Seated Liberty dollar (nom) by RHM22 and Wehwalt. The Seated Liberty dollar was a one-dollar coin struck by the United States Mint from 1840 to 1873, initially only in Philadelphia. Production expanded to New Orleans several years later. Designed by Christian Gobrecht, the coin was the last silver dollar before the Coinage Act of 1873, which temporarily eliminated it owing to the metal's rising cost. A new silver dollar was created five years later.
The Rite of Spring (nom) by Brianboulton. The Rite of Spring is a 1913 ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. When first performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, its avant-garde music and choreography caused a near-riot, but it soon became a popular concert piece. The score contains features novel for its time, including experiments in tonality, metre, rhythm, stress and dissonance. The music influenced many of the 20th century's leading composers and is one of the most recorded works in the classical repertoire.
North Norfolk Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest (nom) by Jimfbleak. The North Norfolk Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest is an important wildlife area, containing several prominent nature reserves, along the north coast of Norfolk, England. It includes reed beds, salt marshes, freshwater lagoons and sand and shingle beaches that are home to numerous birds, both migratory and local. Human activity in the area dates back to the Upper Paleolithic.
"Nightswimming" (Awake) (nom) by TBrandley, Davejohnsan, and Nikkimaria. "Nightswimming" is the eighth episode of the American television series Awake, broadcast in April 2012 and viewed by 2.8 million people. The critically panned episode shows main character Michael Britten helping a couple enter the witness protection program in one of his realities, while in the other he shares a romantic swim with his wife.
"Deep Throat" (The X-Files episode) (nom) by Grapple X. "Deep Throat" is a 1993 episode of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It introduces some of the series' UFO mythology as FBI Agents Mulder and Scully investigate a missing pilot at a US Air Force base. Viewed by 6.9 million households during its initial broadcast, the episode received positive reviews.
Oerip Soemohardjo (nom) by Crisco 1492. Oerip Soemohardjo (1893–1948) was an Indonesian general who served as the nation's first chief-of-staff of the army. He started his career in the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army, eventually becoming the highest-ranking native officer in the country. During the national revolution, Oerip was tasked with building the army from numerous fractured groups. After Sudirman was selected as commander in chief, Oerip continued to serve as chief of staff.
Ex parte Crow Dog (nom) by GregJackP. Ex parte Crow Dog was an 1883 American Supreme Court case involving a conflict between two members of the same Native American tribe on reservation land; one, Crow Dog, killed the other. The Court held that federal courts were unable to try the killer unless Congress authorized jurisdiction, as the native council had already held a trial. In response, Congress passed a law placing 15 major crimes under federal jurisdiction, even when committed on tribal land.
Ruth Norman (nom) by Mark Arsten. Ruth Norman (1900–1993) was an American religious leader. Poorly educated, she developed an interest in psychic phenomena and past-life regression in the 1940s. She was introduced in 1954 to Ernest Norman, who engaged in channeling, past-life regression, and attempts at communication with extraterrestrials. She published a work which served as the basis for the group they founded, Unarius, later known as the Unarius Academy of Science.
Six featured lists were promoted this week:
List of Grey's Anatomy cast members (nom) by TRLIJC19. The American medical drama Grey's Anatomy has seen 19 main cast members and 31 recurring characters since the series debuted in 2005. The cast, consisting of doctors and interns, has received several awards, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe.
List of Malmö FF records and statistics (nom) by Reckless182. The Swedish professional association football club Malmö Fotbollförening was established in 1910 and has won more trophies than any other club in Sweden. The new featured list details records and statistics on titles, players, and other aspects of the team's history.
Hutch Award (nom) by Muboshgu. The Hutch Award is given annually to an active Major League Baseball player who "best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire" of former player Fred Hutchinson. The award has been given annually since 1965, including to eleven members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Common starfish (nom; related article), created by Lycaon and nominated by Mediran. The common starfish (Asterias rubens) is the most numerous starfish in the northeastern Atlantic. The new featured picture shows an anatomical cross section.
Sony A77 (nom; related article), created by SkywalkerPL and nominated by Tomer T. The Sony Alpha 77 is the flagship for Sony's mid-range Alpha SLT camera line. It is equipped with a 24.3 MP CMOS sensor and a 12-fps burst-shooting mode.
Loren Pankratz (nom; related article), created by Sgerbic and nominated by Tomer T. Loren Pankratz (born 1940) is an American psychologist who became a forensic practitioner following his retirement. He has written and lectured on a wide variety of unusual topics.
Tachina praeceps (nom; related article), by Alvesgaspar. Tachina is a genus of large flies in the family Tachinidae. There are approximately 600 species worldwide, and most have larvae that are parasitoids of Lepidopteran caterpillars.
Overview of Chrisye (nom) by Crisco 1492, with three articles. The topic covers the life and oeuvre of the Indonesian musician Chrisye, who had a nearly 40-year critically acclaimed career in the country.
A Cydalima perspectalis larva, a species of moth native to Eastern Asia known as the Box Tree Moth, is a newly featured picture.