Here the community can nominate articles to be selected as "Today's featured article" (TFA) on the main page. The TFA section aims to highlight the range of articles that have "featured article" status, from Art and architecture through to Warfare, and wherever possible it tries to avoid similar topics appearing too close together without good reason. Requests are not the only factor in scheduling the TFA (see Choosing Today's Featured Article); the final decision rests with the TFA coordinators: Wehwalt, Dank and Gog the Mild, who also select TFAs for dates where no suggestions are put forward. Please confine requests to this page, and remember that community endorsement on this page does not necessarily mean the article will appear on the requested date.

  • The article must be a featured article. Editors who are not significant contributors to the article should consult regular editors of the article before nominating it for TFAR.
  • The article must not have appeared as TFA before (see the list of possibilities here), except that:
    • The TFA coordinators may choose to fill up to two slots each week with FAs that have previously been on the main page, so long as the prior appearance was at least five years ago. The coordinators will invite discussion on general selection criteria for re-runnable TFAs, and aim to make individual selections within those criteria.
    • The request must be either for a specific date within the next 30 days that has not yet been scheduled, or a non-specific date. The template {{@TFA}} can be used in a message to "ping" the coordinators through the notification system.

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It can be helpful to add the article to the pending requests template, if the desired date for the article is beyond the 30-day period. This does not guarantee selection, but does help others see what nominations may be forthcoming. Requesters should still nominate the article here during the 30-day time-frame.

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How to post a new nomination:

I.
Create the nomination subpage.

In the box below, enter the full name of the article you are nominating (without using any brackets around the article's name) and click the button to create your nomination page.


II.
Write the nomination.

On that nomination page, fill out as many of the relevant parts of the pre-loaded {{TFAR nom}} template as you can, then save the page.

Your nomination should mention:

  • when the last similar article was, since this helps towards diversity on the main page (browsing Wikipedia:Today's featured article/recent TFAs will help you find out);
  • when the article was promoted to FA status (since older articles may need extra checks);
  • and (for date-specific nominations) the article's relevance for the requested date.
III.
Write the blurb.
Some Featured Articles promoted between 2016 and 2020 have pre-prepared blurbs, found on the talk page of the FAC nomination (that's the page linked from "it has been identified" at the top of the article's talk page). If there is one, copy and paste that to the nomination, save it, and then edit as needed. For other FAs, you're welcome to create your own TFA text as a summary of the lead section, or you can ask for assistance at WT:TFAR. We use one paragraph only, with no reference tags or alternative names; the only thing bolded is the first link to the article title. The length when previewed is between 925 and 1025 characters including spaces, " (Full article...)" and the featured topic link if applicable. More characters may be used when no free-use image can be found. Fair use images are not allowed.
IV.
Post at TFAR.

After you have created the nomination page, add it here under a level-3 heading for the preferred date (or under a free non-specific date header). To do this, add (replacing "ARTICLE TITLE" with the name of your nominated article):
===February 29===
{{Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/ARTICLE TITLE}}

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Summary chart edit

Currently accepting requests from July 1 to July 31.

Date Article Notes Supports Opposes
Nonspecific 1 Oceanic whitetip shark TFA re-run 1
Nonspecific 2 Darkness on the Edge of Town 2
Nonspecific 3 Hypericum sechmenii 2
Nonspecific 4 Political history of medieval Karnataka 1
Nonspecific 5
Nonspecific 6
Nonspecific 7
July 1, 3, 4, 18, 19, 21, 29 various Before nominating anything for these dates, give some consideration to the competing entries at WP:TFAP (which people have been working on, in some cases for months). But if you have something with an important anniversary on one of these days, go ahead and nominate it.
July 2 Thomas Cranmer 535th birthday. TFA rerun from 2009 1
July 5 July 2009 Ürümqi riots 15th anniversary of event. TFA rerun from 2010 1
July 7 Tales of Monkey Island 15th anniversary of first episode's release 1
July 11 Still Reigning 20th anniversary of recording 1
July 14 UEFA Euro 2004 final Date of the 2024 UEFA Euro final 1
July 16 Hanford Engineer Works 79th anniversary of the Trinity nuclear test 3
July 25 Phoolan Devi Marks date of death 2
July 27 Aston Martin DB9 Eight years since its discontinuation 1
July 29 Yugoslav monitor Sava 110th anniversary of her firing the first shots of World War I, re-run from 2017 1


Tally may not be up to date. The nominator is included in the number of supporters.

