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This is a record of material that was recently featured on the Main Page as part of Did you know (DYK). Recently created new articles, greatly expanded former stub articles and recently promoted good articles are eligible; you can submit them for consideration.

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29 January 2022

  • 12:00, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
Woman presumed to be Louisa Bernie Gallaher
Woman presumed to be Louisa Bernie Gallaher
  • 00:00, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
St. James Theatre
St. James Theatre

28 January 2022

  • 12:00, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
John William Kiser
John William Kiser
  • 00:00, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Sissinghurst Castle Garden

27 January 2022

  • 12:00, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
Veronica Volkersz
Veronica Volkersz
  • 00:00, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
Wellbee
Wellbee

26 January 2022

  • 12:00, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
Jessen's icosahedron
Jessen's icosahedron
  • ... that Jessen's icosahedron (pictured) has been used for both the "Skwish" children's toy and a NASA proposal for a "super ball bot" to cushion space landers on other planets?
  • ... that after a dispute emerged over the terms of its lease, the owner of its broadcast tower forced Wyoming radio station KNWT off the air by disconnecting its power?
  • ...that the Yamashiro ikki has been characterized as the "people's parliament of the Warring States period"?
  • ... that in 1848, the Hartford and New Haven Railroad was "regularly run with greater speed than any other railroad in the United States"?
  • ... that Ludwig Zottmayr, who created the role of King Marke in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, was not the composer's first choice?
  • ... that referee Jan Verhaas was informed of an error he made at the 2022 Masters by a member of the crowd?
  • ... that Cody Bellinger made a motion capture appearance in Assassin's Creed Valhalla as the Viking Otta Sluggasson, with Bellinger's own baseball bat serving as Sluggasson's weapon?
  • ... that Uvariopsis dicaprio was the first new plant species described in 2022?
  • 00:00, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
Angela Cullen
Angela Cullen

25 January 2022

  • 12:00, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
Screenshot of a typical game of Wordle
Screenshot of a typical game of Wordle
  • 00:00, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
60 Wall Street
60 Wall Street

24 January 2022

  • 12:00, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
Preet Chandi
Preet Chandi
  • 00:00, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
Sign that does not read "yonder lies Jackson Hole"
Sign that does not read "yonder lies Jackson Hole"
  • ... that the name of the KHOL podcast "Yonder Lies" comes from a common misconception about the words on a sign (pictured)?
  • ... that the astrologer Linn Nhyo Taryar was arrested after performing yadaya (magic rituals) against coup leader Min Aung Hlaing?
  • ... that despite digital solutions gaining market share, the Day-Timer personal organizer has returned to being a paper-only product?
  • ... that British philatelist Alma Lee specialised in the "standing Helvetia" stamps of Switzerland?
  • ... that the Nashua and Lowell Railroad was the first railroad built in the state of New Hampshire?
  • ... that in her 2021 composition This too shall pass with string orchestra, Raminta Šerkšnytė used a vibraphone for the flow of time, a violin for the transience of humans, and a "heavenly" cello?
  • ... that Charles Thaddeus Russell's architectural designs helped to create the "Black Wall Street of America"?
  • ... that Rosa the cow would attack French game show contestants and knock down sets but would not attack people on the ground?

23 January 2022

  • 12:00, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Female Churah Valley kukri snake
Female Churah Valley kukri snake
  • 00:00, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Kumeko Urabe
Kumeko Urabe

22 January 2022

  • 12:00, 22 January 2022 (UTC)
Freedom
Freedom
  • 00:00, 22 January 2022 (UTC)
Belt buckle from Finnestorp
Belt buckle from Finnestorp

21 January 2022

  • 12:00, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
Elisa Ruiz Díaz
Elisa Ruiz Díaz
  • 00:00, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
Mausoleum in Berggarten
Mausoleum in Berggarten

