509th Composite Group (nom) by Reedmalloy and Hawkeye7. This United States Army Air Forces unit existed for less than two years during World War II, but was tasked with the "operational deployment of nuclear weapons". The planes that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki belonged to the 509th.
Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (nom) by WikiRedactor and Magiciandude. Colombian recording artist Shakira's sixth album is a latin pop work produced by Rick Rubin. Volume 1 holds the record for the highest debut for a full-length Spanish language album in the United States. Volume 2 was released five months later.
Mistle Thrush (nom) by Jimfbleak. Turdus viscivorus is a common, large thrush that feasts on invertebrates, seeds, and berries, including Mistletoe berries, whence the bird gets its name. Found in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, the mistle thrush greatly expanded its habitat in the 18th and 19th centuries, and has adapted to living in suburban and urban green spaces.
Enrico Fermi (nom) by Hawkeye7. This Italian physicist was the father of the first nuclear reactor, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb, and was the 1938 Nobel laureate in Physics. Everything from particles, equations, a fundamental force of nature, a particle accelerator, a telescope, and the United States Atomic Energy Commission's highest honor were named for Fermi.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (nom) by JDC808. The God of War series' sixth installment, Ghost of Sparta allows the player to once again take control of Kratos, the God of War, who in this episode is seeking vengeance against Thanatos, the God of Death. Released initially on the PSP, gameplay is based on the player achieving combos during combat. The game was later re-released in two different collections for the Playstation 3.
L'Arianna (nom) by Brianboulton. Composer Claudio Monteverdi's second opera, L'Arianna is one of the earliest operas, having been first performed in Mantua in 1608. Written between November 1607 and January 1608, Monteverdi would later complain that the pressure of composing the opera within that short period of time nearly killed him. The story follows Theseus' abandonment of the Minotaur's half-sister, Ariadne, on the island of Naxos, and her later marriage to the god Bacchus.
Mithali Raj, India's leading run-scorer during the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup
Two featured lists were promoted this week.
2009 Women's Cricket World Cup squads (nom) by Harrias. Eight national teams competed in this 2009 competition, held that year in Australia. England won its second title at the conclusion of the competition, with that nation's Claire Taylor accumulating a tournament-high 324 runs.
List of songs recorded by Ashley Tisdale (nom) by Decodet. This American actress, singer, and songwriter has recorded 75 songs, from 2009's "Acting Out" to 2011's "You're Going Down". Many of her recording efforts were part of the Phineas & Ferb and High School Musical series, although Tisdale has also recorded songs for two studio albums, as well as a promotional campaign for Degree anti-perspirant.
Thirty–three featured pictures were promoted this week.
Two scenes from Der Busant (nom, related article) created by an unknown 15th century textile artist, nominated by Crisco 1492. This tapestry from Alsace depicts two scenes from a Middle High German verse narrative that tells the tale of a love affair between the Princess of France and the Prince of England.
Egyptian Vulture (nom, related article) created by Kadellar and nominated by Tomer T. The Egyptian Vulture is an endangered member of the Accipitridae family of birds of prey. This vulture feeds mostly on carrion, but sometimes feasts on other birds' eggs by use of tools such as pebbles, a trait rare in birds.
Sleeping Venus (nom, related article) created by Giorgione and nominated by Armbrust. Italian master Giorgione painted this depiction of the Greco-Roman goddess of love in about 1510, but the painter Titian completed the painting's sky and landscape after Giorgione's death; Titian painted his own version of the reclining Venus in 1538.
Frontispiece: They saw a small, brown ... pointy-eared person ... step quietly into the Ring
Weland's Sword: Then he made a sword
Young Men at the Manor: 'At this she cried that I was a Norman thief'
Young Men at the Manor: Said he, 'I have it all from the child here'
Young Men at the Manor: 'Sir Richard, will it please you enter your Great Hall?'
The Knights of the Joyous Venture: 'And we two tumbled aboard the Dane'
The Knights of the Joyous Venture: Thorkild had given back before his Devil, till the bowmen on the ship could shoot it all full of arrows
The Knights of the Joyous Venture: 'So we called no more'
Old Men at Pevensey: 'A' God's Name write her free, before she deafens me!'
Old Men at Pevensey: He drew his dagger on Jehan, who threw him down the stairway
A Centurion of the Thirtieth: 'You put the bullet into that loop'
On the Great Wall: 'And that is the Wall!'
The Winged Hats: 'Hail, Caesar!'
The Winged Hats: 'We dealt with them thoroughly through a long day'
The Winged Hats: 'The Wall must be won at a price'
The Winged Hats: Where they had suffered most, there they charged in most hotly
Hal o' the Draft: 'I reckon you'll find her middlin' heavy,' he says
'Dymchurch Flit': 'I know what sort o' man you be,' old Hobden grunted, groping for the potatoes
The Treasure and the Law: Doors shut, candles lit
The Treasure and the Law: 'They drove me across the drawbridge'
John Edward Brownlee (nom) by Neelix and Steve Smith. This fifth Premier of the Canadian province of Alberta also served as that province's Attorney–General, Provincial Secretary, and a member of its Legislative Assembly. Featured articles in this topic include one discussing Brownlee's time as Attorney-General, one concerning his Premiership, and an article covering a 1934 sex scandal that ended Brownlee's time as Premier.