Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2018-06-29/Featured content
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This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from May 19 through June 18. Text may be adapted from the respective articles and lists; see their page histories for attribution.
18 featured articles were promoted.
- Edward the Elder (nominated by Dudley Miles) was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 899 until his death. He was the elder son of Alfred the Great and his wife Ealhswith. When Edward succeeded to the throne, he had to defeat a challenge from his cousin Æthelwold, who had a strong claim as the son of Alfred's elder brother and predecessor, Æthelred.
- Ficus macrophylla (nominated by Cas Liber) is a large evergreen banyan tree of the family Moraceae native to eastern Australia, from the Wide Bay–Burnett region in the north to the Illawarra in New South Wales, as well as Lord Howe Island.
- The Royal Naval Division War Memorial (nominated by HJ Mitchell) is a First World War memorial located on Horse Guards Parade in central London, and dedicated to members of the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division (RND) killed in that conflict. Sir Edwin Lutyens designed the memorial, which was unveiled on 25 April 1925—ten years to the day after the Gallipoli landings, in which the division suffered heavy casualties.
- The Lord Howe swamphen (nominated by FunkMonk) is an extinct species of rail which lived on Lord Howe Island, east of Australia. It was first encountered when the crews of British ships visited the island between 1788 and 1790, and all contemporary accounts and illustrations were produced during this time. Today, two specimens exist: the holotype in the Natural History Museum of Vienna, and another in Liverpool's World Museum.
- Construction of Rockefeller Center: (nominated by epicgenius) The construction of New York City's Rockefeller Center complex was conceived as an urban renewal project, spearheaded by John D. Rockefeller Jr., to help revitalize Midtown Manhattan. Rockefeller Center is located on one of Columbia University's former campuses and is bounded by Fifth Avenue to the east, Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) to the west, 48th Street to the south, and 51st Street to the north. The center occupies 22 acres (8.9 ha) in total, with some 17 million square feet (1.6×106 m2) of office space.
- The Australian Air Corps (AAC) (nominated by Ian Rose) was a temporary formation of the Australian military that existed in the interval between the disbandment of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) of World War I and the establishment of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in March 1921. Raised in January 1920, the AAC was commanded by Major William Anderson, a former AFC pilot.
- Tutupaca (nominated by Jo-Jo Eumerus) is a volcano in the region of Tacna in Peru. It is part of the Peruvian segment of the Central Volcanic Zone, one of several volcanic belts in the Andes. Tutupaca consists of three overlapping volcanoes formed by lava flows and lava domes made out of andesite and dacite, which grew on top of older volcanic rocks. The highest of these is usually reported to be 5,815 metres (19,078 ft) high and was glaciated in the past.
- Lazarus (nominated by Argento Surfer) is a dystopian science fiction comic book series created by writer Greg Rucka and artist Michael Lark.
- The Black Hours, Morgan MS 493 (nominated by Ceoil) is an illuminated book of hours produced in Bruges between 1460 and 1475, although dates as late as 1480 have been suggested. It consists of 121 leaves, most containing blocks of Latin text written in Gothic minuscule script, arranged in rows of fourteen lines.
- Antiochus X Eusebes (nominated by Attar-Aram syria) as a Hellenistic Seleucid monarch who reigned as the King of Syria between 95 and 92 or 89 BC.
- The red warbler (nominated by MeegsC) is a small passerine bird of the New World warbler family Parulidae endemic to the highlands of Mexico, north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
- Guy Burgess (nominated by Brianboulton) was a British diplomat and Soviet agent, a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring that operated from the mid-1930s to the early years of the Cold War. His defection in 1951 to the Soviet Union, with his fellow-spy Donald Maclean, led to a serious breach in Anglo-United States intelligence co-operation, and caused long-lasting disruption and demoralisation in Britain's foreign and diplomatic services.
- Nicholas Hoult (nominated by Numerounovedant) is an English actor. His body of work includes supporting work in big-budget mainstream productions and starring roles in independent projects in both the American and the English film industries. He has been nominated for such awards as a British Academy Film Award, a Critics Choice Award, and a Gold Derby Award. Hoult was included in Forbes magazine's 2012 list of 30 under 30.
- Hoodening (nominated by Midnightblueowl) is a folk custom found in Kent, a county in south-eastern England. The tradition entails the use of a wooden hobby horse known as a hooden horse that is mounted on a pole and carried by an individual hidden under a sackcloth. Originally, the tradition was restricted to the area of East Kent, although in the twentieth century it spread into neighbouring West Kent. It represents a regional variation of a "hooded animal" tradition that appears in various forms throughout the British Isles.
- The Gevninge helmet fragment (nominated by Usernameunique) is the dexter eyepiece of a Danish helmet from the Viking Age or end of the Nordic Iron Age. It was found in 2000 during the excavation of a Viking farmstead at Gevninge, near Lejre.
- Ceratosaurus (nominated by Jens Lallensack) was a predatory theropod dinosaur in the Late Jurassic Period (Kimmeridgian to Tithonian).
- Cleopatra (nominated by Pericles of Athens) was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, nominally survived as pharaoh by her son Caesarion. She was also a diplomat, naval commander, linguist, and medical author.
- The Hudson Sesquicentennial half dollar (nominated by Wehwalt) is a commemorative fifty-cent piece struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint in 1935. The coin was designed by Chester Beach. Its obverse depicts Half Moon, flagship of Henry Hudson, after whom the city of Hudson is named. In addition to showing the ship, the coin depicts a version of the Hudson city seal, with Neptune riding a whale, a design that has caused commentary over the years.
18 featured lists were promoted.
- Billboard Latin Music Award for Hot Latin Song of the Year (nominated by Brankestein)
- List of Hot Country Songs number ones of 2008 (nominated by ChrisTheDude)
- Miike Snow discography (nominated by PancakeMistake)
- Jimi Hendrix videography (nominated by Ojorojo)
- List of Premier League winning players (nominated by Mattythewhite)
- List of international goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo (nominated by The Rambling Man)
- List of Turkish football champions (nominated by Akocsg)
- Timeline of Scottish football (nominated by ShugSty)
- List of 1992 Winter Olympics medal winners (nominated by Courcelles)
- Best Male Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award (nominated by MWright96)
- List of games by Epic Games (nominated by PresN)
- List of Local Nature Reserves in Kent (nominated by Dudley Miles)
- List of municipalities in New Mexico (nominated by Mattximus)
- List of ecclesiastical parishes in the Diocese of Bath and Wells (nominated by Rodw)
- List of nearest exoplanets (nominated by Nergaal)
- Cardinal electors for the papal conclave, March 1605 (nominated by TonyBallioni)
- List of Mesopotamian deities (nominated by Katolophyromai)
- List of dates predicted for apocalyptic events (nominated by Freikorp)
Five featured pictures were promoted.