20 January 2022

  • 12:00, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
Ravish Malhotra
Ravish Malhotra
  • 00:00, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
Las Tarascas
Las Tarascas
  • ... that although the sculptor of Las Tarascas (work pictured) based their faces on that of a real woman, their bodies were invented?
  • ... that in 1976, Karen Ferguson founded the Pension Rights Center, a nonprofit pensioner advocacy organization, with encouragement and monetary support from Ralph Nader?
  • ... that the Nishi-Okoppe and Yubetsu stations on the former Nayoro Main Line are now the site of a hotel and fire station respectively?
  • ... that Hurley Goodall was appointed back onto the school board in Muncie, Indiana, following the death of his successor in a plane crash?
  • ... that The Romans was the first Doctor Who serial with a humorous tone?
  • ... that in October 1981, American doctor and mountaineer Peter Hackett became the third known person to complete a solo ascent of Mount Everest?
  • ... that the landscapes in the manga series Star Red were drawn from photographs taken by NASA during the Viking 1 Mars exploration mission?
  • ... that when Lou Almada brought his younger brother with him to spring training, the team gave his brother his job?

19 January 2022

  • 12:00, 19 January 2022 (UTC)
Wilderness at Ham House
Wilderness at Ham House
  • 00:00, 19 January 2022 (UTC)
Mary Zicafoose with ikat weaving
Mary Zicafoose with ikat weaving

18 January 2022

  • 12:00, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
US Corozal
US Corozal
  • 00:00, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
Marshall Sherman with the 28th Virginia battle flag
Marshall Sherman with the 28th Virginia battle flag
  • ... that the 28th Virginia battle flag (pictured) is stored at an undisclosed location in the Minnesota Historical Society, and has not been returned to Virginia despite multiple requests across three centuries?
  • ... that after first alerting authorities to the Omicron variant in South Africa, bioinformatician Tulio de Oliveira insisted that its origin is unknown?
  • ... that the 1912 production of Man's Genesis was the first "primitive man" film ever made and created a prehistory film boom in the years following its release?
  • ... that development economist John Toye said free-market proponents "first turn liberty against equality and fraternity, then overthrow liberty itself"?
  • ... that the surname Waering is Anglo-Saxon, but Waring may be Norman?
  • ... that the street from which Mississippi radio station WMPR broadcasts was renamed in honor of the station's longtime owner and general manager, former politician Charles Evers?
  • ... that when Helena Braun visited New York "just for the trip", she sang the role of Brünnhilde in Wagner's Die Walküre at the Metropolitan Opera with four hours' notice?
  • ... that George H. W. Bush hated broccoli so much that he banned it from Air Force One?

17 January 2022

  • 12:00, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
Memorial to the First Homosexual Emancipation Movement
Memorial to the First Homosexual Emancipation Movement
  • 00:00, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
Donn Piatt
Donn Piatt

16 January 2022

  • 12:00, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
Terras Bridge, Cornwall
Terras Bridge, Cornwall
  • 00:00, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
Echinocereus websterianus, named after Gertrude Webster
Echinocereus websterianus, named after Gertrude Webster

15 January 2022

  • 12:00, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
Christine Haidegger
Christine Haidegger
  • 00:00, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
Tristan and Isolde (Death)
Tristan and Isolde (Death)

14 January 2022

  • 12:00, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
Square pyramid of cannonballs
Square pyramid of cannonballs
  • 00:00, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
Florence Church Bullard
Florence Church Bullard

13 January 2022

  • 12:00, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
Moylough Belt-Shrine
Moylough Belt-Shrine
  • 00:00, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
The Battle of the Saints (1782) by Thomas Luny
The Battle of the Saints (1782) by Thomas Luny

12 January 2022

  • 12:00, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
Motoo Ōtaguro
Motoo Ōtaguro
  • 00:00, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
Marquois scales
Marquois scales
  • ... that entry to the British Royal Military Academy required the use of a drawing triangle (examples pictured) with a completely different purpose from those used today?
  • ... that the starfish Luidia savignyi feeds on sea urchins and starfish, swallowing its prey whole?
  • ... that artist Marie Herndl was arrested after trying to meet with President Theodore Roosevelt about her art?
  • ... that the Gujarati poem "Shav Vahini Ganga" criticises the Indian government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • ... that Byron Root Pierce was Michigan's last living Civil War general?
  • ... that Ken Johannson became the captain of the University of North Dakota ice hockey team despite attending the school on a football scholarship?
  • ... that a photo shoot on the Japanese survival program Who Is Princess? was published in the magazine Popteen?
  • ... that Play features Katy Perry interacting with a giant toilet and a giant face mask?

