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This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from 2 February through 2 March. Text may be adapted from the respective articles and lists; see their page histories for attribution.
Smoke rising from Saigon after facilities and ships in the city were attacked by United States Navy aircraft during the 12 January 1945 South China Sea raid
- Bill McCann (nominated by Peacemaker67) was a decorated soldier of World War I, a barrister, and a prominent figure in the military and ex-service community of South Australia during the interwar period.
- Operation PBHistory (nominated by Vanamonde93) was a covert operation carried out in Guatemala by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It followed Operation PBSuccess, which led to the overthrow of Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz in June 1954 and ended the Guatemalan Revolution.
- Henry Petre (nominated by Ian Rose) was an English solicitor who became Australia's first military aviator and a founding member of the Australian Flying Corps, the predecessor of the Royal Australian Air Force.
- The Wood stork (nominated by RileyBugz) is a large American wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. Globally, the wood stork is considered to be least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
- Margaret (singer) (nominated by ArturSik) is a Polish singer-songwriter. She was included on a 2014 list of the 100 most-valuable stars of Polish show business compiled by the Polish edition of Forbes.
- Elasmosaurus (nominated by FunkMonk) is a genus of plesiosaur that lived in North America during the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous period, about 80.5 million years ago. Measuring 10.3 meters (34 ft) long, Elasmosaurus would have had a streamlined body with paddle-like limbs, a short tail, a small head, and an extremely long neck.
- The Murder of Yvonne Fletcher, (nominated by SchroCat) a Metropolitan Police officer, occurred on 17 April 1984, when she was fatally wounded by a shot fired from the Libyan embassy on St James's Square, London, by an unknown gunman. Fletcher had been deployed to monitor a demonstration against the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and died shortly afterwards. Her death resulted in an eleven-day siege of the embassy, at the end of which those inside were expelled from the country and the United Kingdom severed diplomatic relations with Libya.
- James K. Polk (nominated by Wehwalt) was an American politician who served as the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849). During Polk's presidency, the United States expanded significantly with the annexation of the Republic of Texas, the Oregon Territory, and the Mexican Cession following the American victory in the Mexican–American War.
- Revival (comics) (nominated by Argento Surfer) is a horror-science fiction comics series created by writer Tim Seeley and artist Mike Norton. Revival follows the aftermath of the dead coming back to life.
- Livyatan (nominated by Dunkleosteus77) is an extinct genus of sperm whale containing one species: L. melvillei. Its name was inspired by the biblical sea monster Leviathan, and the author of the book Moby-Dick, Herman Melville, where the antagonist is a large sperm whale.
- HMS Vanguard (1909) (nominated by Sturmvogel 66) was one of three St Vincent-class dreadnought battleships built for the Royal Navy in the first decade of the 20th century. She spent her career assigned to the Home and Grand Fleets. Shortly before midnight on 9 July 1917 at Scapa Flow, Vanguard suffered a series of magazine explosions. She sank almost instantly, killing 843 of the 845 men aboard. The wreck was heavily salvaged after the war, but was eventually protected as a war grave in 1984. It was designated as a controlled site under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986, and diving on the wreck is generally forbidden.
- The Equestrian statue of Edward Horner (nominated by HJ Mitchell) stands inside St Andrew's Church in the village of Mells in Somerset, south-western England. It was designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens; the sculpture was executed by Alfred Munnings. It is a memorial to Edward Horner, who died of wounds in the First World War.
- Loev (film) (nominated by Numerounovedant) is a 2015 Indian romantic drama film written and directed by Sudhanshu Saria. Produced by Saria and Bombay Berlin Film Productions, the film stars Dhruv Ganesh and Shiv Pandit as two friends who set off to the Western Ghats for a weekend trip and focuses on their complex emotional and sexual relationship.
