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This page is to nominate fresh articles to appear in the "Did you know" section on the Main Page, by a "hook" (an interesting note). Nominations that have been approved are moved to a staging area, from which the articles are promoted into the Queue.

Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
June 8 1
June 16 1
June 17 1
June 19 1
June 22 1
June 23 1
June 25 1
June 28 1 1
June 29 1
July 4 1 1
July 5 2 1
July 6 1
July 10 3 1
July 13 1
July 14 1
July 15 4 1
July 16 2 2
July 17 2 2
July 18 1
July 19 8 3
July 20 9 6
July 21 6 4
July 22 13 9
July 23 13 9
July 24 9 4
July 25 15 7
July 26 7 4
July 27 11 5
July 28 9 6
July 29 12 4
July 30 8 5
July 31 10 6
August 1 8 6
August 2 12 5
August 3 6 3
August 4 18 4
August 5 17 6
August 6 6 3
August 7 3 1
August 8 2
Total 229 109
Last updated 12:12, 8 August 2020 UTC
Current time is 12:34, 8 August 2020 UTC [refresh]

Instructions for nominators[edit]

Create a subpage for your new DYK suggestion and then list the page below under the date the article was created or the expansion began or it became a good article (not the date you submit it here), with the newest dates at the bottom. Any registered user may nominate a DYK suggestion (if you are not a registered user, please leave a message at the bottom of the DYK project talk page with the details of the article you would like to nominate and the hook you would like to propose); self-nominations are permitted and encouraged. Thanks for participating and please remember to check back for comments on your nomination (consider watchlisting your nomination page).

If this is your first nomination, please read the DYK rules before continuing:
Official DYK criteria: DYK rules and supplementary guidelines
Unofficial guide: Learning DYK

To nominate an article[edit]

Read these instructions completely before proceeding.
For simplified instructions, see User:Rjanag/Quick DYK 2.
Create the nomination subpage.

Enter the article title in the box below and click the button. (To nominate multiple articles together, enter any or all of the article titles.) You will then be taken to a preloaded nomination page.

Write the nomination.

On the nomination page, fill in the relevant information. See Template:NewDYKnomination and {{NewDYKnomination/guide}} for further information.

  • Not every line of the template needs to be filled in. For instance, if you are not nominating an image to appear with your hook, there is no need to fill in the image-related lines.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.
  • Make sure the nomination page is on your watchlist, so you can follow the review discussion.

In the current nominations section find the subsection for the date on which the article was created or on which expansion began (or, if a new Good Article, the date on which it became a GA), not the date on which you make the nomination.

  • At the top of that subsection (before other nominations already there, but below the section head and hidden comment) add {{Did you know nominations/YOUR ARTICLE TITLE}}.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.

How to review a nomination[edit]

Any editor who was not involved in writing/expanding or nominating an article may review it by checking to see that the article meets all the DYK criteria (long enough, new enough, no serious editorial or content issues) and the hook is cited. Editors may also alter the suggested hook to improve it, suggest new hooks, or even lend a hand and make edits to the article to which the hook applies so that the hook is supported and accurate. For a more detailed discussion of the DYK rules and review process see the supplementary guidelines and the WP:Did you know/Reviewing guide.

To post a comment or review on a DYK nomination, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Look through this page, Template talk:Did you know, to find a nomination you would like to comment on.
  • Click the "Review or comment" link at the top of the nomination. You will be taken to the nomination subpage.
  • The top of the page includes a list of the DYK criteria. Check the article to ensure it meets all the relevant criteria.
  • To indicate the result of the review (i.e., whether the nomination passes, fails, or needs some minor changes), leave a signed comment on the page. Please begin with one of the 5 review symbols that appear at the top of the edit screen, and then indicate all aspects of the article that you have reviewed; your comment should look something like the following:

    Article length and age are fine, no copyvio or plagiarism concerns, reliable sources are used. But the hook needs to be shortened.

    If you are the first person to comment on the nomination, there will be a line :* <!-- REPLACE THIS LINE TO WRITE FIRST COMMENT, KEEPING :* --> showing you where you should put the comment.
  • Save the page.

If there is any problem or concern about a nomination, please consider notifying the nominator by placing {{subst:DYKproblem|Article|header=yes|sig=yes}} on the nominator's talk page.

Frequently asked questions[edit]


This page is often backlogged. As long as your submission is still on the page, it will stay there until an editor reviews it. Since editors are encouraged to review the oldest submissions first (so that those hooks don't grow stale), it may take several weeks until your submission is reviewed. In the meantime, please consider reviewing another submission (not your own) to help reduce the backlog (see instructions above).

Where is my hook?[edit]

If you can't find the nomination you submitted to this nominations page, it may have been approved and is on the approved nominations page waiting to be promoted. It could also have been added to one of the prep areas, promoted from prep to a queue, or is on the main page.

If the nominated hook is in none of those places, then the nomination has probably been rejected. Such a rejection usually only occurs if it was at least a couple of weeks old and had unresolved issues for which any discussion had gone stale. If you think your nomination was unfairly rejected, you can query this on the DYK discussion page, but as a general rule such nominations will only be restored in exceptional circumstances.

Search archived DYK nomination discussions[edit]

Instructions for other editors[edit]

How to promote an accepted hook[edit]

  • See Wikipedia:Did you know/Preparation areas for full instructions.
  • Hooks that have been approved are located on the approved nominations page.
  • In one window, open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to promote.
  • In another window, open the prep set you intend to add the hook to.
  • In the prep set...
    • Paste the hook into the hook area (be sure to not paste in that that)
    • Paste the credit information ({{DYKmake}} and/or {{DYKnom}}) into the credits area.
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted [[Jane Fonda]]", preview, and save
  • Back on DYK nomination page...
    • change {{DYKsubpage to {{subst:DYKsubpage
    • change |passed= to |passed=yes
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted to Prep 3", preview, and save

How to remove a rejected hook[edit]

  • Open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to remove. (It's best to wait several days after a reviewer has rejected the hook, just in case someone contests or the article undergoes a large change.)
  • In the window where the DYK nomination subpage is open, replace the line {{DYKsubpage with {{subst:DYKsubpage, and replace |passed= with |passed=no. Then save the page. This has the effect of wrapping up the discussion on the DYK nomination subpage in a blue archive box and stating that the nomination was unsuccessful, as well as adding the nomination to a category for archival purposes.

How to remove a hook from the prep areas or queue[edit]

  • Edit the prep area or queue where the hook is and remove the hook and the credits associated with it.
  • Go to the hook's nomination subpage (there should have been a link to it in the credits section).
    • View the edit history for that page
    • Go back to the last version before the edit where the hook was promoted, and revert to that version to make the nomination active again.
    • Add a new icon on the nomination subpage to cancel the previous tick and leave a comment after it explaining that the hook was removed from the prep area or queue, and why, so that later reviewers are aware of this issue.
  • Add a transclusion of the template back to this page so that reviewers can see it. It goes under the date that it was first created/expanded/listed as a GA. You may need to add back the day header for that date if it had been removed from this page.
  • If you removed the hook from a queue, it is best to either replace it with another hook from one of the prep areas, or to leave a message at WT:DYK asking someone else to do so.

How to move a nomination subpage to a new name[edit]

  • Don't; it should not ever be necessary, and will break some links which will later need to be repaired. Even if you change the title of the article, you don't need to move the nomination page.


Older nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on June 8[edit]

Jerry Masslo

  • ... that the racist murder of the South African refugee Jerry Masslo in 1989 led to Italy accepting refugees from non-Eastern European countries? Source: (see article for sourcing)
    • ALT1:... that the South African refugee Jerry Masslo was granted a state funeral after his racist murder in Italy in 1989? Source: (see article for sourcing)
  • Comment: No images available - itwiki has images, but those are specific exceptions in Italian copyright law, which cannot be used on enwiki. Article should be moved from Jerry Essan Masslo to Jerry Masslo. (improved hooks welcome!)

Created by Effeietsanders (talk). Self-nominated at 01:33, 11 June 2020 (UTC).

  • This is just a comment but I'm not sure if using the word "racist" in the hooks (as in "racist murders") is a good idea. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:02, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Just to clarify: are you concerned that the 'racist' is not an appropriate characterization, or do you feel that although it was racist, it should not be mentioned here (or maybe a third option)? I'm open to suggestions in general, just clearing up and possibly providing further context. effeietsanders 23:38, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
More of the second option. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:40, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Just to clarify my thinking here, and then I'll leave it to someone else to judge: the racist component seemed from the sources/context to be relevant as to how the Italians responded to the murder. The fact that Masslo was South African, makes this even more sensitive. effeietsanders 23:49, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
  • hiya i'll take this on for review and i think we can get there but it will take a bit of work. here's some issues i'm seeing on a quick look Mujinga (talk) 18:33, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  • the hooks need to have a citation attached so it's easy for me to check the claims
  • every paragraph in the article needs to have at least one citation to a reliable source
  • obviously this can be an emotive issue but i don't think the word "racist" is suitable here. compared to racist murders such as Murder of Stephen Lawrence this doesn't seem like a hate crime to me, more a robbery gone tragically wrong. if the racism is more "how the Italians responded to the murder" then that isn't so much about the murder itself. ultimately, i don't think the hooks lose much by taking the word out.
  • QPQ does not seem to be necessary as this is a first nom, just checking that is correct
  • the page move mentioned above has been done, so that's no longer an issue
  • earwig gives no copyvio so that's good, paging @Effeietsanders: for a response to the other comments. Mujinga (talk) 18:46, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Mujinga (talk) 19:44, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The nominator has been pinged twice over the last 3 weeks. If these issues are not addressed within a week, by July 28, the nomination will be closed as unsuccessful. Yoninah (talk) 11:28, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Would a better hook be something like this? I think it acknowledges the important factor of race without using the phrase "racist murder" which frankly sounds unidiomatic to me.~ oulfis 🌸(talk) 03:17, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT2:... that the South African refugee Jerry Masslo was granted a state funeral after his murder inspired Italy's first anti-racist demonstrations in 1989? Source: (see article for sourcing)

Hiya talk [Oulfis] thanks yes that hook seems better to me, do you want to take on the nomination shared with effeietsanders? My comments made above still stand, the article needs some work and the hook would need to be properly referenced on the relevant sentences before proceeding. Mujinga (talk) 17:31, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

Thought I should ping - @Oulfis: Mujinga (talk) 17:39, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, I'll see what I can do! ~ oulfis 🌸(talk) 17:40, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
@Oulfis: Have the issues been addressed? It's been almost two weeks since your last comments here. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 05:50, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 16[edit]

Mooky Greidinger

  • ... that Mooky Greidinger's dream was to create the world's largest cinema chain, until Cineworld abandoned its takeover of Cineplex in June 2020? Source: "In the first half of 2020, the Greidinger family's Cineworld will become the world's largest cinema chain when it completes the $2.1 billion acquisition of Canada's Cineplex, giving it over 11,000 cinema screens worldwide ... Those who know the Greidingers say they are not so much consumed with making money as becoming the world's number one cinema chain." ([1]) and "International movie theatre chain Cineworld PLC says its deal to buy Cineplex Inc. for $2.8 billion is off, claiming that "certain breaches" of the contract were made by the Canadian company." ([2])

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Edwardx (talk). Nominated by Edwardx (talk) at 22:41, 23 June 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. QPQ done.
  • The hook, however, is confusing. If you don't know that Mooky is associated with Cineworld, the two parts of the hook don't seem to go together. Could you make the hook clearer please? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 19:29, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT1:... that Mooky Greidinger, CEO of Cineworld, and his family aim to create the world's largest cinema chain? Philafrenzy (talk) 20:52, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Philafrenzy: thank you, but the source doesn't exactly say that, and they only own 29% of Cineworld at that. Can you come up with a better hook please? Yoninah (talk) 20:41, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
ALT2:... that Israeli cinema CEO Mooky Greidinger's family have been in the cinema business since the 1930s? Philafrenzy (talk) 21:25, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
ALT3:... that Israeli cinema CEO Mooky Greidinger's family opened their first cinema in Haifa in 1935? (It's implied that this was their first but not stated explicitly. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:29, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: thank you for the alts. You know, the article is so skimpy that it's hard to find more to write. Have you looked for more sources? Yoninah (talk) 21:42, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
Edwardx did most of the expansion. There are other sources that deal with Greidinger as a person rather than Cineworld but they are behind paywalls that I don't have access to. Why can't we go with ALT2? Philafrenzy (talk) 22:16, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Because it's boring? Who would click on that if they didn't know who he is and what he's done? Yoninah (talk) 19:13, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 17[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball playoffs

  • Comment: NPB's season starts up again on Friday June 19 after being delayed for months because of COVID. If possible to get it on the main page on that day, that'd be great!

