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30 April 2022
- 00:00, 30 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Martin Fehérváry (pictured) became the youngest foreign player to play in the Swedish Hockey League following his debut at the age of 16?
- ... that women were elected to the Odessa City Duma for the first time in 1917?
- ... that Mancunian rapper Geko was signed to UK music collective USG at the age of 13, becoming their youngest member?
- ... that Elvis Costello missed his day job while recording his debut album My Aim Is True over six four-hour sessions?
- ... that the largest intact Ancient Egyptian tomb ever found, with 254 richly decorated sarcophagi, was forgotten for almost a century?
- ... that Jaega Wise co-hosted the television series Beer Masters alongside musician James Blunt?
- ... that a laptop was purchased for $1,345,000 in May 2019 despite being unable to connect to the internet?
- ... that Dave Frederick has been referred to as the "Sussex County humorist-teacher-writer-radio-host-philosopher dude"?
29 April 2022
- 00:00, 29 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that during the late 1700s, Cheshire Hall Plantation (pictured) was the largest house and estate on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands?
- ... that, upon ordination, Earl K. Fernandes will be the first Indian-American Latin Catholic bishop in the United States?
- ... that the melody of Mozart's aria "Dove sono" from Le nozze di Figaro, asking "Where are those happy moments ...?", begins similarly to the Agnus Dei from his earlier Coronation Mass?
- ... that Curtis Island has risen by 18 metres (59 ft) during the last 200 years?
- ... that Rachel Dyer, published in 1828, is the first American bound novel about the Salem witch trials?
- ... that Brazilian computer science researcher and internet pioneer Tadao Takahashi negotiated with drug lords to install internet equipment in his country?
- ... that with "Alligator", Of Monsters and Men had their second top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart and their first number-one on the magazine's Rock Airplay chart?
- ... that a kettle that looked like Adolf Hitler was offered on eBay for US$199?
28 April 2022
- 00:00, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Daniel Davis was the first person in the United States to work with gold and silver electroplating (illustrated) as a business?
- ... that Gret Palucca had to close her dance school in Dresden, Germany, in 1939 because of her Jewish descent, but reopened it in 1945?
- ... that Ashton Hawkins arranged for the construction of the West Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, to house the Temple of Dendur?
- ... that the Malyuk rifle was originally developed as a private venture under a contract with the Security Service of Ukraine?
- ... that Indonesian translator Ali Audah would often take hours to translate a single word or sentence?
- ... that the 1972 hymn "Das eine Brot wächst auf vielen Halmen", with an Israeli melody, has been used for Catholic Corpus Christi processions and Protestant Kirchentag conventions?
- ... that magnetoreception in birds works by quantum effects in their eyes?
- ... that at the premiere of The Cage, a ballet about female insects preying on their male counterparts, choreographer Jerome Robbins's mother walked out of the theater?
27 April 2022
- 00:00, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the 15th-century figures on the Irish reliquary known as the Corp Naomh (pictured) are based in part on a design in the 9th-century Book of Kells?
- ... that children's writer Patricia MacLachlan kept a small bag of dirt from the prairies as a reminder of her Wyoming roots?
- ... that the Comoro River, which cuts through the East Timorese capital of Dili, has seen large floods despite often running almost dry?
- ... that 3D Microcomputers produced and marketed Commodore-branded computers from 1991 until over a year after Commodore's bankruptcy?
- ... that the choreography of Crystal Pite's ballet The Seasons' Canon is inspired by the movement of tectonic plates?
- ... that lawyer Carrie Goldberg was inspired to share her experience of sexual violence in Nobody's Victim by her clients, who had entrusted her with their own stories?
- ... that Claus Leusser, a justice of the German Federal Constitutional Court, served for only four months?
- ... that a walrus was given his own pontoon to stop him damaging other boats in St Mary's Harbour?
26 April 2022
- 00:00, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Canadian painter Ethel Ogden (pictured) was central to developing china painting within the Fine Arts Department at the Mount Allison Ladies' College?
- ... that in Arlington County Board v. Richards, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of one of the first American residential zoned parking programs?
- ... that Ulf Merbold, the first West German in space, grew up in East Germany?
- ... that judge advocate Julian M. Wright was once a fencer, and President Theodore Roosevelt attended one of his matches in 1902?
- ... that Ulmus chuchuanus had to be renamed due to another fossil already having its original name?
- ... that a photograph by Maks Levin, showing destroyed buildings in Kyiv, was featured on the cover of a March 2022 edition of the German magazine Der Spiegel?
- ... that to convince Canadian regulators that Vancouver could support a new ethnic radio station, the founder of CJVB documented local restaurants and Sikh temples?
- ... that most of the Chinese in the Chinatown of Phoenix, Arizona, had emigrated from the same village in China's Hoiping County?
25 April 2022
- 00:00, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that though one publication said in 2001 that going to the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building was like "an act of religious devotion", it was poorly suited for modern uses?