Nonspecific date nominations edit

Nonspecific date 1 edit

Oceanic whitetip shark edit

A oceanic whitetip shark swimming near a diver

The oceanic whitetip shark is a large pelagic requiem shark inhabiting tropical and warm temperate seas. It has a stocky body with long, white-tipped, rounded fins. The species is typically solitary, though they may gather in large numbers at food concentrations. Bony fish and cephalopods are the main components of its diet. Females give live birth after a gestation period of nine to twelve months. Though slow-moving, it is opportunistic and aggressive, reputed to be dangerous to shipwreck survivors. Up to the 16th century, mariners noted that this species was the most common ship-following shark. The IUCN Red List considers the species to be Critically Endangered, with a decline in every ocean region they inhabit. Recent studies show steeply declining populations as they are harvested for their fins and meat. As with other shark species, the whitetip faces mounting fishing pressure throughout its range. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Last fish article was Smooth toadfish on October 28.
  • Main editors: Yomangani
  • Promoted: August 21, 2006
  • Reasons for nomination: Suggesting a fish article since one hasn't run in several months. This would be a TFA re-run from 2007. Seems to be in good shape. No preference on what date it runs or if it is delayed to subsequent months.
  • Support as nominator. Z1720 (talk) 17:34, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
One of the three animal articles may have to wait. Wehwalt (talk) 17:53, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That's fine. This doesn't have to run in June, just wanted to make others aware and see if anyone has objections to an eventual run. Z1720 (talk) 17:56, 31 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Likely I'll leave it for Dank, who schedules July.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:50, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Nonspecific date 2 edit

Darkness on the Edge of Town edit

 
Bruce Springsteen in 1981

Darkness on the Edge of Town is the fourth studio album by the American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released on June 2, 1978, by Columbia Records. The album was recorded during sessions in New York City with the E Street Band from June 1977 to March 1978, after a series of legal disputes between Springsteen and his former manager Mike Appel. Darkness musically strips the Wall of Sound production of its predecessor, Born to Run, for a rawer hard rock sound emphasizing the band as a whole. The lyrics focus on ill-fortuned characters who fight back against overwhelming odds. Released three years after Born to Run, Darkness did not sell as well as its predecessor but reached number five in the U.S. Critics initially praised the album's music and performances but were divided on the lyrical content. In recent decades, Darkness has attracted acclaim as one of Springsteen's best works and has appeared on lists of the greatest albums of all time. (Full article...)

  • I mean the 50th is another four years. I'm already intent on getting Born to Run to FA before its 50th in August 2025. – zmbro (talk) (cont) 18:00, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Coordinator comment While I agree that the Trainor album is the last similar album to run, we do have another record album nomination for June 9. I'm not sure I'm justified in running both. I don't consider the June 9 to have dibs because it got here first. I would welcome comments from the community on which should be run.--Wehwalt (talk) 11:10, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • Wehwalt, I see that this isn't on your rough draft for June. FWIW, I'd be happy to run it in July. - Dank (push to talk) 15:46, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It isn't, but it can easily be rearranged.--Wehwalt (talk) 16:09, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Dank had intended to run Darkness in January 2024 but I asked if it could wait til June, which they said was ok here (for a little background on why I'm nominating it for TFA now). – zmbro (talk) (cont) 18:03, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support. For what it is worth, I don't see a 1970's rock album and a 2000's rap album to be that much in competition that they could or should not be run in the same month. We have done worse. If it is felt that they should not both appear in the same month - an entirely reasonable view - then to me it is a coin toss as to which to go with. (I realise that this is not very helpful, sorry.) Gog the Mild (talk) 11:31, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • I'll let Dank run it in July then.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:09, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Nonspecific date 3 edit

