Rakoto Frah (nom) by Lemurbaby. Frah (1923–2001) was a flutist and composer from Madagascar who is one of the most acclaimed sodina players. Born to a poor family, he received national recognition in 1958. In the 1980s he began to go international, recording ten albums and performing in collaboration with numerous artists. He lived simply and died having earned little from his lifetime of musicianship.
California State Route 52 (nom) by Rschen7754. State Route 52 is an American state highway that extends east–west from La Jolla, San Diego, to Santee. This 17 mile (27 km) stretch began construction in 1958 and received an official designation in 1964, but owing to funding issues was only completed in 2011.
Andrew Johnson (nom) by Wehwalt. Johnson (1808–1875) served as President of the United States from 1865 to 1869, coming to office after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A Democrat who had already spent 20 years in politics, he worked towards the quick restoration of the former Confederate States to the Union and ignored former slaves' rights. This led him to often come into conflict with the majority-Republican congress, and he was impeached and almost removed from office.
Battle of the Bismarck Sea (nom) by Hawkeye7. The Battle of the Bismarck Sea lasted from 2 to 4 March 1943 and was part of the Pacific War of World War II. US and Australian aircraft attacked a 16-ship Japanese convoy intended to reinforce troops in New Guinea, sinking most of it. The Japanese suffered more than 2,890 casualties – with several thousand more troops saved from the water – while the Allies lost only 13 aircrew. Ultimately, the Japanese could not hold New Guinea.
United States v. Lara (nom) by GregJackP. United States v. Lara was a US Supreme Court case which held that both the State and a Native American (Indian) tribe could prosecute an Indian for the same acts that constituted crimes in both jurisdictions, as they were held to be separate sovereigns. As such, separate tribal and federal prosecutions did not violate the Double Jeopardy Clause. In this case Billy Jo Lara pleaded guilty to tribal charges but claimed double jeopardy for the Federal charges.
Dobroslav Jevđević (nom) by PRODUCER and Peacemaker67. Jevđević (1895–1962) was a Bosnian Serb politician and soldier in Yugoslavia during World War II. After the Axis invaded Yugoslavia in 1941, Jevđević appointed himself Chetnik commander and worked together with the occupying forces against the Yugoslav Partisans. During Operation Alfa in 1942, Jevđević and other other Chetnik forces were responsible for killing over 500 civilians. In the spring of 1945, he fled to Italy where he resided until his death.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (nom) by Bloom6132. The Lou Gehrig Memorial Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player considered to best exhibit the character and integrity of Lou Gehrig. The award was established in 1955.
List of counties in West Virginia (nom) by Coal town guy. The US state of West Virginia consists of 55 counties; all but five had already been formed when the state was admitted to the Union in 1863. Kanawha County is home to the most people, while Randolph County is the most spacious.
Marsh Sandpiper (nom; related article), by JJ Harrison. The Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) is a small wader. It is a rather small shank, and breeds in open grassy steppe and taiga wetlands from easternmost Europe to central Asia.
Curlew Sandpiper (nom; related article), by JJ Harrison. The Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) is a small wader that breeds on the tundra of Arctic Siberia. It is strongly migratory, wintering mainly in Africa, but also in south and southeast Asia and in Australasia.
HMS Hood (nom; related article), created by Allan C. Greens, restored and nominated by Adam Cuerden. HMS Hood was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. Commissioned in 1920, it was ultimately sunk by the Bismark in 1941.