1. Franciszek Pipler: a Polish Holocaust historian who helped establish a more accurate number of victims of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps.
2. The European Union is not party to the International Criminal Court, but supports it and will cooperate with it.
3. The U.S. controls Omelek Island in the South Pacific. It is part of the Marshall Islands and is used for missile testing.
4. Herbert Brean was an American journalist and crime writer. Alfred Hitchcock based his film "The Wrong Man" on Brean's article for Life magazine, "A Case of Identity."
5. There is a song named "Song of Bernadette" which was written by Jennifer Warnes, Leonard Cohen and Bill Elliott. Jennifer Warnes was named Bernadette by her parents, but her siblings preferred Jennifer so her name was changed after a week.
6. In Quincy, Indiana a yearly picnic was held from 1870-1972. By the early 20th century this was an enormous event. In 1935 13,000 people attended.
7. The last woman hanged in Scotland was Susan Newell, who was hanged in 1923 after strangling her newspaper boy. She was caught trying to dispose of the body and tried to implicate her husband.
8. The China Youth Development Foundation has a program, "Project Hope," which seeks to help dropouts in poor regions return to school for at least an elementary education.
9. Susan Shelby Magoffin wrote a journal about her family's journey on the Santa Fe Trail in the 1840s which is a valuable historical record from the point of view of a woman.
10. Diarmuid Byron O'Connor is the artist commissioned to create the Peter Pan sculpture outside of the Great Ormond Street Hospital
11. Eleanor Roosevelt had a bodyguard, Earl Miller with whom she may or may not have had a romantic relationship.
12. Shaolin Kempo Karate is a hybrid martial arts form combining Shaolin Kung Fu, Karate, Kempo, Western Boxing, Jujitsu, Chin Na, and Mongolian Wrestling.
13.Pedro J. Ramirez is a Spanish journalist who founded the newspaper El Mundo. He is married to the designer Prada
14. Middleborough, MA passeda controversial law banning profanity in public with a fine of $20.
15. bat detectors help people detect the presence of bats by converting their echolocation signals to audible frequencies
16. The steel bib was Russian armor used in World War II. It was designed to protect against attack with the bayonet , small fragments, and 9-mm pistol bullets with lead cores
17. The 2011 Mangystau riots in Kazakhstan resulted in at least 14 deaths as protesters in the oil town of Zhanaozen clashed with police on the country's Independence Day.
18. Mahdia is an old Tunisian coastal city that was an important strategic point during the Crusades.
19. The Marriage Of Sir Gawain is an English Arthurian Ballad in which Gawain marries an ugly woman to free Arthur. When he gives her her own will she becomes beautiful.
20. Uncle Earl's Hot Dog Trials are held yearly in Louisianna. They judge dogs on their ability to contain and control a boar by baying in the boar's face.
21. Enemies, a season 3 episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is the first episode in which Angelus is given as the name for the soulless, evil Angel.
22. Secrets of Radar Museum: London, Ontario Museum created to tell the story of the more than 6,000 Canadian World War II veterans who were recruited into a top-secret project during World War II involving radar. Their oath of secrecy was not fully lifted until 1991.
23. Kusum Kanguru: a mountain in the Himalayas that is very difficult to climb. Only 9 out of 22 attempts have been successful
24: Leno and Rosemary LaBianca: victims of the Manson murders
25: Harold Sumberg: violinist, teacher and conductor born in Rochester, NY. He was known for his collection of fine violin bows.
26. Upington Airport: an airport in South Africa with one of the longest runways in the world.
27. Pari passu: a latin phrase meaning "on equal footing"
28. Adelina Domingues: World's oldest person from May 28, 2002 until her death less than 3 months later.
29. Orestes: play by Euripides about Orestes after he has murdered his mother
30. Wales UFO sightings: In 2008 the crew of a South Wales police helicopter witnessed a UFO
31. Gravesend Airport, an RAF airport in Kent, England is now a housing development
32. Jaime Vendera is a voice coach who shattered a glass with just his voice on an episode of Mythbusters. It was the first time that was recorded on camera.
33. Lizzie Compton disguised herself as a man to fight for the Union in the Civil War and enlisted when she was only 14.
34. Muller is the most common surname in Germany and Switzerland. It means Miller in English.
35. Pedro Cavadas is a doctor known for pioneering surgeries such as keeping a patient's arm alive by temporarily implanting it on the patient's leg.