Hypericum sechmenii edit

 
Flowers of Hypericum sechmenii

Hypericum sechmenii, or Seçmen's St John's wort, is a rare species of flowering plant in the St John's wort family (Hypericaceae) that is found in Eskişehir Province of central Turkey. It was first described and assigned to the genus Hypericum in 2009, and was later placed into the section Adenosepalum. H. sechmenii is a perennial herb that grows 3–6 centimeters (1–2 inches) tall and blooms in June and July. The stems of the plant are smooth and lack hairs, while the leaves are leathery and lack leafstalks. Its flowers are arranged in corymbs, and each has five bright yellow petals. Similar species to Hypericum sechmenii are H. huber-morathii, H. minutum, and H. thymopsis. Found among limestone rocks, H. sechmenii has an estimated distribution of less than 10 square kilometers, with fewer than 250 surviving plants. Despite containing druse crystals and toxic chemicals that may deter herbivory, the species is threatened by overgrazing, climate change, and habitat loss. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Perhaps the lichen Teloschistaceae on 27 December 2023, last plant article was Banksia dentata on 1 September 2023.
  • Main editors: Fritzmann2002
  • Promoted: 20 November 2023
  • Reasons for nomination: Nominating for July because that is when the plant flowers and fruits, and is when most specimens have been collected.
  • Support as nominator. Fritzmann (message me) 14:38, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • I'm sorry, I know this was your first FA but I'm not going to run a flower article at TFA with no image; that wouldn't look right at all. If there's no image available for this species, then let's run a different Featured Article species. (It's possible one of the other coords would be willing to run it in August or September ... I'm not a fan of that option, but it wouldn't be my call. We can ask them if you like.) - Dank (push to talk) 15:35, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • Dank, no worries, I'll keep it tabled until I'm able to get someone to release a free image. Haven't had any luck with that so far, but still holding out hope! Fritzmann (message me) 15:53, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
      • Sure. We caught this early enough that we don't need to fail the nomination, I'll just remove it from TFAR. Btw, any image that works for other people here at WP:TFAR will work for me ... could be an image of the habitat or the person honored with the name or any other person associated ... but botany is an intensely visual subject, there has to be some image there. - Dank (push to talk) 15:59, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
 
Rocky hills near Kaymaz like these are the habitat of Hypericum sechmenii

Dank, this may be a long shot, but would something like the image on the right work? It shows a simulacrum of the species' habitat; they aren't in the actual image, but it represents the location and type of habitat the plant is found in. Regardless, I think I'll include it in the article since that illustration helps, so thank you for the idea! And in a happy coincidence, the image was uploaded to commons less than a month ago. Fritzmann (message me) 16:10, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

So, the habitat of the species has been getting smaller ... I know the species doesn't grow in Kaymaz now, but was it ever growing in or near Kaymaz? - Dank (push to talk) 16:16, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, a collection from 2011 stated it was found in "Rocks near Kaymaz", and a cross-reference with the coordinates on Google Maps puts the image's geolocation relatively close to the collection sites, if a few hills over. Fritzmann (message me) 16:20, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Works for me, I've reverted myself; this is back at TFAR. Of course, we don't have to go with that image if you find one you like better. - Dank (push to talk) 16:36, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support - cool to see an image as well :} Mujinga (talk) 20:59, 9 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Nonspecific date 4 edit

Previous nomination

Political history of medieval Karnataka edit

This is the archived discussion of the TFAR nomination for the article below. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests). Please do not modify this page unless you are renominating the article at TFAR. For renominations, please add {{collapse top|Previous nomination}} to the top of the discussion and {{collapse bottom}} at the bottom, then complete a new nomination underneath. To do this, see the instructions at {{TFAR nom/doc}}.