Created by Torsodog (talk). Self-nominated at 04:58, 18 June 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article has several maintenance tags which need to be addressed before the nomination can pass. Please see the [citation needed] tags. Thanks. Flibirigit (talk) 12:40, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - ?
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Article created and nominated on the same day. Article appears neutral in tone and its length is adequate. No photo is used in this nomination, and all images in the article are properly licensed on the Commons. Nominator has less then five DYK credits, therefore QPQ is not required. Article has maintenance tags to be resolved. Article has several close paraphrasing issues as noted here and here. ALT0 is verified by the source, but I do not see it explicitly mentioned anywhere in this article. ALT1 is properly cited, mentioned inline and verified. Flibirigit (talk) 01:23, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

  • @Flibirigit: The nominator hasn't edited since the 11th and has not edited the article since the day after its creation. I will leave them a message but if they do not return soon the nomination may have to be marked for closure as abandoned. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:17, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
In addition, per User:Torsodog/DYK, it appears that the nominator actually has 10 prior DYK credits. Normally this would mean they will need to do a QPQ, but given that they have only had two QPQ credits after 2010 the requirement could be waived per WP:IAR. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:19, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Looking into this now. This info was sourced from the JA wiki but I couldn't find sources for it at the time. I intended to search more later. I might have to remove the info for the time being --TorsodogTalk 17:05, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. Please comment here when you're ready. Flibirigit (talk) 17:18, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
I added a reference for one and removed the sentence for another as I couldn't find a reference for it at the moment. Also, I didn't know about the QPQ as it's been quite a while since I've done DYK. Let me know if I need to do this? I'll try to do one when I get a chance in the future either way though! --TorsodogTalk 19:01, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
I will seek clarification at WT:DYK on whether a QPQ is neeed here. Flibirigit (talk) 19:18, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Per the discussion at WT:DYK it turns out that the nominator provided a QPQ on their last DYK so one will likely be required here. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 08:15, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
@Torsodog:, are you going to contribute a QPQ? --evrik (talk) 18:09, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
I note that Torsodog has edited only a handful of times since his last comment here. I'm fine with waiting a week or so if he's busy, as long as this nomination does not go stale. I'd rather see this nomination pass than be rejected. Flibirigit (talk) 18:23, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
As long as the QPQ is the only thing holding back the nomination and there are no other issues I'm willing to donate a QPQ. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:47, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
The article still has close paraphrasing issues as per the review above. The concern about ALT0 is still outstanding as per the review above. The maintenance tags for citations have been resolved. Flibirigit (talk) 15:12, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
I have posted a message at WT:DYK to see if anyone will adopt this. It would be ashame to reject the nomination when it really is not that far away from being successful. Flibirigit (talk) 17:57, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Flibirigit and Torsodog: QPQ donated for the cause. --evrik (talk) 17:35, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
    • Sorry, I've been moving cross-country, so things have been hectic on my end lately. I've not seen the paraphrasing tool before. What percentage do I need to get it down to to make it not an issue? I've tweaked it a bit to resolve some of the issues. Let me know if it was enough. As far as ALT0 concern, I'm not exactly sure what the issue is? The hook is located at the last sentence of the "Five-or-fewer games separation (1983–1985)" section. Maybe I'm misunderstanding? Also, thanks all for the help with the QPQ! --TorsodogTalk 04:44, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
      • @Torsodog: I am satisfied with changes to eliminate the close paraphrasing issues. There is no set percentage that passes the Earwig tool. It is a matter of whether the highlighted areas are direct quotes, proper names or too much copied material. In this case the highlighted areas are technical baseball terms and rules of play which are allowed to an extent under WP:LIMITED. I did not see any changes that address the concerns for ALT0. If you want to address that please do, otherwise ALT1 can be approved. Lastly for sourcing, the only question I have is the paragraph before the results table in the "Playoffs (2004–2006)". I hope that paragraph can simply be sourced by copying the correspsonding citation from the table. Thanks for the updates. Flibirigit (talk) 05:12, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 19[edit]

Armorial of British universities

  • ... that the coats of arms of British univerities contain dolphins and a DNA helix? in base a dolphin naiant Sable[1] a representation of a DNA Double Helix[2]
    • ALT1:... that seaweed, and an elephant surrounded by nuclei appear on arms of British universities? a branch of seaweed called laver[3] an Elephant statant, on the back a Castle triple towered Or; In the second and third quarters, representations of the two Isotopes of Lithium, that in the second quarter having six and that in the third seven Protons and neutrons in its nucleus, with Electrons in orbit Argent[2]

Moved to mainspace by Robin S. Taylor (talk) and Shadowssettle (talk). Nominated by Shadowssettle (talk) at 17:37, 19 June 2020 (UTC).


  1. ^ "University of Sussex". heraldry-wiki.com. Heraldry of the World. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "University of Warwick - Armorial Bearings of the University". Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  3. ^ "University of Liverpool". heraldry-wiki.com. Heraldry of the World. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The reliance of this article on heraldry-wiki.com is concerning, as it does not immediately strike me as a WP:RS. Escutcheon descriptions appear to be (at least in some cases) direct quotes, which might make sense given the subject matter, but it needs to be clear they are direct quotes. Some lack sources. Some sources lack access dates. CMD (talk) 15:54, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Unfortunately, full blazons are technical descriptions which can't really be "changed", they're often the official description in the grant of arms. Coming up with a new blazon would be like coming with a new motto, inaccurate and pointless. Also, their length is short enough that in almost all legal traditions they are not copyright (see Wikipedia's information page).
I do agree Heraldry of the World (heraldry-wiki.com) is not the best source, and it has been avoided where easily possible, but even WikiProject Heraldry lists it as a possible resource (along with a forum so yes, not great). Would it be okay just to use information from preferable sources for the hook? Shadowssettle Need a word? 09:47, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
The full blazons don't have to be changed, but especially given they are direct quotes, they need to be sourced. If I as a reader look at the Aberdeen entry, I have no way to see where the matriculation date was found, where the motto and escutcheon are from, and therefore even where the image might be from.
I would be okay with the inclusion of heraldry-wiki in the article if the hooks themselves are better sourced. I would also prefer the hook not be from a primary source. Perhaps Patterson 2008 might be the best. CMD (talk) 10:01, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The hooks aren't thrilling. I might suggest using the dna tidbit and focusing on that school. --evrik (talk) 18:12, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 22[edit]

Käte Frankenthal

Created by Slugger O'Toole (talk). Nominated by The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) at 02:29, 23 June 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Date of creation and length both check out fine. The hook fact is interesting, and appropriately cited inline. Checks on ref #1, which is heavily used in the article reveal a few concerning similarities though: [6] Harrias talk 07:56, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
Harrias, That source was very heavily used, but I tried not to paraphrase too closely. Could you point out one or two examples and I'll seek to rectify them? Thanks! And thanks also to Harrias for the nomination! --01:09, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
Harrias, Could you be a little more specific, please, and I'd be glad to fix them. --Slugger O'Toole (talk) 17:21, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
Slugger O'Toole It's all in the link provided in my original comment. Harrias talk 17:29, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
Harrias, Sorry about that. Not sure how I missed it. I have made some changes. A lot of the similarities are things that can't be avoided (e.g. "The United States," the title of her memoir, "Socialist Workers Party," etc.). Others are just two or three words that I don't think are too closely paraphrasing (e.g. "Hitler came to power," " the municipal physician," etc). Thanks for looking at it. --Slugger O'Toole (talk) 14:16, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Actually, it's a very long article with a very short lead. Slugger O'Toole, could you expand the lead to summarize the key points of the presentation? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 19:28, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 23[edit]

Statue of Hans Christian Heg

Statue of Hans Christian Heg
Statue of Hans Christian Heg
  • ... that the statue of an abolitionist (pictured) was torn down by protestors, decapitated and thrown into a lake to draw attention to their view that Wisconsin is racially unjust?

Created by Another Believer (talk). Nominated by KAVEBEAR (talk) at 20:08, 30 June 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg In the vandalism section, it should mention (and link to) the larger context of the George Floyd protests. Otherwise, a reader without background would be left wondering why there were random protests targeting the statue. The hook is missing a period at the end. The passive voice language in the hook can also be cleaned up. E.g. "to their view that Wisconsin is racially unjust." Ergo Sum 21:54, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Symbol possible vote.svg I am not sure we really know why the mob toppled and damaged the statues. Of the two citations for the alleged-reason for rioters attacking the statue, madison.com is blocked in Europe so I cannot check it,, Associated Press/Yahoo news does not mention the reason it is cited for. The latter says "it seems likely that few Wisconsinites know Heg's biography". It also says "Protesters said in media interviews that the state and city aren't living up to the progressive values represented by the “Forward” and Col. Hans Christian Heg sculptures that were torn down Tuesday night."

Other sources not cited give other views.

  • For example, Channel 3000. said "Protesters say they took the statue down because they don’t feel the state is moving forward", and quoted some of the views of Ebony Anderson-Carter (though the latter did not make an explicit statement of why the statue was torn down.
  • ABC News has a headline "Anti-racism protesters mistakenly topple statue of US anti-slavery leader Heg..." but goes on to say "Protester Micah Le said the two statues paint a picture of Wisconsin as a racially progressive state even though slavery has continued in the form of a corrections system built around incarcerating Blacks. 'The fall of the statues is a huge gain for the movement, though I think that liberal and conservative media outlets will try to represent last night as senseless violence, rather than the strategic political move it really was,' Mr Le said."

-- Toddy1 (talk) 07:53, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

New hook. KAVEBEAR (talk) 09:41, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I would go with the alt hook. Straightforward and inherently fascinating, whereas the motives of the rioters are too murky to properly verify. Indeed, most (probably all) had never heard of Heg, but were simply caught up in the thrill of destruction for its own sake. I would also modify it slightly to read, "... that a statue of abolitionist Hans Christian Heg (pictured) was torn down by protesters, decapitated and thrown into a lake following the arrest of a Black Lives Matter member?" - HappyWaldo (talk) 10:36, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
It would be better to use the word "rioters" than "protestors". "Rioters" is a simple factual description. "Protestors" implies a degree of sympathy for them (i.e. non-neutral).-- Toddy1 (talk) 15:05, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg So are we set with ALT2? HappyWaldo, please give it an approval tick if it's ready. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 19:55, 27 July 2020 (UTC) Yoninah (talk) 19:55, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 25[edit]

Lynnae Quick

  • ... that Ocean Worlds Planetary Scientist Lynnae Quick led the NASA Goddard team that found evidence of ocean worlds outside our Solar System? Source: "Are Planets with Oceans Common in the Galaxy? It’s Likely, NASA Scientists Find" NASA. June 18, 2020.
    • ALT1:... that planetary scientist Lynnae Quick and her team at NASA Goddard have found evidence that Earth-like planets and ocean worlds could be common in our Milky Way galaxy? Source: "Are Planets with Oceans Common in the Galaxy? It’s Likely, NASA Scientists Find" NASA. June 18, 2020.

Created by Webmz (talk). Self-nominated at 12:47, 25 June 2020 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg I can see a couple of issues immediately:
  1. The Personal section has no supporting citations.
  2. The suggested hooks do not seem accurate. As I understand it, the subject has not found evidence. What they seem to have done is build a model which extrapolates from examples in our own solar system. Such a theoretical model is not evidence; it's a hypothesis which would require more evidence to validate it.
Andrew🐉(talk) 11:32, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The nominator was last active on Wikipedia about 2 weeks ago. I'm leaving another ping on his talk page and if there is no response in a week's time, we'll have to close this as unsuccessful. Yoninah (talk) 19:14, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 29[edit]

Penn v Lord Baltimore

William Penn
William Penn
  • ... that the decision in Penn v Lord Baltimore (1750) helped end the 85 year dispute over the Pennsylvania-Maryland border?
    • ALT1:... that the decision in Penn v Lord Baltimore (1750) involved conflicting colonial land grants of five different English monarchs over 136 years?

Created by Legis (talk). Self-nominated at 15:11, 29 June 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Legis: Date and length fine. I prefer the original but I can't see an inline citation for the 85 years claim. QPQ not needed as this is the nominator's fourth nomination. No close paraphrasing. I wouldn't reccommend using the picture of Lord Hardwicke as he isn't even mentioned in the hook, the one of Penn would be more appropriate. Ping me when that's done and I'll have another look. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 15:09, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  • @The C of E: Many thanks; have now made those changes. I put the hook in the intro (last sentence) plus new citation in support. --Legis (talk - contribs) 21:47, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hook is now sourced inline and the picture of Penn is public domain. With the rest of the review as above, this is good to go. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:24, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Large unsourced sections, per WT:DYK. Vanamonde (Talk) 19:04, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Problem solved. --evrik (talk) 03:37, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Evrik: there are still paragraphs with no citations at all. I'll mark them for you. Yoninah (talk) 16:12, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Legis: I got it down to two. --evrik (talk) 22:16, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks, I have done the last bits. --Legis (talk - contribs) 08:41, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 5[edit]

O Jesu Christe, wahres Licht

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 17:30, 12 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, neutrally written, no close paraphrasing seen in English online sources. Image is freely licensed. QPQ done. But I don't understand the hook. According to your article, the original title translates as "O Jesus Christ, true light". The English translation is almost identical. IMO this is not an appropriate hook. Yoninah (talk) 21:00, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
    ... but it saves us a translation in parenthesis as we have right now on the Main page, and I'm no friend of it. Also, it's not really identical, imho. - I can think about something else but not today. I was pressed for a nomination in time, as you probably saw. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:07, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
  • OK, I'll wait. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:13, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
    Here I'm back, Yoninah, having expanded the article a bit. I am not able to word the cutest thing about this hymn. The author wrote it, praying for those separated and delusioned, meaning the Catholics who opposed him and Protestantism in the Counter-Reformation, repeating: praying for their enlightenment, not fighting them. And today, it's also in Catholic hymnals. As that is too difficult to word, how is this?
    ALT1: ... that lines from the hymn "O Jesu Christe, wahres Licht" by Johann Heermann were translated by Catherine Winkworth as "enlighten [whom] dark delusion haunts and blinds"?
    The complete phrase "Enlighten those whose inmost minds / Some dark delusion haunts and blinds." seems too long, but would show her artisty better. Open for other ideas. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:07, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Gerda, lately you have been submitting hooks that focus on the hymn's wording, and it's really not all that interesting. I have suggested other hooks in the past and been immediately voted down, so I'm not willing to make the effort here. You can skip the translation in parentheses—we've done that before—and maybe say it was associated with a melody from Nürnberg dating to 1676, or that it's included in both Protestant and Catholic hymnals, or that the tune was used in other musical settings. Yoninah (talk) 16:29, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
    What you suggest would be pretty similar to Template:Did you know nominations/Das Jahr steht auf der Höhe, where it's truly unusual: a 20th-century text to such an old melody, but for a 17th-century, it's rather the normal thing, not worth mentioning, sorry. That Heermann asked to pray for those under whom he suffered is unusual, only I can't word it in the few words permitted. That a hymn appears both Catholic and Protestant is by now also rather usual, - unusual is that the Catholics were regarded as opposition when it was written, and now have it in their hymnal. We could use Paulus, sure, only then we point at Paulus rather than this hymn, and that article is in a sad shape, and I have no time to fix it right now. - Sorry, this article is one of the few articles connected to my topic of the year, which makes me want to say something about enlightenment. Please understand. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:44, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 6[edit]

