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6 October 2022
- 00:00, 6 October 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the United States Army Replacement and School Command (insignia pictured) reached its peak in May 1945 with 481,000 personnel?
- ... that Adele's song "Water Under the Bridge" is about her relationship with Simon Konecki, which she is usually reluctant to discuss in her music?
- ... that the 1995 Aigio earthquake caused the strongest ground acceleration ever recorded in Greece?
- ... that Latin philologist Robert Rodgers produced the first detailed commentary on Frontinus's work on Roman aqueducts in almost 300 years?
- ... that the bombing of Mokha was described as one of the deadliest attacks by the Saudi Arabian–led coalition against Yemen, leaving between 65 and 120 dead, including 10 children?
- ... that at the time of its construction in 1920, the Howard Theatre in Atlanta was the second-largest movie theater in the world, with a seating capacity of 2,700?
- ... that when Josette Simon appeared as Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost, she was the first black woman in a lead role at the Royal Shakespeare Company?
- ... that Soccer Mommy hosted a virtual concert through Club Penguin Rewritten?
5 October 2022
- 00:00, 5 October 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Surinder Singh Bakhshi (pictured) led the successful containment of smallpox in the community during Birmingham's smallpox outbreak in 1978?
- ... that the 2022 U.S. Open Cup Final was the first in 14 years to feature a non-Major League Soccer team?
- ... that Pietro Badoer was banished twice, poisoned one of his three wives, but declined an offer for a coup to make him doge?
- ... that college debates in the United States were originally conducted entirely in Latin?
- ... that despite entering politics as part of a right-wing party, Betty Tejada was later elected president of the Chamber of Deputies as a member of the Movement for Socialism?
- ... that Britten's Five Flower Songs, part songs composed for a couple's 25th wedding anniversary, premiered at their estate Dartington Hall?
- ... that when Rain Pryor drew a picture of her friend Skeeter the unicycling clown in school, her teacher said that there were no Black clowns?
- ... that British logistics in the Western Allied invasion of Germany involved buffaloes, duck bills and weasels?
4 October 2022
- 00:00, 4 October 2022 (UTC)
- ... that in being hired as a newscaster for ATB, Bertha Acarapi (pictured) became one of Bolivia's first high-profile chola indigenous presenters?
- ... that Boost! won a temporary restraining order against Mead Johnson, after claiming it had infringed on their trademarks?
- ... that the Peruvian Civil Guard officer Mariano Santos Mateo was nicknamed the Brave Man of Tarapacá because he captured a banner of a Chilean military unit during the Battle of Tarapacá?
- ... that Oglethorpe County High School worked with the University of Georgia to bring their dropout rate from 65 dropouts in 1985–86 to just 4 in 1987–88?
- ... that Taylor Swift said she wrote "Should've Said No" to address her "dramatic and crazy" experience?
- ... that until a 1982 legal decision, women were not permitted to stand at the bar at El Vino in London?
- ... that OPTi Inc. won a patent suit against Apple for unauthorized use of "predictive snooping" technology?
- ... that the "Temple of Humanity" hosted underwear companies?
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?