Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests

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Here the community can nominate articles to be selected as "Today's featured article" (TFA) on the main page. The TFA section aims to highlight the range of articles that have "featured article" status, from Art and architecture through to Warfare, and wherever possible it tries to avoid similar topics appearing too close together without good reason. Requests are not the only factor in scheduling the TFA (see Choosing Today's Featured Article); the final decision rests with the TFA coordinators Dank, Jimfbleak, Ealdgyth and Wehwalt, who also select TFAs for dates where no suggestions are put forward). Please confine requests to this page, and remember that community endorsement on this page does not necessarily mean the article will appear on the requested date.

The rules for nominations are relatively simple:

  • The article must be a featured article. Editors who are not significant contributors to the article should consult regular editors of the article before nominating it for TFAR.
  • The article must not have appeared as TFA before (see the list of possibilities here)
  • The request must be either for a specific date within the next 30 days that have not yet been scheduled (10 spaces), or a non-specific date (4 spaces). If a section is full, you can wait for a vacancy, or ask the coordinators for advice. The template {{@TFA}} can be used in a message to "ping" the coordinators through the notification system.

If you have an exceptional request that deviates from these instructions (for example, an article making a second appearance as TFA, or a "double-header"), please discuss the matter with the TFA coordinators beforehand.

It can be helpful to add the article to the pending requests template up to 1 year before the requested date. This does not guarantee selection, but does help others see what nominations may be forthcoming. Requestors should still nominate the article here during the 30-day timeframe.

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How to post a new nomination:

Create the nomination subpage.

In the box below, enter the full name of the article you are nominating (without using any brackets around the article's name) and click the button to create your nomination page.

Write the nomination.

On that nomination page, fill out as many of the relevant parts of the pre-loaded {{TFAR nom}} template as you can, then save the page.

Your nomination should mention:

  • when the last similar article was, since this helps towards diversity on the main page (browsing Wikipedia:Today's featured article/recent TFAs will help you find out);
  • when the article was promoted to FA status (since older articles may need extra checks);
  • and (for date-specific nominations) the article's relevance for the requested date.

You're welcome to create your own TFA text as a summary of the lead section, or you can ask for assistance at WT:TFAR. We use one paragraph only, with no reference tags or alternative names; the only thing bolded is the first link to the article title. The length when previewed (including spaces) is usually between 925 and 1075 characters. Add a suitable free-use image if available; fair use images are not allowed.

Post at TFAR.

After you have created the nomination page, add it here under a level-3 heading for the preferred date (or under a free non-specific date header). To do this, add (replacing "ARTICLE TITLE" with the name of your nominated article):
===February 29===
{{Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/ARTICLE TITLE}}

Nominations are ordered by requested date below the summary chart. More than one article can be nominated for the same date.

It would also then be helpful to add the nomination to the summary chart, following the examples there. Please include the name of the article that you are nominating in your edit summary.

If you are not one of the article's primary editors, please then notify the primary editors of the TFA nomination; if primary editors are no longer active, please add a message to the article talk page.


In the absence of exceptional circumstances, TFAs are scheduled in date order, not according to how long nominations have been open or how many supportive comments they have. So, for example, January 31 will not be scheduled until January 30 has been scheduled (by TFAR nomination or otherwise).

Summary chart[edit]

Currently accepting requests from November 1 to December 1.

Date Article Notes Supports Opposes
Nonspecific 1 Herman Vandenburg Ames 1 0
Nonspecific 2 Muhammad I of Granada 1 0
Nonspecific 3 Nihonium It's getting near the time when nihonium was officially named, at around November 2016, with almost a two-anniversary celebration. 2 0
Nonspecific 4
November 5 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew 50th anniversary of election 1 0
November 27 Are You Experienced birthday of Jimi Hendrix 1 0

Tally may not be up to date. The nominator is included in the number of supporters.

Nonspecific date nominations[edit]

Nonspecific date 1[edit]

Herman Vandenburg Ames[edit]

Herman Ames, c. 1900

Herman Vandenburg Ames (August 7, 1865 – February 7, 1935) was an American legal historian, educator, and documentary preservationist long associated with the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a professor of United States constitutional history and, for more than two decades, dean of its graduate school. A member of the illustrious Ames family, his 1897 monograph The Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the United States During the First Century of Its History, was a landmark work in American constitutional studies. Ames traveled to Germany to study that country's methodological approach to history and, using learning gleaned at the universities of Heidelberg and Leipzig, became a leading force in the establishment of government archives throughout the United States. Among Ames' students was Ezra Pound and Ames has been credited with stimulating the poet's lifelong interest in history. Following Ames' death, Pound would write that though they had no more contact than "perhaps two or three letters" in the previous decades, he continued to harbor a "strong, personal affection" towards Ames, citing this as proof of "humanity overcoming all systems of invented partition". (Full article...)

