This Signpost featured report covers content promoted from 5 January 2013 to 18 January 2014. Quotes are taken from articles and lists on English Wikipedia. See the article and list pages for attribution.
Fifteen featured articles were promoted in the last two weeks.
Frank Headlam nominated by Ian Rose. "Air Vice-Marshal Frank Headlam CB, CBE (15 July 1914 – 23 December 1976) was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)."
Air Rhodesia Flight 825 nominated by Cliftonian. "Air Rhodesia Flight 825 was a scheduled passenger flight that was shot down by Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) insurgents on 3 September 1978, during the Rhodesian Bush War."
Jimi Hendrix nominated by GabeMc. "James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Despite a relatively brief mainstream career spanning four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century."
Crocodilia nominated by LittleJerry, Chiswick Chap and Cwmhiraeth. "The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of large, predatory, semi-aquatic reptiles. They appeared 83.5 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian stage) and are the closest living relatives of birds, as the two groups are the only known survivors of the Archosauria."
Tiruchirappalli nominated by Vensatry. "Tiruchirappalli... also called Tiruchi or Trichy, is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Tiruchirappalli District. It is the fourth largest municipal corporation and the fourth largest urban agglomeration in the state."
William Hayden English nominated by Coemgenus. "William Hayden English (August 27, 1822 – February 7, 1896) was an American congressman from Indiana and the Democratic nominee for vice president in 1880."
Interstate 805 nominated by Rschen7754. "Interstate 805 (I-805) is a major north–south Interstate Highway in Southern California. It is a bypass of I-5, running along the eastern areas of the Greater San Diego region from San Ysidro (part of the city of San Diego) near the Mexico–U.S. border to near Del Mar. The southern terminus of I-805 at I-5 in San Ysidro is less than a mile north of the Mexican border."
Interstate 70 in West Virginia nominated by Admrboltz. "Interstate 70 (I-70) is a portion of the Interstate Highway System that runs from near Cove Fort, Utah at a junction with Interstate 15 to Baltimore, Maryland. It crosses the Northern Panhandle region of West Virginia through Ohio County and the city of Wheeling."
Hugh Walpole nominated by Tim riley. "Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (13 March 1884 – 1 June 1941) was a New Zealand–born English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among those who encouraged him were the authors Henry James and Arnold Bennett. His skill at scene-setting, vivid plots, and high profile as a lecturer brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America."
Roekiah nominated by Crisco 1492. "Roekiah (Perfected Spelling Rukiah; [ruˈkiah]; 1917–1945), often credited as Miss Roekiah, was an Indonesian keroncong singer and film actress. The daughter of two stage performers, she began her career at the age of seven; by 1932 she had become well-known in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (now Jakarta, Indonesia), as a singer and stage actress."
Perseus (constellation) nominated by StringTheory11. "Perseus, named after the Greek mythological hero Perseus, is a constellation in the northern sky. It was one of 48 listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy and among the 88 modern constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). It is located in the northern celestial hemisphere near several other constellations named after legends surrounding Perseus, including Andromeda to the west and Cassiopeia to the north."
Charlie Chaplin nominated by Loeba and TrueHeartSusie3. "Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was a British comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death at age 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy."
James Hogun nominated by Cdtew. "James Hogun (died January 4, 1781) was one of five generals from North Carolina to serve with the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. Initially a major in the 7th North Carolina Regiment, Hogun advanced quickly in rank during 1776 to become the unit's commanding officer. He participated in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown in 1777."
Jin campaigns against the Song Dynasty nominated by Khanate General. "The Jin campaigns against the Song Dynasty were a series of wars that took place in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries between the Jurchen Jin Dynasty (1115–1234) and the Chinese Song Dynasty (960–1279)."
Hydrus nominated by Casliber. "Hydrus ... is a small constellation in the deep southern sky. It was first depicted on a celestial atlas by Johann Bayer in his 1603 Uranometria."
Nine featured lists were promoted in the last two weeks.
List of light cruisers of Germany nominated by Parsecboy. "The German navies—specifically the Kaiserliche Marine, Reichsmarine, and Kriegsmarine—built a series of light cruisers between the 1890s and 1940s. The authorization for a major construction program for light cruisers came in the 1898 Naval Law, which ordered the acquisition of thirty vessels of the type."
List of municipalities in Alberta nominated by Hwy43. "Alberta is the fourth-most populous province in Canada with 3,645,257 residents as of 2011 and is the fourth-largest in land area at approximately 640,000 km2 (250,000 sq mi). Alberta's 357 municipalities cover 98.9% of the province's land mass and are home to 98.6% of its population. These municipalities provide local government services, including roads, water, sewer and garbage collection among others, and a variety of programs to their residents."
