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3 July 2020
- 00:00, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
- ... that a tiny Tasmanian island called the Isle of the Dead (pictured) is home to one of the few preserved convict-period burial grounds?
- ... that fans were asked to return their copies of The Lot, a 2013 compilation album by Queen drummer Roger Taylor, due to audio and typographical errors?
- ... that film producer Sue Bruce-Smith was credited with the success of Oscar-winning films including 12 Years a Slave, The Favourite, Room, and Slumdog Millionaire?
- ... that every employee who remained with Mojang Studios for six months after its acquisition by Microsoft received a bonus of roughly $300,000?
- ... that during the Siege of Vicksburg, the former commander of the 2nd Missouri Infantry Regiment stated that the regiment "died once, and can die again"?
- ... that some of Dungiven Celtic F.C.'s players play association football and Gaelic football concurrently?
- ... that Asa Binns was elected president of the Institution of Civil Engineers, but died before he could take office?
- ... that the Pepsi Number Fever draw in May 1992 was supposed to have just two 1-million-peso winners, but 486,170 people made claims for a winning bottle cap?
2 July 2020
- 00:00, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
- ... that Patrick Stewart (pictured) invented "photo negative" casting in order to play Othello when it had become no longer acceptable to perform the role in blackface?
- ... that the Newland Oak in Gloucestershire took "200 years to grow, 200 years to exist, and 200 to die"?
- ... that Craig Hall, the first African American in New York City Ballet to dance the title role in Apollo, went on to teach the role to Taylor Stanley, another dancer of color?
- ... that St Luke's burial ground, on the south side of London's Cale Street, once had a 9-foot-high (2.7 m) wall and railings to protect against grave robbers?
- ... that MkLeo, regarded as the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player in the world, won his first tournament at the age of eight?
- ... that a mine was detonated under the position of part of the 6th Missouri Infantry Regiment (Confederate) on July 1, 1863, during the Siege of Vicksburg?
- ... that Ng On-yee defeated Reanne Evans, the champion for the ten previous years, on her way to win the 2015 World Ladies Snooker Championship?
- ... that after a show host on Orlando-area radio station WTLN hired a hitman to kill his former lover's husband, the intended victim began a campaign to urge advertisers to boycott the station?
1 July 2020
- 00:00, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
- ... that the men's marathon at the 2019 World Athletics Championships (pictured) started just before midnight?
- ... that the first murder trial in Iowa led to the hanging of Patrick O'Connor?
- ... that the second commander of the 3rd Missouri Light Battery was elected by the men of the battery after the original commander was transferred away from the unit?
- ... that Pakistani model Zara Abid, who made her film debut in the upcoming biopic Chaudhry, died in the crash of PIA Flight 8303?
- ... that a pedestrianized block of Pine Street in Seattle was re-opened to vehicles after a citywide ballot measure?
- ... that the Indonesia–Japan Economic Partnership Agreement was Indonesia's first bilateral free trade agreement?
- ... that Dawn Aponte became the highest-ranked woman in NFL football operations when she was appointed chief administrator in June 2017?
- ... that streetcars on the Ipswich Street line ran on both Boylston Street and Boylston Street?