- ... that legislator Henry Alcazar successfully defended everyone accused of inciting the 1903 Water Riots that burned down the Trinidad and Tobago seat of government?
- ... that eight sailors on USS Varuna received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip?
- ... that the final silent film directed by Giulia Cassini Rizzotto was partly funded by the Vatican and featured Italian aristocrats?
- ... that a 2020 study concluded that taco pizza is the favorite pizza of Iowa?
- ... that Khalid ibn Barmak was so close to the first Abbasid caliph, al-Saffah, that his daughter was suckled by al-Saffah's wife?
- ... that the now-destroyed statue of Alexander Wood was the first LGBT monument in Canada?
- ... that Mimi Reinhardt typed Schindler's list?
24 April 2022
- 00:00, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that The Keyboard Company's numeric keypad (pictured) was praised for not voiding Apple's warranty because it did not require soldering to install?
- ... that the Baratal limestone in Russia may be one of the oldest atolls in the world?
- ... that The West Wing's Amy Gardner is said to be the only character on the show with "a genuinely militant attitude towards equality of the genders"?
- ... that dead cotton is immature or underdeveloped cotton that has poor dye affinity and appears as white specks on a dyed fabric?
- ... that during a German charity concert for Ukraine, Slovakian singer Judita Nagyová performed a solo in the finale of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony?
- ... that Elphaba, the main character in Wicked, is named after L. Frank Baum, who wrote the book that inspired Wicked?
- ... that Carlton Town F.C., now competing at the eighth tier of the English football pyramid, was once denied promotion by a hat-trick scored by future England international Jamie Vardy?
- ... that Singaporean zoologist Bernard Harrison was disliked by an orangutan?
23 April 2022
- 00:00, 23 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that a tradition is for singers of the Iowa Corn Song (audio featured) to raise their arms above their head when the words "tall corn" are sung during the chorus's last line?
- ... that Italian Jacopo Tissi became one of the few foreign principal dancers in Bolshoi Ballet's history, only to leave two months later due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine?
- ... that Holy Trinity Church in Philadelphia, established in 1784, was the first national parish in the United States?
- ... that Mordecai Strelisker published a Hebrew elegy on the death of Emperor Francis I of Austria?
- ... that the spectacle lynching of George Ward drew the attendance of more than 1,000 people, including women and children?
- ... that it is now possible to run Linux on an Apple-silicon Mac?
- ... that American soprano Emily Pogorelc went from winning the 2018 "Most Promising Talent" prize at Glyndebourne to appearing as Mozart's Cherubino at the Munich Opera Festival?
- ... that in his 2015 book The Evolution of Atheism, atheist Stephen LeDrew criticises the New Atheism movement?
22 April 2022
- 00:00, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Hans Robertson ran a studio in 1920s Berlin where he photographed celebrities such as artist Käthe Kollwitz, boxer Max Schmeling and dancer Gret Palucca (pictured)?
- ... that the city of Madrid has had five successive sets of walls, from the first built by the Moors in 860 to the ones built by Philip IV in 1625?
- ... that in response to Disney's stance on Florida's House Bill 1557, also known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, Pixar employees stated that Disney removes LGBT references from the studio's films?
- ... that Laura Ashe believes the Gawain Poet used the beheading game to criticize the emptiness of chivalry?
- ... that the remnants of the Khwarazmian army massacred the Christian inhabitants of Jerusalem in 1244?
- ... that Ukrainian artist Kateryna Antonovych worked at Prague's Museum of Ukraine's Struggle for Independence before the US Army Air Forces bombed it?
- ... that a species in the genus of sponges Pseudoceratina produces a chemical that can help prevent migration of metastatic breast cancer cells?
- ... that the dome atop the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower was once called "New York's most exuberant phallic symbol"?
21 April 2022
- 00:00, 21 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the first two English translations of Trilby, or the Fairy of Argyll (title character pictured) were made to piggyback on the success of the mostly unrelated novel Trilby?
- ... that Monika Buczkowska, who, as a student in Poznań, performed as Mozart's Susanna, was a soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at a charity concert for Ukraine at the Alte Oper?
- ... that Shiva Baby was one of the most-awarded films not to receive an Oscar nomination in 2022?
- ... that Tin Srbić was the first Croatian to win a gold medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships?
- ... that the owners of North Carolina radio station WBIG justified shutting it down by noting that the metropolitan area had outgrown its signal?
- ... that gynaecologist Oon Chiew Seng, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2013, was the founding chairperson of the first dementia home in Singapore?
- ... that despite being described in 1840, the chestnut-backed buttonquail was only confirmed in Queensland in 2020?
- ... that unlike his famously generous brother Mansa Musa, Mansa Sulayman of Mali was considered a miser?
20 April 2022
- 00:00, 20 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that in the 1920s, Austrian painter Richard Geiger produced numerous portraits of the character Pierrette (example pictured)?
- ... that Monthly Halloween was the first manga magazine to publish horror for girls?
