Wikipedia article of the day for July 18, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 18, 2018 is Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader. A Xhosa, in the 1940s he joined the African National Congress (ANC) party and campaigned against the white-only government’s system of apartheid, a form of racial segregation that privileged whites. An African nationalist and socialist, in 1961 he co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe, which led a sabotage campaign against the apartheid government. He was arrested in 1962, convicted of conspiring to overthrow the state, and imprisoned for 27 years. Released in 1990 amid growing ethnic strife and violence, he became leader of the ANC and helped negotiate an end to apartheid with President F. W. de Klerk. In the country’s first multi-racial election, in 1994, he was elected President of South Africa. His administration stressed racial reconciliation and measures to alleviate poverty. He retired in 1999 to focus on philanthropic causes. Controversial throughout much of his life, in South Africa he is widely regarded as the “Father of the Nation”.

Wikipedia article of the day for July 17, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 17, 2018 is Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (18 June 1901 – 17 July 1918) was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of … [Continue reading]

Hurricane Daniel

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 16, 2018 is Hurricane Daniel (2006). Hurricane Daniel was the second strongest storm of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season. The fourth named storm of the season, it originated on July 16 from a tropical wave … [Continue reading]

British conservator

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 15, 2018 is Nigel Williams (conservator). Nigel Williams (15 July 1944 – 21 April 1992) was a British conservator. From 1961 until his death he worked at the British Museum, where he became the Chief … [Continue reading]

Somerset Levels

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 14, 2018 is Somerset Levels. The Somerset Levels are about 160,000 acres (650 km2) of coastal plains and wetlands in Somerset, South West England, running south from the Mendip Hills to the Blackdown Hills. … [Continue reading]

Euryoryzomys emmonsae

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 13, 2018 is Euryoryzomys emmonsae. Euryoryzomys emmonsae, Emmons's rice rat, is a rodent from the Amazon rainforest of Brazil in the genus Euryoryzomys of the family Cricetidae. Initially misidentified as E. … [Continue reading]

Buckton Castle

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 12, 2018 is Buckton Castle. Buckton Castle was a medieval enclosure castle and one of the earliest stone castles in North West England, near present-day Carrbrook in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester. It was … [Continue reading]

South Carolina-class battleships

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 11, 2018 is South Carolina-class battleship. The South Carolina-class battleships, South Carolina and Michigan, were built during the first decade of the twentieth century. They were the first American … [Continue reading]

Are you a fan of science fiction ???

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 10, 2018 is Science-Fiction Plus. Science-Fiction Plus was a U.S. science fiction magazine published by Hugo Gernsback for seven issues in 1953, his first involvement in the genre since 1936, when he sold … [Continue reading]

William Etty’s masterpiece

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 9, 2018 is Britomart Redeems Faire Amoret. Britomart Redeems Faire Amoret is an oil painting on canvas by English artist William Etty, first exhibited in 1833. Intended to illustrate the virtues of honour … [Continue reading]