Wikipedia article of the day for September 19, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 19, 2018 is Kate Sheppard.
Kate Sheppard (1848–1934) was the most prominent member of the women’s suffrage movement in New Zealand, and is one of that nation’s best-known historical figures. Born in Liverpool, England, she migrated to New Zealand with her family in 1868, joining religious and social organisations there, including the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). In 1887 she was appointed the WCTU’s National Superintendent for Franchise and Legislation. Sheppard promoted women’s suffrage by organising petitions and public meetings, by writing letters to the press, and by developing contacts with politicians. She was the editor of the White Ribbon, the first woman-operated newspaper in New Zealand. Through her skilful writing and persuasive public speaking, her work culminated in the grant of the vote to women on 19 September 1893, making New Zealand the first nation to grant universal suffrage.

Wikipedia article of the day for September 18, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 18, 2018 is Effects of Hurricane Isabel in North Carolina. Hurricane Isabel struck North Carolina on the East Coast of the United States on September 18, 2003. Forming in early September in the tropical … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for September 17, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 17, 2018 is WestJet Encore. WestJet Encore is a Canadian regional airline that began operations in 2013 as a subsidiary of WestJet Airlines, Ltd., the holding company for WestJet Airlines. It is … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for September 16, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 16, 2018 is Thomas F. Bayard. Thomas F. Bayard (1828–1898) was a lawyer, politician, and diplomat from Wilmington, Delaware. He served three terms as a US Senator from Delaware and made three … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for September 15, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 15, 2018 is Bayern-class battleship. The Bayern-class battleships were four super-dreadnoughts, laid down from 1913 to 1915 by the Imperial German Navy. Sachsen and Württemberg were never completed, … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for September 14, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 14, 2018 is William McKinley. William McKinley (1843–1901) was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his death. McKinley served in the Civil War and rose from private … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for September 13, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 13, 2018 is Construction of Rockefeller Center. The construction of the Rockefeller Center complex in New York City was an urban renewal project, spearheaded by American financier John D. Rockefeller Jr. … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for September 12, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 12, 2018 is Isis. Isis was a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. She first appeared in the Old Kingdom as one of the main characters of the Osiris myth, in which she resurrects her slain husband, … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for September 11, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 11, 2018 is Burke and Hare murders. The Burke and Hare murders were a series of 16 killings committed over a period of about ten months in 1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland. They were undertaken by William … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for September 10, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 10, 2018 is D. Djajakusuma. Djadoeg Djajakusuma (1918–1987) was an Indonesian film director and promoter of traditional art forms. During the Japanese occupation from 1943 to 1945 he was a translator and … [Continue reading]