36. Beijing East Village: Named after the East Village in New York, an artistic community in Beijing during the 1990s
37. Haulander: German name for German settlers in Prussia and the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth
38. Farnham Castle- in Surrey, England. Was the home of Cardinal Henry Beaufort who presided over the trial ofJoan of Arc
Peter Boström (born 1971) is a Swedish music producer and songwriter. He is also known as Bassflow I just learned that bro!
Cathedral Building –Oakland, CA
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
2. None More Black
1. Graff Diamonds robbery
1 - Tonči Gabrić - former Croatian football player
2 - Young Bukharians - a jadid secret society in Uzbekistan founded in 1909
3. John Kennedy Toole - New Orleans author suicide 1969 won Pulitzer for fiction posthumously in 1981 for Confederacy of Dunces - geocache honoring character from nook
1. Glorious First of June was naval battle between Great Britain and France during the French Revolution in 1794.
2. Ponzi schemes were discussed in 2 Charles Dickens books.
woman at the window - Picasso
There was no "next host city" presentation at the 1980 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony because the United States boycotted the event. The next Summer Olympics was scheduled to be held in Los Angeles in 1984. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_Summer_Olympics_closing_ceremony)
Operation Tailwind was a covert mission undertaken by the U.S. in Laos during the Vietnam War. This operation was the subject of a 1998 documentary co-produced by CNN and Time magazine. The documentary claimed that nerve gas (sarin) was used by the U.S. during the mission, which is considered a war crime. There is not enough evidence to support this claim, however. The producers involved in the making of the documentary lost their jobs. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tailwind)
1. Than (disambiguation) Than may refer to: Than- a grammatical particle of English language; Than, Gujarat- a town and railroad junction in Gujarat, India.
2. Lonak Glacier is one of the three major glaciers of Sikkim, in the Himalaya range in Northeast India.
3. Reinhard Mitschek is a managing director of Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH, a project company for the Nabucco pipeline project.
4. Henry Leon is an Ecuadorian football player who plays for Serie A club Barcelona.
5. An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group.
6. Thomas Grantham was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 until 1653. He fought on the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War.
7. Andreas Athanasiou is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays for the Barrie Colts in the Ontario Hockey League.
8. Drugs is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Adis International, which covers topics in drugs and therapeutics.
9. Pine Point is a settlement in South Australia.
10. NOVA Chemicals Corporation is a plastics and chemical company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.
11. Short Brothers Limited was a British shipbuilding company formed in 1850 and based in Pallion, Sunderland in 1869. The company closed down in 1964 after it failed to invest in building bigger ships.
12. Vadaseri North is a village in the Orathanadu taluk of Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India.
13. Beaumont Bay is an ice-filled reentrant on the west side of the Ross Ice Shelf between Young Head and Harris Point.
14. Justin Fargas is an American football running back and a free agent in the NFL. He was drafted in 2003 by the Oakland Raiders. He has also played for the Denver Broncos.
15. Doylestown Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States.
16. Kenneth David "Kenny" Kirkland was an American pianist/keyboardist. He is most often associated with Sting, Bradford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, and Kenny Garrett.
17. Huron refers to the Wyandot indigenous people of North America, who allied themselves with the French during the Seven Years' War, and also to the Wyandot language.
18. Nicholas I of Bohemia was the natural son of Bohemian king Ottokar II Premysl and his mistress Agnes of Kuenring. In 1269 he became Duke of Troppau.
19. Helen Maksagak was a Canadian politician. She served as the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from January 16, 1995 until March 26, 1999 and as the Commissioner of Nunavut from April 1, 1999 until April 1, 2000.
20. Ayopaya is a province in the Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. Its capital is Ayopaya.
21. Michael J. Cullen was an American entrepreneur and salesman of Irish descent, best known as the founder of the King Kullen grocery store chain, which is widely considered to be the first supermarket founded in America. He was recognized by the Smithsonian institution as the inventor of the modern supermarket.
22. Euryglottis davidianus is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from Ecuador and western Peru.
23. The Public Health Service Act is a United States federal law that was enacted in 1944.
24. Judith Ivory is the penname of Judy Cuevas, the American best-selling author of historical romance novels.
25. The Law and Business Review of the Americas is a interdisciplinary law review that focuses on the legal, business, economic, political, and social dimensions of ecoomic integration in the Americas.
26. HMS D8 was a British D class submarine built by Chatham Dockyard. D8 waslaid down on February 14, 1910, launched on September 28, 1911,and commissioned on March 23, 1912.
27. Anup Rai was a Bargujar Rajput nobleman in seventeenth century India, as well as a courtier of the Mughal emperor, Jahangir.
28. Brick Expressionism describes a specific variant of expressionist architecture that uses bricks, tiles, or clinkerbricks as the main visible building material. Building in this style were erected mostly in the 1920s, and primarily in Germany.