List of heists in the United Kingdom

The Portrait of Jacob de Gheyn III by Rembrandt
The Portrait of Jacob de Gheyn III by Rembrandt

Moved to mainspace by Mujinga (talk). Self-nominated at 14:12, 11 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This is not a full review yet, anyone else is welcome to comment. I have some general questions. Which sources are there that satisfy WP:LISTN? In other words, is just the these two articles here and here, which talk about the list as a whole? There appears to be no introduction according to WP:SALLEAD, and just a really long block of text which is difficult to read. Is there a reason why the list is not chronological as per WP:SALORDER? Is there a reason why the article is called "List", but the actual list is called "Table"? Again, these are general questions, not DYK failures. Overall it is an interesting list. Thanks for considering. Flibirigit (talk) 00:07, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hiya thanks for the comments, I probably won't be able to respond until Monday at the earliest. Mujinga (talk) 09:07, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
  • So to reply:
  • "Which sources are there that satisfy WP:LISTN?" well i would go by the first criterion of WP:CSC, namely "Every entry meets the notability criteria for its own non-redirect article in the English Wikipedia" (although there are a few independently notable entries without their own wikipage). I'm not sure the list itself needs to be notable but if it does yes those BBC and Guardian links would serve.
  • "There appears to be no introduction according to WP:SALLEAD" - I did read and follow this guideline (as well as examining some featured lists) but it's my first proper attempt at a stand-alone list which I'd like to bring to featured status so any feedback is welcome, happy to change/add stuff on specific points. I do feel that I've given background info and the selection criteria in that first paragraph, as the guideline suggests.
  • "Is there a reason why the list is not chronological as per WP:SALORDER?" - this isn't currently a chronological list.
  • "Is there a reason why the article is called "List", but the actual list is called "Table"?" - this I did purely to avoid repetition, but I've changed the table title to "List". Mujinga (talk) 12:51, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
  • There has definitely been a lot of work put into this list and I see potential to become a featured list. I still feel that the list should have a lead section which highlights the criteria for inclusion into the list, and explains in a sentence why the list is important. Flibirigit (talk) 15:31, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 13[edit]

Baji Rao I

Improved to Good Article status by Mahusha (talk). Self-nominated at 17:11, 17 July 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Red XN - "NA"
Overall: Symbol voting keep.svg AGF on hook citation (have verified elsewhere, eg The First Anglo-Maratha War, 1774-1783); promoter to GA status has since been blocked as a sockpuppet, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 07:51, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol possible vote.svg There is currently an excessive detail tag on the article. SL93 (talk) 02:17, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Symbol delete vote.svg The GA review was completed by a sockpuppet. SL93 (talk) 02:18, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg As the article is currently undergoing a GA reassessment, it makes sense to hold off closing this nomination until we see whether the reassessment closes as "delist" or "keep". If the latter, the DYK nomination can continue; if it is delisted, then the nomination should be closed at that time. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:33, 2 August 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1972). A Concise History of Warfare. London:Collins. p. 132,135.

Articles created/expanded on July 14[edit]

Soegondo Djojopoespito

5x expanded by Jeromi Mikhael (talk). Self-nominated at 10:31, 14 July 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 15[edit]


  • Reviewed: UpCouncil

Created by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 20:35, 15 July 2020 (UTC).

  • I just started reviewing the article, but I have a suggestion already. The hook should probably add the fact that it was only stated. One source stating that it literally made the modern IC industry doesn't necessarily make it so. SL93 (talk) 11:05, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Much of what appears in the lead, such as what it says about the number of units sold, Wall Street, and Micrascan doesn't appear elsewhere in the article which is fine - but it needs to be referenced. SL93 (talk) 11:13, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg for now. SL93 (talk) 11:14, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Mother Kinzig

Mother Kinzig
Mother Kinzig
  • ... that Mother Kinzig (pictured) is beautiful, dreamy, and sexy? "Sie ist schön, verträumt und sexy" ([7])
    • ALT1:... that Mother Kinzig (pictured) is marvelously pretty? "eine wunderhübsche Dame" ([8])
    • ALT2:... that Mother Kinzig (pictured) fell in the Rhine? "Dabei stürzten die Statuen »Vater Rhein« und »Mutter Kinzig« in den Rhein" ([9])

Created by Edelseider (talk). Self-nominated at 19:27, 15 July 2020 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting statue, both looks and history, on good sources, no copyvio obvious, quotes are marked as such. - The image is splendid and almost a must in this case. - I am not happy with the hooks, because both say something as fact which is one writer's opinion, and also can be seen in the image. I suggest to focus on her falling in the Rhine or whatever else unique. - In the article, there are too many sentences in brackets for my taste, but that's a matter of style, not in the way of approval. The first sentence in the body is a long-running mix of history and description which might profit from a split, perhaps even a separate section "Description", giving measurements and such. I don't think a statue is a "she", and doubt that "dedication" in the infobox is the right one for the allegory. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:36, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
ps: one more, where does the name Mother Kinzig come from. I see no source in English, and we should not invent names. Why not Mutter Kinzig? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:49, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Hi @Gerda Arendt:, the name "Mother Kinzig" comes from here and is not an invention. I will take care of some of the brackets to make for smoother reading! :) Edelseider (talk) 08:06, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
So a German sources just translated it, - not that a native English source, or more than one, uses that name, right? I'd still use the original name, and give the mother in brackets, with that reference. "Mother Kinzig" can't be called the common name for this piece of art, which an article title should be. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:02, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
The translation by that German source is accurate, and a Harvard or a Cambridge source would not translate it differently. You wanted a source in English, I gave you one, but it does not have the right passport. I am not interested in these games. I quit. Keep DYK all for yourself. Edelseider (talk) 16:18, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
There's a difference between a native English source, and the translation a German site gives. I am awfully sorry that you feel so strongly about what seems just a misunderstanding. I linked Rhine, for our international audience who may not even know it's a river. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:01, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Bitches Broken Hearts

Improved to Good Article status by The Ultimate Boss (talk). Self-nominated at 19:57, 15 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Hi The Ultimate Boss, full review will be done later. The source you provided redirects to another website, and the archive link did not indicate it is the first Billie Eilish song produced by someone other than Finneas, please check did you give the correct source. Corachow (talk) 14:54, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - See comment
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg The Ultimate Boss QPQ not required as nominator has less than 5 DYK nominations. Earwig came back 33.8%, but those are mostly quotes and song titles, problem with the source here still not fixed. Corachow (talk) 12:22, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

    • Hey Corachow, sorry I didn't reply for a few days, been busy with work and school. I have changed the link to where it shows that "Bitches Broken Hearts" was the only Eilish song to have someone else work on the production. The Ultimate Boss (talk) 22:37, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
  • The Ultimate Boss, the source said the song "was co-produced with FINNEAS and Emmit Fenn", but did not mention it is the first song produced by someone who's not Finneas. I took the liberty of linking Billie Eilish's and Finneas's articles, but I suggest you to indicate that Finneas is Eilish's brother on the hook. Corachow (talk) 23:46, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 18[edit]

Hamilton McWhorter III

Medal recognizing U.S. fighter aces
Medal recognizing U.S. fighter aces
  • ... that Hamilton McWhorter III was the first U.S. Navy carrier pilot to achieve double ace status? Sources: here there and there And this WP:RS Dorr, Robert F. (21 October 2019). "Sharp Shooting Hellcat "Mac" McWhorter Runs Up the Score" (PDF). Flight Journal. p. 16. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
    • ALT1:... that Hamilton McWhorter III, the first U.S. Navy carrier pilot to achieve double ace status, was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal (pictured)? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Kges1901 (talk), Danimal57 (talk), Lightburst (talk), AustralianRupert (talk), Andrew Davidson (talk), and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 00:25, 24 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment I don't want to be the bad guy here, but I am not at all sure about the reliability of any of the three web sources used for the primary hook, there is no source given for ALT1, but a check of the article indicates it is drawn from two sources, the first is one of the three from the primary hook and the second source (for the Gold Medal) is OK (Congressional records). Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 09:04, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Reply "Double ace" Dorr, Robert F. (21 October 2019). "Sharp Shooting Hellcat "Mac" McWhorter Runs Up the Score" (PDF). Flight Journal. p. 16. Retrieved 22 July 2020. and "awarded the American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal May 23, 2014." 113th Congress. "H.R.685 – American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Act". Congress.gov. Library of Congress. Retrieved 22 July 2020. That solves your issue. 7&6=thirteen () 11:02, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
We do need a reviewer. User:Peacemaker67 says he was only commenting, not reviewing. 7&6=thirteen () 14:11, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Comment He gets his 12 kills published in newspaper 1953, Jacksonville Jax Air News December 3, 1953 "McWhorter Given Command Of VF-I2 Ldr Hamilton McWhorter III, assumed command... McWhorter is a WWII Ace with 12 enemy planes to his credit. Hook. It is well described in the article. There is a description of his 8,9,10 to get to double ace.
  • Hook idea: ... that WWII pilot Hamilton McWhorter III was the first U.S. Navy carrier pilot to achieve double ace status with with 12 enemy planes to his credit. Lightburst (talk) 00:39, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Additional double ace ref - Air Force Journal of Logistics, Volumes 16-18: Contributors Air Force Logistics Management Center, United States. Air Force Logistics Management Agency P28, says this... "Navy Commander Hamilton McWhorter III, the first Naval carrier Ace in WWII who later became a double ace. Lightburst (talk) 01:24, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Indeed, the plaque at the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame (which is reproduced in the article) recites that fact. 7&6=thirteen () 14:25, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment Butch O'Hare is commonly credited as the first USN carrier ace, so the AF Journal of Logistics article is essentially tertiary. But as now established in the article, McWhorter is commonly credited as the first Hellcat ace and USN carrier double ace, so the hook should mention that or even both. The Congressional Gold Medal award does not individually distinguish McWhorter and is reflective of the esteem in which WWII vets are currently held (all Tuskegee Airmen also received the award, an example of the numerous recent WWII vet group presentations), so ALT1 does not need to mention it. Kges1901 (talk) 15:43, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
All true. Other than the fact that McWhorter's picture is on the medal. 7&6=thirteen () 16:06, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Do you have a source for McWhorter being depicted? Smithsonian's description of the medal does not name specific models for the figures. Kges1901 (talk) 16:31, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Other than the obvious similarity of the two sculptures on the article page (the medal and the Georgia Hall of Fame plaque), and the fact that the upper right is described in the literature as a "Navy pilot." I've sent you an e-mail with what my research has uncovered. 7&6=thirteen () 16:59, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
That is original research, we need a reliable secondary source that says it is McWhorter on the CGM. For DYK I suggest the following hook:

... that US Navy Commander Hamilton McWhorter III was the first Grumman F6F Hellcat pilot to achieve double ace status?

This can be cited to Dorr p. 16 and Stout p. 77, using exact page numbers, not ranges as it is now. I have edited the article lead. Dorr failed verification for what it was citing, as he says (only in a photo caption on p. 16) "the first Hellcat double ace" not "the first Navy carrier pilot to achieve double ace status" the two are not equivalent. The AFLJ says "the first naval carrier ace in WWII who later became a double ace", again not what was being cited. Stout (p. 77) says he "became the first Hellcat pilot to reach the double ace mark". Again, fails verification for the statement "the first Navy carrier pilot to achieve double ace status". I have adjusted the article to reflect the two claims that have been verified, 1) that he was the "first United States Navy carrier aviator to become an ace", cited to the AFLJ, and 2) the first Hellcat double ace (now correctly cited to Stout and Dorr in the article). The sources are not of the highest quality, but they seem ok. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 10:13, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
The AFLJ article appears to be incorrect as the 'first naval carrier ace' overall claim is not supported by any other source. Butch O'Hare is often credited as the first USN ace from long before McWhorter entered combat. (See for example, Ewing and Lundstrom, Fateful Rendezvous, p. 142) This is a significant claim and if true would be repeated elsewhere, but it is not, so it can be dismissed as an error by the AFLJ which is not an in-depth source. As for what can be supported: for example, Hammel in Aces Against Japan p. 129 says 'first carrier-based double ace of the war', Mersky's review in Naval Aviation News says 'first F6F ace and first F6F double ace, and Tillman in his U.S. Navy Fighter Squadrons in World War II, p. 33 says "not only the first F6F ace , but the first F6F double ace." The first USN carrier-based double ace claim is supported by Tillman 1979, p. 60: From this brief scrap, Ham McWhorter, with ten victories, temporarily emerged as the top scorer among carrier fighter pilots.. It is also repeated in Sears, Pacific Air and Cleaver, Pacific Thunder, p. 127. From this it can be stated that McWhorter was the first Hellcat ace, first Hellcat double ace, and first USN carrier-based double ace. The 'carrier-based' qualifier is needed because Ira C. Kepford was a Navy pilot who had reached double ace status a few weeks before McWhorter but Kepford flew land-based F4U Corsairs. (Tillman, U.S. Navy Fighter Squadrons, p. 128) Kges1901 (talk) 12:54, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 19[edit]

Rolando Del Maestro

Rolando Del Maestro
Rolando Del Maestro
  • ... that Rolando Del Maestro used flight simulation to teach surgeons how to perform brain surgery? Rolando saw an opportunity for rapid improvement by incorporating simulation into neurosurgical training using the aviation industry’s current practices as a model. [12]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

5x expanded by Whispyhistory (talk), Lebsci (talk), and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 22:04, 26 July 2020 (UTC).