- ... that the mezzo-soprano of Beth Taylor was the only lower voice when she appeared as Dardano in Handel's Amadigi, portraying her male character with fine vocal lines and "remarkable coloraturas"?
- ... that Flat Top Mountain's agriculture is mainly devoted to livestock and Christmas tree farming?
- ... that Park "Saebyeolbe" Jong-ryeol was the first esports player to throw a Major League Baseball opening pitch?
- ... that Christopher Gunning apparently only got paid £15 to arrange the top-20 hit "Say You Don't Mind"?
- ... that in 2014 the European Theatre Convention started a programme known as Dialogue of Cultures to support exchanges with theatres in Ukraine and other Eastern European countries?
- ... that Phillips O'Brien revised World War Two?
19 April 2022
- 00:00, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the Arthur Dudley Dobson Memorial (pictured) was unveiled by New Zealand's prime minister George Forbes on this day 85 years ago?
- ... that during the American Revolution, Hugh Gaine's printing shop was threatened by the Sons of Liberty because of his wavering loyalty to the American cause?
- ... that historian Dirk Moses argues that The Problems of Genocide include "blinding us to other types of humanly caused civilian death"?
- ... that Katharina Konradi, a soprano born in Kyrgyzstan, made a recording of lieder with pianist Gerold Huber including settings by Lori Laitman of children's poems written in Terezin?
- ... that manga artist Keiko Takemiya intentionally submitted her manga Sanrūmu Nite immediately before its publication deadline to avoid it being edited?
- ... that Inuvialuk actress Marika Sila views her acting career as a platform for outreach and education on the culture and rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada?
- ... that Abadi was banned twice: by Sukarno in 1960, then by Suharto in 1974?
- ... that at Beaversprite, beavers lived indoors and were allowed to chew on the furniture?
18 April 2022
- 00:00, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the Russian airstrike on Kyiv TV Tower (video featured) killed Yevhenii Sakun, one of at least 14 civilian journalists killed in the line of duty during the Russo-Ukrainian War?
- ... that the Vorpostenboot John Mahn was the only German ship sunk during the Channel Dash?
- ... that when Jørgen Læssøe became Professor Extraordinaire of Assyriology at the University of Copenhagen in 1957, he was the only active professional Assyriologist in Denmark?
- ... that The Goldberg Variations, performed to Bach's music, was partly choreographed by Jerome Robbins while he was in a wheelchair?
- ... that Mary Renault was encouraged by J. R. R. Tolkien to write a novel set in medieval times, but she burned the manuscript because she felt it lacked authenticity?
- ... that the Hainanese chicken rice at the Singaporean restaurant Chatterbox was developed by a German chef?
- ... that The Uses of Disorder, characterized by one reviewer as "the best available contemporary defense of anarchism", was intended to be a critique of orderly city life?
- ... that after Leonel Gómez Vides died in 2009, one of his friends expressed surprise that he had not been murdered?
17 April 2022
- 12:00, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Chow Leung started a language school for children in Chicago before writing Chinese Fables and Folk Stories (illustration pictured) with Mary Hayes Davis?
- ... that following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a diverse group of exiled Russian public figures formed the Anti-War Committee of Russia to unite different political movements to oppose the war?
- ... that Charlie Moore played basketball for four universities?
- ... that each song on Andy Shauf's 2016 album The Party is sung from the perspective of a different guest at a house party?
- ... that in the twelve-stanza Easter hymn "Ihr Christen, singet hocherfreut", based on a 15th-century hymn in Latin, an angel tells women to not remain at the empty tomb?
- ... that convicted serial killer Mariam Soulakiotis, a Greek Old Calendarist abbess, is known in Greece as "Mother Rasputin" for fasting nuns to death?
- ... that Winston Churchill painted Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque, his only painting during World War II, at the Villa Taylor?
- ... that Italian anarchists founded the first trade union for bakers in Argentina?
- 00:00, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Minnesang poet Walther von Klingen is depicted jousting (pictured) in the Codex Manesse manuscript?
- ... that in Le Tombeau de Couperin, George Balanchine's ballet to Ravel's orchestral suite, the dancers are divided into two groups, dancing separately?
- ... that Guy Alfred Wyon helped discover a remedy for TNT poisoning in British shell factories in World War I?
- ... that none of the original core Ice Age cast returned for The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild?
- ... that the Colonial Office refused to appoint Cyrus Prudhomme David to the magistracy, considering it wrong "as a matter of policy" to appoint a second Black man to a legal post in Trinidad and Tobago?
- ... that Walter Cronkite was one of 40 finalists in NASA's Journalist in Space Project?
- ... that the Selangor State Executive Council degazetted most of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve, despite the legislative assembly having unanimously voted to preserve it?
- ... that brewer Sophie de Ronde is allergic to most beer?
16 April 2022
- 12:00, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that butterflies of the genus Anaea (example pictured) are said to have "commanded the admiration of even the most gold-mad conquistadores"?
