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- 1 Did you know...
- 1.1 20 April 2018
- 1.2 19 April 2018
- 1.3 18 April 2018
- 1.4 17 April 2018
- 1.5 16 April 2018
- 1.6 15 April 2018
- 1.7 14 April 2018
- 1.8 13 April 2018
- 1.9 12 April 2018
- 1.10 11 April 2018
- 1.11 10 April 2018
- 1.12 9 April 2018
- 1.13 8 April 2018
- 1.14 7 April 2018
- 1.15 6 April 2018
- 1.16 5 April 2018
- 1.17 4 April 2018
- 1.18 3 April 2018
- 1.19 2 April 2018
- 1.20 1 April 2018
Did you know...
20 April 2018
- 00:00, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that before taking over Moldavia in 1561, Iacob Heraclid (pictured) had been executed in effigy and staged his own death?
- ... that the Oak at the Gate of the Dead was the first Welsh entry for the European Tree of the Year awards?
- ... that after his college football career, Psalm Wooching decided to pursue a professional career in rugby union despite receiving significant interest from NFL teams?
- ... that the Gujarati poetry collection Kusumamala includes a translation of "The Cloud" by English romantic poet Shelley?
- ... that in South Carolina, the flat bullhead is threatened by pollution and sedimentation, as well as by the introduction of non-native catfish?
- ... that Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane was praised by critics for its portrayal of strong and healthy sibling relationships?
- ... that Guido Jung was dismissed from the Royal Italian Army after the enactment of the Italian Racial Laws, despite having served as Minister of Finance under Mussolini?
- ... that the robot CISBOT once found a baseball under New York City?
19 April 2018
- 00:00, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Norman Bel Geddes claimed that his Airliner Number 4 (design pictured) would be able to fly from Chicago to London in 42 hours using in-air refueling over Newfoundland?
- ... that the Thai Buddhist temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya broke a Guinness World Record for organizing the longest journey walking over flower petals?
- ... that Nicholas Muellner was in the Caribbean when he decided to photograph acquaintances in Russia?
- ... that Puerto Rican anarchists opposed the consumption of alcohol and as a consequence distanced themselves from the European concept of the anarchist "beer hall"?
- ... that congressman Duan Yihe was executed for blowing up his mistress, in one of the most shocking crimes involving a Chinese official?
- ... that Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Malawi has a filling station to generate income and train students in business management?
- ... that Colin Robert Chase"s major work on the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf was called "one of the most important inconclusions in the study of Old English"?
- ... that the former QBx1 bus route in New York City had ten route variants depending on the time of day?
18 April 2018
- 00:00, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the budget for the Doctor Who serial The Daleks allowed for only four Daleks (one pictured) to be made?
- ... that despite its bright colouring, the firebrick starfish is inconspicuous among the sponges and other organisms in its habitat?
- ... that Saw Ganesan initiated construction of a temple to the Tamil language?
- ... that at the conclusion of the 2018 AFL Women"s Grand Final, acting captain Ellie Blackburn called upon her suspended skipper Katie Brennan to help hoist the team"s trophy?
- ... that da share z0ne is a satirical social media account supposedly run by a skeleton character?
- ... that in 2015, Kjell Lindgren played a plastic set of bagpipes made by McCallum Bagpipes on the International Space Station?
- ... that Captain Ruck-Keene"s command of HMS Cochrane ended a few days after Admiral Jellicoe wrote that he had become "lazy, lacks energy & has run to seed"?
- ... that upon hearing the Confederate song "I"m a Good Ol" Rebel", the future King Edward VII requested a repeat performance of "that fine American song with the cuss words in it"?
17 April 2018
- 00:00, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Hussein (pictured) started his 46-year reign as King of Jordan in 1952 when he was a 17-year-old schoolboy?
- ... that the UN Security Council has banned exports of charcoal from the Somali port town of Burgabo?
- ... that Florence shows the awkwardness of a first date through a puzzle minigame, which becomes easier as the main character becomes more comfortable?
- ... that the new Chief Management Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense position outranks the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force?
- ... that Carolyn McAskie was the first Canadian to lead a United Nations peacekeeping mission, post-Cold War?