Franz-Peter Weixler

German paratroopers in front of buildings in Crete, Greece
German paratroopers in front of buildings in Crete, Greece

Created by Amkgp (talk). Self-nominated at 19:37, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg I'm seeing substantial verifiability problems here. "Books on Demand" seems to be a self-publishing company, meaning it's not a reliable source. There are also large unsourced sections. I also feel there are concerns with neutrality; the subject of this article was a member of the SS, worked for the German army in World War II, which implies he was a Nazi, but the article doesn't even use that word. I'm not seeing the hook explicitly supported by the body of the article, and in the lead it's cited to the problematic source already mentioned. Article is new enough, long enough, etc, but if these issues aren't fixed I'm afraid I'm going to have to fail this. Vanamonde (Talk) 15:41, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Vanamonde93, Firstly, thanks for the review. In the section Period of National Socialism, the paragraph starts with In 1933 Weixler became a member of the NSDAP and the SS. The Wikipedia article NSDAP says The National Socialist German Workers' Party[a] (abbreviated in German as NSDAP), commonly referred to in English as the Nazi Party.
New references added to both unsourced and sourced claims after extensive search. They are as follows:
Please let me know if anything else can be added or improvements. Also, I added two more hook sources. Thank you. ~ Amkgp 💬 19:34, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Some of those sources still leave something to be desired; I'm not certain about HistoryNet and Pappaspost. Also, the self-published source is still present in the article. Vanamonde (Talk) 20:52, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Vanamonde93, I have tried to add what ever reliable I believe is available currently. More than a dozen sources are still available but are all derived from BoD books so I have not added them. I leave the decision upon the reviewers. Thank you ~ Amkgp 💬 21:09, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Vanamonde93 Do you suggest to remove the BoD books from references of the hook? I feel the BoD sources can be removed from references in article and add them under 'Publications' if you are OK with it. ~ Amkgp 💬 21:09, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
@Vanamonde93: Removed the self-publishing source (BOD books) as reference both from article and hook and added it as a publication. ~ Amkgp 💬 19:47, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Martha Moulsworth, Alice Sutcliffe

  • Reviewed: Milton (electoral district) (Currently exempt, but likely won't be shortly, given that I have a bunch in the queue).
  • Comment: Can't think of another reasonable hook that links the two authors together, so have only included one. Very much open to suggestions! Flagging that I've sourced hooks for both to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, which is paywalled (unless you have a UK public library membership, I'm told).

Created by AleatoryPonderings (talk). Self-nominated at 20:33, 21 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Perhaps just in case the double hook proposal doesn't gain traction, you can also provide at least one separate hook about each of them? I'm not sure how common it was for writers at the time to have only one known work so I'm not sure how suitable or "hooky" the current proposal is. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:03, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: Fair point re: 'hookiness'. Some idividualized alternatives are below. AleatoryPonderings (talk) 15:24, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
… that Ben Jonson wrote a poem to introduce the only known book by Alice Sutcliffe? You can see the original manuscript here! Wonders of technology …
… that the only known copy of Martha Moulsworth's autobiographical poem was found inside a commonplace book that belonged to Marmaduke Rawdon? The Memorandum of Martha Moulsworth, Widowe exists in an apparently unique copy …; Catalog entry for the book at the Beinecke Library, listing Rawdon as the owner

Paul Max Bertschy

Paul Max Bertschy
Paul Max Bertschy
  • ... that Paul Max Bertschy (pictured) was city architect of Liepāja for more than 30 years, and more than 70 buildings designed by him still exist there? Source: Here

Created by Yakikaki (talk). Self-nominated at 20:51, 19 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Long enough. New enough. Neutral. Citations are there but needs inline citations -- especially in the first paragraph under Biography. I don't read German but I can make out that citation 1 can't be attributed to the entire first paragraph or the last sentence of the second paragraph. Hook is cited; the citation checks out. QPQ done. No copyright vios. Please fix the inline citation issue, and this should be good to go. Hybernator (talk) 04:28, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
  • I have clarified which sentence is derived from which source even though it's outside the scope of a DYK review. Yakikaki (talk) 08:30, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Lynching of Irving and Herman Arthur

Lynching memorial at National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Lynching memorial at National Memorial for Peace and Justice
  • ... that Black brothers Irving and Herman Arthur are memorialized on the lynching memorial (pictured) after they were tied to a stake and burnt alive by a white mob at a fairground in Paris, Texas? "Texas Mob Burns Negroes At Stake" [13], "Mob of Texans Burns Negroes" [14], "People like Irving and Herman Arthur, burned to death on July 6, 1920, before a mob of 3,000 at a fairground in Paris, Texas." [15]
  • ALT1 ... that African-American brothers Irving and Herman Arthur are memorialized on the lynching memorial (pictured) after they were tied to a stake and burnt alive by a white mob at a fairground in Paris, Texas? "Texas Mob Burns Negroes At Stake" [16], "Mob of Texans Burns Negroes" [17], "People like Irving and Herman Arthur, burned to death on July 6, 1920, before a mob of 3,000 at a fairground in Paris, Texas." [18]
  • ALT2 ... that on July 6, 1920, African-American brothers Irving and Herman Arthur were tied to a stake and burnt alive by a white mob at a fairground in Paris, Texas? "Texas Mob Burns Negroes At Stake" [19], "Mob of Texans Burns Negroes" [20]

5x expanded by Thats Just Great (talk) and Eurodog (talk). Nominated by Thats Just Great (talk) at 19:40, 19 July 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 20[edit]

Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School, Alonso Martínez de Espinar

Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School by Diego Velázquez; Martínez de Espinar is in the right middle ground
Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School by Diego Velázquez; Martínez de Espinar is in the right middle ground
  • ... that Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School by Diego Velázquez contains a portrait of Alonso Martínez de Espinar, Spanish courtier and one of three important writers on venery of the Spanish Baroque? Source: 1: "El tercer retrato se encuentra en el cuadro velazqueño titulado La lección de equitación o El príncipe Baltasar Carlos en el picadero ... A la derecha, en un plano intermedio, hay una segunda escena en la que se encuentra el maestro de equitación del príncipe, el conde-duque de Olivares; éste recibe una lanza de manos de Martínez de Espinar ante la mirada de Juan Mateos"; 2: "Alonso no habría pasado a la historia de no ser porque en 1644 dio a las prensas uno de los tres vértices de la literatura venatoria del barroco español: el Arte de ballestería y montería".
  • Reviewed: pending (x2)
  • Comment: Have to start this now because the Espinar page was created on 20 July; but the page on the painting is not ready for review, so please hold off for a few days (at least). Thank you. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:03, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Created by Justlettersandnumbers (talk). Self-nominated at 21:03, 26 July 2020 (UTC).

  • The nominator does not appear to have any DYK credits according to the QPQ check. Therefore reviews are not needed here. Flibirigit (talk) 02:04, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
The first bold-linked article (on the painting) is under 1,500 characters so is currently ineligible to be run as a DYK in its own right, but can continue to be linked (just not in bold) with the same hook for a single-article DYK on Alonso. Are you happy for me to complete the review on this basis or would you rather a little more time for expansion? Thanks, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 17:06, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

CENTOS (charity)

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 06:05, 24 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Hello Piotrus. I'm reviewing your DYK. It definitely fits the criteria as was expanded over 5x and was nominated within 7 days. I've read through the article and it looks like a fascinating topic for a DYK, but there are a couple of minor concerns with C/E, such as "Major activist of the interwar period" and in the first para the use of "It had" or "It was" – it would be beneficial if these could be fixed. Apart from that, the hook looks good. The source doesn't seem to cover this DYK though; would you mind paraphrasing?

I've made a suggestion below.

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - ?
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Made a couple of suggestions. Hdolf (talk) 19:58, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

I've copyedited the article.
Nihil novi (talk) 10:21, 7 August 2020 (UTC)


  • ... that Ghansi built a well so he could be remembered after his death?

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 17:52, 20 July 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 21[edit]

Carl Linde (football manager)

  • ... that Carl Linde has been described as both one of the most productive Swedish sports journalists of his time, and as Swedish football's first great theorist and visionary? Source: "Han är även en av landets mest produktiva sportjournalister" source, "Men för Linde, svensk fotbolls första stora teoretiker och visionär [...]" [book source, Högström 2018, p. 16]
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Przemysław Płacheta
  • Comment: I actually have a hard time coming up with a good hook, because this man has done so much. Open for suggestions. I will be away for a week and will not be able to do a QPQ until I am back, and I may not be able answer to any comments right away. – Elisson • T • C • 00:36, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
    • QPQ done. – Elisson • T • C • 17:04, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Created by Johan Elisson (talk). Self-nominated at 00:36, 26 July 2020 (UTC).

Mic Drop (song)

5x expanded by Ashleyyoursmile (talk). Self-nominated at 12:59, 22 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg @Ashleyyoursmile: This is a great hook and a good looking article but unfortunately it appears to fall short of a fivefold expansion. Prior to your first edit on 21 July, I count the article's readable prose as 5,776 characters. Currently, I count it as 19,830 characters. I see you've nominated it for GA – perhaps you can renominate for DYK once it has been promoted to GA? 97198 (talk) 12:30, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • 97198, My bad for not noticing the prose count before nominating. I will take your suggestion and renominate it after its gets the GA tag. Thank you for the review. You can close this nomination. :)Ashleyyoursmile! 16:47, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Will be renominated after GA. 97198 (talk) 01:03, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
  • 97198, this passed GA today. I see that this nomination still appears under the DYK nominations awaiting approval. Can you suggest how this could be renominated? Ashleyyoursmile! 18:05, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Now newly promoted to GA, neutral, well referenced. No apparent close paraphrasing from sources in English (Earwig gives a hit to a blog that seems to have copied from Wikipedia in a bizarre nonsensical way). Hook is interesting and cited, and QPQ is done. 97198 (talk) 11:58, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Fermanagh County Council

Arms of Fermanagh County Council
Arms of Fermanagh County Council

5x expanded by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 09:29, 21 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article has been expanded 5 times on the nomination date, and there are no obvious copyvios. However, I am not happy with the hook, which seems to be another attempt to push pro-Unionist politics onto the main page. Specifically, the hook does not say when the council did not recognise the NI government, and might give the impression they were forced out of the building at gunpoint by the Royal Ulster Constabulary, reinforcing the pro-Loyalist view. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:55, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
That is not the case at all. It's because it is on the maximum hook length that I didn't include the date, I can change it around if you'd like. Also by the way, it wasn't the Royal Ulster Constabulary, it was the Royal Irish Constabulary. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:14, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
I'm still not happy with the hook. Could we have something about the coat of arms, instead? That would be more suitable for the main page. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:15, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Can I ask what is factually wrong with it? The only reason I chose that was because I thought it was the most interesting thing in the article. If you want me to drop the police claim in favour of date and context, I'm open to that. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:21, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
I don't think you're understanding what I'm getting at. Essentially, you have a reputation now for pushing a particular POV on NI politics (whether real or just imagined, that's what people think), and therefore I would much rather see a hook about the coat of arms. It's more interesting to me, and won't involve the same sort of kerfuffle that has happened in previous threads on WT:DYK. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) —Preceding undated comment added 12:24, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
I respect your opinions on that but I am trying to stick to the facts on this hook. If it is factually wrong, please tell me. If you personally want me to drop the police claim to allay any perceived bias concerns, then I am happy to do so. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:29, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 22[edit]

Ali Janbulad

The Duke of Tuscany, who formed a military alliance with Ali Janbulad
The Duke of Tuscany, who formed a military alliance with Ali Janbulad
  • ... that the Duke of Tuscany (pictured) allied with Ali Janbulad, the Kurdish chief and rebel governor of Aleppo, to destroy the Ottoman Empire and establish Ali as "Prince of the Kingdom of Syria"? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
    • ALT1:... that the Kurdish tribal chief Ali Janbulad launched a revolt against the Ottomans from Aleppo to avenge the execution of his uncle by Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Moved to mainspace by Al Ameer son (talk). Self-nominated at 18:52, 27 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg It has been over a week since this was nominated and a QPQ is not completed yet. Please take care of this promptly. Flibirigit (talk) 02:09, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Thank you for submitting a QPQ. A full review is still needed here. Flibirigit (talk) 03:13, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Chinese Consulate-General, Houston

Chinese Consulate-General in Houston, Texas
Chinese Consulate-General in Houston, Texas

Created/expanded by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 00:57, 23 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment: I think the first hook is better than the alternative. It conveys interesting information even to people who are already aware of the recent news events. —Granger (talk · contribs) 15:18, 25 July 2020 (UTC)


Improved to Good Article status by Gazal world (talk). Self-nominated at 11:48, 22 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg It is almost two weeks since this nomination was submitted and no QPQ has been provided. The nominator has more than five DYK credits, therefore QPQ is required. Please take care of this within one week. Thank you. Flibirigit (talk) 00:53, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Pinging Nizil Shah for QPQ. --Gazal world (talk) 09:14, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Villa Tunari Massacre

  • ... that future Bolivian president Evo Morales was present at the Villa Tunari Massacre, in which 9 to 12 protesting coca growers were killed? Source: "En la movilización de 27 de junio de 1988, Evo Morales participó como ejecutivo del Central 2 de Agosto" Chambi O., Víctor Hugo (1988-06-27). "La Masacre de Villa Tunari Tuvo El Sello de La Intromisión de EEUU". Cambio. [23]

5x expanded by Carwil (talk). Self-nominated at 03:47, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 23[edit]

Khalili Collection of Swedish Textiles

Swedish tapestry from the Khalili Collection
Swedish tapestry from the Khalili Collection
  • ... that the Khalili Collection of Swedish Textiles was assembled over twenty-five years? "His collection of textiles from southern Sweden has been assembled over the past twenty-five years." Franses 1996 p.10
  • Reviewed: Robert Lee Durham
  • Comment: The lead paragraph and Exhibitions section of this article are mostly taken from a previously-published, openly-licenced source. The rest — the bulk of the article — is original text. There is some text in common with Swedish carpets and rugs, because some text from this article has been pasted there. Considering just the new text that is specific to this article, that comes to more than 1,900 characters.

