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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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21 October 2020

  • 00:00, 21 October 2020 (UTC)
Gloria Swanson and Henry de la Falaise
Gloria Swanson and Henry de la Falaise

20 October 2020

  • 00:00, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
Site of the Saracen's Head Inn
Site of the Saracen's Head Inn
  • ... that Charles Dickens used the Saracen's Head (plaque pictured) as the place for Nicholas Nickleby's first encounter with the one-eyed schoolmaster Wackford Squeers?
  • ... that the Inuit identity of sipiniq referred to individuals who were believed to have changed their physical sex at the moment of birth, but were socialized as members of their original gender?
  • ... that Wiebke Lehmkuhl was the alto soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the 2017 opening of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg?
  • ... that thunderstorms from Hurricane Dolores flooded the Moreno Valley, destroyed a bridge on Interstate 10, and killed a man by lightning strike?
  • ... that the 8th-century Chinese poet Niu Yingzhen was reportedly able to learn texts by dreaming that she ate the actual copies, then discussed them with deceased male scholars?
  • ... that the solution to Pell's equation was mistakenly attributed to mathematician John Pell?
  • ... that Claude Rains's reference to the Nazis' "gas ovens" was cut from the audio during the broadcast of Judgment at Nuremberg due to an objection by a gas-company sponsor?
  • ... that the Austrian entomologist Gustav Mayr named more than 500 new species of ant?

19 October 2020

  • 00:00, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
Modern cheese wheel
Modern cheese wheel

18 October 2020

  • 00:00, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Stiva da morts in Vrin, Switzerland
Stiva da morts in Vrin, Switzerland

17 October 2020

  • 00:00, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
Charles R. Ellet
Charles R. Ellet

16 October 2020

  • 00:00, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
Dagger and sheath from the Khalili Collection
Dagger and sheath from the Khalili Collection

15 October 2020

  • 00:00, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
Mount Melbourne
Mount Melbourne

14 October 2020

  • 00:00, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
American Gothic
American Gothic

13 October 2020

  • 00:00, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
  • ... that Kolkata, the smallest by area of India's six A-1 cities, has the country's largest suburban rail system by track length and number of stations (one pictured)?
  • ... that the American tubist Constance Weldon "fell in love with the tuba" after her father brought one home from a pawn shop?
  • ... that the National Covenant was signed after protests possibly started by Jenny Geddes throwing a stool at the dean of St Giles'?
  • ... that it took until 2009 to determine which of two apostles was the patron of the 14th-century church of St. Jacobi in Werther?
  • ... that the YouTube channel All Gas No Brakes contains interviews with flat earthers, QAnon adherents, and other groups that its host says represent "true Americana"?
  • ... that French historian Josette Elayi was made a knight of the Legion of Honour by the French government for her works on Phoenician history?
  • ... that My Lonesome Cowboy, a sculpture created by artist Takashi Murakami as a companion to his earlier Hiropon, sold at auction for US$15.1 million – nearly four times the amount at which it had been valued?
  • ... that the New York Tribune Building, once New York City's second tallest building, "vanished almost without a trace, and barely a whimper"?

12 October 2020

  • 00:00, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
Wreath-laying for Titanic victims in Halifax
Wreath-laying for Titanic victims in Halifax

11 October 2020

  • 00:00, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
Swayambhunath
Swayambhunath

10 October 2020

  • 00:00, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
Red, White and Blue
Red, White and Blue

9 October 2020

  • 00:00, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
Louis Vierne
Louis Vierne

8 October 2020

  • 00:00, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
Main school building of the Ernestinum
Main school building of the Ernestinum

7 October 2020

  • 00:00, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
Morrison Heady
Morrison Heady

6 October 2020

  • 00:00, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
Tiling of hyperbolic space by ideal octahedra
Tiling of hyperbolic space by ideal octahedra

5 October 2020

  • 00:00, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
TWA Flight Center
TWA Flight Center

4 October 2020

  • 00:00, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
The Greek Volunteer Legion takes an oath during the Siege of Sevastopol.
The Greek Volunteer Legion takes an oath during the Siege of Sevastopol.

3 October 2020

  • 00:00, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
Cross of Camargue
Cross of Camargue

2 October 2020

  • 00:00, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
Holly Bradshaw
Holly Bradshaw

1 October 2020

  • 00:00, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
National Burns Memorial
National Burns Memorial