Wikipedia article of the day for November 23, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 23, 2017 is 1966 New York City smog.
The 1966 New York City smog (November 23–26) was an air-pollution event, with damaging levels of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, smoke, and haze. Coming during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, it was the third major smog in New York City, after a similar event in 1953 (pictured) and another in 1963. Leaders of local and state governments announced an alert and asked residents and industry to take voluntary steps to minimize emissions. Health officials advised people with respiratory or heart conditions to stay indoors. The alert ended after a cold front dispersed the smog. It was an environmental disaster with severe public health effects, including 168 deaths, according to a statistical analysis. The smog catalyzed greater national awareness of air pollution as a serious health problem, and became a political issue. With support from presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon, a series of bills and amendments aimed at regulating air pollution culminated in the 1967 Air Quality Act and the 1970 Clean Air Act.

Wikipedia article of the day for November 22, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 22, 2017 is Sea mink. The sea mink (Neovison macrodon) was a mammal from the eastern coast of North America, in the family of weasels and otters in the order Carnivora. The largest of the minks, it was … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 21, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 21, 2017 is Interstate 96. Interstate 96 (I-96) is an Interstate Highway running 192 miles (309 km) roughly east–west entirely within the US state of Michigan, from east of Lake Michigan at US Highway 31 … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 20, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 20, 2017 is Beograd-class destroyer. The Beograd class consisted of three destroyers built for the Royal Yugoslav Navy in the late 1930s, to a French design. Beograd was constructed in France, and Zagreb … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 19, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 19, 2017 is Freak Out!. Freak Out! (1966) is the debut studio album by the American rock band the Mothers of Invention. One of rock music's first concept albums, it is a satirical expression of frontman … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 18, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 18, 2017 is Presque Isle State Park. Presque Isle State Park is a 3,112-acre (1,259 ha) Pennsylvania state park on an arching, sandy peninsula that juts into Lake Erie, near the city of Erie, … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 17, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 17, 2017 is Ben Affleck. Ben Affleck (born 1972) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards and two … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 16, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 16, 2017 is Susan B. Anthony dollar. The Susan B. Anthony dollar is a U.S. dollar coin that was minted from 1979 to 1981, when the series was suspended due to poor public reception, and briefly minted … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 15, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 15, 2017 is Bazy Tankersley. Bazy Tankersley (1921–2013) was an American breeder of Arabian horses and a newspaper publisher. She was a daughter of Senator Joseph M. McCormick and Congresswoman Ruth … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for November 14, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for November 14, 2017 is Ernest Joyce. Ernest Joyce (c. 1875 – 1940) was a Royal Naval seaman and Antarctic explorer who served under both Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton in the early years of the 20th … [Continue reading]