Moved to mainspace by MartinPoulter (talk). Self-nominated at 13:45, 30 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment The hook is not very hooky, collections are often assembled over time. Options I see at a quick glance (without checking sources) might be it being the only collection of Swedish flatweaves outside of Sweden, something about wedding ceremonies and fertility, something about the open mouth deer. CMD (talk) 03:14, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Folklore (Taylor Swift album)

Created by Status (talk), BawinV (talk), Jimmio78 (talk), Nahnah4 (talk), MikeOwen (talk), MaranoFan (talk), Ticklekeys (talk), and Doggy54321 (talk). Nominated by Shuipzv3 (talk) at 14:47, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Reviewing DTM (talk) 13:14, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg The article is well constructed and has plenty of references. Created on 23 July and nominated on time.
Earwigs copyyvio throws up a few things though. Please clarify:
  1. this link and phrases picked up from it such as "melancholic violins and a buoyant Mellotron riff" and "singing over each other rather than fully listening and responding to each other".
  2. Then please check "a scandalous old widow hated by her whole town, a scared seven-year-old girl with a traumatized best friend, a ghost watching her enemies at" from this link.
The hook is alright and mentioned inline. QPQ done. DTM (talk) 13:43, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

New Atlantis (micronation)

Created/expanded by Mbdfar (talk). Self-nominated at 20:41, 23 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough and long enough, no QPQ required. The wording for ALT0 doesn't quite work, but ALT1 is quite hooky. I would suggest providing the flag of New Atlantis as a potential image. Otherwise, happy to approve ALT1 once the nominator comments. CMD (talk) 10:16, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

History of Islam in the Arctic and Subarctic regions

  • Comment: First DYK, feel free to show me what I've done wrong or help out :-)

Created by YourUsernameWillBePublic (talk). Self-nominated at 01:18, 30 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg YourUsernameWillBePublic, this is very interesting. Pity you didn't have this ready a week or two ago so we could have had it on the front page in time for the start of the hajj. Anyway, the article needs a good scrubbing. The opening sentence already has some issues, and I see problems with the references also--repeated references need to be consolidated, some are just bare URLs while others are fully cited, etc. So that's the first thing that needs to be taken care of. Timtrent, you helped move this--can you help get it ready for the front page? Drmies (talk) 01:25, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Drmies, I will look at some of the technical aspects, but the topic is entirely foreign to me. I was simply the reviewer at WP:AFC who accepted the draft. Fiddle Faddle 07:55, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
All redlinks I could target to articles are targeted. There are three left. I am not sure on DYK's needs, but two seem sensible to leave in order to seek to spawn new articles. The third is debatable.
All references filled and consolidated using reFill. One had to be done manually Fiddle Faddle 08:39, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • I think the "Alta" points to the correct place (I assume someone fixed it and I did not have it pointing there?), I am not sure what the ReFill consolidation/ manual talk means, and looking on Google it seems like the "Muslim Welfare Centre" is in Toronto East on McLevin Street and the Toronto Dawah Centre is in Toronto West on Bloor Street...so I would assume they are not related to each other, but I do not know for certain. FYI, Eid starts tonight. YourUsernameWillBePublic (talk) 12:59, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • YourUsernameWillBePublic, Thank you for correcting the Nenets issue. I did my best to remove all disambiguation links. I have tried hard to find targets for all redlinks, too. I am not sure if reFill is a gadget (preferences pane) or not, I have it in my tools segment of my left hand margin and use it to fill in and consolidate citations and references. I implemented it years ago and have forgotten how. Fiddle Faddle 13:17, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • User:Timtrent, I pinged you because you and I are old hands at this, and YourUsernameWillBePublic is not. I appreciate all your help. This article, and again I'll say it's very interesting, needs some more work to get on the front page. I did some copy edits and cleaned up some citations, but there's plenty more. YourUsernameWillBePublic, look at notes 2 and 5, for instance--they are incomplete (as are 16 through 20, and probably more). Also, I think there should be a bit of historical background in the Russia section (see my edit summary on that Tatarstan paragraph), just a bit, also with a bit more on the CDUMES, since it matters who controls what. So let's see what we can do. Drmies (talk) 16:30, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Drmies, I'm tempted to suggest we might look for several more ALT hooks. Meanwhile I'm trying to get reFILL to do some more work. Arcane stuff I enjoy. I must be odd. Fiddle Faddle 16:39, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Further hooks for consideration prior to forming into formal ALT hooks:
  • The first mass immigration of Muslims into the Northwest Territories were following the 1970s boom in Arctic petroleum exploration.
  • The Islamic Community Center of Anchorage Alaska was the first purpose-built mosque in the US state
  • At the outset of the 20th century, Finland was the only country in Northern Europe to have a native Muslim population
  • Norway's largest Arctic mosque is in Tromso, built in 2006
These are four that I can find that may be worth pursuing. I have not formed them into full hooks. They have varying merits Fiddle Faddle 16:52, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Drmies and YourUsernameWillBePublic: I've tried very hard to look at all the references and filled them out to the best of my now cross eyed ability. I have done all of them (probably). Please check that my work looks useful. One, plus its text, I have removed and migrated to the talk page in case it becomes useful later Fiddle Faddle 18:59, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Drmies and YourUsernameWillBePublic: I've just been through the references again and fleshed out those with less complete parameters. Author names had slipped in a couple of cases, and one incorrect cite template had been used. Who knew there was a {{cite conference}}? Very useful! Fiddle Faddle 07:34, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Sorry, a few of the changes, like Nenets to Yamal, are really confusing to me and seem incorrect (though I appreciate the help, the references look much better now especially) - but like this edit that says ARE is United Arab Emirates, ARE is Arab Republic of Egypt, UAE is United Arab Emirates - I believe I had correct the first time but now it is incorrect. Similarly the paragraph about Irkutsky was removed entirely, even though you'll notice it is indeed Far North (Russia) (and listed in that article as such). The title of the article really should just be "Islam in the Arctic" and only got to its current state because of an erroneous belief that "Arctic=Arctic Circle" but the Arctic Circle is a more restrictive area - whereas everything in the article is considered "Arctic" by either Western or Russian definitions of the term. I have no idea why it has "History of" as the title, Islam in Canada, Islam in Russia, Islam in Norway, etc do not have "History of". I would certainly recommend moving it to a shorter title. YourUsernameWillBePublic (talk) 22:51, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • YourUsernameWillBePublic, no-one expects you to stand back. If things are incorrect please correct them. Fiddle Faddle 22:56, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • YourUsernameWillBePublic, I'm not sure what you mean with "paragraph about Irkutsky". Irkutsk was mentioned, but that was incorrect: the 1914 mosque was planned to be built in Yakutsk, according to the source. I changed UAE back to Egypt; please see my edit summary. As for the title, I believe you are correct: Bkissin, I think we should move it back--thanks. Drmies (talk) 23:20, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
You're right, wow, I can't believe I confused Irkutsk and Yakustk in the ten seconds between reading the article and then typing the sentence...that's embarrassing for me :) Nevertheless my point stands, since Yakustk is also Arctic/FarNorth by Russian definition - so the detail on the pre-war mosque should still be included rather than removed. YourUsernameWillBePublic (talk) 02:08, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
No worries, but the pre-war mosque wasn't removed. Drmies (talk) 13:36, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Is there anything else I need to do that I am able to do, or is this ready to go? YourUsernameWillBePublic (talk) 17:24, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

  • YourUsernameWillBePublic, please look at the Russian table with percentages--the reference doesn't work (see edit summary in history). I like the first hook, and I am not sure about ALT1--the ZTF, according to the text, built two mosques; the third one is, I suppose, the warehouse in Whitehorse, but the text does not say it was done by ZTF. Plz check if you want to run with ALT1. Thank you, Drmies (talk) 21:42, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 24[edit]

Mary Henderson Eastman

Mary Henderson Eastman
Mary Henderson Eastman
  • ... that American historian and author Mary Henderson Eastman (pictured) earned considerable fame for advocating slaveholding in the United States? Aunt Phillis's Cabin, her book defending slavery, became a bestseller in 1852. Source: "Eastman, a Virginia native outraged by Stowe's novel, wrote Aunt Phillis's Cabin; or, Southern Life As It Is (1852), an idealized picture of slave life and a justification of slavery on religious, moral, and economic grounds. Although hastily composed and loosely structured, it was the most popular of the many anti–Uncle Tom novels written in the early 1850s, selling approximately 18,000 copies in a few weeks." American National Biography "southern women novelists and poets, many of whom had earned considerable fame... engaged in the debate with their own refutation of Stowe... Mary Henderson Eastman's Aunt Phillis's Cabin, for example, rejected Stowe..." J.D. Wells
    • ALT1: ... that American historian and author Mary Henderson Eastman (pictured) promoted both Native American rights and Black slavery? Source: "Eastman most strongly expressed her anger at whites' treatment of the Indians, criticizing both military conquerors and missionaries." American National Biography
    • ALT2: ... that American historian and author Mary Henderson Eastman, a pro-slavery and advocate of Native American rights, wrote a book that is said to have influenced Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha? Source: "This experience was reflected in her Dahcotah; or, Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling (1849), which was later said, on little real evidence, to have influenced Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Song of Hiawatha." Britannica

Created by Darwin Naz (talk). Self-nominated at 23:48, 31 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svgQuery: Article was created 8 days before nomination, which I'll waive as new enough. Article is long enough, neutral, and well cited, Earwig for the long titles and one common phrase. QPQ waived for nominator's fourth DYK. Picture is in article and displays well. The file's public domain tag should be updated to show that it is in the public domain in the United States. The hooks, however, may need some work. ALT0 and ALT2 are too long (at 211 and 208 characters, see WP:DYKQN). ALT2 is the weakest fact, per on little real evidence, so I've struck it. ALT0 and ALT1 are neutral, cited in article and verifiable. I edited the first down to about 145 characters as ALT0a. Please let me know what you think and feel free to submit new hooks. – Reidgreg (talk) 23:25, 5 August 2020 (UTC)


Life reconstruction of Ankylorhiza tiedemani
Life reconstruction of Ankylorhiza tiedemani
  • ... that the forward-facing incisors of the extinct dolphin Ankylorhiza (restoration pictured) may have been used to ram feed on prey, similar to a hunting method used by modern orcas? Source: "The enigmatic procumbent incisor tusks may be related to intraspecific combat or prey ramming behavior" "Fossils of Ankylorhiza have not yet revealed evidence of sexual dimorphism, and perhaps procumbent incisor tusks were used during prey ‘‘ramming’’ (e.g., 29) rather than combat as in ziphiids." Boessenecker et al., (2020)
  • Comment: Note that I'm posting this nomination quite late at night where I am, so will be doing the QPQ tomorrow morning, cheers! ▼PσlєοGєєкƧɊƲΔƦΣƉ▼ 01:40, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Created by PaleoGeekSquared (talk). Self-nominated at 01:40, 31 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Starting review--Kevmin § 04:45, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Article new enough, and long enough. wording is neutral and matches the sourcing, with all paragraphs cited. Hook is neutral, cited and matches source, and image is main page compliant. No policy issues are found in the article. Waiting for QPQ PaleoGeekSquared.--Kevmin § 14:53, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Manuel Kamytzes

  • ... that the Byzantine general Manuel Kamytzes began a rebellion against his emperor when the latter took advantage of his capture to confiscate his fortune, imprison his family, and refuse to ransom him? Source: Quoted verbatim from the primary source in the article itself.

5x expanded by Cplakidas (talk). Self-nominated at 20:50, 26 July 2020 (UTC).

Joaquín Bilbao

Statue of king Ferdinand III of Castile in Plaza Nueva, Seville
Statue of king Ferdinand III of Castile in Plaza Nueva, Seville

Created by Amkgp (talk). Self-nominated at 19:47, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

Broad Exchange Building

Broad Exchange Building
Broad Exchange Building

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 16:56, 24 July 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 25[edit]

Francisco Herrera (baseball)

  • ... that Los Angeles Dodgers ball boy Chico Herrera became an unlikely fan favorite after making impressive plays when put on the squad for preseason scrimmage games, and inspired the catchphrase "Don't Run on Chico"? Source: "Chico, No. 97, fired a strike to second base that easily beat Taylor for a double play. Both teams erupted with cheers and laughter inside an empty Dodger Stadium. The lesson was clear: Don’t run on Chico." in LA Times [24]

Created by Dominic (talk). Self-nominated at 00:45, 1 August 2020 (UTC).

Matsuura Takeshirō

Matsuura Takeshirō in 1885
Matsuura Takeshirō in 1885

Created by Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk). Self-nominated at 00:15, 31 July 2020 (UTC).

  • This is just a comment but given that the meaning of the hook is rather vague and doesn't clearly indicate the significance of the room only being "one mat big" for readers unfamiliar with Japanese measurements, either additional context could be added, a image of the room be included (if one can be found), or perhaps as alternatives, perhaps hooks about his career could also be proposed. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:01, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

ALT1: ... that Matsuura Takeshirō (pictured) explored and mapped Ezochi (including Karafuto and the Chishima Islands) before helping name Hokkaidō? Source: see images

NB ALT hook possibly more sensitive due to the disputed territories, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 06:07, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Yangnyeom chicken

Yangnyeom-chikin from bhc Chicken franchise
Yangnyeom-chikin from bhc Chicken franchise

Created by Jirangmoon (talk). Self-nominated at 07:00, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: ????
  • Interesting: ????