- ... that Artem Datsyshyn, the National Opera of Ukraine's principal dancer in ballets such as Swan Lake and La Bayadère, is said to have danced with "romantic sublimity" and "psychological depth"?
- ... that the freighter Emperor is the most visited shipwreck in Isle Royale National Park?
- ... that Ciceruacchio, a cart driver, was described as "Rome's first citizen"?
- ... that Russia's Unfriendly Countries List includes the United States, the European Union, and San Marino?
- ... that Eric Sbraccia made his professional wrestling debut at the age of fourteen as a "junior member" for Tony Rumble in International Championship Wrestling?
- ... that the island of Poilão, within the João Vieira and Poilão Marine National Park, supports five percent of the world's green sea turtle nests?
- ... that Paddy Morgan conceded the final of the 1976 Australian Professional Championship rather than play with Eddie Charlton's balls?
- 00:00, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Scottish nurse Euphemia Steele Innes (pictured) was decorated with the Royal Red Cross first class for services with the Territorial Force Nursing Service in World War I?
- ... that the trial of Neumann and Sass, held in Lithuania in 1934–1935, is said to be the first mass trial of Nazis in Europe?
- ... that Andrew Barclay, a bookbinder in colonial Boston, was commanded by British general Sir Guy Carleton to take Loyalist refugees to Nova Scotia?
- ... that the 1962 Book of Common Prayer has been translated into Cree, French, Inuktitut, and Mohawk?
- ... that the Johannespassion by Wolfram Menschick, a setting of the Passion according to St John for three soloists and choir, will be performed today at Essen Cathedral?
- ... that New York Times writer David W. Dunlap said calling the Apple Bank Building a neighborhood bank branch "is like calling Grand Central Terminal a commuter train station"?
- ... that Ukrainian actress Oksana Shvets, who was killed in the 2022 invasion of Ukraine, starred in the 2013 joint Ukrainian–Russian television family saga House with Lilies alongside Russian actors?
- ... that there wasn't enough water in Oceanside to build more than half of the E. F. Barrett Power Station?
15 April 2022
- 12:00, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the 16th-century Hockley Pendant (pictured) was discovered by a four-year-old in 2009?
- ... that Zebedee Nungak, taken as a child for an experiment by the Canadian government, went on to "cross antlers with prime ministers, premiers and Québec separatists"?
- ... that the titular character of Verdi's Nabucco, the opera that established his fame, is a combination of three historic rulers?
- ... that military volunteer Maria Berlinska led the report that let women hold combat positions in the Ukrainian military?
- ... that in 2013, McNally v R upheld a conviction for sexual assault via gender deception?
- ... that The West Wing's theme music was only intended for use in one scene?
- ... that during the Year of Luigi, Nintendo released a mockumentary depicting Luigi as a "legend of parkour"?
- ... that one reviewer wrote that her "pinkies protested and went on strike" after half an hour of typing on a Sharp PC-4500?
- 00:30, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Lisa Winter (pictured) took part in robot battles at 10 years old?
- ... that the sodium fast reactor Fermi 1 suffered a nuclear meltdown that led one operator to suggest "we almost lost Detroit"?
- ... that when soprano Rosina Buckman returned to New Zealand for a concert tour in 1922, the prime minister and a former prime minister spoke at the reception?
- ... that the freighter Chester A. Congdon became the largest financial loss to date on the Great Lakes when she wrecked in 1918?
- ... that ESA astronauts used virtual reality to verify the design of the International Habitation Module?
- ... that Stephen Bishop's 1842 map of Mammoth Cave, drawn from memory, was so accurate that it remained in use for more than forty years?
- ... that Jeff Malott scored his first three goals for Cornell University on the same day?
- ... that forensic scientist Angela Gallop has investigated the stomach contents of Diana, Princess of Wales, alleged alien abductions, and the presence of boar sperm in a hospital patient's intestines?
14 April 2022
- 12:00, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that in Rosamund's Bower (setup pictured), the aim is to reunite Fair Rosamund with King Henry?
- ... that Francis Childs was the publisher and printer of The New York Daily Advertiser, the third daily newspaper to appear in the United States, in 1785?
- ... that the text of the hymn "Herr, nimm auch uns zum Tabor mit" was written in 2001 because few German hymns dealt with the transfiguration of Jesus, an annual reading during Lent?
- ... that the divers who found the c. 9th-century Tully Lough Cross in 1986 were convicted for trying to sell it to American museums?
- ... that Croydon-based rapper ZieZie started studying carpentry in college before he decided to focus on music?
- ... that according to the book Price of the Modi Years, the popularity of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi does not depend on his performance?
- ... that over the course of her career, vocal coach Barbara Maier Gustern taught Debbie Harry, Taylor Mac, Justin Vivian Bond, Diamanda Galás, and Kathleen Hanna?
- ... that "big mamas" caused China to become the biggest purchaser of gold?
- 00:00, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the egg-size Logan Sapphire (pictured) glows reddish orange under ultraviolet radiation?