40th Daytime Emmy Awards nominated by SoapFan12. "The 40th Daytime Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), 'recognizes outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. during the 2012 calendar year.'"
List of works by E.W. Hornung nominated by SchroCat. "Ernest William Hornung (professionally known as E.W. Hornung; 1866–1921), was an English poet and writer. From a Hungarian background, Hornung was educated at Uppingham School; as a result of poor health he left the school in December 1883 to travel to Sydney, where he stayed for two years. He returned in early 1886 when his father was dying and bankrupt, and began writing professionally shortly afterwards."
List of Adventure Time episodes nominated by Gen. Quon. "Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada), a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio), a dog with magical powers to change shape and grow and shrink at will. Finn and Jake live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo. Along the way, they interact with the show's other main characters: Princess Bubblegum (voiced by Hynden Walch), the Ice King (voiced by Tom Kenny), and Marceline the Vampire Queen (voiced by Olivia Olson)."
List of Sega CD games nominated by Red Phoenix. "The Sega CD, originally released as the Mega-CD (メガCD Mega-Shī Dī?) in most regions outside of North America, is an add-on device for the Sega Genesis video game console, designed and produced by Sega. It was released in Japan in 1991, North America in 1992 and in PAL regions in 1993. The device adds a CD-ROM drive to the console, allowing the user to play CD-based games and providing additional hardware functionality. It can also play audio CDs and CD+G discs."
66th Academy Awards nominated by Birdienest81. "The 66th Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 1993 and took place on March 21, 1994, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 23 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Gil Cates and directed by Jeff Margolis. Actress Whoopi Goldberg hosted the show for the first time."
Twenty featured pictures were promoted in the last two weeks.
Dome of the Chain (nom) created by Godot13 and nominated by Godot13. "Dome of the Chain (Arabic: قبة السلسلة, Qubbat al-Silsila) is a free-standing dome located adjacently east of the Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem. One of the oldest structures on the Haram ash-Sharif (Temple Mount), it is not a mosque or shrine, but is used as a prayer house. It was built by the Ummayads, became a Christian chapel under the Crusaders, restored as an Islamic prayer house by the Ayyubids and has been renovated by the Mamluks, Ottomans and the Palestinian-based waqf."
Aerial view of the Temple Mount (nom) created by Godot13 and nominated by Godot13. "The Temple Mount, known in Hebrew (and in Judaism) as Har haBáyit (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת) and in Arabic (and in Islam) as the Haram al-Sharif (Arabic: الحرم القدسي الشريف, al-haram al-qudsī ash-sharīf, Noble Sanctuary), is one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. It has been used as a religious site for thousands of years. At least four religions are known to have used the Temple Mount: Judaism, Christianity, Roman religion, and Islam."
Groundscraper Thrush (nom) created by Yathin sk and nominated by Tomer T. "The Groundscraper Thrush (Psophocichla litsitsirupa) is a passerine bird of southern and eastern Africa belonging to the thrush family Turdidae. It is the only member of the genus Psophocichla."
Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa (nom) created by Alvesgaspar and nominated by Alvesgaspar. "The Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa (Portuguese: Paço Ducal de Vila Viçosa) is a palace located in the civil parish of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, in the municipality of Vila Viçosa, in the Portuguese Alentejo. It was, for centuries, the seat of House of Braganza, one of the most important noble houses in Portugal: it became the ruling house of the Kingdom of Portugal after 1640, until King Manuel II, titular head of the family, was deposed in the 5 October 1910 Revolution that brought a Republican government."
Firing an RPG-7 (nom) created by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel Kitandwe, USMC and nominated by Brandmeister. "The RPG-7 (Russian: РПГ-7) is a Soviet portable, unguided, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher."
Bathyacmaea secunda (nom) created by KDS444 and nominated by KDS4444. "Bathyacmaea secunda is a species of very small (adults are typically about 6mm in length), deep-sea limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pectinodontidae. This species inhabits the dark, chemosynthesis-based marine communities of ocean vents and cold seeps near Japan (e.g. the Okinawa Trough)."
James Watson (nom) created by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (edit by Jan Arkesteijn) and nominated by Tomer T. "James Dewey Watson, KBE, ForMemRS (born April 6, 1928), is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick. Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 'for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.'"
