from Puerto Rico has researched the psychological resilience of children born to teen mothers and of immigrant children?
- ... that Boston Manor tube station once featured a Tiffany lampshade?
6 April 2019
- 00:00, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that attendees at U.S. President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union Address sang "Happy Birthday" to Judah Samet (pictured), a Holocaust survivor who narrowly escaped the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting?
- ... that William Kempster's 8.44-metre-long (27.7 ft) mural British Air Transport – The Pioneering Days depicts people and aircraft from British aviation between 1919 and 1934?
- ... that Cole Porter's nickname for his romantic partner Nelson Barclift was "cute little nose"?
- ... that Cape Fugui, the northernmost point on Taiwan, includes a beach with ventifacts?
- ... that both Tom Ballard and his mother Alison Hargreaves died climbing in the Himalayas, more than 23 years apart?
- ... that Hubbard's angel insects groom themselves and each other, perhaps in order to avoid the fungal diseases that kill many zorapterans?
- ... that Dai Fudong designed Mao Zedong's villa and asked Ronald Reagan to have his father's Legion of Merit medal reissued?
- ... that Marjorie Paxson was twice demoted and replaced by a male editor when two different newspapers replaced their women’s sections with features sections?
- ... that La Région Centrale was filmed by a robot?
5 April 2019
- 00:50, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Building (pictured) in Flint, Michigan, made its film debut in the 2008 sports comedy Semi-Pro?
- ... that zinc oxide nanoparticles, thought to be one of the most-produced nanomaterials, are commonly used in sunscreens?
- ... that Dutch pool player Alex Lely won the 1999 World Pool Masters Tournament and collected autographs from his opponents?
- ... that the means of raising the late 18th-century British Provisional Cavalry was likened to the medieval-era feudal system?
- ... that, at age 60, Carrie Langston Hughes made her Broadway debut as Sister Susie May Hunt in Hall Johnson's Run Little Chillun?
- ... that Coccothrinax jimenezii, a palm tree native to the island of Hispaniola, was listed as a critically endangered species within two years of its formal description?
- ... that Horst Laubenthal appeared in Mozart operas at the Glyndebourne Festival as Belmonte, in Paris as Tamino, and in Turin as Ottavio?
- ... that Moston Brook was one of the most polluted waterways in Greater Manchester but, following improvements, it is now a recreational resource for local residents?
4 April 2019
- 00:00, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the Wehrmacht killed at least 35 French civilians in the village of Dortan (memorial pictured), and then burned the entire village to the ground?
- ... that Tang Aoqing is known as the "Father of Quantum Chemistry" in China?
- ... that telegraphy in the United Kingdom included a system that strung wires from rooftop to rooftop of domestic premises?
- ... that conservationist Tom Cade was so successful in his efforts to save the peregrine falcon that it was removed from the US Endangered Species List in 1999?
- ... that Maurice Ravel wrote texts and music for Trois Chansons, his only composition for choir a cappella, in response to the outbreak of World War I?
- ... that Eleanor Barrow Chase was instrumental in getting Eastern Washington University admitted to the Big Sky Conference in 1987?
- ... that the Moscow State Jewish Theatre's internationally acclaimed production of King Lear in 1935 contained veiled critiques of Stalin's regime?
- ... that Austrian ice hockey administrator Hans Dobida was inducted into the German and Slovenian hockey halls of fame?
3 April 2019
- 00:00, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Dennis Lennon hoped his design for the interior of the Queen Elizabeth 2 (pictured) would be the "setting for the world's best party"?
- ... that the album Liaisons features works by dozens of composers "re-imagining" Stephen Sondheim's music?
- ... that John W. Beschter, a Luxembourgish Jesuit who ministered throughout rural Pennsylvania, became the President of Georgetown University in 1829?
- ... that the wildlife of Spain includes 8000–9000 species of vascular plants, more than any other country in Europe?
- ... that Sabine Hyland discovered that the Incas may have written phonetic information in knotted cords called khipus?
- ... that the interior of the church Mariä Heimsuchung, a tall concrete landmark of Wiesbaden, features two large, abstract triptychs?
- ... that Tore Johannessen was the youngest person to become president of any Norwegian sports association?
- ... that in local folklore, the ancestor of the kings of Banggai hatched from a serpent egg?
2 April 2019
- 00:00, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that squirrels may be a major cybersecurity threat (suspect pictured)?
- ... that the bloody flag of Blackbeard probably wasn't?
- ... that 1,900 people in Seattle rode the city's slut on a daily basis?
- ... that Patsy, the recently deceased Irish king, personally welcomed visitors who landed in his realm?
- ... that a giant has been seen stomping buses underfoot in Arizona?
- ... that the United States Supreme Court had a divorce and the daughter was sent to Scotland?
- ... that Australians refused to call this bastard a bastard?
- ... that a mud pie is not meant to be eaten and may contain pebbles as an ingredient?
- ... that Bill Gates' converted dustbin lorry helped old people get around Worthing?
- ... that people sometimes send lewd objects to IBM?
1 April 2019
- 12:00, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that a bronze statue co-created by Fiona Peever apparently stepped off its pedestal (pictured) and sat down on some nearby steps?
- ... that zombies can be arrested before they've even committed a crime?
- ... that not enough people entered Crinkley Bottom to keep it open?
- ... that Jesse James eliminated Warren G. Harding?
- ... that mobile mechanics were needed for the stationery service?
- ... that you are onto a winner if you can catch four sows with the Jaggl, Zanggl and Buggl?
- ... that Bizzarro serves in the Connecticut Senate?
- ... that a Genie and three Beavers recognized Young People Fucking?
- ... that the United States once sued 422 casks of wine, and the wine won?
- 00:00, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
- ... that activist Linda Sarsour (pictured) was a leader of the 2017 Women's March and the 2019 Women's March?
- ... that in 1905, three days of violence in Warsaw were possibly sparked by a Bund activist trying to save his sister from sexual slavery?
- ... that a 2016 song by Taiiku Okazaki went viral in Japan as it parodied commonly used tropes in Japanese music videos?
- ... that the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act ensures retroactive pay for US federal employees affected by government shutdowns?
- ... that the Indian Member of Parliament Anju Bala believes that violence against cows can be curbed by declaring it the national animal of India?
- ... that Negatiw was named the "Champion Stallion" at the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition in Moscow in 1954?
- ... that due to sponsorship issues, NASCAR team Melling Racing hired Jeff Davis to run a race for the team using his own car?
- ... that Dippy is the most famous dinosaur skeleton in the world?