The result was: not scheduled by Gog the Mild (talk) 21:55, 25 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The political history of medieval Karnataka spans the 4th–16th centuries CE in the Karnataka region of India. In the 4th century, the Kadamba Dynasty of Banavasi were the earliest of the native rulers to conduct administration in the Kannada language. In south Karnataka, the Western Gangas of Talakad were contemporaries of the Kadambas. These were followed by the Badami Chalukya Empire, the Rashtrakuta Empire, the Western Chalukya Empire, the Hoysala Empire and the Vijayanagara Empire, all patronising the Hindu religion while showing tolerance to the new cultures arriving from the west. The Muslim invasion of the Deccan resulted in the breaking away of the feudatory sultanates in the 14th century. The rule of the Bahamani Sultanate of Bidar and the Bijapur Sultanate caused a mingling of Hindu traditions with Islamic culture in the region. The fall of the Vijayanagara Empire in 1565 brought about a slow disintegration of Kannada-speaking regions into minor kingdoms that struggled to maintain autonomy. (Full article...)

  • Support, although the blurb needs to shed 8 - or more - characters. Gog the Mild (talk) 19:54, 6 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Strong oppose, @Sheila1988 and Gog the Mild: What does the medieval precolonial history of a region in India have to do with the Republic of India's independence from Great Britain in 1947? Nothing whatsoever in my humble view. Please find another date. I want to propose Darjeeling instead, which is in the last stages of the FAR. It was first featured in 2006, had a TFA appearance in 2009, was successfully FAR'd in 2010, and it is the last stages of its second FAR, for which it has been entirely re-written. It has relevance to both the colonial history of India, being the paradigmatic example of a hill station, the summer mountain resort town of mature colonial rule in India, also the summer capital of the Bengal Presidency, and the still unfulfilled aspirations of the region's people for separate statehood. It is no contest by any tenet of Wikipedia. The Karnata article has had no FAR since it was promoted in 2007. There is significant overlap with my FA Political history of Mysore and Coorg (1565–1760) (successfully FAR'd last year, but already made a TFA, and I'm not asking for a repeat for that). You can take a look at Darjeeling and see the difference. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 19:05, 11 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    • PS I have just realized that it was written by a (since retired WPian) who had a history (in my humble view) of boostering that region in dozens of articles. I don't think this medieval history article is at all reliable. Sorry. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 19:18, 11 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

    Darjeeling edit

    This is the archived discussion of the TFAR nomination for the article below. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests). Please do not modify this page.

    The result was: scheduled for Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 15, 2022 by Gog the Mild (talk) 21:56, 25 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

     
    Mist enshrouded on most days, the world's third highest mountain, Kangchenjunga is unforgettable behind Darjeeling when the mist lifts.

    Darjeeling is a town in the Eastern Himalayas in India on the slopes below which Darjeeling tea is grown as far as the eye can see. Up those same slopes, ascending some 7,000 feet every day, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway gives tourists the experience of late industrial-age steam travel. Both exist because in the early 19th century during East India Company rule in India, Darjeeling was self-consciously founded as a summer retreat for the British. Not just the cottages, the tea and the train, but residential schools for the children of domiciled British soon came to dot Darjeeling's hills. In order to make this possible, thousands of labourers were brought in from the surrounding kingdoms. Their descendants, who constitute the vast majority of Darjeeling's residents, have given the town a cosmopolitan ethnicity. In their many neighbourhoods which fringe the town at lesser heights and lower incomes, the Nepali language has found a home outside Nepal and the Tibetan language outside Tibet. Their goal for economic well-being and political identity is the unmade tryst with destiny that India self-consciously pondered on its first independence day this day 75 years ago. (Full article...)

