Hurricane Elena (nom) by Juliancolton, who says that Hurricane Elena was a perfect storm of sorts: nearly every aspect of its life was an anomaly, from its inexplicable strengthening over Cuba to its multiple unpredicted shifts in direction that created the largest game of cat-and-mouse in US history, and the largest peacetime evacuation.
Djaoeh Dimata (nom) by Crisco 1492. This 1948 film, from what is now Indonesia, was written and directed by Andjar Asmara for the South Pacific Film Corporation (SPFC). It follows a woman who goes to Jakarta to find work after her husband is blinded in an accident.
Thaddeus Stevens (nom) by Wehwalt. A member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and ardent opponent of slavery, Stevens fought for rights for the African-American after the American Civil War.
Terry-Thomas (nom) by SchroCat with Cassianto, cad, bounder, rotter, and one of the most colourful, popular and best-known comedians of post-war Britain. His broad and rich career on stage, television and radio exported a portrayal of the silly-ass Englishman.
Charles-Valentin Alkan (nom) by Smerus. He was a French composer and pianist, at the height of whose fame in the 1830s and 1840s was, alongside his friends and colleagues Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt, among the leading virtuoso pianists in Paris.
Social history of viruses (nom) by GrahamColm, who says that viruses have had a significant impact on human history—mainly as a cause of diseases and because of the important role they have played in ecology and evolution. A conscious effort was directed to making the content accessible to the lay reader.
Vernon Sturdee (nom) by Hawkeye7. Not the British admiral, Hawkeye7 says, but the Australian general. This article continues the series on Command in the South West Pacific.
William Hely (nom) by Ian Rose. Hely was a an Australian air vice marshall who first made a name for himself locating lost travellers in the Australian desert.
A map of sunken battlecruisers
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English pop rock singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot
Roberto Córdova is the present Mayor of Pichilemu, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile.
List of works by Chairil Anwar (nom) by Crisco 1492. Indonesian author Chairil Anwar (1922–1949) wrote 75 poems, 7 pieces of prose, and 3 poetry collections during his career. Several of his works have been pieced together in several collections, including English translations if his works by Burton Raffel.
72nd Academy Awards (nom) by Birdienest81. The 72nd Academy Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in March 26, 2000, honouring the best films of 1999. American Beauty received the Best Picture award, as well as four others. The Matrix followed in second place with four awards, including Best Visual Effects.
List of sunken battlecruisers (nom) by Sturmvogel 66. Several battlecruisers, a type of capital ship built within the twentieth century, were sunk mostly during World War I. Approximately ten ships were lost during the war, and several more followed during World War II.
List of Square Enix mobile games (nom) by PresN. Japanese video game company Square Enix has released many games for mobile platforms such as iOS, Android and non-smartphone devices. Dragon Quest Monsters i is the first mobile game developed by Square Enix.
List of Major League Baseball pitchers who have struck out four batters in one inning (nom) by Bloom6132. In some circumstances in baseball, a batter who has struck out can reach first base safely. The strikeout is recorded but the out is not registered. The first pitcher to strike out four batters in one inning was Ed Crane of the New York Giants, who struck out the batters in consecutive order in an 1888 game versus the team then called the Chicago White Stockings and later renamed the Chicago Cubs.
Nerina Pallot discography (nom) by Underneath-it-All. English pop rock singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot has released four studio albums and five extended plays since signing a record deal with Polydor Records in 2000. She has also released fourteen singles as well as eleven music videos.
Mayor of Pichilemu (nom) by Lester Foster. Pichilemu, a commune in Chile, is governed by a Major, a position held by an elected politician who is the head of the executive branch of government of the region, also presiding over the local city council. Since 1891, forty politicians have held the position.
Young Buddhist monks at Hindu temple "T", Preah Pithu, Cambodia
Tubers of the early purple orchid are used in some magical traditions, and the tubers are also used to create salep flour which is used in some beverages and desserts.
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Ben-Hur (play) (nom) created by Strobridge & Co. Lith., restored by Adam Cuerden and nominated by Adam Cuerden. The play Ben Hur by William W. Young dramatized the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace. An 1899 production of the play included live horses and real chariots.
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (nom) by Bain News Service, found at the George Grantham Bain Collection in the United States Library of Congress, restored by Crisco 1492 and nominated by Crisco 1492. Anastasia Nikolaevna (1901–1918) was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia. She died along with her immediate family in an extrajudicial killing. Persistent rumors that she had escaped have now been disproved through the use of forensic and DNA evidence.
Bird's Eye View of Detroit (nom) created by Calvert Lithographing Co. (Detroit, Michigan), restored by Adam Cuerden and nominated by Adam Cuerden. This lithograph shows the central portion of Detroit, Michigan, United States, in 1889. Detroit was prosperous in the 19th and early to middle 20th centuries but has now fallen on hard times. On July 18, 2013 the city filed for bankruptcy.
Blue-winged Pitta (nom) created by JJ Harrison and nominated by JJ Harrison. The Blue-winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis) is a passerine bird that is natively found in lowland forests of Australia and Southeast Asia. Adults are 180–205 millimeters (7.1–8.1 inches) in length.
Oriental Pratincole (nom) created by JJ Harrison and nominated by JJ Harrison. The Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum) is also known as the Grasshopper-Bird or Swallow-Plover. It is a wader bird found in south and east Asia.
A group of monks at Preah Pithu T (nom) created by JJ Harrison and nominated by JJ Harrison. Preah Pithu is a group of five temples at Angkor, Cambodia. Four of the temples are Hindu and the fifth is Buddhist. Temple "T" has a 45 by 40 meter enclosure made of sandstone. This photo shows young Buddhist monks in saffron robes at Temple T.
Fatinitza (nom) created by Henry Atwell Thomas, restoration by Adam Cuerden and nominated by Adam Cuerden. Fatinitza was a three act operetta by Franz von Suppé. It premiered in 1876 in Vienna to great popular success.
Orchis mascula (nom) created by Tuxyso and nominated by Tomer T. Orchis mascula is popularly known as the early purple orchid. Stems grow to 50–60 centimeters (20–24 inches) with an inflorescence of 7.5–12.5 centimeters (3–5 in). The species is found in parts of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.