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16 August 2022
- 00:00, 16 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that wood type for printing (example pictured) was invented in China, first mass-produced in the United States, and later exported back to China for use by missionaries?
- ... that William Pinckney was the second Black American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the second-highest decoration for valor in combat, after the Medal of Honor?
- ... that the Franco-Greek defence agreement is the first intra-NATO defensive alliance?
- ... that Fateh Muhammad Panipati has been called the al-Jazari of contemporary times?
- ... that Harris Computer Systems specialized in making computers for real-time simulation?
- ... that LGBT rights activist Kit Malone helped create the first transgender organized marching group in the Indianapolis Pride Parade's history?
- ... that in a choral tour program titled Salmo!, Bach's 18th successor first conducted Salmo 150, an a cappella setting of Psalm 150 by the Brazilian composer Ernani Aguiar?
- ... that zoologist Herb Wong wrote the liner notes for more than 600 jazz albums, by his own count?
15 August 2022
- 00:00, 15 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that William H. Davis (pictured) was the first teacher of Booker T. Washington and the first African American to be nominated as a candidate for West Virginia governor in 1888?
- ...that defence was not a significant factor in the design or placement of Earlstoun Castle, which was unusual for a 16th-century tower house?
- ... that Baya Gamani was freed from prison by his captor, King Mohnyin Thado, to defend the capital region of Ava?
- ... that the Manila Standard described the concert Two for the Knight as the "biggest team-up of a foreign and local artist" in the Philippines?
- ... that hostile references towards Anglo-Egyptian rule in Sudan by Khalil Farah were hidden in colloquial Sudanese Arabic?
- ... that when the University of South Dakota started a radio station, the transmitter was built by student and future Nobel Prize winner Ernest Lawrence?
- ... that the 1971 Hazelwood massacre was the largest mass murder in the history of "Murder City"?
- ... that taxation may have played a part in the fall of the Roman Empire?
14 August 2022
- 00:00, 14 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the earliest-known Phoenician inscriptions (examples pictured) were found near Bethlehem?
- ... that women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony spoke twice at the now defunct Academy of Music in Sioux City, Iowa, during the 1870s?
- ... that upon his rescue, Alexander Armstrong retrieved his journal against his captain's orders, and its publication contradicted the captain's claims about their chances of survival?
- ... that Jesse Fuller's first release of his song "You're No Good" was more than a year after Bob Dylan had included it on his debut album?
- ... that when reggae musician Bob Marley was arrested in London for cannabis possession, he falsely told the police he lived in Collingham Gardens?
- ... that in 1948, Thomas Yarborough became the first African American to be elected as a city council member in California?
- ... that U.S. sanctions against Iran have adversely impacted Iranian children with epidermolysis bullosa, among other patients?
- ... that Lillian Chase became interested in diabetes after meeting the first patient to receive insulin, and went on to become an expert in the disease?
13 August 2022
- 00:00, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that when the United Nations Secretariat Building (pictured) was finished, its staff were described as "neither united nor very peaceful"?
- ... that after a 1968 split in the Communist Party of Italy (Marxist–Leninist), the Black Line and Red Line groups would engage in reciprocal acts of violence and vandalism?
- ... that creating visual art led Maya Pindyck to write poetry?
- ... that the Missa brevis in C by František Brixi, an 18th-century kapellmeister at Prague Cathedral, was not published until 2004?
- ... that British writer Adolphe Smith Headingley popularised the singing of the socialist anthem "The Red Flag" to the tune of "O Tannenbaum" against the wishes of its lyricist?
- ... that the late Foo Fighters member Taylor Hawkins plays the drums on the closing track of King Princess's album Hold On Baby?
- ... that during the First World War, Adrian Becher received his second Military Cross for leading the defence of a position for five days, despite having been buried by a shell explosion on the first day?
- ... that 11 years after it opened in 1993, Currambine railway station was rebuilt 60 metres (200 ft) to the east?
12 August 2022
- 00:00, 12 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the German guitarist Roman Bunka (pictured) studied the Arabic oud in Egypt and played in Mohamed Mounir's band at the Pyramids of Giza to celebrate entering the year 2000?
- ... that in 2010, a blue poison bottle inscribed "not to be taken" was excavated from the wheel pit of Knowles Mill?
- ... that a Billie Eilish song references the Depp v. Heard defamation trial and the overturning of Roe v. Wade?
- ... that in 1888, Edward P. Duplex became the first African American to be elected a mayor in California?
- ... that the 6.0 system of judging figure skating was replaced in 2004, as a response to the scandal during the pair skating competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics?
- ... that when creating Aerodynamic Forms in Space in 2010, Rodney Graham was inspired by photographs of misassembled toy model gliders he took in 1977?