Odiham Castle (nom) created by BabelStone and nominated by Tractor Tyres. "Odiham Castle (also known locally as King John's Castle) is a ruined castle situated near Odiham in Hampshire, United Kingdom. It is one of only three fortresses built by King John during his reign."
Cordwainer (nom) created by Jorgeroyan and nominated by Tomer T. "A cordwainer is a shoemaker who makes fine soft leather shoes and other luxury footwear articles. The word is derived from "cordwain", or "cordovan", the leather produced in Córdoba, Spain."
National Press Monument 2 (nom) created by Crisco 1492 and nominated by Crisco 1492. "The National Press Monument (Indonesian: Monumen Pers Nasional) is a monument and museum to the national Indonesian press. Formally established in 1978, more than 20 years after it was first proposed, the monument is located in Surakarta, Central Java, and operated by the Ministry of Communications and Information."
Babirusa skull (nom) created by Archaeodontosaurus and nominated by Elekhh. "The babirusas (from Indonesian bābī rūsa, lit. "deer-hog") are a genus, Babyrousa, in the pig family (Suidae) found in Wallacea, or specifically the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru."
Sambisari 3 (nom) created by Crisco 1492 and nominated by Crisco 1492. "Sambisari is a 9th-century Hindu temple located at Sambisari hamlet, Purwomartani village, Kalasan, Sleman regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The temple was buried about five metres underground. Parts of the original temple have been excavated. The temple is located about 8 km east of Yogyakarta near Adisucipto International Airport."
Namaqua chameleon (nom) created by Yathin sk and nominated by J Milburn. "The Namaqua chameleon (Chamaeleo namaquensis) is a ground living lizard found in the western desert regions of Namibia, South Africa and southern Angola."
Paisley Abbey from the south east (nom) created by Colin and nominated by Colin. "Paisley Abbey is a former Cluniac monastery, and current Church of Scotland parish kirk, located on the east bank of the White Cart Water in the centre of the town of Paisley, Renfrewshire, in west central Scotland."
Michael Collins (nom) created by Hogan, W. D and nominated by Tomer T. "Michael Collins (Irish: Mícheál Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance and Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-chief of the National Army. Collins was shot and killed in an ambush in August 1922 during the Irish Civil War."
Liberation of Paris celebration (nom) created by Jack Downey, U.S. Office of War Information and nominated by Yerevantsi. "The Liberation of Paris (also known as the Battle for Paris) took place during World War II from 19 August 1944 until the surrender of the occupying German garrison on 25 August. The Liberation of Paris started with an uprising by the French Resistance against the German garrison. On 24 August, the French Forces of the Interior (Forces françaises de l'intérieur, FFI) received reinforcements from the Free French Army of Liberation and from the U.S. Third Army under General Patton."
Six Flags New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina (nom) created by Bob McMillan/FEMA Photo and nominated by Crisco 1492. "Six Flags New Orleans, also abbreviated to SFNO, is an abandoned theme park in New Orleans, Louisiana that has been closed since just before Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005 and is currently owned by the city of New Orleans. Six Flags had previously owned the park since March 2002, but after assessing the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the related exorbitant expenses of repairing the damage, sought to terminate their 75-year lease with the city, beginning in July 2006 and finally succeeding in September 2009."
Guildhall, City of London (nom) created by Diliff and nominated by Diliff. "Guildhall is a building in the City of London, off Gresham and Basinghall streets, in the wards of Bassishaw and Cheap. It has been used as a town hall for several hundred years, and is still the ceremonial and administrative centre of the City of London and its Corporation. The term Guildhall refers both to the whole building and to its main room, which is a medieval great hall. Guildhall complex houses the offices of the City of London Corporation and various public facilities."
U.S. Treasury (Coin) Notes – complete type set (nom) created by The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, from the National Numismatic Collection, NMAH, Smithsonian Institution and nominated by Godot13. "The Coin Note (officially Treasury Note) was a type of representative money issued by the United States government from 1890 until 1893 under authority of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 and $1000. It was issued in two series: an 1890 series with $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $100 and $1000 denominations, and an 1891 series that added the $50 denomination."
One featured topic was promoted in the last two weeks.
Interstate 96 nominated by Imzadi1979. "Interstate 96 (I-96) is an Interstate Highway that runs for approximately 192 miles (309 km) entirely within the US state of Michigan. The western terminus is at an interchange with US Highway 31 (US 31) and Business US 31 (BUS US 31) on the western boundary of Norton Shores southeast of Muskegon, and the eastern terminus is at I-75 near the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit."