George S. Patton slapping incidents (nom) by Ed!. In August 1943, George S. Patton (1885-1945) was a lieutenant general in the United States Army. He slapped two soldiers under his command in separate incidents. The incidents were detrimental to Patton's career.
James B. Longacre (nom) by Wehwalt. James Barton Longacre (1794–1869) was the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. The Indian Head cent, the Shield nickel, and the Flying Eagle cent coins were among Longacre's designs.
Famous Fantastic Mysteries (nom) by Mike Christie. Famous Fantastic Mysteries was published from 1939 to 1953. It included works of science fiction and fantasy. Authors published in the magazine included G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells, and H. Rider Haggard.
Calostoma cinnabarinum (nom) by Squeamish Ossifrage. Calostoma cinnabarinum is a fungus commonly known as "stalked puffball-in-aspic" or "gelatinous stalked-puffball" among other names. It grows in the Americas and in Asia.
William Henry Bury (nom) by DrKiernan. William Henry Bury (1859–1889) was a convict who was accused of being the serial killer called "Jack the Ripper". Orphaned at a young age, Bury moved to London in 1887, where he married Ellen Elliot. Ellen was later murdered by Bury, who was hanged in 1889 for his crime.
Zong massacre (nom) by Celuici. Approximately 142 African slaves were killed by the crew of the ship Zong in the year 1781 after the ship's supplies of drinkable water became low. The ship's owners later made an insurance claim about the loss of the slaves. The incident stimulated the abolitionist movement, and was commemorated in 2007 during the 200th anniversary of legislation that outlawed the slave trade in the British Empire.
American portraitist and engraver James B. Longacre (1794 – 1869) is the subject of a new featured article. Above are United States double eagle coins which he designed.
Three featured lists were promoted this week.
List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Abdul Qadir (nom) by Sahara4u. Pakistani cricketer Abdul Qadir took 17 five-wicket hauls during his career, a feat that no more than 40 bowlers have ever achieved. Debuting in 1977, Qadir participated in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and as of 2012, he is twenty-sixth overall among all-time combined five-wicket haul takers.
List of Square Enix companion books (nom) by PresN. Japanese video game company Square Enix has produced a number of strategy guide books for many of their games that were focused on artwork, developer interviews, and background information on the fictional worlds and characters in the games rather than on gameplay details. Perfect Works was the first series to be accompanied by these books, and since then, many others have been issued for most of their franchises.
List of people on United States banknotes (nom) by Godot13. Fifty-three people have appeared on the banknotes of the United States, mostly historical figures related to the history of the country. The list of people includes several presidents, cabinet members, founders and military leaders. Since their introduction, the creation, design and deployment of these banknotes has been supervised by the Secretary of the Treasury, with input from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
The list of five-wicket hauls by Pakistani cricketer Abdul Qadir is now featured. Five of those five-wicket hauls happened at National Stadium, Karachi, pictured above.
This portrait of Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, is now featured.
Three featured pictures were promoted this week.
Horns (nom) created and nominated by Muhammad Mahdi Karim. An animal horn is often a curved or spiral projection. Horns are often used for defense against predators and for fighting members of the same species. They may also be used as thermal radiators.