- ... that Barrie R. Cassileth helped create one of the first palliative cancer care programs in the United States?
- ... that floodlights were first used at Gigg Lane in 1889?
- ... that crane driver Bob Sredersas's donation of over 100 pieces of art led to the establishment of Wollongong Art Gallery?
- ... that, according to its owner, KLEF in Anchorage, Alaska, was one of just three remaining commercially operated classical-music radio stations in the United States, as of 2013?
- ... that Karie Ross was the first female reporter on ESPN's College Football GameDay?
- ... that some rooms in the Sharifi-ha House can rotate 90 degrees?
- ... that Nigel Fossard did not mention his wife's name in a charter, but did mention the name of the king and queen of England?
13 April 2022
- 12:00, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the Carbon Neutral Laboratory (pictured) is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom?
- ... that Brea Beal received her first college basketball scholarship offer in sixth grade?
- ... that the 2020 book Neither Settler nor Native was described as "a landmark in trying to figure out how to transform the way humans relate to each other"?
- ... that Christian Herwartz, a Jesuit who lived in an open community in Berlin from 1978 to 2016, held "street exercises" and peace prayers?
- ... that the RKO Keith's Theater, once described as one of New York City's "great theaters", later stood in ruins and was covered with graffiti?
- ... that Suardi Tasrif helped author the code of ethics for Indonesian journalists and advocates?
- ... that following a 1964 police raid on a gay bar, Chicago newspapers published the names and personal information of several of those arrested?
- ... that when a Russian warship asked the Ukrainian defenders of Snake Island to surrender, their response was "Russian warship, go fuck yourself"?
- 00:00, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Jerome Robbins's Afternoon of a Faun (pictured) is set in a dance studio, with the dancers facing the audience as if they were the mirror?
- ... that Hong Kong native Grace Ho gave birth to her fourth child, Bruce Lee, while on a one-year tour through the United States with the Mandarin Theatre?
- ... that when viewed from above, Scale Lane Footbridge looks like an apostrophe?
- ... that Henri Coutard, an early pioneer in radiation therapy, spent the last decade of his life conducting fanciful experiments that were rejected by his peers?
- ... that Washington state TV station KTRX went on the air in January 1958—and failed to make it to the end of the year?
- ... that the Polish soprano Zofia Kilanowicz appeared as Roxana in Szymanowski's King Roger in Paris, and recorded Górecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs?
- ... that Ronnie O'Sullivan became the first player to make five century breaks in consecutive matches at the 2022 Tour Championship?
- ... that Billie Eilish's "Male Fantasy" reportedly "sneaks up and destroys you emotionally"?
12 April 2022
- 12:00, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the James Rumsey Monument (pictured) was built on a spot known as "Crazy Rumsey's Walk"?
- ... that more than 200 Nobel Prize laureates have signed a letter against the war in Ukraine?
- ... that due to the work of John Henry Bell a set of guidelines was introduced to protect woolsorters from anthrax?
- ... that when WGPR-TV in Detroit was converted from a station serving Black and ethnic audiences to a CBS affiliate, it experienced ratings increases of 11,000 percent?
- ... that Marina Nekrasova was the first woman artistic gymnast to represent Azerbaijan at the Olympics?
- ... that Joining Forces has sought to make the transfer of occupational licenses easier for U.S. military spouses?
- ... that Yulia Tolopa, a single mother from Russia, has fought for Ukraine in the war in Donbas since she was 18 years old?
- ... that the nests of Hose's broadbill have tails?
- 00:00, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Amazon Labor Union founder Chris Smalls (pictured) was one of the leaders in the first successful effort to unionize Amazon warehouse workers in the United States?
- ... that Inuit traditional belief holds that women without facial tattoos would be sent to the land of the crestfallen to spend eternity with smoke coming from their throats and their heads hanging down?
- ... that Nelson W. Aldrich Jr. dedicated his first book to his wife and credited her with having "always propped up my morale", even though they had been separated for seven years?
- ... that moral equality of combatants, regardless of whether they fight for a just cause, is said to be "one of the stickiest problems in the ethics of war"?
- ... that Earlonne Woods details the experience of co-hosting the first podcast created entirely while incarcerated in his book, This Is Ear Hustle?
- ... that the Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York, founded in 1949 by immigrants, first toured Ukraine in 1990?
- ... that one of the original co-owners of New York state radio station WAQX-FM did much of the construction himself?
- ... that Yes complained about former manager Roy Flynn getting "Five per Cent for Nothing"—but he said he got nothing?
11 April 2022
- 12:00, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Disney once created a political advertisement for Dwight D. Eisenhower (featured)?
- ... that the first New Testament in English was printed by Peter Schöffer the Younger in Worms?
- ... that at WOPR, a high-school radio station in Michigan, DJs were forced to change the music styles they played every two weeks?
- ... that Chanson à bouche fermée, a 1933 choral piece composed by Jehan Alain, is sung without text and with a closed mouth?
