From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search



Military history


Contributions · Projects · Languages · Awards

Portal · Notice board · Discussion board

Today's featured article

Portrait of John Tyler

John Tyler (1790–1862) was the tenth President of the United States (1841–45). He served as a Virginia state legislator, governor, U.S. representative, and senator before his election as vice president in 1840 on the Whig Party ticket led by William Henry Harrison. He became the first vice president to succeed to the presidency without being elected to the office after his running mate's death in April 1841. Taking the oath of office, he immediately moved into the White House and assumed full presidential powers, a precedent that would govern future successions and eventually become codified in the Twenty-fifth Amendment. He found much of the Whig program unconstitutional, and vetoed several of his party's bills. The Whigs, led by Kentucky Senator Henry Clay, dubbed him "His Accidency", and expelled him from the party. Stalemated on domestic policy, Tyler had several foreign-policy achievements, including the Webster–Ashburton Treaty with Britain and the Treaty of Wanghia with Qing China. He dedicated his last two years in office to the annexation of Texas, then retired to his Virginia plantation. When the Civil War began in 1861, Tyler won election to the Confederate House of Representatives shortly before his death. (Full article...)

Recently featured: Josh Hutcherson – D'Oliveira affair – Exhumation and reburial of Richard III


Main articles: /Pages and /Did you know


Motto of the Day

On this day...

March 29: Boganda Day in the Central African Republic; Martyrs' Day in Madagascar (1947)

4 Vesta

More anniversaries: March 28 March 29 March 30

It is now March 29, 2015 (UTC) – Reload this page

Today's featured picture

Red Cross workers at the 2013 Dar es Salaam building collapse

Members of the Tanzanian Red Cross removing a victim of the 2013 Dar es Salaam building collapse from the rubble on 29 March. During this accident, in which a 16-storey residential tower collapsed onto a nearby mosque, more than sixty victims were caught inside the rubble; thirty-six, including five children, died. The cause of the accident was determined to be shoddy construction: poor materials were used, and the building was six stories taller than permitted.

Photograph: Muhammad Mahdi Karim


WikiProject Taiwan
WikiProject Baseball
Crystal personal.png
WikiProject Biography
Counter-Vandalism Unit
WikiProject Military history
Simpsons tv icon.svg
WikiProject The Simpsons


666,702nd Wikipedian
Personal details
Nationality Taiwanese
Political party Dem. Progressive Party
Residence Virginia, United States
Rank Language Pages Edits
1 English 70 10 730
2 Chinese 1 270
3 Spanish 2 15
4 Japanese 0 5
5 Italian 1 0


BoNM-ROC2.png I, Folic Acid, award this Republic of China Barnstar to Jerrch for his tireless work in expanding and updating all Taiwan-related articles. Keep up the good work!
Original Barnstar.png I, The4325, award you this barnstar for your contributions.
Cool as a cucumber.PNG I, Loren, award you, Jerrch, this Cool Cucumber for maintaining your cool in difficult debate situations.