Image eligibility:

QPQ: ????
Review is incomplete - please fill in the "status" field

Re: Yangnyeom chikin, Yangnyeom-chikin, Yangnyeom chicken. Why are we captioning this photo as Yangnyeom-chikin, the photo at the article as Yangnyeom chikin, and giving the article the title Yangnyeom chicken? It seems like we need to make these consisten. —valereee (talk) 17:31, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

Apparently chicken is the word used over chikin. I'm still not sure about the word that is used. I did a google search on borth terms, and both are commonly used. Can I Log In (talk) 05:27, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
OK Valereee, I'll consider the copyedit request as done, but the article still has some issues. I find the Directions section to be borderline encyclopedic. It like a how-to, talking to the reader. I'm not sure about WP:UNDERLINK.Can I Log In (talk) 22:40, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I've done too much work at this article to continue review, so we'll need a new reviewer. —valereee (talk) 13:35, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, but this fails the interesting criterion in my book. Is there something we could say other than just listing an ingredient? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:57, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Early contractor involvement

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 16:21, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

Oleg Grigoriyevich Kononenko

  • ... that Soviet cosmonaut Oleg Grigoriyevich Kononenko survived an aircraft ejection on the Soviet aircraft carrier Minsk in 1979, but was killed in the crash of a Yakovlev Yak-38 fighter on the same carrier in 1980? Source: "27 декабря 1979 года в ходе отработки взлета с коротким разбегом с палубы авианесущего крейсера "Минск" в акватории Уссурийского залива самолет Як-38У, пилотируемый О.Кононенко и М.Дексбахом, потерпел аварию и рухнул в море из-за отказа системы поворота сопел. Летчикам удалось катапультироваться." ([26]) Source: "Cause of Death: Crash of Yak-38 VTOL fighter during takeoff from aircraft carrier Minsk in the South China Sea." ([27])
    • ALT1:... that Soviet cosmonaut Oleg Grigoriyevich Kononenko was selected for training as a pilot of the Buran space shuttle in 1977? Source: "12 июля 1977 года приказом №630 начальника ЛИИ зачислен в группу специальной подготовки по программе «Буран»." ([28])

Created by Gildir (talk). Self-nominated at 12:14, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Hi Gildir, the article is currently too short to feature in DYk. Per the DYK criteria it must have 1,500 characters of text. Are you able to expand the article to meet this? - Dumelow (talk) 07:38, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Death of Angira Pasi

  • ALT1: ... that as recently as May 2020, 13-year-old girl Angira Pasi was married to her alleged 25-year-old rapist by the community?
  • Reviewed: Serious Sam Double D

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 09:01, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

Gorkha Bridge

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 06:51, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

  • No it is not the first one. The most likely first one is in the upstream area of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project (but there is no media coverage for this).nirmal (talk) 02:18, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Jacques Beauchamp

Created by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:45, 25 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg thank you for the QPQ. A full review is still needed here. I have to excuse myself from reviewing since I have been tinkering with the article. Flibirigit (talk) 18:43, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 26[edit]

Kreuzkapelle, Bad Camberg

Kreuzkapelle above Bad Camberg
Kreuzkapelle above Bad Camberg
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 15:55, 2 August 2020 (UTC).

2020 Facebook ad boycotts

  • Comment: This is my first nomination.

Moved to mainspace by N0nuun (talk). Self-nominated at 01:08, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Hi N0nuun, welcome to DYK. Your article is long enough and as this is your first DYK nomination there is no need for a QPQ. No significant copyright violation, article is long enough, and well-sourced. However, I have a couple things:
  • The "History" section looks kind of "list"-y, if you get what I mean. Maybe consider restructuring it?
  • The first sentence in the article says "were" - I thought the boycott is still ongoing? Juxlos (talk) 03:37, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you so much. I have read your concerns and I will work on them over the next few days. As for your second point, by the time that the nomination would be accepted (if it does), the boycott would have already ended, as it only covered the month of July. So if it hits the Main Page in August, then most of the boycott would've already ended. Also, I would very much prefer if ALT1 gets chosen instead of the first hook, because I think it sounds better than the first. Once again, thank you very much. N0nuun (talk) 05:53, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  • I would still recommend using present tense and replacing the lead with past tense once the boycott actually ends. But alas. Juxlos (talk) 08:59, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

Star Control 3

Improved to Good Article status by Shooterwalker (talk). Self-nominated at 23:11, 26 July 2020 (UTC).

  • If you nominate Star Control 3 for DYK, the article needs to be included in the hook (the main hook does not contain it) and the relevant hook text needs bold font and wikilinked. Schwede66 19:08, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
The first hook is also too long and is thus unsuitable: it needs to be less than 200 characters. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:43, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 27[edit]

NAP-Communist Party-Students Union Special Guerrilla Forces

Created by Soman (talk). Self-nominated at 11:11, 2 August 2020 (UTC).

Different Colors

Improved to Good Article status by ThedancingMOONpolice (talk). Self-nominated at 10:47, 1 August 2020 (UTC).

Żegota Monument in Warsaw

Żegota Monument in Warsaw
Żegota Monument in Warsaw

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 11:05, 28 July 2020 (UTC).

Jordan Pang

  • ... that in the 2019 Hong Kong local elections, university student and pro-democracy activist Jordan Pang defeated an incumbent pro-Beijing politician? Source: "By winning the Sai Wan constituency last night, a fourth-year politics and public administration student took out one of the biggest political scalps of the election: Horace Cheung. Mr Cheung is the vice-chairman of the DAB - Hong Kong's largest pro-Beijing party. Jordan Pang made his name with his articulacy and passionate advocacy of the protesters' cause as leader of the Hong Kong University Students' Union. He defeated Mr Cheung, a 45-year-old solicitor who had represented Sai Wan since 2011, by almost 800 votes: a man who was known as a "triple councillor" having held positions in the district council, Legislative Council and Executive Council." ([32])
  • Comment: I had requested to move the page to Jordan Pang

5x expanded by Corachow (talk) and CoryGlee (talk). Nominated by Corachow (talk) at 20:25, 27 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Please remember that a QPQ is still outstanding. It has been over a week since the nomination. Flibirigit (talk) 02:38, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg thank you for adding the QPQ, a full review is still needed here. Flibirigit (talk) 15:07, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Fanaura Kingstone

  • Comment: Source fact referenced at bottom of first column here with further details on p14.

Created by IdiotSavant (talk). Self-nominated at 13:17, 27 July 2020 (UTC).

Rosemary Barton (politician)

  • ... that the Ulster Unionist Party politician Rosemary Barton highlighted concerns of intimidation from Gaelic football fans towards those who do not follow the sport? Source: Belfast Telegraph

5x expanded by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 07:44, 27 July 2020 (UTC).

  • This is a comment and not a review but given the Northern Ireland conflict and previous discussions about it on WT:DYK, ALT0 may not be a good idea for a DYK hook. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:15, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
  • This is also a comment and not a review but what she actually was quoted as saying was that Wikipedia's error was "shocking", not that it surprised her. —David Eppstein (talk) 23:15, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 28[edit]

Das Wandern ist des Müllers Lust

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 09:32, 4 August 2020 (UTC).

This is taking too much of my time, sorry about that. Let's summarize: I can not support this DYK nom in any guise or form as long as the "Das Wandern ist des Müllers Lust" article still needs so much work, that is, apart from content and reference issues (as mentioned above), also grammar issues and other typos. Imho this DYK isn't going anywhere. --Francis Schonken (talk) 11:39, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
I'm back. I said rather on top that my focus was elsewhere. I reviewed now Template:Did you know nominations/Corbin Building. I don't think the article needs reworking regarding popularity, - it says that it became popular as a Wanderlied, no more. How is this:
ALT3: ... that "Das Wandern ist des Müllers Lust" ("To wander is the miller's delight"), a poem by Wilhelm Müller, became a German art song as the beginning of Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin, and a popular Volkslied set by Carl Friedrich Zöllner?
I will try to make Volkslied an article rather than the sad redirect. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:44, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Again, the main problem lies within the article, and its inadequate sourcing (tagged now). Hence, also, "... a popular Volkslied set by Carl Friedrich Zöllner" is not covered by any reliable source afaics. Basis of the problem is, of course, AGAIN, inherited from German Wikipedia. I've had this conversation with Gerda a few times before: German Wikipedia is not a reliable source. In words she says she agrees. In deeds, she keeps translating German Wikipedia articles as if they were reliable sources – without checking, without adjusting if the text of the German Wikipedia article is not adequately covered by reliable sources. She slaps on some sources, and doesn't care whether or not these sources actually & reliably cover the German Wikipedia's text or its translation. That's what I have no time for any more, thus opposing also ALT3 (and don't think I'll agree with any future ALT before the article's issues are sorted). --Francis Schonken (talk) 04:28, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
Francis, did I even claim it's ready yet? No, I nominated when I had to, and then had more important topics to deal with, that can't be postponed. Patience please, I'm still behind on things with a deadline, which this is not. And I have nominations open that are much older, - potential reviewer: please look there. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:47, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Communist China and the Free World's Future

Mike Pompeo during the speech
Mike Pompeo during the speech

Created by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 12:46, 30 July 2020 (UTC).

Meri Avidzba

Created by Lajmmoore (talk). Self-nominated at 13:42, 28 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment Abkhaz should not link to Abkhazia, the modern day de facto state which did not exist during wwii. (t · c) buidhe 02:08, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg @Lajmmoore: Long and new enough with little to no copyvio, and citations are decent all-around. Picture is public domain. Though, I don't think ALT1 is that interesting ("a pilot served in an aviation unit" is kinda a given), and regarding ALT0, I couldn't seem to find the 1,000 hours in the source? Also, this seems to be past your 5th DYK nomination, so please provide a QPQ. Juxlos (talk) 03:32, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @Juxlos and Buidhe: - I hadn't realised I had got to 5 nominations. I haven't done any reviewing in DYK yet, so will look at the guidance today and have a go! I'll return and address the points here once I've looked at the QPQ process. Thanks (Lajmmoore (talk) 07:27, 29 July 2020 (UTC))

Articles created/expanded on July 29[edit]

Rheinsberg (story)

  • ... that Rheinsberg, a 1912 "picture book for lovers", was promoted by author Kurt Tucholsky and illustrator Kurt Szafranski by offering a free schnapps with a purchase of a book? Source: several
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 14:01, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

Hendrik van den Keere

Created by Blythwood (talk). Self-nominated at 19:11, 4 August 2020 (UTC).

Morne Trois Pitons National Park

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 19:42, 1 August 2020 (UTC).

National Education Policy 2020

Source: New Education Policy: Students To Learn Coding From Class 6
  • Reviewed: reviewing

Created by SerChevalerie (talk), Manasbose (talk), Banksboomer (talk), and DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Nominated by DiplomatTesterMan (talk) at 12:36, 31 July 2020 (UTC).

Budlong Pickle Company

Lyman A. Budlong
Lyman A. Budlong
  • ... that a "pickle train" delivered workers to the Budlong Pickle Company (founder pictured) in the early 20th century? See article here. Res isn't great: it reads: "Conductor John Hughes' 'pickle train' on the Northwestern road … leaves its … passengers on a lonely switch about five miles southwest of Evanston … each one … has a pasteboard ticket … reading 'Good for one passage between Clybourn junction and Budlong farm"
  • Reviewed: Ann Smith (activist)
  • Comment: This was a rescue at AfD; the nomination has been withdrawn, although the AfD template is still on the page. I'm confident that the image is in the public domain (see further description on the Commons page). The prose size script gives me 695 B for the old version and 3533 B for the current version; 5*695 = 3475 < 3533 (but only just).

5x expanded by AleatoryPonderings (talk). Created by msh210. Nominated by AleatoryPonderings at 14:18, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

Foreign funding of NGOs

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 02:07, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Buidhe: New enough, long enough, well referenced, neutral enough, no copyvio issue found. Hook appears in the article and is cited. QPQ is in order. For verification purpose could you quote the part of the study that asserts higher turnout for those countries? Based on my reading it seems the paper is more about proposing a reason why the restriction of foreign funding has that effect, not about finding the effect itself. Let me know if there is something I miss. In addition, suggest organizing the #By country and #Pros and cons section to better follow MOS:PARA, especially: "Short paragraphs and single sentences generally do not warrant their own subheading" and "The number of single-sentence paragraphs should be minimized". HaEr48 (talk) 21:22, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Exactly—in the abstract of the article, it states, "Drawing on the 2016 Afrobarometer survey (36 countries, 53,936 respondents), we find support for the argument that restrictive NGO laws reduce citizens’ electoral participation in national elections". In other words, in countries where it is allowed, voting is higher than where it is restricted. These are opposite conditions, one implies the other. DYK articles do not need to follow MOS and these paragraphs should be expanded with more information, not reduced into bullets. (t · c) buidhe 21:29, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
I understand, my point is, the passage you cited argues for one explanation for the effect. It does not say that the study is the one that found that effect (which is what the hook asserts). For example, if someone writes an article saying "We found that the sky is blue because ...", it does not mean that the author is the one who found that the sky is blue. HaEr48 (talk) 21:46, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Pentacentron sternhartae

Pentacentron sternhartae fossil
Pentacentron sternhartae fossil
  • ... that researchers suggest Pentacentron fossil fruits (pictured) may belong to a different plant genus entirely? Source: "There is also a reasonable possibility that the leaves of T.hopkinsii or Tetracentron sp. of Pigg et al. (2007) were borne by the same plant as the P. sternhartae infructescences treated here" (Manchester et al 2018, pg 675)

Created by Kevmin (talk). Self-nominated at 16:08, 29 July 2020 (UTC).

Mary Clarke (letter writer)

  • ... that Mary Clarke raised eight children and managed an estate whilst corresponding by letter with philosopher John Locke? Source: page 238 of "Child Rearing in Theory and Practice: the letters of John Locke and Mary Clarke" - https://doi.org/10.1080/09612021003633994 -"For example, Locke suggested that a mother could easily teach her son Latin by reading to him in the Latin Bible for two hours a day. Clearly this was a utopian fantasy for any normal seventeenth-century housewife. It was even more so for one as harassed with multiple responsibilities as Mary Clarke, who was burdened with half a dozen children and a fair-sized country estate to manage on her own." and page 234 - "After three children who died in infancy, the Clarkes’ eldest surviving son, Edward, was born in 1681. Seven more offspring followed over the next two decades"
    • ALT1:... that Mary Clarke corresponded by letter with philosopher John Locke about the education of her son, describing him as a "Blockheaded boy"? Source: page 240 of "Child Rearing in Theory and Practice: the letters of John Locke and Mary Clarke" - https://doi.org/10.1080/09612021003633994 - "In 1688, trying to puzzle out what was going wrong with the process, Mary wrote to Locke of seven-year-old Edward, ‘I feare you thinke him forwarder then he is; he is a sort of downe right honest Blockheaded boy, and what he has in him is pretty hard to find out’."
    • ALT2:... that Mary Clarke corresponded with philosopher John Locke about the education of her son but did not follow the recommendation to read Latin to him for two hours every day? Source: page 238 of "Child Rearing in Theory and Practice: the letters of John Locke and Mary Clarke" - https://doi.org/10.1080/09612021003633994 - "For example, Locke suggested that a mother could easily teach her son Latin by reading to him in the Latin Bible for two hours a day. Clearly this was a utopian fantasy for any normal seventeenth-century housewife. It was even more so for one as harassed with multiple responsibilities as Mary Clarke, who was burdened with half a dozen children and a fair-sized country estate to manage on her own."

