This newly promoted featured picture is of the Edersee Dam
, an early hydroelectric dam constructed in Germany between 1908 and 1914. The dam has an interesting history, having been breached by bouncing bombs during World War II and then rebuilt using forced labor within months.
This week's "Featured content" covers Sunday 23 – Saturday 29 October.
From the new featured article, the Battle of Vukovar
, which this battered water tower, here photographed in 2009, has come to symbolize.
5 articles were promoted to featured status:
From the new featured article, Standing Liberty quarter
; the obverse of the quarter, shown here, presented the engraving for which the coin was named. The coin was struck from 1916 to 1930, and it was after the discontinuation of this design that today's quarter
, featuring a bust of George Washington, was first struck.
A photo of James Nesbitt
2008. The new featured list, James Nesbitt filmography
, details how the actor rose from an uncredited role in Play For Today
in the 1980s to a variety of award-winning dramatic roles.
Georges Bizet (nom), a French composer, mainly of operas, who became famous for his work Carmen, but died several weeks after its premiere. As nominator Brianboulton explains, "He had no idea it would become one of the best-known and most successful works in operatic history. He thought that it had flopped, one more failure in a career marked by frustration and disappointment." (Nominated by Brianboulton)
Battle of Vukovar (nom), part of the Croatian War of Independence. The battle was an 87-day siege of the titular commune by the Yugoslav People's Army, between August and November 1991. (Co-nominated by Joy and Prioryman)
Willamette River (nom), a 187-mile (301 km) tributary of the Columbia River accounting for 12 to 15 percent of its flow. Its basin, the Willamette Valley, contains two-thirds of the population of Oregon. (Jsayre64)
Mothers of the Disappeared (nom), a little-known song by U2 which ended the album The Joshua Tree, detailing the disappearance of students during the Dirty War of 1976–1983. The melody for the song, which stemmed from Bono's philanthropic endeavors, came from a piece Bono had "composed in Ethiopia in 1985 to help teach children basic forms of hygiene." (Melicans)
Standing Liberty quarter (nom), a 25-cent coin struck by the United States Mint between 1916 and 1930, succeeding the Barber quarter, which had been minted since 1892. The coin is named for its representation of the goddess Liberty on one side, and it depicts an eagle in flight on the other. (Wehwalt)
2 featured articles were delisted:
Dog Day Afternoon (nom: various issues, including plot section and dead links)
Island fox (nom: various issues, including length of article and the lead section)
Eleven lists were promoted:
List of Florida Marlins managers (nom) (Nominated by Wizardman.)
List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves recipients (1945) (nom) (MisterBee1966.)
List of 1960 Winter Olympics medal winners (nom) (Fluffernutter and Courcelles.)
List of Christmas number one albums (UK) (nom) (A Thousand Doors.)
Edgar Martínez Award (nom) (Muboshgu.)
Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year (nom) (Jaespinoza.)
James Nesbitt filmography (nom) (Bradley0110.)
David O. Selznick filmography (nom) (Jimknut.)
Jennifer Lopez discography (nom) (Status and 1111tomica.)
Venues of the 1948 Summer Olympics (nom) (Miyagawa.)
Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster (S) (nom) (Killervogel5.)
No Featured lists were delisted this week.
4 images were promoted. Please click on "nom" to view medium-sized images:
Battenberg Mausoleum (nom; related article), the tomb of Alexander of Battenberg, the first prince of modern Bulgaria and the first ruler of the so-called Third Bulgarian Kingdom. It is among the most important landmarks of the city of Sofia. (created by User:MrPanyGoff).
Edersee Dam (nom; related article), at Edersee, a lake near Waldeck, Hesse, Germany, with the Waldeck Castle in the background. (created by User:Carschten).
Turku Castle (nom; related article), dating from the 13th century, is the largest surviving medieval building in Finland, and one of the largest surviving medieval castles in Scandinavia. (created by User:Carschten).
"England Expects that every man will do his duty" (nom; related article); the image depicts the signal put up by Admiral Horatio Nelson on his flagship, HMS Victory, during the Battle of Trafalgar. The iconic message was signaled, via flags, by Nelson as he engaged the French on 21 October 1805, in what would become the most important naval engagement of the Napoleonic Wars. (created by User:Ipankonin).