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7 June 2023
- 00:00, 7 June 2023 (UTC)
- ... that the F-16XL aircraft (pictured) was built as a possible successor to the F-111 Aardvark, but after being rejected it served as part of NASA's High Speed Civil Transport project instead?
- ... that Australiformis semoni is a parasite that infests marsupials in Australia and New Guinea and whose infestation could cause debilitating ulcerative granulomatous gastritis?
- ... that Abigail Fillmore spearheaded the creation of the White House Library after reportedly being appalled at the fact that there was no library?
- ... that when first erected, the Abgig obelisk likely stood at 12.9 metres (42.3 ft) high, but was knocked down on the ground and broke into two pieces?
- ... that when South African anti-apartheid activist Kay Moonsamy went into exile, it was fifteen years before he saw his wife and children again?
- ... that, as required by the New START treaty, Russia notified the US of a missile test, which US officials believe failed days before Vladimir Putin announced Russia's suspension of the treaty?
- ... that Belén Barenys and Berta Prieto's short film was picked up by Filmin after they suggested the idea on Instagram?
- ... that spectators climbed up to Fortitude, Justice, and Liberty on College Street, Dublin, to get a view of Queen Victoria?
6 June 2023
- 00:00, 6 June 2023 (UTC)
- ... that around 1,500 anti-Jewish laws were enacted by Nazi Germany in the years leading up to the Holocaust (victims pictured)?
- ... that Lucy Greenish was the first woman in New Zealand to become a registered architect?
- ... that patriarchal gender roles become more sharply defined for England in the High Middle Ages, with some of that to do with the new feudal system?
- ... that in Strauss's Elektra, Aile Asszonyi was said to be convincing as a woman close to madness?
- ... that although most Game Boy Advance games are developed in at least five to six months, XXX was developed in two?
- ... that after going 1–10–1 in the first season of his tenure, Green Bay Packers president Dominic Olejniczak hired Vince Lombardi and the team would go on to win five NFL championships in nine years?
- ... that M. Jeff Thompson described the Confederate ship named after himself as being "the largest and best, but slowest boat of the fleet"?
- ... that Caroline Breese Hall and her father, who were both pediatricians, wrote a book together?
5 June 2023
- 00:00, 5 June 2023 (UTC)
- ... that after the renovators of the Dorilton (pictured) could not afford to restore its cornices, they painted optical illusions instead?
- ... that the theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm, a former ringtone of Steven Spielberg, has been used as the backing to a Snoop Dogg song?
- ... that Louise Willingale is developing ZEUS, which is projected to be the most powerful laser in the United States?
- ... that in 2017 the British travel magazine Wanderlust rated Azerbaijan's electronic visa as the easiest visa to obtain in the world?
- ... that Leonie ter Braak made her film debut in The Marriage Escape, the film of Dutch origin with the most cinema ticket sales in 2020?
- ... that the owner of a Tennessee TV station denied that he had named it after himself, telling a reporter, "I'm not that much of an egotist"?
- ... that 2023 NFL Draft pick Travis Bell is the only Kennesaw State Owls player ever to be selected?
- ... that decoy geese spent more than 15 years trying to attract real geese to the Powell Marsh Wildlife Area?
4 June 2023
- 00:00, 4 June 2023 (UTC)
- ... that the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels' first female fighter jet demonstration pilot, Amanda Lee (pictured), uses the call sign "Stalin"?
- ... that in 1984, Charles, Prince of Wales described a proposed extension to the National Gallery as a "monstrous carbuncle"?
- ... that the editorial staff of online news startup The Messenger includes former editors-in-chief of Gizmodo, Entertainment Weekly, People, and Self?
- ... that İbrahim Çolak's 2019 gold medal in still rings was Turkey's first at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships?
- ... that at the time, the Battle of Shiloh was the largest battle fought in the United States, with nearly 24,000 casualties?
- ... that Lord Snowdon and Princess Margaret spent much time at his family's Welsh country mansion Plas Dinas, but after his father's death the estate went to Snowdon's younger half-brother?
- ... that Michael Block, a club professional who charges $150 per hour for golfing lessons, scored a hole in one on his way to finishing joint 15th at the 2023 PGA Championship?
- ... that one critic called Patrician IV a "very dry affair"?
3 June 2023
- 00:00, 3 June 2023 (UTC)
- ... that the Kölner Domchor (pictured) from Cologne Cathedral sang Palmeri's Misa a Buenos Aires at a 2013 festival in Rome dedicated to Pope Francis, with the composer at the piano?
- ... that Pete Johnson was the first Republican to hold statewide office in Mississippi since the Reconstruction era?
- ... that Jacques-Louis David's Portrait of Count Stanislas Potocki from 1781 has been described as one of his masterpieces?
- ... that as a teenager in a B'nai B'rith camp in Canada, Holocaust survivor and future Canadian ambassador Fred Bild learned English from his camp counselor, future actor William Shatner?
- ... that the experimental film 13 Lakes, which consists of 13 ten-minute-long static shots of different lakes in the United States, was deemed to be significant by the Library of Congress?
- ... that Gator Rivers dribbled a basketball around chairs and under tables in a closet when trying out for the Harlem Globetrotters?
- ... that though Mohamed Oufkir was appointed as Minister of Defence as a result of the 1971 Moroccan coup d'état attempt, he would later organize his own coup?
- ... that Lonzo Anderson "grew up rather like a rabbit" while unsupervised outdoors, anticipating his work on Two Hundred Rabbits?
2 June 2023
- 00:00, 2 June 2023 (UTC)
- ... that the Passive Seismic Experiment Package (pictured) recorded one of the first instances of humans littering on another planetary body?
- ... that only 45 per cent of babies born in 1851 in Victorian-era Liverpool, England, lived to be 20 years old?
- ... that walk-on basketball player Josh Bartelstein was the captain of the national runner-up 2012–13 Michigan Wolverines?
- ... that weather whiplash is the phenomenon of rapid swings between extremes of weather conditions?
- ... that Linda Yaccarino, Twitter's new chief executive officer, created an advertising campaign for COVID-19 vaccines that featured Pope Francis?
- ... that Keith Carradine met his future wife, actress and model Hayley DuMond, on the set of the 1999 film The Hunter's Moon?
- ... that during the Polish–Soviet War, Lithuanian-Belorussian Soviet Republic People's Commissar for Justice Yitzhak Weinstein-Branovsky organized revolutionary militias in villages near Utena?
- ... that in a segment filmed for The Late Report, comedian John Safran got frisked by police after going to a McDonald's restaurant dressed up as Ronald McDonald?
1 June 2023
- 00:00, 1 June 2023 (UTC)
- ... that Thinzar Shunlei Yi (pictured) hid in the Burmese jungle for a month and joined a rebel militia following the 2021 Myanmar coup d'état?
- ... that the 1892 Milwaukee Cold Storage Co. Building has very few windows, and walls which are two feet (0.6 m) thick?
- ... that the Venetian admiral Angelo Emo invented floating artillery batteries on rafts during his campaign against the Beylik of Tunis?
- ... that a San Antonio TV station lost its Fox affiliation on twelve days' notice to the public?
- ... that in the 1930s Alfred Verdross, an Austrian international lawyer and future judge of the European Court of Human Rights, sympathised with National Socialism?
- ... that although he was expected to exit the race after about 30 km (19 mi), pacemaker Reuben Kipyego ended up winning the 2019 Abu Dhabi Marathon and US$100,000?
- ... that the maritime painter Gordon Ellis had his first commission published when he was just 13 years old?
- ... that at the 1978 World Snooker Championship, Fred Davis reached the semi-finals at the age of 64?