    • Most recent similar article(s): I will have to rummage
    • Main editors: user:Dwaipayanc
    • Promoted: August 17, 2006
    • Reasons for nomination: Both Dwaipayanc and I have been working for eternity on this article's soon-to-be-completed second FAR. A TFA will emphasize, that FARs the refurbishing of vital content dreamed up by others, is as much a goal of WP as is the creation of new content, which in any case the refurbishment very much constitutes.
    • Support as nominator. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 02:52, 19 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    • Comment the blurb definitely needs improvement, as it reads like a tourism brochure (i.e. "grown as far as the eye can see", and essentially the entire last sentence). - Floydian τ ¢ 04:29, 19 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    • Support the article because it's more suitable than the one on Karnataka, oppose the blurb because it's terrible.~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 15:52, 19 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    • Comment: this would be a TFA re-run. I suggest using its 2009 TFA blurb as a starting point, rather than this one. Article is still undergoing an FAR. Z1720 (talk) 00:13, 20 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    • Support over Karnataka as a better more general selection, on the condition that the blurb gets some work for tone, and it clears FAR in time. Hog Farm Talk 01:45, 20 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks all for the comments. Touristy it certainly sounds now. I'm making adjustments for tone on User:Fowler&fowler/Darjeeling TFA2 subpage and have a version 2. Please tell me how it sounds, either here or there, or have a go at it there. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 23:40, 22 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Fowler&fowler, could you clarify which blurb is the one currently proposed? Thanks. Gog the Mild (talk) 18:11, 23 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi Gog, It is the Proposed blurb for August 15, 2022 on the top. I'm not really up on what tone is appropriate for a TFA. I think though that this is what the large number of scholarly sources of the last 13 years support. If you think it appears too critical or downbeat, please have a go at it. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 21:22, 23 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Ta. I have tweaked it a little. Gog the Mild (talk) 22:12, 23 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

    Political history of medieval Karnataka edit

    The political history of medieval Karnataka spans the 4th–16th centuries CE in the Karnataka region of India. In the 4th century, the Kadamba Dynasty of Banavasi were the earliest of the native rulers to conduct administration in the Kannada language. In south Karnataka, the Western Gangas of Talakad were contemporaries of the Kadambas. These were followed by the Badami Chalukya Empire, the Rashtrakuta Empire, the Western Chalukya Empire, the Hoysala Empire and the Vijayanagara Empire, all patronising the Hindu religion while showing tolerance to the new cultures arriving from the west. The Muslim invasion of the Deccan resulted in the breaking away of the feudatory sultanates in the 14th century. The rule of the Bahamani Sultanate of Bidar and the Bijapur Sultanate caused a mingling of Hindu traditions with Islamic culture in the region. The fall of the Vijayanagara Empire in 1565 brought about a slow disintegration of Kannada-speaking regions into minor kingdoms that struggled to maintain autonomy. (Full article...)

    • Most recent similar article(s): Western Chalukya Empire (2 May 2024)
    • Main editors: Dineshkannambadi
    • Promoted: June 4, 2007
    • Reasons for nomination: Forgotten about article from 2007. Dispute above is mostly about running it on the anniversary of Indian independence, which wasn't a good fit for a date.
    • Support as nominator. Harizotoh9 (talk) 21:03, 17 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • We already have two articles in the same category lined up for July, so this will probably get pushed into August, but feel free to discuss it. I see there was some opposition to the previous TFAR nomination but I haven't looked at that closely. - Dank (push to talk) 22:00, 17 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    No rush, it could even be run in September. Harizotoh9 (talk) 02:21, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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    Specific date nominations edit