- ... that the Double Concerto for oboe and harp was composed by Hans Werner Henze for Heinz Holliger and his wife Ursula, and performed with 18 string players of Paul Sacher"s orchestra?
- ... that Brian Santos was described in 1995 as "the dominant blind skier in the world" after winning nine U.S. Championships and six Paralympic gold medals?
- ... that Macrobiotus shonaicus, a Japanese water bear, was first found in the parking lot of the apartment building where one of the researchers lived?
16 April 2018
- 00:00, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the construction of Rockefeller Center (pictured) was the largest private development project ever undertaken for its time?
- ... that after World War II, filmmaker Miloš Havel, the uncle of Václav Havel, was cleared on charges related to collaboration with Nazi Germany due to lack of evidence?
- ... that evidence for speciation by reinforcement has been found across a wide range of organisms?
- ... that the Crawford family were pioneers of tourism in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and have numerous places named after them there?
- ... that 18-year-old Dominican Street Fighter V player Saul Leonardo Mena "MenaRD" Segundo is investing his winnings from the 2017 Capcom Cup in his local e-sports community?
- ... that the 1973 Internationales Sachsensymposion included the "theatrical" unveiling of the Sutton Hoo helmet replica?
- ... that Richard O. Culver, Jr., one of the founders of the U.S. Marine Corps Sniper School in Quantico, Virginia, was born on Alcatraz Island?
- ... that the figure of Jazz from the Transformers toyline Power of the Primes drew controversy because the text on its sticker, when translated from Cybertronian, spelled the acronym MAGA, associated with Donald Trump?
15 April 2018
- 00:00, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the hermit crab Diogenes pugilator (pictured) has to make do with the empty shells that Paguristes eremita and Pagurus forbesii don"t want?
- ... that Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Kevin Siers began his cartooning career while working in the iron ore mines of Minnesota?
- ... that the 2010 Mount Meager landslide was one of the largest in Canadian history?
- ... that in 1963, George Dickinson Hadley introduced the gastrocamera to Britain?
- ... that the islands in Great Egg Harbor Bay, a habitat for migratory birds, are eroding at a rate of 0.28 in (7 mm) per year?
- ... that Iggy Brazdeikis is a right-handed athlete who shoots basketballs left-handed?
- ... that actress Carole Ann Ford described her character in the Doctor Who serial The Keys of Marinus as "pathetic"?
- ... that elevator operators at New York City"s 181st Street station are known to play music in an attempt to cheer up commuters?
14 April 2018
- 00:00, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that at the Van Horne House (pictured) following the Battle of Bound Brook, the owner hosted British General Cornwallis for breakfast and American Generals Lincoln and Greene for supper?
- ... that biathlete Jakov Fak won a silver medal for Slovenia at the 2018 Winter Olympics, having previously won a bronze medal for Croatia in Vancouver?
- ... 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 British newspaper editor Ian Stephens may have saved "hundreds of thousands" of lives during the Bengal famine of 1943 by publishing photographs of the victims?
- ... that some leaves of the South African plant Romulea tortuosa are shaped like corkscrews?
- ... that R. A. Hardie, a Canadian physician and missionary to Korea, was the catalyst for the 1903 Wŏnsan Revival and also inspired the Great Pyongyang Revival of 1907?
- ... that SegaSonic the Hedgehog was desired for inclusion in Sonic Gems Collection, but was left out due to difficulties emulating its trackball controls?
- ... that Peter Newton founded Sterling Vineyards and Newton Vineyard, and was very proud of his eight-year-old granddaughter, who "discovered" Harry Potter?
13 April 2018
- 00:00, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that on 12 April 1945, a white flag was hung from the tower of the Große Kirche Aplerbeck (pictured), one of two churches after the same design by Christian Heyden, to signal capitulation?
- ... that Indian-born physician Jainti Dass Saggar was the first non-white person to be elected a councillor in Scotland?
- ... that when dissenting from the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lafler v. Cooper, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote that the Court had elevated "plea bargaining from a necessary evil to a constitutional entitlement"?
- ... that war veteran Owen Pick carried the flag for Great Britain at the 2018 Winter Paralympics opening ceremony?
- ... that the African-American settlers at Port Cresson were pacifist Quakers who were unequipped to defend themselves when attacked by King Joe?
- ... that after The Ultra Secret was published, German professor Arthur Thomas Hatto feared being kidnapped by Soviets?
- ... that the coronate prickly-winkle is a marine mollusk but can be found on limestone cliffs well above high water mark?
- ... that Brian Wilson is a genius?
12 April 2018
- 00:00, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that William Bliss Baker, a promising Hudson River School landscape painter (work pictured), died a week before his twenty-seventh birthday after being injured while ice skating?
- ... that fruit flies have been used extensively in laboratory experiments of speciation?
- ... that Indian high jumper Tejaswin Shankar first broke the national record at the age of 17?
- ... that NASA"s Planetary Missions Program Office manages three of the agency"s solar system exploration programs?
- ... that Lin Hu, a half-Russian orphan, joined the army at age 10 and grew up to become deputy commander of the Chinese Air Force?
- ... that the small catfish Malapterurus beninensis uses its electric organ to stun the fishes on which it feeds?
- ... that Bob Nygaard, a private investigator specializing in psychic fraud, has been instrumental in the return of millions of dollars to victims of this crime?
- ... that although its discoverer committed suicide after it was declared a forgery in 1883, the Shapira Scroll may be a Dead Sea Scroll after all?
11 April 2018
- 00:00, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Italian dictator Benito Mussolini tried to buy Norman Bel Geddes" 1932 design for a Streamlined Ocean Liner (pictured)?
- ... that violist Konstantin Sellheim recorded fairy tale music with the Sellheim-Kuti Trio, and played the premiere of the piano quartet Skylla and Charybdis by Graham Waterhouse?
- ... that humans and horses are dead-end hosts for the West Nile virus?
- ... that Clifford E. Charlesworth was a NASA Flight Director during the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission?
- ... that the upcoming film Avengers: Infinity War draws inspiration from the 1991 comic book The Infinity Gauntlet?
- ... that Lega Nord politician Toni Iwobi is the first black person elected to the Italian Senate?
- ... that Dai Prefecture and County carried on the name of a "barbarian" kingdom and Qin commandery, despite being in a completely different part of China?
- ... that Liberian president George Weah"s son Timothy plays for the United States men"s national soccer team?
10 April 2018
- 00:00, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Laura Kamhuber"s (pictured) rendition of "I Will Always Love You" at The Voice Kids Germany is the most-watched YouTube video by an Austrian artist?
- ... that the Hennepin County Library has 41 branches in 24 cities and towns in Minnesota, and historically had locations in a sanatorium and a bookmobile?
- ... that footballer Alex Raisbeck joined Liverpool after Stoke manager Horace Austerberry failed to arrive at an arranged meeting?
- ... that the 2012 anthology No Straight Lines, edited by Justin Hall, collects queer comics covering a 40-year period?
- ... that MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner Joaquin Avila wrote the California Voting Rights Act?
- ... that the barbels on the chin of the red mullet are sensory organs and used in locating prey?
- ... that after Feng Yidai was denounced as a "rightist" during China"s Anti-Rightist Campaign, he was recruited by the Communist Party to spy on other "rightists"?
- ... that Tsamma juice is named after "the Mother of all watermelon varieties"?
9 April 2018
- 00:00, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that aerial torpedo-carrying missiles developed for the US Navy under Project Kingfisher included the Petrel (pictured), Diver, Grebe, and Puffin?
- ... that violinist David Frühwirth played music from the interwar period for violin and piano at the Salzburg Festival and on a recording titled Trails of Creativity?
- ... that the passage of a bill exempting Washington state legislators from the state"s Public Records Act prompted The Seattle Times to publish its first front-page editorial in 110 years?
- ... that Ariel Pink is frequently cited as the "godfather" of chillwave and hypnagogic pop?
- ... that the Franco-German University facilitates the cooperation of over 180 universities and colleges across international borders?
- ... that Mike Marjama overcame an eating disorder to make it to Major League Baseball?
- ... that the Battle of Głębokie during the Polish–Soviet War was both a tactical victory and a strategic defeat for the Soviet side?
- ... that a person of interest in Jamie Fraley"s disappearance 10 years ago today was later found dead of heat stroke in the trunk of his ex-girlfriend"s car?
8 April 2018
- 00:10, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the red-tailed tropicbird (pictured) eats mainly flying fish and squid?
- ... that at age 16, sport shooter Manu Bhaker became the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup?
- ... that Reki Kawahara, author of Sword Art Online, planned to submit the draft for the light novel series to a 2002 competition, but refrained because it exceeded the page limit?
- ... that Leon Tomșa, who passed laws limiting Greek immigration to Wallachia, was reportedly a Greek oyster-monger?
- ... that the Fulton Center transit complex is the first subway station in New York City to receive a certification for environmental sustainability?
- ... that London New Zealand RFC is the only rugby team apart from the New Zealand national teams that wears the silver fern symbol?
- ... that Christian Boros owns an art gallery in a former bunker in Berlin?
- ... that the tale "Town Musicians of Bremen" by the Brothers Grimm has been connected with the Buddhist legend about four harmonious animals?
7 April 2018
- 00:00, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that R. Stevie Moore (pictured) pioneered modern indie music, earning him the sobriquet "the godfather of home recording"?
- ... that according to his memoirs, Howard Marks concluded a drug deal at the Warwick Castle with half a consignment of Thai grass hidden in a car parked outside?
- ... that generals Yao Xian and Lin Hu were born in the same year, went to the same school, fought in the same war, held the same rank, and died on the same day?
- ... that a giant landslide took place on Socompa volcano some 7,000 years ago, moving approximately 19.2 cubic kilometres (4.6 cu mi) of rock?
- ... that Robin Surgeoner, a multiple Paralympic gold medal-winner in swimming, performs as a poet, artist, and musician under the stage name "Angryfish"?
- ... that the new east platform of Tukwila station in Tukwila, Washington, was built with additional width that was later removed for the installation of a third track?
- ... that elected at age 39, Sadiq Sanjrani is the youngest-ever Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan?
- ... that the ashy pink sea cucumber obtains its nourishment from swallowing sand?
6 April 2018
- 00:00, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Canadian cardiologist Thomas Forrest Cotton was the first to recognise the correlation between finger clubbing (pictured) and infective endocarditis?
- ... that eight leaders of the Board of Trustees for the Education of Youth were convicted of crimes in Czechoslovakia after World War II?
- ... that Laura Barney Harding once declared she was Katharine Hepburn"s husband?
- ... that Icelandic chess grandmaster Stefán Kristjánsson was also a successful poker player?
- ... that it took almost five years to rebuild the South Ferry/Whitehall Street station in New York City, which was completely flooded three years after it opened?
- ... that archaeologist Su Bingqi proposed a heretical multi-region model for prehistoric China which rejected the traditional view that Chinese civilization radiated from the Central Plain?
- ... that the comic book X-Men Red stars Jean Grey, a character who had been dead for nearly fifteen years?
5 April 2018
- 00:00, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the 3,000-year-old Min fanglei (pictured) set a world-record auction price for a piece of Asian artwork?
- ... that George Crowninshield Jr. was the first American yachtsman and owned the first American yacht?
- ... that prime numbers have been studied since the time of the ancient Greeks, but had few real-world applications until the invention of public-key cryptography in the 1970s?
- ... that on 14 April 1945, the German town of Friesoythe was deliberately burnt down by the 4th Canadian Division and the ruins bulldozed on the orders of its commander?
- ... that in 1910, Oliver Toussaint Jackson established the agricultural settlement of Dearfield, Colorado, for black Americans?
- ... that the mycotoxin phomoxanthone A causes fragmentation of mitochondria within minutes?
- ... that the tenor Julian Podger, who took part in the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, recorded the title role in Handel"s last oratorio Jephtha?
- ... that the Beach Boys" 1967 album Wild Honey was made partly in response to a critical perception of the group as consisting of "ball-less choir boys"?
4 April 2018
- 00:00, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Franz Joseph I of Austria gave a portrait (pictured) by Georg Decker to his ten-year-old son?
