Wikipedia:Today's featured list/May 2022

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May 2

Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes

Tau Kappa Epsilon brothers are individuals who have been initiated into Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), a fraternity founded by five men – Joseph Lorenzo Settles, James Carson McNutt, Clarence Arthur Mayer, Owen Ison Truitt, and Charles Roy Atkinson – on January 10, 1899, at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. Members traditionally initiate into a chapter during their collegiate career, although honorary members may not necessarily have attended a university or college. The list of Tau Kappa Epsilon brothers spans multiple careers including politics, business, athletics, and entertainment. Among the most recognized include U.S. president Ronald Reagan, who was the recipient of the Order of the Golden Eagle, the fraternity's highest honor. Dozens of top CEOs and university presidents have also made the list such as Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, and Steve Forbes (pictured) of the magazine Forbes, who was the fraternity's 250,000th initiate. Many athletes and musicians are also members including NFL quarterbacks Terry Bradshaw, Phil Simms, and Aaron Rodgers, and singers Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, and the Everly Brothers. (Full list...)


May 6

Logo of the 1962 comic book series The Incredible Hulk
Logo of the 1962 comic book series The Incredible Hulk

The Hulk, a fictional character from the Marvel Comics universe, has appeared in several video games starting with the 1984 graphic adventure title Questprobe featuring The Hulk. He has appeared on home and handheld consoles in games developed by various companies, including Radical Entertainment and Edge of Reality. Apart from his standalone titles, which are often action-based beat 'em ups, the Hulk has appeared in other Marvel-based games within an ensemble cast, in which he may be accompanied by supporting characters such as Abomination and She-Hulk. (Full list...)


May 9

Judy Ann Santos
Judy Ann Santos

Filipino actress Judy Ann Santos has had an extensive career in film and television. She made her screen debut in 1986 with a supporting role in the drama series Kaming Mga Ulila. At the age of 10, Santos appeared in a leading role as the eponymous character in the children's television series Ula, Ang Batang Gubat (1988). She achieved wider recognition when she played the titular roles in the drama series Mara Clara (1992) and Esperanza (1997). Santos established herself as a leading actress in the 1990s and 2000s. She won the Gawad Urian for Best Actress for playing a woman with dissociative identity disorder in the psychological drama Sabel (2004). For her performance in the comedy drama Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (2006), Santos received the FAMAS, Golden Screen, Luna, Metro Manila Film Festival, and Star Award for Best Actress. She co-produced the independent film Ploning (2008) and starred in the Brillante Mendoza-directed war drama Mindanao (2019). Both films were submissions for Best International Feature Film at the 81st and 93rd Academy Awards, respectively. The latter earned her a Cairo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress. (Full list...)


May 13

Skyline of downtown Spokane
Skyline of downtown Spokane

As of January 2022, there are 40 high-rise buildings in the U.S. city of Spokane, located in the east of the state of Washington. The city is the metropolitan center of the Inland Northwest region of the United States, where it serves as a hub for retail trade and services. High-rise development began in 1891, shortly after the Great Spokane Fire of 1889, with the completion of the 146-foot (45 m) Review Building featuring a traditional brick-and-stone construction. After the advent of steel frame building construction, allowing for increased strength to support more floors, local applications of this technology began showing up in a significant way in the early 20th century in the form of the U.S. Bank Building (built 1910) and the Paulsen Medical and Dental Building (built 1929), both of which became the tallest in the city. The current tallest building in Spokane, surpassing the Paulsen Medical and Dental Building, is the 288-foot-tall (88 m) Bank of America Financial Center, which was completed in 1981 and has held the distinction for 41 years. (Full list...)


May 16

1895–96 champions Club Français, pictured in 1898
1895–96 champions Club Français, pictured in 1898

French football champions are the winners of the highest league of association football in France, Ligue 1. Since the National Council of the French Football Federation voted in support of professionalism in French football in 1930, the professional football championship of France has been contested through Ligue 1, formerly known as Division 1 from 1933 to 2002. The first champions of French football were Standard Athletic Club, who defeated The White Rovers 2–0 in Courbevoie on 6 May 1894. The first French football champions of the professional era were Olympique Lillois, a predecessor of Lille, who defeated Cannes 4–3 on 14 May 1933 at the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir in Colombes. Sète were crowned champions the following season and, in 1939, became the first professional club in France to win two titles. Saint-Étienne, Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain have the most titles in French football, with ten each. Paris Saint-Germain won seven of their ten titles in a ten-year span from 2013 to 2022. Nantes and Monaco are jointly fourth, with eight titles each, while Lyon has seven. (Full list...)


May 20

The Shetland archipelago is located 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of mainland Scotland and the capital Lerwick is almost equidistant from Bergen in Norway and Aberdeen in Scotland. The Shetland archipelago comprises about 300 islands and skerries, of which 16 are inhabited. In addition to the Shetland Mainland the larger islands are Unst, Yell and Fetlar. The geology of Shetland is complex with numerous faults and fold axes. These islands are the northern outpost of the Caledonian orogeny and there are outcrops of Lewisian, Dalradian and Moine metamorphic rocks with similar histories to their equivalents on the Scottish mainland. The islands all fall within the Shetland Islands Council local authority. They have been continuously inhabited since Neolithic times and experienced Norse rule for several centuries, the first written records being the Norse sagas. (Full list...)


May 23

The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing for Netherlands television in 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing
for Netherlands television in 1967

American guitarist and singer-songwriter Jimi Hendrix appeared in several commercially released films of concerts and documentaries about his career, including two popular 1960s music festival films – Monterey Pop (1968) and Woodstock (1970). A short documentary, Experience (1968), also known as See My Music Talking, was also screened. At the time of his death, two concert films were in development. Jimi Plays Berkeley (1971) was the first film featuring Hendrix to be issued posthumously. A second, tentatively titled The Last Experience, was filmed of the Jimi Hendrix Experience's last British concert. However, legal difficulties have prevented its release. Over the years, many concert films and documentaries have been released. (Full list...)


May 27

Emperor Augustus
Emperor Augustus

The Roman emperors were the rulers of the Roman Empire from the granting of the title Augustus to Octavian in 27 BC onwards. The modern word "emperor" derives from imperator, an ancient honorific that served as one of the several titles of the emperor. Early emperors ruled under a republican facade and avoided monarchical titles, but this changed over the following centuries, after which the position became more akin to an absolute monarchy. After the Crisis of the Third Century, the Empire was split into a Greek East and Latin West, each with its own emperor. The Western Empire fell to foreign invaders in 476, marking the traditional start of the Middle Ages in Europe. The Eastern Empire, or Byzantine Empire, continued for another thousand years until the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, marking the end of the Medieval period, although its power and extent had long been in decline. Several foreign rulers have also claimed the title of Roman emperor, regarding themselves as the true successors to Roman civilization. (Full list...)


May 30

Pershing House
Pershing House

Pershing House on Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, was built in 1881 as the base commanding officer's residence. Designed by local architect Alfred Giles, the residence was originally designated as "Quarters No. 6, Staff Post". Its first occupant was American Civil War veteran Major General Christopher C. Augur. The house acquired its current name after General of the Armies John J. Pershing lived there in 1917, following his participation in the Pancho Villa Expedition. The officers who resided in the home have all been top military commanders, whose aggregate careers have spanned the American Indian Wars, the Mexican Revolution, both World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, up through current military engagements. During the 1953–55 tenure of General Isaac D. White, his wife Julia Cotton White created a commanding officer chronology of the house on two brass-plated plaques. On July 30, 1974, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings. (Full list...)