    July 1 edit

    DeLancey W. Gill edit

     
    Gill, c. 1910s

    DeLancey W. Gill (1859–1940) was an American drafter, landscape painter, and photographer. When he was a teenager, rather than travelling west with his mother and stepfather, he moved in with an aunt in Washington, D.C. Here, he eventually found himself employed as an architectural draftsman for the Treasury. He created sketches and watercolor paintings of the capital city, with a particular focus on the still-undeveloped rural and poorer areas of the district. While working as an illustrator for the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology in the 1890s, he was appointed as the agency's photographer without prior photographic training. He took portrait photographs of thousands of Native American delegates to Washington, including notable figures such as Chief Joseph and Geronimo. Although his photographs widely circulated, they have come under modern criticism for his frequent use of props and clothing given to Native American delegates, at times outdated or from a different tribe. (Full article...)

    • Most recent similar article(s): No painters or photographers of any sort in the past year it seems.
    • Main editors: Generalissima
    • Promoted: May 23, 2024
    • Reasons for nomination: His birthday is July 1st, and thus I think it'd be fitting for that day! Gill is really prominent in the photography of Native American figures around the turn of the century, and his story ties together some really engaging artistic evolution with a lot of the unfortunate aspects of American attitudes towards Natives.
    • Support as nominator. Generalissima (talk) (it/she) 16:55, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
      • Very nice article, and I'll be happy to add it to WP:TFAP to run next year ... July 1 and July 2 are taken this year, and there's already been some discussion about preserving both of those slots. - Dank (push to talk) 18:05, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
      • Ah, I didn't know that. I'm not too hung up about it being specifically on his birthday, so if there's another gap in the month we can throw him in to, that'll be fine. Generalissima (talk) (it/she) 18:21, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • Support The alternative for this date are Flag of Canada, which has already run previously. An article which has not run should be given priority over an article that has not. It can also run at some other time. Harizotoh9 (talk) 01:22, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    July 2 edit

    Thomas Cranmer edit

     
    Portrait of Thomas Cranmer in 1545

    Thomas Cranmer was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury. He helped build the case for the annulment of Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, a cause of the separation of the English Church from the Holy See. He established the first doctrinal and liturgical structures of the Church of England and published the Exhortation and Litany. When Edward VI was king, Cranmer published the Book of Common Prayer, changed doctrine or discipline in several areas, and promulgated the new doctrines through the Homilies. Upon the accession Mary I, Cranmer was put on trial for treason and heresy. While imprisoned he made several recantations and reconciled himself with the Catholic Church. Mary wanted him executed, so he was burned at the stake and withdrew his recantations. Cranmer's death was immortalised in Foxe's Book of Martyrs and his legacy continues through the Book of Common Prayer and the Thirty-Nine Articles. (Full article...)

    July 5 edit

    July 2009 Ürümqi riots edit

    Footage of the first day of the riots

    Riots began on 5 July 2009 in Ürümqi, the capital city of Xinjiang in northwestern China. It started as a protest that escalated into violent attacks mostly targeting Han people. According to Chinese state media, 197 people died with 1,721 others injured and many vehicles and buildings destroyed. Sseveral Uyghurs disappeared during police sweeps following the riots; Human Rights Watch documented 43 cases but said the figure was likely higher. Chinese media coverage of the riots was extensive and compared favourably by foreign media to the unrest in Tibet in 2008. In the weeks that followed, official sources reported that over 1,000 people were arrested while Uyghur-run mosques were temporarily closed. Communication limitations and an armed police presence remained for several months. By November 2009, over 400 individuals faced criminal charges for their actions during the riots. By February 2010, at least 26 had received death sentences. (Full article...)

    July 7 edit

    Tales of Monkey Island edit

     
    Dave Grossman, who led the design of the game

    Tales of Monkey Island is a graphic adventure video game developed by Telltale Games under license from LucasArts. It is the fifth game in the Monkey Island series, released a decade after the previous installment. The game was released in five episodic segments between July and December 2009. Players assume the role of Guybrush Threepwood who releases a voodoo pox and seeks a cure. The game was conceived in late 2008 due to renewed interest in adventure game development within LucasArts. Production began in early 2009, led by Dave Grossman (pictured). It received generally positive reviews, with praise for the game's story, writing, humor, voice acting and characterization. Complaints focused on the quality of the game's puzzle design, a weak supporting cast in the early chapters, and the game's control system. Tales of Monkey Island garnered several industry awards and was Telltale's most commercially successful project until Back to the Future: The Game. (Full article...)