29. "White Light Fever" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It was first broadcast on April 21, 1995 in the show's first season.
30. State Route 189 is a state highway in San Bernardino County, California. This route passes through the towns of Blue Jay and Twin Peaks along its way.
31. David N. Martin was an American advertising executive. In 1965, Martin and his business partner, George Woltz, co-founded The Martin Agency, an advertising company that was headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Martin also created the famous tourism advertising slogan, Virgina is for Lovers, to market the state of Virginia as a tourist destination.
32. SS Umvoti- a British cargo ship in service from 1925 until 1940.
33. Mane (horse)- The mane is the hair that grows from the top of the neck of a horse or equine, reaching from the poll to the withers, and including the forelock or foretop. It is thicker than the rest of the horse's coat, and naturally grows to roughly cover the neck.
34. The Fields Open in Hawaii was a golf tournament for female professional golfers, played on the LPGA Tour. It was held from 2006 until 2008 at the Ko Olina Resort in Kapolei, Honolulu, Hawaii.
35. Lodore is the penultimate novel by Romantic novelist Mary Shelley, completed in 1833 and published in 1835. It was also published under the title The Beautiful Widow.
36. Rxepki is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Czarnocin, within Piotrkow County, Lodz Viovodeship, in central Poland.
37. Crichton Park, Nova Scotia is a mostly residential neighbourhood in the Dartmouth area of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova scotia.
38. Robert John "Robin" Jackson, also known as the Jackal, was a Northern Irish loyalist who held the rank of brigadier in the Ulster Volunteer Force during the period of violent religious and political conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles. He was the commander of UVF's Mid-Ulster Brigade from 1975 until the early 1990s when Billy Wright took over as leader.
39. "Touch the Hand" is a song made famous by country music singer Conway Twitty.
40. Francis Grenfell was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commomwealth forces.
41. Berberis valdiviana is an evergreen shrub from Chile. It is grown as an ornamental plant, and has dark green pointed leaves that are glossy on the upper surfaces.
42. Febelgra is the federation of the Belgian printing and communication industry. This organization represents the professional printing and communication sector, and its main purpose is to represent and defend the interests of its members.
43. Coubisou is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.
44. Wapiti Ranger Station is the oldest U.S. Forest Service ranger station in the United States. It is located in the Shoshone National Forest, in Wyoming and has been used continuously since it was built in 1903.
45. The Moving Picture Expert Group is a working group of experts that was formed by ISO and IEC to set standards for audio and video compression and transmission. It was established in 1988 by the initiative Hiroshi Yasuda and Leonardo Chiariglione.
46. Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, Florida, U.S.
47. Polycaprolactone is a biodegradable polyester with a low melting point of around 60 degrees Celsius and a glass transition temperature of around -60 degrees Celsius. The most common use of polycaprolactone is in the manufacture of specialty polyurethanes.
48. Le Mans was a Spanish indie rock band in existence between 1993 and 1998.
49. Justice Nasira Iqbal is a retired judge of Lahore High Court. She is married to Justice Dr. Javid Iqbal Sr., the former Chief Justice at Lahore High Court and retired judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
50. The second inaugurationof Woodrow Wilson took place privately on March 4, 1917 and publically on March 5, 1917, marking the start of his second term as the twenty-eighth President of the United States.
List of current sovereign monarchs,
Great idea! I will start after christmas :-)
1. Deaths in 2012
2. Cannonball Adderley's Fiddler On the roof
3. North American iIme Capsule
4. List of monarchs of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty
5. Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
6. Bamse Mountain
7. Thomas Bek (bishop of St David's)
8. wardrobe (government)
9. Happy chiristmas Vol. 5
10. Xerardo Fernandez Albor
11. Archdeacon of Pontefract
12.Controversy (Prince album)
14. Paper candidates
15. Obscurior fragilis
16. Los Cuentos de Borges: El Sur (film)
17. South Carolina Democratic Primary 2008
1) Cats (musical) 13.05.2012
2) Theriodonts 15.05.2012
3) Krebskorb 18.05.2012
4) Great Northern Railway 18.05.2012
5) Dag Hammarskjöld 23.05.2012
6) Lise Thibault 23.05.2012
7) Toboggan 23.05.2012
8) Sperm guidance 24.05.2012
9) Herbie Rides Aagain (movie) 24.05.2012 - loved that movie as a child!
