Portal:Greater Los Angeles/Did you know/Archive

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DYK's by the date added. all of them until june 2014 were dyk's at the california portal or the main page of WP. this portal did not have actual dyks until june 2014, when 4 were added. in the future, only main page WP will be featured here if possible.

2004[edit]

March – June[edit]

Owens River, California

2005[edit]

December[edit]

St. Basil Catholic Church (Los Angeles, California).JPG

2006[edit]

January – May[edit]

Sal-Castro.png

June – November[edit]

2007[edit]

January[edit]

April[edit]

2008[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

September[edit]

2009[edit]

June[edit]

  • ... that despite its author keeping detailed journals of his experiences, the baseball memoir Odd Man Out was criticized by many people named in the book as being factually inaccurate?

2010[edit]

not researched yet

2011[edit]

not researched yet

2012[edit]

not researched yet

2013[edit]

January – March[edit]

Jeanie Buss
Gold Base viewed from the air

April – June[edit]

Fremont Hotel, Los Angeles.jpg
Hollywood Bowl (1922)

November/December[edit]

Deborah Sussman 2013 cropped.jpg

2014[edit]

January – May[edit]

EdithWyleSquare.jpg

June[edit]

Migdia Chinea Varela
Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology.jpg
Highsmithmaycompanywilshire.jpg
SawtelleCA-SantaMonicaBlvd-1890.jpg

 • ... that the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, located in Claremont, California, is the only nationally accredited museum of paleontology on a secondary school campus in the United States?
 • ... that the May Company Building in the Miracle Mile in the Wilshire district, Los Angeles, is a celebrated example of Streamline Moderne architecture?
 • ... that the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad was started in 1899 by General M.H. Sherman and E.P. Clark?
 • ... that Cuban-American actress, writer and director Migdia Chinea Varela (pictured, left) had an essay on minority quotas published in Newsweek in 1988?
 • ... that the Huysman Gallery of Los Angeles closed after less than a year due to a controversial poster for its War Babies exhibition?
 • ... that Lili Bosse, the mayor of Beverly Hills, California, was sworn in by actor Sidney Poitier?
 • ... that the Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills, California was established for Persian Jews in 1980 by the son of former Chief Rabbi of Iran Yedidia Shofet?

July[edit]

Stadium Super Trucks Robby Gordon third place interview Crandon 2013.jpg

August[edit]

Roy E. Disney Animation Building.jpg

August 2014

September[edit]

Broadway Hollywood Building sign.jpg

September 2014

October[edit]

Owl Drug Company letter 1916.JPG
  • ... that John W. Olmsted earned his blues playing lawn tennis in 1927?
  • ... that Martin Manulis was the producer of Playhouse 90, voted the greatest television series of all time in a 1970 poll of television editors?
  • ... that The Owl Drug Company (business letter pictured) sponsored a minor-league baseball team and ran a beauty contest in which winners received a Hollywood screen test?
  • ... that Walt Disney's first interest in animatronics came after he happened upon a toy animatronic bird by chance while on vacation? (TAFI)

October 2014