- ... that the first issue of the comic book Sideways featured a vertical gatefold cover?
- ... that in 1938, Emanuel Moravec called for Czechoslovakia to declare war against Germany?
- ... that even a "benign" blood clot in a superficial vein can lead to serious complications?
- ... that Jordan Poole"s game-winning buzzer beater three point shot in the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament was nearly identical to his shot in the 2017 Dick"s National High School Championship Game?
- ... that in 1969, the Military Engineering Experimental Establishment became the first British research establishment to be granted freedom of a borough?
- ... that Tooth and Tail"s art style was described as a modernized version of 1990s pixel art?
- ... that the Hellenized Syrian satirist Lucian wrote the novel A True Story, sometimes regarded as the first work of science fiction, in the second century AD?
3 April 2018
- 00:00, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette were the only married couple to be assassinated (bombed house pictured) during the civil rights movement era?
- ... that Ayaka Fukuhara decided to become a voice actress after listening to a radio drama adaptation of the manga series Hunter × Hunter?
- ... that a fan sued Major League Baseball for $10 million after he was filmed sleeping at a game and the announcers allegedly made unflattering comments about him?
- ... that the Easter hymn "Erschienen ist der herrlich Tag" (The glorious day has appeared) by Nikolaus Herman inspired other hymns and musical settings of the 20th century?
- ... that although Zhang Junsheng publicly feuded with Chris Patten, Hong Kong"s last British governor, the latter offered his condolences when Zhang died recently?
- ... that the basket star Astrobrachion constrictum is always found living in association with a black coral such as Antipathes fiordensis?
- ... that Otar Taktakishvili"s opera Mindia was based on Vazha-Pshavela"s epic poem The Snake-eater and premiered in 1961, the centenary of the poet"s birth?
- ... that Robert Howard Hodgkin was part of a "Quaker dynasty" that included a banker, a Marxist historian, a Nobel-winning chemist, a painter, another Nobel winner, and the namesake of Hodgkin"s lymphoma?
2 April 2018
- 00:00, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that Daisy the dinosaur (relative pictured) lives with Elton John?
- ... that the United States Navy considered calling on Zeus to defend a battleship?
- ... that Jigsaw wants to play a game with your computer?
- ... that Trump is directly connected to Russia?
- ... that Hillary"s portrait is now being printed on the $5 bill?
- ... that Obama was born in Japan?
- ... that the United States once sued 43 gallons of whiskey?
- ... that Fly Fishing by J. R. Hartley, a non-existent book by a non-existent author, became a number one bestseller and had two sequels?
1 April 2018
- 12:00, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that squirrels may be a major cybersecurity threat (suspect pictured)?
- ... that Robert Bartholomew has been in hysterics for over twenty years?
- ... that the trial of the "Coughing Major" was interrupted by coughing jurors?
- ... that Hitler"s demands for mobile phone gift cards may have upset some Nazis?
- ... that James Longstreet was mauled by pelicans?
- ... that some people know Christ the Lord is risen today from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?
- ... that some extinct ants were simply terrible?
- ... that after many years battling the forces of darkness, the Batcave became a popular venue for underground parties and concerts?
- 00:00, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the board game Suffragetto (pictured) featured suffragettes trying to storm the House of Commons?
- ... that Jonah ibn Janah, one of the most important medieval Hebrew grammarians, wrote his major works in Arabic?
- ... that The Homecoming statue depicts a Canadian sailor reuniting with his daughter and her dog?
- ... that the script of Who Framed Roger Rabbit originally intended Judge Doom to be the killer of Bambi"s mother?
- ... that London South Africa RFC started as a new club at the bottom of English rugby after the RFU blocked their attempts to buy a National League 1 club and Wimbledon RFC?
- ... that Canadian soprano Kirsten MacKinnon, a winner of the Met Auditions, appeared as Fiordiligi at the Glyndebourne Festival, and as Meyerbeer"s Inès at the Frankfurt Opera, staged as a space mission?
- ... that the proposed city of Greenhaven, Georgia, would have a population of 300,000, making it the state"s second largest city after Atlanta?
- ... that Shalimar Sharbatly"s hand-painted Porsche 911 was featured at the Louvre?