Wikipedia article of the day for April 21, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 21, 2018 is Neferirkare Kakai.
Neferirkare Kakai was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, the third king of the Fifth Dynasty. The eldest son of the previous pharaoh, Sahure, he reigned for eight to eleven years, sometime in the early-to-mid 25th century BCE. His contemporaries viewed him as a kind and benevolent ruler, willing to intervene on behalf of his courtiers. During his rule the number of administration and priesthood officials increased, and they used their expanded wealth to build sophisticated mastabas (tombs) where they recorded their biographies for the first time. He was the last pharaoh to significantly modify the royal naming conventions, separating the throne name from the birth name, in front of which he added the “Son of Ra” epithet. In the royal necropolis of Abusir he started a pyramid for himself conceived as a step pyramid, a form not seen since the Third Dynasty about 120 years earlier. A modified plan represented the monument as a true pyramid, the largest in Abusir, but this pyramid was never completed.

Wikipedia article of the day for April 20, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 20, 2018 is Knuckles' Chaotix. Knuckles' Chaotix is a side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Sega for the 32X, first released on April 20, 1995. A spin-off of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for April 19, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 19, 2018 is 6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. The 6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia was a peacetime infantry regiment that was activated by the Union army in the American Civil War. On … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for April 18, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 18, 2018 is Famous Fantastic Mysteries. Famous Fantastic Mysteries was an American science fiction and fantasy pulp magazine published from 1939 to 1953, edited by Mary Gnaedinger. It was launched by the … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for April 17, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 17, 2018 is Murder of Yvonne Fletcher. Yvonne Fletcher was fatally wounded on 17 April 1984 by a shot coming from the Libyan embassy on St James's Square in London. She had been deployed as a constable of … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for April 16, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 16, 2018 is William T. Stearn. William T. Stearn (16 April 1911 – 9 May 2001) was a British botanist. Born in Cambridge in 1911, he was largely self-educated. He was librarian at the Royal Horticultural … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for April 15, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 15, 2018 is Sinking of the RMS Titanic. The sinking of the RMS Titanic in the early morning of 15 April 1912, four days into the ship's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City, was one of the … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for April 14, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 14, 2018 is Urse d'Abetot. Urse d'Abetot (c. 1040 – 1108) was a Sheriff of Worcestershire and royal official under Kings William I, William II and Henry I. Urse's lord in Normandy was present at the Battle … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for April 13, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 13, 2018 is Oklahoma!. Carousel (1945) is the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics), after their hit Oklahoma! (1943). It was adapted from Ferenc … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for April 12, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 12, 2018 is Imogen Holst. Imogen Holst (12 April 1907 – 9 March 1984) was a British composer, arranger, conductor, teacher and festival administrator. In the 1940s she helped to establish Dartington Hall as … [Continue reading]