- ... that Carol Van Strum, an environmental activist who wrote the book A Bitter Fog, accumulated 20,000 documents across 40 years that revealed corporate and government cover-ups?
- ... that the Cook Landing Site also commemorates the Māori who landed in New Zealand four centuries or more before Cook did?
- ... that Diane Burns's Alphabet Serenade provides an early critique of the gentrification of the Lower East Side?
- ... that visitors to the Museum of Sexual Cultures can make offerings to a statue of Priapus?
- 00:00, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area has one of the largest fields of Virginia bluebell flowers (pictured) in northern Virginia?
- ... that French designer Martine Bedin compared her Super Lamp design to "a small dog that I could carry with me"?
- ... that the Eden of Coronet guitar is covered in 1.6 kilograms (3.5 lb) of gold and 11,441 diamonds?
- ... that Baku was the last major city to hold municipal elections in 1917 Russia, with the delayed voting occurring after the beginning of the October Revolution?
- ... that the story of Mary Cornelius Winder was described by Arthur Halbritter as "the story of the Nation"?
- ... that Merck & Co. avoided repatriation taxes totaling over $3 billion during its 2009 acquisition of Schering-Plough?
- ... that after a career as political journalist, Peter Merseburger wrote biographies of Der Spiegel founder Rudolf Augstein and chancellor Willy Brandt?
- ... that the Nutty Narrows Bridge went unused on its first day, despite attempts to lure traffic with peanuts?
10 April 2022
- 12:00, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Lesia Vasylenko (pictured) founded a human-rights non-governmental organization to assist servicemen and veterans before becoming a People's Deputy of Ukraine?
- ... that Rajendra Kumar was supposed to play his first major role in the 1951 social drama Hum Log but was replaced a few days into filming?
- ... that a young Ukrainian photographer, Valeria Shashenok, posts satirical TikTok videos about the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine?
- ... that LittleBigPlanet, a video game that allows the player to create levels, coincided with the rise of user-generated content?
- ... that "Ambush", the fourth-season premiere episode of ER, was filmed live twice, for the East and West Coasts?
- ... that after a trip to Germany, Xiang Guangda decided to shift from making car doors to making stainless steel?
- ... that lyricist Neko Oikawa wrote Neon Genesis Evangelion opening theme "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" in two hours?
- ... that chess on a really big board, Nuclear Gandhi, and a list of sexually active popes can all be found in the Depths of Wikipedia?
- 00:00, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the calls of Whitehead's broadbill (example pictured) resemble those of trogons, woodpeckers, and jays?
- ... that Alabama Pitts was noted by the Los Angeles Times in 1934 as "the most prominent jail-bird athlete in America"?
- ... that Ruyi Bridge was designed to resemble the Chinese symbol for good fortune?
- ... that Vladyslav Buialskyi, a 24-year-old bass-baritone from Berdiansk, sang the State Anthem of Ukraine on the night of his debut with the Metropolitan Opera?
- ... that Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan wrote Sex and Vanity in four months?
- ... that many designers and directors avoided the Vivian Beaumont Theater because of its unconventional mixture of stage designs?
- ... that the Roads Improvement Association was founded in 1886 by two British cycling organisations?
- ... that dictator Saparmurat Niyazov made his officials walk a mountain path every year while he flew the route in a helicopter?
9 April 2022
- 12:00, 9 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that at the 2022 British Indoor Athletics Championships, Lorraine Ugen (pictured) equalled the championship long jump record?
- ... that the destructible environment effects in The Incredible Hulk were so extensive that two additional artists were added during the game's development?
- ... that the Journey for Life started with the Zapatistas symbolically invading Spain?
- ... that a song from Rammstein's eighth album Zeit premiered on the International Space Station?
- ... that a Ukrainian soldier has written a song dedicated to the Turkish combat drone Bayraktar TB2?
- ... that political scientist Selwyn Ryan has been called "the author of record for the ... modern political history" of Trinidad and Tobago?
- ... that in 1982, a news anchor for Phoenix television station KOOL-TV was held hostage on set for five hours?
- ... that you can watch frogs playing poker in Split, Croatia?
- 00:00, 9 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the golden rooftop charioteer (pictured) was removed during the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol and its artwork?
- ... that prior to starting her music career, Akari Akase was a popular cosplayer and TikToker, with more than 1.2 million subscribers?
- ... that the royal necropolis of Byblos was discovered in 1922 due to a heavy rain-triggered landslide, which uncovered an unspoiled royal tomb in the seaside cliff of Byblos?
- ... that the 2017 short film Juice, starring Shefali Shah as a middle-class Indian wife defying patriarchal norms, won two Filmfare Short Film Awards?
- ... that Hans-Karl von Kupsch, who was instrumental in the unification of the East and West German booksellers' associations, ran a gallery of contemporary art together with his wife?
- ... that QAnon has used feminine aesthetics to lure in mothers?
- ... that vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable childhood blindness despite existing prevention programs?