Moved to mainspace by Mujinga (talk). Self-nominated at 15:57, 3 August 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 30[edit]

Rhythm Is It!

Royston Maldoom
Royston Maldoom
  • Reviewed: to come
  • Comment: I'm sorry, I'm a day late - again. Other hooks to speak about a miracle welcome.

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 22:43, 7 August 2020 (UTC).

Ruth Blair

Blair in 1925
Blair in 1925

Created by Krelnik (talk). Self-nominated at 23:20, 4 August 2020 (UTC).

Kolkata Metro

Improved to Good Article status by ArnabSaha (talk). Self-nominated at 19:16, 30 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Given this is a recent GA, everything is fine except I am having trouble finding a reference that clearly supports the claim (present only in lead and unreferenced) that it was the first proposed system of this type in India? No qualms about it being the first operational, but can we get a quote for the 'first proposed'? If not I suggest this claim is removed from hook and the lead. The QPQ check tool is broken (or simply fails to confirm the nom has never submitted a DYK before), so I am assuming QPQ is not needed (But it is always welcome!). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:37, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
Piotrus, Hi. it was proposed by the British in 1919-20. see the "early attempts" section. also, this is my 3rd dyk, so didnt do qpq. ❯❯❯   S A H A 09:34, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
ArnabSaha But does the source clearly say it was the first proposed, or that no other propositions of its type were made before? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:11, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Piotrus, till date no other document has been found. no sources mention any other cities. also, Kolkata was the capital of India till 1911, the British used to build things in Kolkata (example-Tram). the imes of India and theprint sources might help. it says
1) "As per records, for the British, ... They were keen that people avoid the additional expenses of of living in the city and migrate to places like ‘Dum Dum an Baraset"
2) "The underwater tube rail in Kolkata was planned by the British government when they were building a tunnel under the Thames river in London"
3) "the East-West Metro project across the Hooghly was conceptualised by the British in 1921, at the same time as the river Thames was being tunnelled in London" ❯❯❯   S A H A 06:33, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 31[edit]

Violin Sonata No. 2 (Hindemith)

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 19:44, 7 August 2020 (UTC).

List of major Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournaments

5x expanded by The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk). Self-nominated at 06:31, 3 August 2020 (UTC).

Eusebio Leal

Eusebio Leal
Eusebio Leal

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:42, 2 August 2020 (UTC).

Frank A. Howard

Created by Jon698 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:50, 31 July 2020 (UTC).

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on August 1[edit]

Theodor Scheidl

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 17:13, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article is new enough and long enough, and most of it is well-referenced. His Olympic results don't appear to be cited, so I'd suggest doing that, as it should be possible to find something that verifies them. The blurb formatting has one issue: an excess period before the question mark. Getting rid of that makes the blurb exactly 200 characters by my count, and the fact strikes me as quite interesting. I'll AGF on the sources, since I can't read in German and can't access the Grove biography. Fix those couple of little issues and finish a QPQ review and this should be good to go. Giants2008 (Talk) 15:30, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
    Thank you for the review! I reviewed now Template:Did you know nominations/Four for McGovern, and the dot taken away - you could do that next time ;) - The sports stuff is here, I found that among the external links, so thought it's possibly not reliable. What can we do? The Athens Olympic results are in several sources, - we could drop the others if needed, or source to this website? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:05, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Church Row, Hampstead

  • ...that Henry Cavendish calculated that the time difference between Church Row in Hampstead and Great Marlborough Street was 10.2 seconds? Source: "Cavendish began these observations by stating the distance between his town house and country house: Hampstead is 182 miles or 10.2 seconds of time west of Marlborough street..." Footnote on pg. 230 of Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel and Russell McCormmach, American Philosophical Society, 1996 [35])

Created by No Swan So Fine (talk). Self-nominated at 13:47, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @No Swan So Fine: article is new enough (created 1 August), plenty long enough (4618 characters), and within policy. QPQ is done. The hook is referenced and interesting. According to [36] it's 1.82 miles, but I think it's about 4 miles in reality, so it is odd. I'm not sure how 10.2 seconds converts into distance here, the conversion from 10.2s to 1.82 miles gives 642 miles/s, which isn't the speed of light or sound. It might be better to use a different hook, perhaps one about Wells. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 15:27, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 2[edit]

Franklin La Du Ferguson

  • Reviewed: Under 5 noms
  • Comment: Regarding ALT0, Thelin is definitely a reliable source, but I think his use of "evidently" would require that we do so here as well unless we can find another reliable source that's more definitive.

Converted from a redirect by Sdkb (talk). Self-nominated at 21:59, 7 August 2020 (UTC).

Herbert Leuninger

  • ... that the Catholic priest Herbert Leuninger was co-founder and speaker of Pro Asyl, as a "loudspeaker" for the interests of refugees? Source: several, especially [40] which has "Lautsprecher" (= loudspeaker) in the headline

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 09:29, 3 August 2020 (UTC).

2020 Puerto Rican status referendum

Created by Chipmunkdavis (talk). Self-nominated at 06:24, 3 August 2020 (UTC).


5x expanded by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 01:44, 3 August 2020 (UTC).

Francis Rosa

  • ... that journalist Francis Rosa traveled with the Boston Bruins and "became one of the family"? [41]NOTE: The mention of traveling with the team is in separate part of the source article, further down from the quote of "became one of the family" by Harry Sinden.

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 00:39, 3 August 2020 (UTC).

Bob Dearing

5x expanded by Jon698 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:03, 2 August 2020 (UTC).

Kurier Litewski

Title page of Kurier Litewski newspaper (1760, Vilnius)
Title page of Kurier Litewski newspaper (1760, Vilnius)

Created by Pofka (talk) and Piotrus (talk). Nominated by Pofka (talk) at 11:20, 7 August 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on August 3[edit]


A plate of Necci from Tuscany
A plate of Necci from Tuscany
  • ... that a Neccio (pictured) is cooked using iron disks with long sleeves put on the fireplace? Source: "...Per ottenere i necci si usano ... dei dischi di ferro di un certo spessore con un lungo manico per facilitare la cottura sul fuoco del camino..." ([43])
    • ALT1:... that although nowadays the Neccio (pictured) is considered a dessert, peasants used to eat it with salty food? Source: "Oggi si tende a considerare il neccio come un dolce, ma le popolazioni rurali lo consumavano accompagnato con vivande salate" ([44])
  • Reviewed: I will do asap

Created by Alessandro57 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:12, 3 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Alessandro57: Enjoyed reading this. Article is new and long enough. Hooks are cited, I personally think ALT1 is more interesting. The last sentence of the Preparation section and the last sentence of the Stuffed Necci section are missing citations. Maybe I’m too nitpicky, but some phrasing reads like commentary, e.g. “the greatest difficulty” and “elaborate”—I recommend modifying to a more encyclopedic tone or attributing the words to their author. QPQ is still pending. —Al Ameer (talk) 02:31, 5 August 2020 (UTC) -->

Orlando Bosch

Improved to Good Article status by Vanamonde93 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:52, 3 August 2020 (UTC).

Esther T. Mookini

  • ... that linguist Esther T. Mookini translated many works of 19th-century Native Hawaiians including the 1838 Anatomia, the only medical textbook written in the Hawaiian language?

Created by Thellomerca (talk). Nominated by KAVEBEAR (talk) at 21:37, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on August 4[edit]

Bridges Hall of Music

Bridges Hall of Music, completed in 1915
Bridges Hall of Music, completed in 1915
  • ... that the pipe organ of the Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College consists of 3,519 pipes and weighs 20 short tons (40,000 lb)? Source: [45] "The organ was replaced [in 2001] too, with the new one boasting 3,519 pipes and a weight of 20 tons."
  • Reviewed: I'm under 5 nominations for now, but I left a comment at Yangnyeom chicken
  • Comment: I'm not sure what the best unit is for presenting the weight of the organ. I know "ton" can have different meanings in different regions, so I tried using {{Convert}}, but it came out a little clunky.

Created by Sdkb (talk). Self-nominated at 09:06, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

List of current members of the Kenyan National Assembly, Samuel Arama, Dennitah Ghati, Gladys Boss Shollei, Sabina Wanjiru Chege, County woman representative (Kenya)

Created by Pi (talk). Self-nominated at 00:28, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

Lady Red Couture

  • ... that Lady Red Couture stood 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) in heels? Source: "A fixture in Los Angeles clubs who stood 7-foot-2 in heels, she also co-hosted the L.G.B.T.Q. talk show 'Hey Qween!'" ([46])
    • ALT1:... that Lady Red Couture was known as "the largest live-singing drag queen"? Source: "She worked at venues like Hamburger Mary's and developed a reputation for being the 'largest live-singing drag queen.'" ([47])

Created by Armadillopteryx (talk). Self-nominated at 20:58, 7 August 2020 (UTC).

Paul Callaghan (Gaelic footballer)

  • Source 1: "…Paul kept his options open by continuing to play soccer at a decent level… playing with Omagh and was first choice goalkeeper when the club was thrown into the media spotlight following the Omagh bombing in August '98. He played for Omagh in high-profile fundraising games the following year against Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool".
  • Source 2: "2 - Paul Callaghan The reserve goalkeeper, who was Gary Walsh's understudy, hailed from Burt and took until 1997 to make his championship debut".
  • Source 3: "Burt's Paul Callaghan - Donegal's reserve keeper in 1992 - was first choice in 1997, playing twice, and started the 1998 season… only to suffer a groin injury and lose his place to Blake".

5x expanded by Litelad (talk). Self-nominated at 23:43, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

Kasbah of Moulay Ismail

  • ... that the royal palace complex of Sultan Moulay Ismail, built between 1672 and 1727 in Meknes, was so vast and elaborate that it was later nicknamed the "Moroccan Versailles"? Source: various books, but two useful web sources can be found here and here; plus googling "Moroccan Versailles" or similar will bring up endless results about Meknes more generally.
    • ALT1:... that the Kasbah of Moulay Ismail, built between 1672 and 1727 in Meknes, was so vast and elaborate that it was later nicknamed the "Moroccan Versailles"? Source: same as other hook; useful web sources can be found here and here.
  • Comment: The alternate hook is a simpler/shorter version, but I recommended the first version because general readers might not know what "kasbah" means (in this case a kind of citadel or fortified district, usually for the ruler or governor), and adding other details like "Sultan" might help. Happy to help suggest other formulations for some of the details if helpful. I don't think I need to review a nomination yet for QPQ but I did review one earlier, if necessary I can cite it here.

Created by Robert Prazeres (talk). Self-nominated at 06:22, 6 August 2020 (UTC).


  • ... that Symbolon, composed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, was the first piece of American orchestral music to be performed in the Soviet Union? Source: "Symbolon was the first American symphonic piece premiered in the Soviet Union; it marked the end of the Cold War. Zwilich is also the first women composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.

Created by Jg2904 (talk). Nominated by SL93 (talk) at 04:47, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

Verraco of the bridge

Verraco of the bridge
Verraco of the bridge

Created by Alan Islas (talk). Self-nominated at 04:30, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

Charrandas Persaud

  • ... that in 2018, Guyanese politician Charrandas Persaud voted against his own party in a vote of no confidence, causing his party to lose by one vote? Source: [48] "On Dec. 21, the MP set off a political firestorm when he made the unprecedented move of voting against his own government in a no-confidence motion tabled by the opposition, effectively triggering an early election." ... "But because the government — a coalition between A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC) — won the 2015 election by just one seat, Persaud's vote in the no-confidence motion tabled by the opposing People's Progressive Party (PPP) passed by a margin of 33-32."

Created by Joseph2302 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:49, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

Closed on Sunday

Improved to Good Article status by Kyle Peake (talk). Self-nominated at 07:53, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

Valley West Mall (Arizona)

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 23:17, 4 August 2020 (UTC).

Statue of Almanzor

  • ... that the Spanish city of Algeciras took down a statue of a slave trader for restoration in 2013 and never put it back? Source: Almanzor's slave trading is cited in references 3 and 4 (number 3 is a pdf that can be found on Google) and further in his own article. References 6 and 7 are about town hall debates in 2016 and 2017 on the whereabouts of the statue. Reference 1 from this week refers to "La estatua de Almanzor que fue retirada en Algeciras" (The statue of Almanzor that was taken down in Algeciras) and "A falta del monumento de Algeciras, sólo hay una estatua de Almanzor en España". (In the absence of the monument in Algeciras, there is only one statue of Almanzor in Spain")
    • ALT1:... that ...?
  • Comment: This is something that piqued my interest - those who wanted to take down the statue of a slave trader from a long-gone era of different values were a right-wing party, while those who want it back up and are talking about "erasing our local history" are from the left. This is the opposite to what we have seen in the US and even in the exact same region as this statue. That would make good clickbait. However I'd be loathe to mention any political party in this hook, as that would seem partisan.

Created by Unknown Temptation (talk). Self-nominated at 22:07, 4 August 2020 (UTC).

  • @Unknown Temptation: Symbol question.svg Hi, welcome to DYK. The article is just long enough, and there are no copyright violations. Something I'd like to verify, though:
  • The last sentence in the article says that "the statue is still missing", while it was "found in a warehouse" in 2016?
  • I would use "haven't" instead of "never" - for all we know they will put it back there next week.
Juxlos (talk) 11:14, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi Juxlos: I will edit the article now to correct this. Maybe "missing from view" would be accurate, but not missing, as we have at least in 2017 a "sighting". That is a good observation from yourself. I also prefer your use of tense. Do I have to write the hook again and have it reviewed again, or will an admin just write it for the main page with your wording? Thanks Unknown Temptation (talk) 22:50, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Henry Seamount

  • ... that Henry Seamount was hydrothermally active in the last 4,000 years even though it is 126 million years old?