- SMS Pommern (nominated by Parsecboy) was one of five Deutschland-class pre-dreadnought battleships built for the Kaiserliche Marine between 1904 and 1906. The ships of her class were already outdated by the time they entered the service, being inferior in size, armor, firepower, and speed to the revolutionary new battleship HMS Dreadnought. After commissioning, Pommern was assigned to the II Battle Squadron of the High Seas Fleet, where she served throughout her peacetime career and the first two years of World War I. In the Battle of Jutland on 31 May – 1 June 1916, Pommern was the only battleship of either side sunk during the battle.
- Nodar Kumaritashvili (nominated by Kaiser matias) was a Georgian one-man luger who suffered a fatal crash during a training run for the 2010 Winter Olympics competition in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, on the day of the opening ceremony. He became the fourth athlete to die during preparations for a Winter Olympics, and the seventh athlete to die in either a Summer or Winter Olympic Games.
- The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (nominated by Factotem) was a volunteer yeomanry regiment which, in the 20th century, became part of the British Army Reserve.
- All Souls (TV series) (nominated by Aoba47) is an American paranormal hospital drama created by Stuart Gillard and Stephen Tolkin and inspired by Lars von Trier's miniseries The Kingdom. It originally aired for one season on United Paramount Network (UPN) from April 17, 2001, to August 31, 2001. The series follows the medical staff of the haunted teaching hospital All Souls. While working as a medical intern, protagonist Dr. Mitchell Grace (Grayson McCouch) encounters various spirits, and discovers that the doctors are running unethical experiments on their patients.
- The Pioneer Helmet (nominated by Usernameunique) is a boar-crested Anglo-Saxon helmet from the late seventh century found in Wollaston, Northamptonshire. It was discovered during a March 1997 excavation before the land was to be exploited for gravel, and was part of the grave of a young man. Other objects in the grave, such as a hanging bowl and a pattern welded sword, suggest that it was the burial mound of a high-status warrior.
- The South China Sea raid (nominated by Nick-D) was an operation conducted by the United States Third Fleet between 10 and 20 January 1945 during the Pacific War of World War II. The raid was undertaken to support the liberation of Luzon in the Philippines, and targeted Japanese warships, supply convoys and aircraft in the region.
- Neferirkare Kakai (nominated by Iry-Hor) was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, the third king of the Fifth Dynasty. Neferirkare was acknowledged by his contemporaries as a kind and benevolent ruler, intervening in favour of his courtiers after a mishap. His rule witnessed a growth in the number of administration and priesthood officials. His rule witnessed continuing trade relations with Nubia to the south and possibly with Byblos on the Levantine coast to the north. Neferirkare started a pyramid for himself in the royal necropolis of Abusir.
- Andrew Jackson (nominated by Display name 99) was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of Congress.
- MV Darlwyne (nominated by Brianboulton) was an unlicensed pleasure cruiser, a converted Royal Navy picket boat, which disappeared off the Cornish coast on 31 July 1966 with its complement of thirty-one (two crew and twenty-nine passengers including eight children). Twelve bodies and a few artefacts were later recovered, but the rest of the victims and the main body of the wreck were never found.
- The 1867 Manhattan, Kansas earthquake (nominated by Ceranthor) struck Riley County, Kansas, in the United States on April 24 at 20:22 UTC, or about 2:30 local time. The strongest earthquake to originate in the state, it measured 5.1 on a seismic scale that is based on an isoseismal map or the event's felt area. The earthquake's epicenter was by the town of Manhattan. The earthquake had a maximum perceived intensity of VII (Very strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale. It caused minor damage, reports of which were confined to Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri, according to the United States Geological Survey.
- List of international rugby union tries by Bryan Habana (nominated by The Rambling Man) The South African rugby union player who plays on the wing has represented South Africa 124 times and has scored 67 tries, placing him second on the all-time list.
- List of id Software games (nominated by PresN) The company best known for the Doom and Quake franchises, not to mention virtually creating the first-person shooter video game genre with Wolfenstein 3D in 1992, has been publishing titles continuously since 1990.
- List of Hot Country Songs number ones of 2005 (nominated by ChrisTheDude) Start at "Some Beach", "A Real Fine Place to Start", then "Play Something Country" until "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off". If that doesn't make sense, you need to read the list, which would be "Something to Be Proud Of".