Nonspecific date 2[edit]

Muhammad I of Granada[edit]

Muhammad I (red tunic and shield) leading his troops

Muhammad I (1195 – 22 January 1273) was the first ruler of the Emirate of Granada, the last independent Muslim state on the Iberian Peninsula. He first took power in his native Arjona in 1232, during a brief rebellion against Ibn Hud. During late 1230s, he gained control over Spain's southern cities, including Granada, Almería and Málaga. He then settled in Granada and became the most powerful Muslim leader in the peninsula. Under attack from Castile, he was forced to become a vassal of Ferdinand III in 1246. A peace with Castile followed until 1264 when he assisted an unsuccessful rebellion of Castile's newly conquered Muslim subjects. In 1266 his former allies, the Banu Ashqilula, rebelled against him with help from Castile. This conflict was still unresolved in 1273 when Muhammad died after falling off his horse. The emirate lasted for several more centuries until it was annexed by Castile in 1492. Muhammad I also started the construction of Alhambra, a palace and fortress complex that were to become the emirate's seat of power and its lasting legacy. (Full article...)

  • I don't have any strong preference about that. If we want to run in on 22 January, it's fine by me, but this is a monarch of a relatively small state 700+ years ago. I doubt anyone commemorates the anniversary of his death today, so I don't feel running it on 22 January will add much value. 00:59, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
* Note: I still need to work on shortening the blurb

Nonspecific date 3[edit]


Kosuke Morita and Hiroshi Matsumoto

Nihonium is a synthetic chemical element with symbol Nh and atomic number 113. It is extremely radioactive; its most stable known isotope, nihonium-286, has a half-life of about 10 seconds. In the periodic table, nihonium is a transactinide element in the p-block. It is a member of the 7th period and is placed in group 13.

Nihonium was first reported to have been created in 2003 by a Russian–American collaboration at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, and in 2004 by a team of Japanese scientists at Riken in Wakō, Japan. The confirmation of their claims in the ensuing years involved independent teams of scientists working in the United States, Germany, Sweden, and China, as well as the original claimants in Russia and Japan. In 2015, the IUPAC/IUPAP Joint Working Party recognised the element and assigned the priority of the discovery and naming rights for the element to Riken, as it judged that they had demonstrated that they had observed element 113 before the JINR team did so. The Riken team suggested the name nihonium in 2016, which was approved in the same year. The name comes from the common Japanese name for Japan (日本, nihon). (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Dubnium, which is over in July 2018, long ago.
  • Main editors: Double sharp, John, R8R, and perhaps some others, but mostly User:Double sharp.
  • Promoted: September 8th 2018
  • Reasons for nomination: It's getting near the time when nihonium was officially named, at around November 2016, with almost a two-anniversary celebration.
  • Support as nominator. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 21:33, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment - The blurb still needs to a bit shortened in my opinion, but the content in this blurb seems good at the moment. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 21:42, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment The article needs to be Wikilinked in the subpage. Mojo0306 (talk) 19:26, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Doh! Forgot about that. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 01:39, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
    • Support as I have no other qualms. Mojo0306 (talk) 21:11, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Nonspecific date 4[edit]

Specific date nominations[edit]

November 5[edit]

Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew[edit]

Nixon/Agnew campaign poster.

On November 5, 1968, Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew were elected President and Vice President of the United States. Nixon, a former representative and senator, had served two terms as Vice President under Dwight Eisenhower, and practiced law after his defeats for president in 1960 and Governor of California in 1962. Agnew, who helped to popularize the view that much of the national media was controlled by elitists, had served as Baltimore County Executive before being elected Governor of Maryland in 1966; both men were World War II veterans. Nixon and Agnew were re-elected to a second term in a landslide in 1972. Agnew resigned in 1973 because of income tax evasion due to payments received for favoring contractors while governor; Nixon resigned the following year amid the Watergate scandal. Nixon made his way back into political life as an author and elder statesman prior to his death in 1994; Agnew for the most part remained out of the public eye prior to his death in 1996. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s):
  • Main editors: Nixon: Wehwalt and Happyme22. Agnew: Wehwalt and Brianboulton
  • Promoted: Agnew: 2017. Nixon: 2011. (rerun of 1/13/13)
  • Reasons for nomination: 50th anniversary of election
  • Support as nominator. Wehwalt (talk) 18:45, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

November 27[edit]

Are You Experienced[edit]

the Jimi Hendrix experience in 1968

Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Released in 1967, the LP was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music. The album features Jimi Hendrix's innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing which soon established a new direction in psychedelic and hard rock music. It was recorded over a five-month period from October 1966 to April 1967, in sixteen sessions at three London locations. Released in the UK on May 12, 1967, Are You Experienced spent 33 weeks on the charts, peaking at number two. The album was issued in the US on August 23 by Reprise Records, where it reached number five on the US Billboard Top LPs, remaining on the chart for 106 weeks. The US version contained some of Hendrix's best known songs, including the group's first three singles, "Purple Haze", "Hey Joe", and "The Wind Cries Mary". In 2005, the record was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress in recognition of its cultural significance to be added to the National Recording Registry. (Full article...)