- ... that Bill Hatfield, the oldest person to have sailed solo around the world, had previously narrowly survived a shipwreck with his young family?
- ... that a reviewer said that playing as a cat "is at least 50% of the appeal" of Stray?
11 August 2022
- 00:00, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Akron Baptist Temple (pictured) once featured 6-foot-tall (1.8 m) red lettering that flashed?
- ... that although some casting directors found Jack Ferver difficult to believe as an 18-year-old, Ferver would later portray Little Lad in a Starburst advertisement?
- ... that the idea for the Fuente de la República arose after Manuel Felguérez suggested a fountain to accompany his newly inaugurated Puerta 1808 to the mayor of Mexico City?
- ... that in his early career, Daniel Camargo was cast to dance a lead role at the opening night of Don Quixote at Stuttgart Ballet, over the principal dancers?
- ... that The Scent of Joseph's Shirt was said by Iranian director and screenwriter Ebrahim Hatamikia to reflect his perception of waiting for Imam Mahdi?
- ... that Ruslana Pysanka, who hosted a Ukrainian television program with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, died as a refugee in Germany?
- ... that "Highway 51", the closing track on Bob Dylan's debut album, incorporated elements from earlier songs by Curtis Jones, Tommy McClennan, and the Everly Brothers?
- ... that Kenyan theologian Mary Getui was named a Moran of the Burning Spear?
10 August 2022
- 00:00, 10 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that within the graveyard of the Category A–listed Crossmichael Parish Church, there is a memorial (pictured) to William Gordon of Greenlaw that is itself designated Category A in its own right?
- ... that Colombian singer Juanita Lascarro became a soprano at the Oper Frankfurt, where she appeared as both Calypso and Penelope in a new production of Dallapiccola's Ulisse?
- ... that Akbar Bhawan, which houses the South Asian University and offices of India's Ministry of External Affairs, was originally a hotel?
- ... that Pop Team Epic creator Bkub Okawa is also a virtual YouTuber?
- ... that after the Little Rock campaign, Union forces held three-quarters of Arkansas?
- ... that Alena Analeigh Wicker is the youngest Black person to be accepted into medical school in the United States and the youngest person to work as an intern at NASA?
- ... that Taco Bell initially commissioned a TikTok musical for their Mexican Pizza?
- ... that Curtis Imrie won three world championships as a pack burro racer?
9 August 2022
- 00:00, 9 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Avelina Carrera (pictured) made her debut at the Liceu in Barcelona in 1889, stepping in as Elsa in Wagner's Lohengrin, and created the role of Maddalena in Giordano's Andrea Chénier at La Scala?
- ... that Northup Avenue Yard in Providence, Rhode Island, was described as "the finest in the New Haven system"?
- ... that David Belchem was awarded the DSO for leading a tank regiment in Tunisia that took 749 prisoners?
- ... that according to historian Rashid Khalidi, "Israel has been extremely successful in forcibly establishing itself as a colonial reality in a post-colonial age"?
- ... that in 2022, Michael Phillips became the third professor in a year to sue Collin College for retaliating against protected speech?
- ... that Spy Princess by Shrabani Basu tells the story of Noor Inayat Khan, a British secret agent in France who was executed by the Nazis?
- ... that Julian MacKay moved to Moscow at the age of 11 to attend the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, and later became the first American to complete both the lower and upper schools there?
- ... that milk's gotta lotta bottle?
8 August 2022
- 00:00, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the use of the flag of Gdańsk (pictured) was discontinued during World War II and was not restored until 1991?
- ... that "The Strike" (1954), about an American officer's turmoil in ordering an air strike on his own men, was rated as Rod Serling's best script he had written to date?
- ... that Suleman Raza was coincidently awarded an MBE while his organisation Uplyft received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in the 2022 Birthday Honours?
- ... that a boy's voice over CB radio claiming to be within an overturned truck in New Mexico sparked a search-and-rescue mission 49 years ago today?
- ... that baseball player Dwight Smith recorded a demo rhythm and blues album during the 1993–94 offseason?
- ... that Natsuki Hanae was chosen to voice Vanitas to give the character more sexual appeal?
- ... that the indie band Crumb wrote Jinx after a near-fatal car accident?
- ... that Colin Stubs spent the prize money from his first international tennis title on an old Volkswagen to travel around Europe?
7 August 2022
- 00:00, 7 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Laura J. Crossey has shown that travertines (example pictured) are more likely to form when meteoric groundwater mixes with deeper groundwater from the Earth's mantle?
- ... that Seckinger High School was created in 2022 with an artificial intelligence–themed curriculum?
- ... that Singaporean singer Dawn Gan played herself in a television drama about aspiring singers?
