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This is a selection of recently created new articles, greatly expanded former stub articles, and recently promoted Good Articles that were featured on the Main Page as part of Did you know? You can submit new pages for consideration. (Archives are grouped by month of Main page appearance.)

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Did you know...

30 March 2015

  • 00:00, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

The US Embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia

29 March 2015

  • 12:00, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Mesrop of Khizan (active 1605 - 1651) - The Baptism of Christ

  • 00:00, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Sibylle Lewitscharoff

28 March 2015

  • 12:00, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Detail from Allegory of Fortune, painted by Salvator Rosa

  • 00:00, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Mary Birdsall House

27 March 2015

  • 12:00, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

The statue of the Duke of Cambridge in 2008

  • 00:00, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Genevieve Grotjan Feinstein

26 March 2015

  • 12:00, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Dunes of the Gobi Desert where Sucheta Kadethankar walked

  • 00:00, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Electron micrograph of tick-borne encephalitis virus

25 March 2015

  • 12:00, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Raquel Liberman with her two sons in Argentina in 1930

  • 00:00, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Drawing by Moses Harris

  • ... that the first scientific descriptions of several species of dragonfly were published by the watercolourist Moses Harris (one of his illustrations pictured)?
  • ... that Sayaka Osakabe created a women's support network for workplace harassment and named it Matahara, formed from the words maternity and harassment, which has become a Japanese legal term?
  • ... that a borehole dug at the mouth of Gravel Run in the late 1800s revealed 38 different strata?
  • ... that U.S. Mint Assistant Director Mary Margaret O'Reilly three times had her mandatory retirement extended by order of Franklin D. Roosevelt, but he refused when he was asked to extend it a fourth time?
  • ... that Know Your IX has been termed a "survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end campus sexual violence"?
  • ... that Ximena Cuevas is the first Mexican videographic artist whose works were acquired for the permanent collection of New York's MoMA?
  • ... that after the sinking of HMS Bayano in 1915, thousands of Isle of Man residents turned out for the funeral procession even though none of the victims were from the island?
  • ... that when Eduardo Rodríguez broke his right arm at the age of seven, he learned how to pitch with his left arm?

24 March 2015

  • 12:00, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Houses at Auvers

  • 00:00, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Mamata-Shankar in 2002

23 March 2015

  • 12:00, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Paul Tremo

  • 00:00, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

State Route 2003 entrance to Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 13

22 March 2015

  • 12:00, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Joseph Wright of Derby, Two Girls Dressing a Kitten by Candlelight, c. 1768-70

  • 00:00, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Calectasia grandiflora

21 March 2015

  • 12:00, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Enrique Iglesias, facing front, holding a microphone

  • 00:00, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Armenian soldiers defending trenches during the Defense of Van

20 March 2015

  • 12:00, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Rosomon Wilkinson Mrs Rosomon Mountain.JPG

  • 00:00, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Supernova SN1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud, as seen from the Hubble Space Telescope

19 March 2015

  • 12:00, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

New Fresh Wharf in the mid-1960s

  • 00:00, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Ilse Thiele, 1987

18 March 2015

  • 12:00, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Lithography of the church

  • 00:00, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Margaret Kennedy as Macheath in The Beggar's Opera 1777

17 March 2015

  • 12:00, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Persoonia media at Dangar Falls, Dorrigo, NSW

  • 00:00, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Via dei Coronari

16 March 2015

  • 12:00, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Alan in 2010

  • 00:00, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Sireköpinge Church

15 March 2015

  • 12:00, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

The invented character for "duang"

  • 00:00, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Rebecca Kamen, 2011

14 March 2015

  • 12:00, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Cordyceps fungus

  • 00:00, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon

13 March 2015

  • 12:00, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Nancy Cox-McCormack in her studio

  • 00:00, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Life stages of the green apple aphid

12 March 2015

  • 12:00, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

War Cemetery in Kohima in Nagaland, India

  • 00:05, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Spurilla neapolitana at Cap Ferret

11 March 2015

  • 12:20, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Self-portrait of Mary Mohl

  • 00:35, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Obverse of 1858 three-cent silver

10 March 2015

  • 12:50, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

La Nymphe surprise

  • 01:05, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Pisa off Derna, October 1912

9 March 2015

  • 13:20, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

One of the Broadmoor Sirens

  • 00:00, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

He Zehui graduating

8 March 2015

7 March 2015

  • 23:40, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Beit Rachel Synagogue (center)

  • 11:25, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Train crash at Valhalla, New York

6 March 2015

  • 23:10, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Eliza Ann Grier

  • 10:55, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

The Stanley Hotel in 1903

5 March 2015

  • 22:40, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

The beetle Goliathus orientalis

  • 10:25, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Ploughing in the Nivernais

4 March 2015

  • 22:10, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Sivasagar Sivadol (Siva temple) in Sivasagar

  • 09:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Hu Die

3 March 2015

  • 21:40, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

George U. Young

  • 09:25, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Hypseleotris compressa

2 March 2015

  • 17:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Aleen Cust

  • ... that Aleen Cust (pictured) was the first female vet recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in Ireland and the United Kingdom?
  • ... that Atma Upanishad tells about three types of "Self"?
  • ... that after members of the Artists Union occupied the New York Federal Art Project offices in 1936, police arrested 219 of them, the largest-ever arrest in the city?
  • ... that Anastasia Gosteva's fantastic tale Большой взрыв и черепахи (2006), translated by Boris Meshcheryakov as Big Bang and Turtles, has been published by UNESCO online?
  • ... that approximately $40 million was spent on marketing Game of War: Fire Age?
  • ... that the 2013 Ontario budget repealed a sales tax sunset provision so that the government could collect tax debts?
  • ... that model and actress Pia Miller is the first Australian celebrity tourism ambassador for Chile?
  • ... that Harveys Lake, the largest natural lake in Pennsylvania by volume, was discovered by accident?
  • 00:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Uno in 2010

1 March 2015

  • 12:00, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Wa

  • 00:00, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Shela river polluted by oil spill