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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!?