    July 11 edit

    Still Reigning edit

     
    Slayer's drummer Dave Lombardo

    Still Reigning is a live performance DVD by the thrash metal band Slayer, released in 2004 through American Recordings. Filmed at the Augusta Civic Center on July 11, 2004, the performance showcases Slayer's 1986 album, Reign in Blood, played in its entirety with the four original band members on a set resembling their 1986 "Reign in Pain" tour. Still Reigning was voted "best live DVD" by the readers of Revolver magazine, and received gold certification in 2005. In the finale, the band is covered in stage blood while performing the song "Raining Blood", leading to a demanding mixing process plagued by production and technical difficulties. The DVD's producer Kevin Shirley spent hours replacing cymbal and drum hits one-by-one. He publicly aired his financial disagreements with the band and criticized the quality of the recording; this caused him to be subjected to threats and insults from people associated with the band. (This article is part of a featured topic: Reign in Blood.)

    July 14 edit

    UEFA Euro 2004 final edit

     
    Greece celebrating their win

    The UEFA Euro 2004 final was the final match of Euro 2004, the 12th European Championship, organised by UEFA for the senior men's national teams of its member associations. The match was played at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, and contested by Portugal and Greece. The two defences ensured that goal-scoring opportunities were limited, and the score was 0–0 at half-time. Greece scored the only goal of the match after 57 minutes when Angelos Basinas took a corner kick to Angelos Charisteas, who sent a header past goalkeeper Ricardo. Several pundits labelled Greece's tournament win the greatest upset in the history of the European Championship, with their pre-tournament bookmaker odds at 150–1. Greece subsequently failed to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and did not successfully defend their European Championship in 2008. Portugal eventually won the European Championship in 2016. (This article is part of a featured topic: UEFA European Championship finals.)

    • Most recent similar article(s): 1964 European Nations' Cup final is scheduled for June 19
    • Main editors: Amakuru
    • Promoted: September 30, 2021
    • Reasons for nomination: July 14 is the date of the UEFA Euro final. Other finals articles will also be appropriate for this date, but this is the 20th anniversary one.
    • Support as nominator. Z1720 (talk) 01:52, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • Support. Thanks for the nom, sounds a good shout to me having it coincide with final day. Having another Euro final TFA five days later hopefully won't raise too many eyebrows will it?  — Amakuru (talk) 10:06, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • @Amakuru: From the comment above, it sounds like you want to nominate another Euro final for July 19? If so, that might be tough because that will be 3 UEFA finals in a month. I'm happy to withdraw this nomination if you have a preference. Z1720 (talk) 15:29, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    July 16 edit

    Hanford Engineer Works edit

     
    Automatic tube loader of B Reactor at the Hanford Engineer Works

    The Hanford Engineer Works (HEW) was a nuclear production complex in Benton County, Washington, established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project during World War II. Plutonium manufactured at the HEW was used in the atomic bomb detonated in the Trinity test on 16 July 1945, and the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on 9 August 1945. DuPont was the prime contractor for its design, construction and operation. The land acquisition was one of the largest in US history. Construction commenced in March 1943, and the construction workforce reached a peak of nearly 45,000 workers in June 1944. B Reactor, the world's first full-scale plutonium production nuclear reactor, went critical in September 1944, followed by D and F reactors in December 1944 and February 1945 respectively. The HEW suffered an outage on 10 March 1945 due to a Japanese balloon bomb. The total cost of the HEW up to December 1946 was over $348 million (equivalent to $4.1 billion in 2023). (Full article...)

