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7 June 2019
- 00:00, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the pilot of That's All, Brother (pictured), the lead C-47 carrying American paratroopers to Normandy 75 years ago today, named the airplane as a message to Adolf Hitler that his rule would soon end?
- ... that the first three singles released by Japanese musician Halca were used as closing themes for three different anime series?
- ... that Dadia is the only European forest in which all four native European species of vulture can be found?
- ... that the Hanthawaddy commander Smin Bayan is celebrated in Burmese history for driving back a Chinese invasion on behalf of his former enemy, Ava?
- ... that the Irish novelist Maeve Binchy was inspired to write Silver Wedding after hearing a girl on a bus talk about her parents' horrible marriage?
- ... that Lydia Manley Henry, the first woman to graduate from the University of Sheffield medical school, was awarded the Croix de Guerre?
- ... that Kristianstads IK's 1981–82 team included current Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella?
- ... that Wilfrid and Arthur married Geoffrey at All Souls, and a master mariner gave away the bride?
6 June 2019
- 00:00, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Madame Wellington Koo (pictured), the Chinese-Indonesian First Lady of pre-communist China, was featured as a "woman of style" in a 2015 fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
- ... that due to the threat of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, Walt Disney World closed for a full day for the first time in its history?
- ... that Megumi Nakajima became so associated with her role as Ranka Lee in the anime series Macross Frontier that she feared she would be unable to establish her own identity as a voice actress?
- ... that InvisiblePeople.tv, which has produced interviews with hundreds of homeless people in over 100 cities, was founded by formerly-homeless television executive Mark Horvath?
- ... that five sacks of documents dating back to 1154 were recovered from a damp potting-shed while Irvine Gray was an archivist at the Gloucester Record Office?
- ... that Meghan Trainor's song "All About That Bass" was written in 40 minutes?
- ... that Moroccan businesswoman Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun helped kickstart the World Bank's Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative at the 2017 G20 Hamburg summit?
- ... that Calma glaucoides has such a rich diet of eggs that it does not need an anus?
5 June 2019
- 00:00, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that North Woods in New York City's Central Park contains a bridge (pictured) made of boulders, some weighing nearly 100 short tons (89 long tons), which are held together by gravity?
- ... that Joe Kryczka used his legal background and knowledge of the Russian language to Canada's advantage in negotiating the 1972 Summit Series agreement?
- ... that after the crash of United Airlines Flight 297 in 1962, the Federal Aviation Administration created new regulations that required airplanes to better withstand bird strikes?
- ... that although her mother never cooked, Violet Oon learned to cook Peranakan food at the age of sixteen before eventually being appointed the food ambassador of Singapore?
- ... that the primrose family and the evening primrose family are not related?
- ... that Yang Jiachi developed control systems for satellites, rockets, and nuclear tests?
- ... that the Killing Eve episode "Don't I Know You?" was generally praised for including diverse LGBT+ characters, but also criticised for how one was killed?
- ... that the Lees Macaroon bar was an experiment?
4 June 2019
- 00:00, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that among those buried in the Nikolskoe Cemetery (pictured) is Fyodor Uglov, who was the world's oldest practising surgeon when he retired at age 102?
- ... that James Bruce Lockhart's career in the Foreign Office was a cover for his real work with the Secret Intelligence Service?
- ... that one theory holds that aquatic cold-water species entered Sweden's Lake Sommen by a natural lock system at the end of the last ice age?
- ... that Australian rules footballer Tyla Hanks set a record in the agility component at the 2018 AFL Women's draft combine?
- ... that the pea crab Tunicotheres moseri lives inside the water-filled chamber of a sea squirt?
- ... that military geologists were employed to find the best landing sites during the planning of the invasions of the United Kingdom, Sicily, and France in World War II?
- ... that although the Transylvanian nobleman János Gerendi refrained from eating blood and animals that had been strangled, he did not keep all the Old Testament laws?
- ... that the roof of the Temple of Hera in Corfu was decorated with large terracotta figures painted in vivid colour, making it one of the most intricately adorned buildings of Archaic Greece?
- ... that Barbie likes welding?
3 June 2019
- 00:00, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Nancy Pelosi (pictured) is the only woman to have served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the first former Speaker to return to the post since 1955?
- ... that Niayes, a region of Senegal important for fishing, market gardening, cattle-grazing, and birds, is at risk of desertification?
- ... that Barlow Trecothick, who later became Lord Mayor of London, served an apprenticeship in Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay?
- ... that the 2018 European Pool Championship was the largest pool event ever held in Europe?
- ... that Xiuxiong Chen, his former student Song Sun, and Simon Donaldson were awarded the 2019 Veblen Prize for proving Yau's conjecture for Fano manifolds?
- ... that St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., was designed by William Thornton, who also designed the United States Capitol?
- ... that a critic at The Musical Times described Ruth Hesse's performance as the Nurse in Die Frau ohne Schatten as "tirelessly ingenious"?
- ... that from Edinburgh city centre, it is two miles to the Inch?
2 June 2019
- 00:00, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that despite a genus name referring to its dull leaves, Astilbe chinensis (pictured) was celebrated as the most important new hardy perennial by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1902?
- ... that Samra, a male German rapper, performs under a feminine Arabic pseudonym?
- ... that convenience store chain Wawa successfully forced Philadelphia-area radio station WAWA to stop using its new call letters?
- ... that Abdulatif Tiyua was first imprisoned for fighting for the Ugandan government, and later imprisoned for fighting against it?
- ... that Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli praised the 2019 sports drama Captain for "delivering patriotism"?
- ... that no woman was chosen as a major political party's nominee for the United States Senate until Ruth Hanna McCormick won her state's primary in 1930?
- ... that the Kazachye Cemetery takes its name from the interment of Cossacks killed during the July Days in the Russian Revolution?
- ... that Lloyd Trefethen and Lloyd Trefethen showed that, when shuffling playing cards, five riffles are enough?
1 June 2019
- 00:00, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the deep-sea coral species Gersemia juliepackardae was named for Julie Packard (pictured), executive director of Monterey Bay Aquarium, for her work as an ocean conservationist?
- ... that the first attempt to build the Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra resulted in the demolition of the nearly completed structure?
- ... that Salahuddin Wahid had a public newspaper debate with his brother on their father's vision for Indonesia?
- ... that "Aus der Tiefe rufe ich" ('Out of the depths have I cried') is one of six 1883 psalm settings by Friedrich Kiel?
- ... that Chen Fangyun proposed a control system that was crucial for the launch of China's first geosynchronous communications satellite in 1984?
- ... that investigators considered the murder of Lisa Holm especially heinous as Holm was only seventeen years old and physically weaker than her killer?
- ... that British architect Bryan Thomas has designed for the Church of England, the Christian Scientists, and the Quakers?
- ... that the people who commissioned Our Trip to Africa demanded the film's destruction after seeing it?