- ... that the songs in the album Da Turdy Point Buck contain belches and animal sounds that were recorded in a barn?
8 April 2022
- 12:00, 8 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Ploning and Mindanao, films starring Judy Ann Santos (pictured), were the Philippine submissions for Best International Feature Film at the 81st and 93rd Academy Awards, respectively?
- ... that the 32-story Bridge Apartments in New York City were built directly above a 12-lane freeway?
- ... that when Heather Phillips made her European debut in Rossini's Bianca e Falliero at the Oper Frankfurt, reviewers agreed that her nuanced coloraturas served to portray Bianca's development?
- ... that in the 1951 court case Kuzych v White, on appeal from the British Columbia Court of Appeal, five law lords of the British Judicial Committee ruled in favour of a Communist-led trade union?
- ... that the Godhavn inquiry found that a psychiatrist gave children the antipsychotic medication chlorprothixene to stop bedwetting – which was neither standard nor validated by contemporary evidence?
- ... that Mily Treviño-Sauceda, the co-founder of the first national grassroots women's farmworker organization in the United States, the National Alliance of Farmworker Women, was a child farmworker in the 1960s?
- ... that during the Napoleonic looting of art, French soldiers destroyed the Venetian state ship, the Bucentaur, and melted down its gold decorations?
- ... that the owner of Phoenix's KNXV-TV "[held] a gun to ABC's head" – and it paid off?
- 00:00, 8 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that postcards were made of Olena Stepaniv (pictured) during the First World War, and in 1991 Lviv named a street after her?
- ... that radio station WIQT near Elmira, New York, was co-owned with a regional group of clothing, furniture, and shoe stores?
- ... that Kitty Shiva Rao was the head of a committee to find out what Indian women wanted from the new Constitution of India?
- ... that the picture book Eyes That Kiss in the Corners was written to celebrate and empower Asian identities?
- ... that access to London's Devonshire Close was restricted in order to avoid the wealthier streets surrounding it?
- ... that Joseph Binder influenced modern poster design, creating posters for the 1939 New York World's Fair, the U.S. Army Corps and the American Red Cross?
- ... that J. R. R. Tolkien invented Elendil for a time-travel story, but ultimately included the character in his main Middle-earth mythology?
- ... that Verdi Square was originally a triangle?
7 April 2022
- 12:00, 7 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the Noefefan Bridge (pictured) in Oecusse, East Timor, was originally planned to be a truss bridge, but was constructed as an arch bridge?
- ... that Rashida Beal was named 2016 Big Ten Defender of the Year after the Minnesota Golden Gophers won that year's conference tournament?
- ... that the satirical study of "Qallunology", the study of white people, in the film Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny, is meant as a critique of the treatment of Inuit culture by anthropologists?
- ... that Lebanese actress Takla Chamoun refused to cancel a play's performance after being informed that her mother had died?
- ... that the 14th-century house Maison de Jeanne was positively dated with the science of dendrochronology?
- ... that in the judgment of historians, the Fatimid caliph al-Musta'li "had no noteworthy life", as he was a puppet of his vizier, al-Afdal?
- ... that the chestnut-hooded laughingthrush feeds on insects that have been hit by vehicles?
- ... that the Neon Genesis Evangelion character Gendo Ikari was diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder by a real-life Japanese psychiatrist?
- 00:00, 7 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that antimonumentas in Mexico, like those in Guadalajara (pictured), in Morelia, or in Mexico City, are installed by protesters to demand justice for women who suffer from violence in the country?
- ... that Puyallup leader Ramona Bennett helped organize a week-long occupation of the Cushman Hospital in 1976?
- ... that environmental defenders on the front of the global environmental justice movement are being killed at a rate of about three per week?
- ... that although Adolf I von Nassau was chosen as Archbishop of Mainz by the cathedral chapter in 1371 and 1373, Pope Gregory XI appointed other candidates both times?
- ... that in front of the Government Palace in Dili, East Timor, is a monument to the famous Portuguese explorer and imperialist, Prince Henry the Navigator?
- ... that Ormond Beatty was the first Centre College president who was not a minister?
- ... that in May 2021, Alisson became the sixth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League?
- ... that IBM has not been in the IBM Building since 2019?
6 April 2022
- 00:00, 6 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Barbara Shermund illustrated two early New Yorker covers (second shown) and, 25 years later, was one of the first women to join the National Cartoonists Society?
- ... that Agron House was one of the first Israeli cinemas to show films on the Sabbath?
- ... that Lucy Feagin founded the Feagin School of Dramatic Art in New York City, where talent scouts for radio, screen, and stage were always present to watch her senior students' plays?
- ... that many international law experts and states doubt that extended occupations, such as the Israeli occupation of Palestine, can ever be legal?
- ... that astronaut Judith Resnik flew in space with "Tarzan" and "Cheetah"?
- ... that views on the refusal to fight certain wars range from it being prohibited to morally obligatory?
