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"A Song for Simeon" is a 37-line poem written in 1928 by American-English poet T. S. Eliot (1888–1965). It is seen by many critics and scholars as a discussion of the conversion experience. – Nominator: ColonelHenry
Abe Waddington (1893–1959) was a professional cricketer for Yorkshire who played in two Test matches for England, both against Australia in 1920–21. Capable of making the ball "swing", Waddington was admired for the aesthetic quality of his bowling action. He sometimes sledged opposing batsmen and questioned umpires' decisions, behaviour which was unusual during his playing days. – Nominator: Sarastro1
Blue's Clues is an American children's television show that premiered on September 8, 1996, and ran for a decade on the cable television network Nickelodeon. Featuring an animated blue-spotted dog named Blue, the show was critical to Nickelodeon's growth, becoming the highest-rated show for preschoolers on American commercial television. – Nominator: Christine (Figureskatingfan)
Early Netherlandish painting refers to the work of artists, sometimes known as the Flemish Primitives, active in the Burgundian Netherlands during the 15th- and 16th-century Northern Renaissance, especially in the flourishing cities of Tournai, Bruges, Ghent and Brussels in modern-day Belgium. – Nominators: Ceoil, Victoria
Franklin Peale (1795–1870) was an employee and officer of the Philadelphia Mint from 1833 to 1854. Although Peale introduced many innovations to the Mint of the United States, he was eventually dismissed amid allegations he had used his position for personal gain. – Nominator: Wehwalt
Nancy Mitford (1904–1973) was an English novelist, biographer and journalist. She was one of the renowned Mitford sisters and one of the "Bright Young People" on the London social scene in the inter-war years, and is best remembered for her novels about upper-class life in England and France, and for her sharp and often provocative wit. – Nominator: Brianboulton
The Natchez revolt was an attack by Natchez people on French colonists near present-day Natchez, Mississippi, on November 29, 1729. Natchez leaders were provoked when the French colonial commandant, Sieur de Chépart, demanded land from a Natchez village for his own plantation. They killed almost all of the Frenchmen, while sparing most of the women and African slaves. – Nominators: Maunus, Jsayre64
Newton's Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was endemic to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues in the western Indian Ocean. It became scarce due to deforestation and perhaps hunting, but it is thought that it was finally wiped out by a series of cyclones and storms that hit Rodrigues in the late 19th century. – Nominator: FunkMonk
St James' Church is an Anglican parish church in inner city Sydney, Australia, consecrated in February 1824. The oldest building in Sydney's inner city region, St James' is part of the historical precinct of Macquarie Street which includes other early colonial era buildings such as the Hyde Park Barracks. – Nominator: Whiteghost.ink
The Coral Island (1858) is a novel written by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne. One of the first works of juvenile fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes, the story relates the adventures of three boys marooned on a South Pacific island, the only survivors of a shipwreck. Inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, the popular book first went on sale in late 1857 and has never been out of print. – Nominators: Drmies, Eric Corbett
Russian battleship Retvizan "(Russian: Ретвизан) was a pre-dreadnought battleship built before the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–05 for the Imperial Russian Navy. She was built by the American William Cramp and Sons because Russian shipyards were already at full capacity." – Nominator: Sturmvogel 66
The Armed Forces Special Weapons Project "was a United States military agency responsible for those aspects of nuclear weapons remaining under military control after the Manhattan Project was succeeded by the Atomic Energy Commission on 1 January 1947." – Nominator: Hawkeye7
Three lists were promoted to featured status.
List of Cricket World Cup five-wicket hauls- Nominator: Vensatry. "In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five-for" or "fifer") refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement, and there have been only 47 instances of a bowler taking five-wicket haul in World Cup tournaments."
List of Detroit Red Wings award winners- Nominator: Rejectwater "The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) and are one of the "Original Six" teams of the league."