- List of Hot Country Songs number ones of 2006 (nominated by ChrisTheDude) Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" dominates our memory of 2006's country music scene; have a gander and see what else was cooking that year.
- List of fruit bats (nominated by Dunkleosteus77) The 197 species of bats that consume only fruit make up the suborder Megachiroptera, are found throughout the tropics of Africa, Asia, and Oceania, and have one oddity: scientists have not yet determined if they share a common ancestor.
- List of accolades received by Deadpool (film) (nominated by TriiipleThreat) Unique as the only work containing stuffed unicorn erotica known to the editors to have been recognized with a Hugo Award nomination, Deadpool made $783 million on a $58 million budget and earned over a dozen awards including two Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Will its sequel do as well two months from now?
- Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award (nominated by BeatlesLedTV) A list of recipients of the honorary Golden Globe Award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" presented (almost) annually since 1952. The first award went to Cecil B. DeMille.
- List of Padma Bhushan award recipients (1990–99) (nominated by Yashthepunisher) Between 1990 and 1999, 113 individuals received this third-highest civilian award of the Republic of India. The list is sparse from 1993 to 1997 due to a pending supreme court decision that finally determined that it was not a prohibited title under the law, and that it was not unconstitutional to continue awarding them.
- List of 1998 Winter Olympics medal winners (nominated by Courcelles) Were the games also known as the Nagano Olympics the first to issue curling medals? Fascinating, as well as the other 13 events listed here.
- Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust (nominated by Dudley Miles) Founded in 1956, this trust has over 16,000 members, and manages thirty-three reserves covering almost 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres), from a three-acre quarry to the largest area of moorland in the East Midlands.
- List of Wales national football team hat-tricks (nominated by Kosack) In football, a player who scores three points in a game (a hat-trick) is considered noteworthy.
- List of songs recorded by Mariah Carey (nominated by Calvin999) American singer-songwriter and producer Mariah Carey has recorded songs for fourteen studio albums. Someone else will have to count them all; I quit at 100 and was only at the letter "I". She has also stood out for having written seventeen of her own eighteen Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles. Why not wish her a happy birthday on March 27?
- List of songs recorded by Joy Division (nominated by BeatlesLedTV) The Manchester band with punk roots released songs beginning in 1976. Eventually they released two studio albums, one extended play and five singles, but ended with the lead singer's suicide in 1980.
- List of international goals scored by Zlatan Ibrahimović (nominated by The Rambling Man) Representing Sweden, this
soccerfootball player scored 62 goals in 116 international appearances, making him the country's all-time top scorer.
- List of Hot Country Singles & Tracks number ones of 1991 (nominated by Courcelles) Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and George Strait dominate this list as usual for the 1990s, but Alabama (yes, that Alabama) put in a strong showing too.
- List of accolades received by Kal Ho Naa Ho (nominated by Ssven2) Wait, before you say "who the Ho Naa Ho was that?", you should know that Tomorrow may never come (its English title) is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Nikkhil Advani; and you should know it won 35 awards from 78 nominations.
- Jimmy V Award (nominated by MWright96) An ESPY Award for "a deserving member of the sporting world who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination", received by coaches returning from cancer therapy or amputations, one man who pushed his son in a running wheelchair in more than a thousand long-distance running events for almost four decades, and last year's awardee, a 15-year-old "super fan" who has received two liver transplants.
- Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame (nominated by Magiciandude) These artists have been selected by Billboard as exemplifying Latin music, are pivotal or iconic pioneers, and whose works are a developmental milestone in the Latin music industry.
- Arthur Ashe Courage Award (nominated by The Rambling Man) Another ESPY Award, this one not limited to sports-related people or actions, presented annually to individuals who "reflect the spirit of Arthur Ashe, possess strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost".
- List of HolbyBlue episodes (nominated by ElectrodeandtheAnode) This BBC police procedural drama only lasted two seasons, but sex and drugs seem to appear in every one of them.