- ... that Oleksandr Kamyshin, the head of Ukrainian Railways, who runs the iron diplomacy program that brings world leaders to Kyiv by rail, carries his gun and his son's stuffed owl with him?
- ... that Zahia Mentouri was credited with training all pediatric anesthetists in western Algeria?
- ... that the Freies Deutsches Hochstift association acquired Goethe's birthplace in Frankfurt am Main in 1863, but did not fully restore it until 1926?
- ... that the majority of the members of the Israeli Desert Reconnaissance Battalion are Bedouin Arabs?
- ... that Super Mario has spent more than a million dollars on cruises?
6 August 2022
- 00:00, 6 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Suzie Zuzek's impactful 1960s and 1970s textile designs for Lilly Pulitzer dresses (examples pictured) were recovered from under floorboards?
- ... that the carillons of the British Isles were primarily constructed in the interwar period?
- ... that Indian author and publisher Pramod Kapoor was made a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur for his contribution to promoting India's heritage?
- ... that shoals of Munida gregaria, the gregarious squat lobster, can be up to 5 km (3.1 mi) long?
- ... that Martha Wolfenstein wrote stories based on her father's experiences in a Moravian Judengasse?
- ... that Bob Dylan's song "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" uses phrases from the Book of Leviticus?
- ... that A. K. M. Miraj Uddin set a Pakistani national record in the pole vault by clearing 12 feet 2 inches (3.71 m) with a bamboo pole instead of a carbon-fiber pole?
- ... that a New York City office building was nicknamed for its resemblance to a lipstick tube?
5 August 2022
- 00:00, 5 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the first ray of sunlight on 23 April passes through the eye of the Coyote en Ayuno (pictured), which was built to commemorate the founding of Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico?
- ... that José Ramón Balaguer fought as a soldier-medic for Fidel Castro's rebel army before becoming Cuba's minister of public health?
- ... that the 6th Louisiana Infantry Regiment began with 916 men and ended with 52?
- ... that Shanti Devi was awarded the Padma Shri Award for her social work, including eradicating the yaws disease in a village in Odisha?
- ... that "Kommt her, ihr Kreaturen all", a Catholic hymn first published in 1687, is still commonly used for Corpus Christi processions?
- ... that Syrian novelist Hani al-Rahib had a deaf-mute father and an illiterate mother?
- ... that 100-year-old logs, perfectly preserved and good enough to mill, have been retrieved from the bottom of Lake Brunner?
- ... that Sir Thomas Peel Dunhill used to milk the goats at St Vincent's Hospital?
4 August 2022
- 00:00, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that according to investigations by independent press agencies, journalist Shireen Abu Akleh (pictured) was killed by an Israel Defense Forces bullet while wearing a blue "press" vest?
- ... that the Amazon rainforest may change into a savanna once it passes a tipping point?
- ... that Carl-Gustav Groth was the first surgeon in Sweden to perform pancreas, liver, and islet cell transplants?
- ... that the 14th-century Tashfiniya Madrasa in Tlemcen was demolished by French colonial authorities in 1876?
- ... that actor Oscar Isaac contributed to the creation of his character's background history in the film A Most Violent Year (2014)?
- ... that three gasholders at the Windsor Street Gasworks were painted in the claret and blue colours of local football team Aston Villa?
- ... that Canadian professional ice hockey player Larry Jeffrey had eleven knee surgeries in a span of nine years?
- ... that among the special events broadcast by the Maine Television Network during its brief existence were a fashion show, a basketball tournament, and an ordination ceremony?
3 August 2022
- 12:00, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Toshiko Ueda (pictured), the author of the manga series Fuichin-san, was still actively publishing new manga at the age of 90?
- ... that in 1969, unknown persons dynamited the tower of a Kentucky TV station, leaving it leaning at a 15-degree angle?
- ... that at 107 years old, Stanley Stair of Jamaica was at the time of his death the last surviving Caribbean veteran of World War I?
- ... that Calvin Harris's 2022 album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 features nearly 20 collaborators, including Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes?
- ... that actress Daisy Belmore disfigured her appearance for a character in a play so significantly that she was barely recognised in the street by audience members?
- ... that the 2021 French documentary From Where They Stood examines photographs secretly taken by inmates of Nazi concentration camps?
- ... that Jerold F. Lucey introduced phototherapy to the United States as a treatment for jaundice in newborns?
- ... that seats of some roundabout chairs have corners?
- 00:00, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that a survey found that only 10 per cent of Britons had heard of all Seven Natural Wonders of the UK (one pictured)?
- ... that American religious speaker Ann Kiemel Anderson ran in two Boston Marathons and two Israel marathons near the Sea of Galilee to promote Christianity?
- ... that the neighborhood of Colonia Federal was built by employees of the Mexican Secretariat of the Interior to create exclusive housing for civil servants?
- ... that Robert Armour was entrusted with his children's inheritance from his dead wife, but used it to buy the Montreal Gazette instead?
- ... that in 1951, the University of Arizona radio bureau produced four different programs that aired on four different Tucson stations?
- ... that Alice King overcame her disability to lead Bible classes and write eleven novels?
- ... that the Sofia, a condominium building in New York City, was originally a parking garage?
- ... that the "candidate of God" badly lost the 2000 Pasay mayoral recall election?
2 August 2022
- 12:00, 2 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that American ornithologist William Savage painted pictures of birds (example pictured) that he hunted or received?
- ... that about 1,000 years after it was made, a stele of The Eight Great Events in the Life of Buddha is worshiped as an image of a female Hindu goddess?
- ... that according to Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. Supreme Court justice David J. Brewer had "a sweetbread for a brain" and was a "menace to the welfare of the Nation"?
- ... that the administration of Carlos Salinas de Gortari barred El Financiero from the Mexican presidential press plane for its reporting on foreign debt negotiations?
- ... that Thomas Dickson Archibald, when speaking against increasing fines for violating liquor licenses, said "we need only go a step further and make the violation a hanging matter"?
- ... that eight years after the U.S. Army canceled the M8 Armored Gun System, the 82nd Airborne Division requested that prototypes from the program be sent to Iraq?
- ... that skeletons of a Triassic marine reptile were discovered at an altitude of about 2,700 metres (8,900 ft) above sea level?
- ... that the only trumpet concerto by Antonio Vivaldi is for two trumpets?
- 00:00, 2 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the Gyarah Murti statue was featured on the Indian 500-rupee note (pictured)?
- ... that Bernard Toone received a standing ovation after being berated by coach Al McGuire to the point of tears?
- ... that as women's ski jumping was not then an Olympic event, Yoshiko Kasai participated as the only female test jumper at the 1998 Winter Olympics, as dramatized in Jump!! The Heroes Behind the Gold?
- ... that the Education for Economic Security Act prohibited secular humanism in magnet schools?
- ... that Katja Husen was the speaker of the Green Youth, a member of the Hamburg Parliament, and the CEO of the Centre for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg?
- ... that singer Billie Eilish wrote and produced a film that critiques body shaming?
- ... that Kamome Shirahama, in addition to writing and illustrating her best-selling Witch Hat Atelier manga series, has created variant covers for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and the Star Wars franchise?
- ... that the man who designed the flag of Barbados also made the first few flags himself out of fabric from a department store?
1 August 2022
- 12:00, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Sarah Pike Conger (pictured) helped defend the international legations during the Boxer Rebellion by making sandbags and carrying supplies?
- ... that Regine Velasquez had to audition for composer Michel Legrand before collaborating in the concert Songbird Sings Legrand?
- ... that Joseph-Alfred Archambeault threatened to excommunicate a writer who criticised the Catholic Church's opposition to the theory of evolution?
- ... that New Galloway Town Hall's clock mechanism was replaced in 1872 because the original was "utterly worthless as a time keeper"?
- ... that political philosophy professor Werner J. Dannhauser was the basis for a character in a Saul Bellow novel?
- ... that shareholders who object to some transactions can use appraisal rights to make the company buy their shares?
- ... that Kanye West recorded "Everything We Need" as a new version of his leaked track "The Storm"?
- ... that Roman slave miners would rather die than work in the horrible working conditions of the mines?
- 00:00, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
- ... that when expanding the airline's fleet in 1989, the directors of Turkish Airlines did not fulfil the request of Turkey's president to buy the Boeing 747, and ordered the Airbus A340 (example pictured) instead?
- ... that the fossil palm Uhlia allenbyensis has been found with "tar spots"?
- ... that Catherine Flanagan was arrested and jailed in 1917 for picketing the White House in support of women's suffrage?
- ... that half a square mile (130 ha) in Alberta contains an estimated 6,000 arthropod species and is one of the most biodiverse areas in the province for its size?
- ... that Charles Johnson received the most votes for student body president at the University of Colorado Boulder, even though he had already been disqualified from running?
- ... that Sdorica featured crossovers with the fellow Rayark games Cytus II and Deemo, involving special events in Sdorica and song albums in Cytus II?
- ... that a new Christmas stamp that debuted in the 350-person town of Bethlehem, Georgia, in 1967 got so much attention that the two-employee post office had to hire forty-three temporary workers?
- ... that Horace Archambeault introduced a Quebec bill in 1904 that would make employers responsible for workplace accidents, even if they were not negligent?