11 January 2022

  • 12:00, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
Wheat Field with Reaper and Sun
Wheat Field with Reaper and Sun
  • 00:00, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
Depiction of Osnas winning the Cross of St. George
Depiction of Osnas winning the Cross of St. George

10 January 2022

  • 12:00, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
Ladoga Skerries National Park
Ladoga Skerries National Park
  • 00:00, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
KiHa 81-3 car at the Kyoto Railway Museum
KiHa 81-3 car at the Kyoto Railway Museum
  • ... that to promote the KiHa 80 series train (example pictured), a film was made of a nine-car set on the Kawagoe, Jōban and Tōhoku Main Lines?
  • ... that although Alfred Hitchcock rejected James P. Cavanagh's script for Psycho it contained many elements used in the final film, including the iconic shower murder scene?
  • ... that the music hall song "Let's All Go Down the Strand", with its line "stay away from Germany, what's the good of going down the Rhine?" was popular with British soldiers during the First World War?
  • ... that the lynching of Lation Scott took more than three hours while thousands watched?
  • ... that the play-by-email game TribeNet, launched in the 1980s, allows players to gameplay activities ranging from combat to beekeeping?
  • ... that Stanton Catlin won a Grammy Award in 1965 for an essay on Mexican art?
  • ... that in Die Schneekönigin, an opera for children by George Alexander Albrecht after Andersen's "The Snow Queen", members of a children's choir play the roles of birds and ice crystals?
  • ... that while preparing for War Horse, theatre set designer Rae Smith spent weeks pretending to be a First World War British Army captain?

9 January 2022

  • 12:00, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
Poster for Shirley Chisholm's 1972 presidential campaign
Poster for Shirley Chisholm's 1972 presidential campaign
  • 00:00, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

8 January 2022

  • 12:00, 8 January 2022 (UTC)
Providence and Worcester Railroad train
Providence and Worcester Railroad train
  • 00:00, 8 January 2022 (UTC)
Johanna Quaas
Johanna Quaas

7 January 2022

  • 12:00, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
Times Square Church at the Mark Hellinger Theatre
Times Square Church at the Mark Hellinger Theatre
  • 00:00, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
Madonna and Child statue in Nothgottes
Madonna and Child statue in Nothgottes

6 January 2022

  • 12:00, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
Mike Gapes
Mike Gapes
  • 00:00, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
Loess landscape near Hunyuan, Datong, Shanxi Province, China
Loess landscape near Hunyuan, Datong, Shanxi Province, China

5 January 2022

  • 12:00, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
Bhupinder Singh of Patiala
Bhupinder Singh of Patiala
  • 00:00, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
Abel Tasman Monument
Abel Tasman Monument

4 January 2022

  • 12:00, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
Ed Sullivan Theater
Ed Sullivan Theater
  • 00:00, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim
Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim

3 January 2022

  • 12:00, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
40-foot radio telescope
40-foot radio telescope
  • 00:00, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
Individual E. persephone with 1,306 legs
Individual E. persephone with 1,306 legs

2 January 2022

  • 12:00, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
Yasmin Miller
Yasmin Miller
  • 00:00, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
First African Baptist Church in Christian Street Historic District
First African Baptist Church in Christian Street Historic District

1 January 2022

  • 12:00, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
"Drinka pinta milka day" on a 1959 poster
"Drinka pinta milka day" on a 1959 poster
  • 00:00, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
The twelve lucky grapes
The twelve lucky grapes