- ... that William Rees Jeffreys was a cyclist who became the first secretary of the Road Board, the forerunner of the UK's Department for Transport?
- ... that the House of Brag organized a "Monstrous Pride" event to clash with London's pride parade?
5 April 2022
- 00:00, 5 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Royce Clayton (pictured) idolized Ozzie Smith, the shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals, as an amateur and took his job as a professional?
- ... that the 2022 game Needy Streamer Overload allows the player to make a female livestreamer engage in psychoactive drug abuse?
- ... that Samuel Marolois wrote books about theory and practice of both perspective and fortification?
- ... that in the television series sequel Imortal (2010), Angel Locsin portrayed the lead role as the daughter of her lycan character in the Lobo TV series?
- ... that journalist Travis Lupick first wrote about the opioid epidemic for The Georgia Straight in 2014 and has since published two books, Light Up the Night and Fighting for Space, on the subject?
- ... that Saint Rose Catholic Church was moved from the ghost town of Fleetwood, Oregon, to the Fort Rock Valley Historical Homestead Museum in 1988?
- ... that in 2019, Border Report launched a ten-day project covering news stories along the Mexico–US border?
- ... that WBAA, the radio station of Purdue University, received its broadcast license 100 years ago today?
4 April 2022
- 00:00, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that a 10-foot-tall (3 m) chicken (pictured) stands on a roundabout in Dorking, Surrey?
- ... that on March 2, 2022, 86 percent of workers in New York City's REI store voted in favor of the outdoor recreation retailer's first ever trade union, REI Union SoHo?
- ... that Abhijātābhivaṃsa, 12th recipient of the title of Tipiṭakadhara Dhammabhaṇḍāgārika, could memorize and recite all the pages of the Tipiṭaka?
- ... that raptor persecution is a crime against birds of prey, and in Scotland, ravens are afforded honorary raptor status?
- ... that during the Colleyville synagogue hostage crisis, rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker threw a chair at the perpetrator?
- ... that the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust, which found the wreck of Endurance in 2022, also discovered the wreck of SMS Scharnhorst in 2019?
- ... that Victoria Brownworth was the first open lesbian to write a column in a daily newspaper in the United States?
- ... that according to the "boots" theory, poverty is more expensive than being rich?
3 April 2022
- 00:00, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Ukrainian museum director Horpyna Vatchenko forced the Hermitage Museum to abide by its agreement and return the Kernosovskiy idol (pictured) after a loan?
- ... that Davide Soliani, the creator of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, became an Internet meme for crying on stage?
- ... that Cy Block and Ross Horning testified before the United States Congress about how the reserve clause limited their careers in professional baseball?
- ... that all stanzas of the song "Gott liebt diese Welt" begin with this line, sending the message that God loves this world to young Christians in Mecklenburg after the Berlin Wall was built?
- ... that Thomas Fleet, the founder of the Boston Evening-Post, began his printing career by publishing an American version of Mother Goose, from stories told by his mother-in-law to his children?
- ... that deadly attacks from stray cows in India have become an electoral issue?
- ... that decades after resigning from his pulpit, rabbi Mitchell Fisher published a book titled Rebel, O Jews! And Other Prayers?
- ... that lichexanthone, a chemical found in some lichens, enhances human sperm motility and kills mosquito larvae?
2 April 2022
- 00:00, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that shoe-mirrors were reportedly banned (example pictured) at Brigham Young University?
- ... that Nebraska once sued a gremlin?
- ... that Cyril Croker was a member of the Suicide Squad?
- ... that on this day in 1966, California radio stations KAHR and KVIP switched frequencies, leading to "mass confusion"?
- ... that Caesar studied German forests before turning to politics?
- ... that a NASA essay collection said ancient carvings "might have been made by aliens"?
- ... that Thanos served in the army, while Thanos was a police officer?
- ... that an Elvin man sang Poems and Songs of Middle Earth?
- ... that a common way to travel to another world is to be hit by a truck?
- ... that Darth Vader's anal shield has a "pronounced bell shape"?
1 April 2022
- 00:00, 1 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Peter Merseburger refused to host a 1974 edition of German political TV magazine Panorama after a report by Alice Schwarzer (pictured) on an abortion was cancelled by authorities?
- ... that Clement Crisp, a dance critic for the Financial Times from 1956 to 2020, authored or co-authored 17 books on dance and dance history?
- ... that the 7th Macho de Monte Infantry Company of the Panama Defense Forces was named after a tapir?
- ... that after his professional gridiron football career, Ed "Brick" Travis served as president of the Missouri Auto Dealers Association and as president of a local school board?
- ... that the Nuremberg trial verdict described aggression as "the supreme international crime" because "it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole"?
- ... that despite perceived sexist tropes in The West Wing's women, C. J. Cregg is widely considered to be one of the show's most complex and witty characters?
- ... that the rare Somali pigeon urgently needs a population survey?
- ... that in the early days of news at KPHO-TV in Phoenix, Arizona, one employee processed newsfilm in his bathtub?