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    Phoolan Devi edit

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    no photo available

    Phoolan Devi (1963–2001), popularly known as the Bandit Queen, was an Indian dacoit (bandit) who later became a politician. She was a woman of the Mallah subcaste who grew up in poverty in the state of Uttar Pradesh, where her parents lost a land dispute. After being married off at the age of eleven and being sexually abused by various people, she joined a gang of dacoits which robbed higher-caste villages and held up trains and vehicles. When she became its leader, she punished her rapists and evaded capture by the authorities, making her a heroine for the Other Backward Classes. She was charged in absentia for the 1981 Behmai massacre, in which twenty Thakur men were executed, allegedly on her command. After this event, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh resigned, and calls to apprehend her were amplified. She surrendered two years later and spent eleven years in Gwalior prison awaiting trial, then was released in 1994 after her charges were set aside. She was subsequently elected as a member of parliament for the Samajwadi Party in 1996. She lost her seat in 1998 and regained it the following year; she was the incumbent in 2001, when she was assassinated outside her home in New Delhi. Her worldwide fame had grown after the release of the controversial 1994 film Bandit Queen, which she did not approve of. There are varying accounts of her life because she told differing versions to suit her changing circumstances. (Full article...)

    @Mujinga: this has 1,440 characters, wayyyyy above the recommended limit, which is between 925 and 1025 characters. Reduce this. 750h+ 08:01, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    the word count is higher because there's no picture Mujinga (talk) 10:03, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    ok, based on that then i'll support. 750h+ 06:46, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    For image, ideally we'd like the person, but it appears copyrighted. But how about the image of Seema Biswas portraying her in the film Bandit Queen instead? It's an actress portraying that person so it's better than nothing. Harizotoh9 (talk) 04:59, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Yes the image on the article is fair use only. I considered the Biswas pic but personally I'd rather have no pic. Mujinga (talk) 11:50, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    July 27 edit

    Aston Martin DB9 edit

     
    The 2014 DB9

    The Aston Martin DB9 is a two-door grand touring car produced by the British automaker Aston Martin from 2004 until it was discontinued on 27 July 2016. Commencing production in January 2004 for the coupe version and February 2005 for the convertible version, the latter termed the "Volante", the DB9 was designed by Ian Callum and Henrik Fisker. The DB9 succeeds the DB7, which Aston Martin produced from 1994 to 2004. The car's chassis is composed of aluminium and composite materials melded together by various different techniques. Aston Martin, in 2008 and 2010, implemented minor alterations to the DB9's exterior and engine. But in 2013, the most significant update was made, with the car's most prominent adjustments lying in its front fascia. The DB9 was adapted for Aston Martin Racing in the form of the "DBR9" and the "DBRS9", both introduced in 2005. To commemorate to discontinuation of the DB9, Aston Martin released the "DB9 GT" in 2015. (Full article...)

    @Pseud 14: this is too kind. thank you so much for the support! 750h+ 00:58, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


    July 29 edit

    Yugoslav monitor Sava edit

     
    SMS Bodrog on the Danube river in 1914

    The Yugoslav monitor Sava was a river monitor built for the Austro-Hungarian Navy as SMS Bodrog. She and two other monitors fired the first shots of World War I in the early hours of 29 July 1914, when they shelled Serbian defences near Belgrade. During the war, she fought the Serbian and Romanian armies, and was captured in its closing stages. She was transferred to the newly created Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia), and renamed Sava. During the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, she fought off several air attacks, but was scuttled on 11 April. Sava was later raised by the Axis puppet state, the Independent State of Croatia, and continued to serve under that name until 1944 when she was again scuttled. Following World War II, Sava was raised again, and was refurbished to serve in the Yugoslav Navy from 1952 to 1962. After that she became a gravel barge, but was later restored and opened as a floating museum in November 2021. (Full article...)