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3 October 2022
- 00:00, 3 October 2022 (UTC)
- ... that when pieces from Mendelssohn's German Liturgy were sung by the Thomanerchor (pictured) in 2022, a reviewer noted "a captivating purity in the tone of devotional Reformation romanticism"?
- ... that the only run scored by John Gamble was a game-winner?
- ... that despite the commercial success of previous Kendrick Brothers films, star Kirk Cameron said that Lifemark was unable to secure a distributor due to its pro-life stance?
- ... that the elite men's race at today's London Marathon is expected to feature three of the five fastest men in history?
- ... that Tolkien may have devised the sundering of the Elves to justify the existence of two distinct Elvish languages in his legendarium?
- ... that the six highest Minor League Baseball season attendance counts were all at Sahlen Field?
- ... that Bob Dylan recorded "To Ramona" in a single take, for an album recorded in a single three-hour session?
- ... that during his first air-sea rescue mission with the Irish Air Corps, Barney McMahon landed to refuel with a mixture of petrol and paraffin, filtered through a pair of tights?
2 October 2022
- 00:00, 2 October 2022 (UTC)
- ... that William Anders took the iconic photograph Earthrise (pictured)?
- ... that an investigation into the Royal Oak post office shootings led one congressman to accuse the Postal Service of having been "asleep at the switch"?
- ... that Gil Kim played professional baseball in the Netherlands, China, Australia, Spain, and Venezuela, scouted in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, and coaches in Canada?
- ... that the first Catholic synod in China was held in 1803 near Chungkingchow in Sichuan Province?
- ... that badminton in Singapore began in the early 19th century?
- ... that 17th-century freemason and alchemist Elias Ashmole attempted to invoke the spirits at the mediaeval Dove Bridge?
- ... that former Atalanta player Andrea Rinaldi died of an aneurysm aged 19 in 2020?
- ... that Golf Digest has described "Narco" as having "a fire beat"?
1 October 2022
- 00:36, 1 October 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Jamie Proctor won Port Vale's Goal of the Season award after scoring a scissor-kick volley (pictured) against Sutton United?
- ... that the video for "7/11" by Beyoncé contains a cameo from her daughter Blue Ivy?
- ... that Elise Reiman, who taught children's classes at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet for four decades, was called "the bridge between generations"?
- ... that a Turkish Airlines aircraft that crashed in 1972 had been due to carry Turkish prime minister Nihat Erim later that day?
- ... that Hamim Tohari, the current spokesperson of the Indonesian Army, was once removed from his post after being caught using a phone during a meeting with the commander-in-chief?
- ... that TreasuryDirect, a website for purchasing US Treasury securities, originated in 1986 as a computerized service conducted over postal mail?
- ... that the manga series Reptilia was inspired in part by a story from Japanese folklore about a woman who is transformed into a snake, told to author Kazuo Umezu as a child?
- ... that Nancy Reagan jumped out of her bath when she heard that her husband had been elected President of the United States?