Moved to mainspace by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 20:21, 4 August 2020 (UTC).

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg (t · c) buidhe 06:39, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

@Buidhe:QPQ incoming. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 09:54, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Ruth Robertson Berrey

  • ... that as a medical missionary, pediatrician Ruth Robertson Berrey helped reduce Nigeria's leprosy population? They Also Served: Twenty-Five Remarkable Alabama Women: "The country's leper population of a quarter of a million was reduced somewhat as a result of the free medication offered by the Baptist-funded clinic in Ogbomosho and administered by Dr. Ruth".

Created by SL93 (talk). Self-nominated at 19:30, 4 August 2020 (UTC).

William Harvey Brown

  • ... that William Harvey Brown was known as "Curio Brown" for his work collecting specimens for the US National Museum of Natural History? "he was chief naturalist and specimen collector with a Smithsonian Institution expedition in South Africa, earning the nickname 'Curio Brown'" from: Kansas History. Kansas State Historical Society. 1981. p. 220.
    • ALT1:... that American naturalist William Harvey Brown, who went to Africa to collect specimens, ended up fighting in two wars there? "After a short time spent on the west coast of Africa he went to Cape Town and in 1890 joined the British South Africa Company Pioneer Corps ... He took part in the Matabele war in 1893 and assisted in quelling the Mashonaland rebellion, in which he was quite severely wounded." from: "William Harvey Brown". Annals of Iowa. 11 (2): 234. 1913.

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 09:31, 4 August 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on August 5[edit]


  • ... that Deep Purple's new album features a re-recording of the first track on their first LP? Source: "Full marks too for a fresh version of And The Address, the instrumental opening 1968’s Shades Of Deep Purple debut" ([51])
    • ALT1:... that Deep Purple called their new album Whoosh! because of its onomatopoeic qualities? Source: "Whoosh is an onomatopoeic word that, when viewed through one end of a radio-telescope, describes the transient nature of humanity on Earth; and, through the other end from a closer perspective, illustrates the career of Deep Purple." ([52])
  • Reviewed: Fermanagh County Council
  • Comment : The expansion is a group effort, as you might expect from a brand new album being released; however I can't easily pinpoint one user to credit. If anyone feels hard done by, feel free to add yourself to the nom for a credit.

5x expanded by Ritchie333 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:04, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

Pomona College Organic Farm

The second Pomona College Organic Farm earth dome during construction
The second Pomona College Organic Farm earth dome during construction
  • ... that the Pomona College administration bulldozed students' first (unsanctioned) attempt to build a superadobe earth dome at the Pomona College Organic Farm before later helping fund its replacement? Source: [53] "In the summer of 2002, the first earth dome was constructed, built to be small enough to not require permitting from the City of Claremont. However, the Administration still had lingering safety concerns about the structure and fenced it off and bulldozed it on the first day of class in the Fall of 2002. In April 2003, the second earth dome project was started, with funding from Ronald Fleming ’63 and an allocation from the president of the college."
    • ALT1:... that the Pomona College Organic Farm was begun as a guerrilla movement when students started composting dining hall waste and planting crops in an unused corner of campus? Source: [54] "The Farm began as a guerilla movement by a group of students in 1998 who were composting food waste from the dining halls in an open spot in the Wash on Pomona College’s campus. They began to plant crops and fruit trees in this area and slowly expanded the Farm site"
  • Reviewed: Under 5 noms

Converted from a redirect by Sdkb (talk). Self-nominated at 06:42, 8 August 2020 (UTC).


Converted from a redirect by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 01:47, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

Shooting of Greg Gunn

  • ... that Aaron Cody Smith, the police officer who shot Greg Gunn in 2016, was the first Montgomery Police officer to be arrested immediately after an officer-involved shooting? Source: They also described Smith as "the first and only Montgomery Police Officer ever to be arrested and charged immediately after an officer-involved shooting." [56]

Improved to Good Article status by GeneralNotability (talk). Self-nominated at 13:27, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Comment: Didn't do a QPQ, this is my second DYK. I'm aware that this is a place where we need to tread carefully given BLP concerns, but I think the description is appropriately neutral ("shot" rather than, say, "killed" or "murdered") and his own defense team is the source of this hook. GeneralNotability (talk) 13:29, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Ryūkyū Disposition

Riukiu as the Colossus of Rhodes
Riukiu as the Colossus of Rhodes

Created by Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk). Self-nominated at 12:20, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

Farrah Fawcett red swimsuit poster

  • Comment: My first article in the English Wikipedia. It is a translation of the German article which was also written by me. Too bad, we cannot use the Fair use image on the main page.

Created by Redrobsche (talk). Self-nominated at 19:30, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Attractive, well-sourced, - thank you! On good sources, offline sources accepted AGF. As we may not use the poster, I'd prefer the ALT, but could we describe a bit why? - I have a few questions regarding the article and its title, some need to be done, others just suggestion. Title: none of the sources uses that title, so why should we? I don't see "red" in a header, just "Swimsuit poster", probably capital as the name of one specific poster. Also, it doesn't belong to her, and she didn't make it, so why possessive? How about Farrah Fawcett Swimsuit poster. Even if it stays as it is, it will have to be moved because it's the wrong quotation mark for the English Wikipedia. Article: I miss an infobox, because at a glance it looks like a Faucett biography. {{infobox artwork}}, perhaps? - In the article, one thing that has to change is "we see" and "one" (man). "we" is a no-no-word in the English Wikipedia, DYK? - Perhaps read the article loud to yourself, checking for singular-plural match, word repetition, vocabulary ("assures herself"?) and such things. I confess to not understand the Monroe comparison, please try harder there. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
ps: Even if you move the article, don't move this template! Just adjust in the hook, and a friend will do the rest. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:17, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi Gerda, I deleted the "'s" from the title but I leaved the "red" in it. Chadwick Roberts writes "Farrah Fawcett’s ‘‘red swimsuit’’ poster" when he starts to speaking about it. There are several other websites that uses "red". I looked at the articles in the Category:Color photographs and there are many that have no infobox. Infoboxes are not used in the German Wikipedia as often as they are used here and I'm not a fan of them in most cases. So I would prefer to leave it out. I reformulated some of the sentences in the article (for example the Monroe part) and corrected some typos. I do not speak English at a near native level, so it would be very nice if you would change the mistakes you find yourself.
Thank you for explaining. A nominator's wishes are important to me. No need to say anything about the German Wikipedia here, - this is different. Thank you for moving, - I adjusted the hooks.
Mandarax, can you please work the article-was-moved-magic?
The article needs more copy-editing, but I'm not the right person. I'm also German, + not familiar with the topic. Not sure whom to ask. I'll do a round of ce, and then please check if it still means what you want. If you don't want an infobox, please make sure that all information expected there is in the lead: taken when, by whom, commissioned by whom, sales. Description: do you think someone blind reading the description would expect the photo to be as it is? I miss, for example, that her right hand is not in it, nor feet, and a description of the blanket. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:25, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Done. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 21:35, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! Redrobsche, I did my round, - possibly too much to still review, but if someone thinks so, they can do the review ;) - I also linked the article a few times, so people watching the other articles (company, designer, Charlie's Angels, some others) may see it's there, and work on it. Most of the other mentionings didn't have "red", by the way. - I read somewhere that it first appeared in Life & Style (magazine), - should that be mentioned? I feel that "Analysis" is too much one person's view, - are there others? - One more: should the article mention "known for Charlie's Angels" played later"? ... because we should not expect readers to know who she is, iconic poster or not. - See you tomorrow. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:45, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Next day. I wonder if we could combine the hooks:
ALT2: ... that the iconic 1976 Farrah Fawcett swimsuit poster, regarded as the best-selling poster, is exhibited in the Smithsonian together with the swimsuit?
I thought about "red" more, and ask you consider that it suggests a "red red" (such as in the American flag) while the wonderful feature of the poster is that the colour of the fabric with her skin color (which is not mentioned, yet), instead of standing out and taking away from the focus on her face. I suggest to add that her body fills most of the poster, cropped, and that she sits like on a meadow or blanket, not like on a chair, also cropped. Perhaps we should also mention that the swimsuit has no other color and decoration, - it's plain and restrained. Other idea: use a pic of Fawcett which is free, in the article and perhaps even in a hook, because - again - we should not rely on people having heard her name. I talked to younger people yesterday (German and American) who never heard it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:47, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Kirkandrews, Dumfries and Galloway

Kirkandrews Kirk
Kirkandrews Kirk

Created by Girth Summit (talk). Self-nominated at 16:59, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Interesting article, new and long enough, well cited and neutral. No copyvio detected. Hook is interesting, cited inline; the reference is offline. QPQ is done. Image is properly licensed. Good to go! CallMeByYourMane (talk) 11:41, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Five Movements, Three Repeats

  • ... that Max Richter's remix of Dinah Washington's song "This Bitter Earth" was used in the dance Five Movements, Three Repeats? Source: "One of them, a pas de deux for Wendy Whelan and Tyler Angle, is Mr. Richter’s remix of Dinah Washington’s "This Bitter Earth."" ([57])
    • ALT1:... that the dance Five Movements, Three Repeats features a modern dancer and three ballet dancers? Source: "Striking here, and slightly evocative of Merce Cunningham, is the spatial independence of the work’s four dancers — Wendy Whelan, Tyler Angle and Craig Hall (all from New York City Ballet), with the Taiwanese modern-dance virtuoso Fang-Yi Sheu" ([58])
    • ALT2:... that a pas de deux from the dance Five Movements, Three Repeats was once performed with costumes from the fashion house Valentino? Source: "Although the pas de deux “This Bitter Earth,” to Max Richter’s remix of Dinah Washington’s famous recording of the 1960 Clyde Otis song, demonstrated the fondness of its choreographer, Mr. Wheeldon, for extensive over-partnering, it also abounds in the felicities of phrasing and image that give his work distinction. Wendy Whelan and Tyler Angle, in subdued Valentino, danced with eloquence." ([59])
  • Reviewed: Sunny Cheung
  • Comment: For ALT0, the review called it a "remix", the song's article and New York City Ballet's website called it a "mashup", but either way it's arranged by Max Richter

Converted from a redirect by Corachow (talk). Self-nominated at 12:25, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

Selah (Kanye West song)

Improved to Good Article status by Kyle Peake (talk). Self-nominated at 11:03, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

Rhus boothillensis

A fossil Rhus boothillensis leaf
A fossil Rhus boothillensis leaf
  • ... that the fossil sumac Rhus boothillensis (pictured) is named for a public fossil digging site in Republic, Washington? Source: "This species refers to the collecting locality, Boot Hill, where public diggers have collected fossil plants and insects for the past three decades." (Flynn, DeVore, & Pigg, 2019)

Moved to mainspace by Kevmin (talk). Self-nominated at 20:07, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

2003 World Snooker Championship

Created by Lee Vilenski (talk). Self-nominated at 20:23, 5 August 2020 (UTC).

Badnam Basti

5x expanded by Ashwin147 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:06, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Full review will be to follow, but before this is to be done, I suggest that the article be given a copyedit for grammar and punctuation (some references come before punctuation when they should come after). Article requirements do appear to be met. Of the two hooks, ALT0 is more interesting to a broad audience, but it seems to contradict a part of the article: it states that the film was considered a gay film, but this was contradicted by its director. Perhaps an additional hook that mentions that could also be proposed? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:32, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on August 6[edit]

Nicholas Robertson (ice hockey)

  • Reviewed: TBD

Created by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:02, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

George V's 1911 hunting trip in Nepal

King George V (right) with Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana with a hunt
King George V (right) with Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana with a hunt

Created by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk). Self-nominated at 15:44, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel

  • Reviewed: TBD

Moved to mainspace by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 11:05, 6 August 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on August 7[edit]

Avrodh the Siege Within

  • Reviewed: reviewing

5x expanded by DiplomatTesterMan (talk). Self-nominated at 10:03, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

anti-gender movement

"Gender is death" picket in Warsaw, 2014
"Gender is death" picket in Warsaw, 2014
  • ... that the anti-gender movement (pictured) claimed that the 2016 Colombian peace agreement was "an instrument to impose gender ideology"?
    • ALT1:... that, according to the anti-gender movement (pictured), "gender ideology" could destroy Western civilization?
    • ALT2:... that the anti-gender movement (pictured) spread false rumors that masturbation was being taught in French kindergartens?

Created by Buidhe (talk). Self-nominated at 10:02, 7 August 2020 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on August 8[edit]

Hari & Sukhmani

Created by CallMeByYourMane (talk). Self-nominated at 11:44, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

Liberty Tower (Manhattan)

Liberty Tower
Liberty Tower
  • ... that New York City's Liberty Tower (pictured) was occupied by Franklin D. Roosevelt's law office, then by German spies plotting to stop World War I, and now serves as a residential building? Source: Mansion Global; Tuchman p. 70
    • ALT1:... that New York City's Liberty Tower (pictured) was occupied by Franklin D. Roosevelt's law office, and then by German spies plotting to stop World War I? Source: Same as above
    • ALT2:... that when New York City's Liberty Tower (pictured) underwent a $6 million renovation in the 1990s, some residents could not pay their share, so they sold their units? Source: NY Times 1996
    • ALT3:... that residents of New York City's Liberty Tower (pictured) paid for the building's major renovation in the 1990s, and then another renovation in the 2000s due to damage from the September 11 attacks? Source: NY Times 1996, NY Times 2010
  • Reviewed: QPQ pending
  • Comment: Also, more hooks pending

5x expanded by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 02:33, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

Special occasion holding area[edit]

The holding area has moved to its new location at the bottom of the Approved page. Please only place approved templates there; do not place them below.

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