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7 February 2023
- 00:00, 7 February 2023 (UTC)
- ... that the subject of A Jewish Wedding (pictured) was said to be the marriage ceremony of the artist's daughter?
- ... that Perla Batalla was once a backup singer for Leonard Cohen, who encouraged her to write her own songs?
- ... that MicroProse was formed to publish Hellcat Ace after Sid Meier boasted that he could design a better video game than Red Baron in a week?
- ... that Interstate 81 in Tennessee was the site of a carjacking that culminated in the Lillelid murders in 1997?
- ... that during the First World War, James Kirkham Ramsbottom saved the British daffodil industry?
- ... that the 801 Grand is the tallest building in the state of Iowa?
- ... that a 15-year-old swim team member is credited with saving several lives in the crash of Alitalia Flight 1553?
- ... that Leverington Cemetery has the most orbs and apparitions in Philadelphia?
6 February 2023
- 00:00, 6 February 2023 (UTC)
- ... that a 1944 serial film (poster pictured) was the first film appearance of Captain America and the first film appearance of any Marvel Comics character?
- ... that of the ten Royal Navy flag officers to die during the First World War, three were killed in action?
- ... that Henry R. Pattengill requested that his name be removed from the ballot?
- ... that zinc white was found in several versions of The Scream?
- ... that Indian independence activist and author P. Kodanda Rao's correspondence with Mahatma Gandhi helped to clarify Thoreau's influence on Gandhi?
- ... that some historians believe that Steele's Greenville expedition marked a shift in the Union's war policy?
- ... that after his tenure ended in 1964, Ipik Gandamana would be the last Indonesian minister of home affairs to be a civilian until 2009?
- ... that Alexander the Great occasionally founded cities not named after himself?
5 February 2023
- 00:00, 5 February 2023 (UTC)
- ... that during the construction of Coney Island's Luna Park (pictured), its owners electrocuted Topsy the elephant?
- ... that with his self-produced solo ice show Gift, two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu is expected to become the first ice skater to perform at the Tokyo Dome?
- ... that during its run of screenings at the Whitney Museum, the 1979 film Asparagus was shown rear-projected onto a set that appears in the film itself?
- ... that Eudoro Galindo, who was nearly elected Vice President of Bolivia, was also a three-time national fencing champion and a two-time Bolivarian Games bronze medallist?
- ... that SZA said her label insisted on scrapping a song from her second album, even though they had used it to promote the album?
- ... that attendees from forty countries and financial institutions at the 2023 International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan pledged more than US$9 billion for flood recovery?
- ... that Margaret Cooper wrote that the Women's Royal Indian Naval Service was providing "the experience of a lifetime" to the young women she recruited during the Second World War?
- ... that in 2012, a "stylish but illegal monkey" was seen wandering a Toronto-area IKEA?
4 February 2023
- 00:00, 4 February 2023 (UTC)
- ... that while other countries built monuments to José Rizal a century after his birth, the Rizal Monument (pictured) in Madrid was built a century after his death?
- ... that Majidreza Rahnavard was the first Iranian to be executed in public in connection with the Mahsa Amini protests?
- ... that Southern Railway 1401 was one of eight locomotives that hauled the funeral train of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt?
- ... that Henrietta Bruckman founded the first fraternal organization for Jewish women in the United States?
- ... that only one person made a donation of land for the settlement and employment of British military veterans under a 1916 act of Parliament?
- ... that Valentín Carboni played in the same three youth teams as his brother Franco before they both received their first call-up to the Argentine senior national team in March 2022?
- ... that two Tuscarora men held their local newspaper hostage in an attempt to expose local police corruption, to no avail?
- ... that Phil Fletcher as Hacker T. Dog caused Lauren Layfield to make the "most famous snort" in the United Kingdom in 2016?
3 February 2023
- 00:00, 3 February 2023 (UTC)
- ... that Katō Kanji (pictured), leader of the fleet faction, shouted that "war with America starts now" after the signing of the Washington Naval Treaty?
- ... that the music video for David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes" was, at a cost of £250,000, the most expensive made at the time?
- ... that Jack Champion had to film all his scenes in Avatar: The Way of Water twice?
- ... that a model walked the runway at the Alexander McQueen show The Dance of the Twisted Bull in a flamenco dress pierced with spears?
- ... that the Brooklyn Tower, the first supertall building in Brooklyn, was described as the "Empire State Building of Brooklyn"?
- ... that according to a critic, the black metal album The Mercian Sphere is not folk metal, but close enough for "black metal purists" to reject it?
- ... that when West Java governor Nana Nuriana ran for reelection in 1998, he faced fifteen challengers?
- ... that members of Lego fandom not only design their own sets but also engage in cosplay?
2 February 2023
- 00:00, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
- ... that around 1400, the Embriachi workshop in northern Italy specialised in marriage caskets with carved bone plaques (example pictured)?
- ... that after David Glenn Lewis was killed in an apparent hit-and-run incident 30 years ago today 1,600 miles (2,600 km) from his home, it took a Google search in 2004 to identify his body?
- ... that the launch of a Florida TV station was brought forward nearly two months because the local ABC affiliate stopped airing more than half of its prime-time shows?
- ... that Peruvian foreign minister Manuel María Gálvez Egúsquiza was arrested by Chilean troops for refusing to sign peace with the cession of territory during the War of the Pacific?
- ... that Rolling Stone named Mission of Burma's "Academy Fight Song" as one of the 100 greatest debut singles of all time?
- ... that the first issue of Allan, one of the earliest Japanese magazines focused on male–male romance for a female audience, featured a pin-up poster of David Bowie?
- ... that the Banu Kalb tribe were originally Christians but became Muslims after the Muslim conquest of the Levant?
- ... that a donut has a donutussy?
1 February 2023
- 00:00, 1 February 2023 (UTC)
- ... that after a stabbing attack on Paweł Adamowicz (pictured), the mayor of Gdańsk, at least 41 units of blood were used in an unsuccessful attempt to save him?
- ... that Adam Ramage was considered one of the most important early American printing press builders in his day, having produced 1,250 presses during his lifetime?
- ... that Tolkien's Morgoth has been seen as analogous to Satan?
- ... that after each loss, American football coach Art Haege made his players crawl from the locker room to the practice field, saying "if you played like a worm, you crawled like a worm"?
- ... that for his first film, Operation Java, director Tharun Moorthy and his production team handpicked all 83 actors rather than doing an open audition for roles?
- ... that with no documents verifying its establishment, an American concession existed de facto in the Chinese city of Tianjin for more than 40 years?
- ... that George Charles Hoste took charge of the quarter-deck guns of the frigate Spartan, defended her against a French squadron, and took the brig Sparvière as a prize?
- ... that at the start of Drama Shower, Mr. Unlucky Has No Choice But to Kiss!?