10) House of the Seven Gables (1668 colonial mansion) 25.05.2012
11) Beaker culture 27.05.2012
12) Spaceport Sweden 27.05.2012
13) Naming law in Sweden 28.05.2012
14) Holger Badstuber 28.05.2012
15) Åland Islands 30.05.2012
16) Conventicle Act 1664 01.06.2012
17) Vyacheslav Hleb 01.06.2012
18) Delphastus pusillus 03.06.2012
19) Dirty drug 03.06.2012
20) Optical granulometry 03.06.2012
21) Kolguyev Island 14.06.2012
22) U-Bahnhof Alameda 14.06.2012 (Yay, been in there just a few days ago!)
23) Lake Urmia 16.06.2012
24) Illative case 16.06.2012
25) Important Cultural Properties of Japan 17.06.2012
26) Breed standard 17.06.2012
27) Stellated octahedron 24.06.2012
28) Narcissus pseudonarcissus 24.06.2012
29) Capsule hotel 07.07.2012
30) Unai Etxebarria 07.07.2012
31) Smygehuk 07.07.2012
32) Renal corpuscle 08.07.2012
33) Jacques de Vitry 08.07.2012
34) Mount Kilimanjaro 08.07.2012
35) Mecca Masjid 05.08.2012
36) Johann Arnold Nering 05.08.2012
37) Kodkod 05.08.2012
38) Old New Year 22.08.2012
39) -ing 22.08.2012
40) Pyrus salicifolia 03.09.2012
41) Arvid August Afzelius 03.09.2012
42) Audio file format 03.09.2012
43) Splash screen 30.09.2012
44) Samuel de Champlain 30.09.2012
45) Kastane 30.09.2012
46) Hans Acker 30.09.2012
47) Acher 04.11.2012
48) Euterpe broadwayi 04.11.2012
49) Bureau of Reclamation 04.11.2012
50) Asian forest tortoise 04.11.2012
5 read as of 9.27.12
10 of 50 done
46. The Brown Dense limestone = informal name for a layer of rock that lies beneath large parts of southern Arkansas and northwest Louisiana
47. Iván Dariel Ortíz = Puerto Rican film director
48. Rhema Marvanne = gospel singer and actress from Carrollton, Texas, USA
49. Hungarian Rhapsody = 1979 Hungarian drama film directed by Miklós Jancsó
50. Dick Bradsell = London bartender noted for his innovative work with cocktails, including the invention of many new recipes
41. Halaelurus = genus of catshark in the family Scyliorhinidae.
42. Jochen Lempert = born 1958 in Moers, a German photographer whose work is about the world of nature and animals.
43. William Parker = American free jazz double bassist, poet and composer.
44.Jason Wight = male beach volleyball player from the United States who won the gold medal at the NORCECA Circuit 2009 at Cayman Islands playing with Michael Brüning
45. Hangtown fry = type of omelette made famous during the California Gold Rush in the 1850s
36. Brunstad Christian Church = worldwide church established in Norway early in the 20th century
37. Orocrambus = genus of moths of the Crambidae family endemic to New Zealand
38. Garth Wood = Australian professional boxer and former professional rugby league player
39. Ligumia nasuta = eastern pondmussel, a species of freshwater mussel,
40. Christopher Andrus = singer, songwriter and record producer from Grand Rapids, Michigan
31. Francis Marion University Observatory = built in 1982 in Florence, South Carolina
32. Child-Pugh score = measures prognosis chronic liver disease
33. Mouhammad Faye = Senegalese basketball player
34. Jani Allan = South African columnist and radio commentator
35. Ossetia = region located on both sides of the Greater Caucasus Mountains
26. Marcel Colomb First Nation = First Nations tribe of approximately 300 Swampy Cree people
27. Future Park Rangsit = one of Asia's largest malls, located on Phahonyothin Road in Pathum Thani, a suburb of Bangkok, Thailand
28. Benedict Colin Allen = British traveller known for his survival skills and for relying on local indigenous peoples' knowledge.
29. Elmer Gantry = American opera based on the 1926 novel by Sinclair Lewis of the same name.
30. Sigale Gale = wooden puppet from the Batak people of Samosir Island, Northern Sumatra
21. Western Approaches = rectangular area of Atlantic ocean to the west of the UK
22. Microstromatales = order of fungi in the class Exobasidiomycetes
23. It Came from Canada = series of compilation albums featuring canadian artists released in the 1980s
24. The Edge of the Sea - Book published in 1955 by conservationist Rachel Carson
25. Gremiale = square of cloth worn over bishop's lap during certain songs or other activities
16. Platon Poretsky = noted Russian astronomer, mathematician and logician.
17. Tlachichilco Tepehua = Tepehua language of Veracruz, Mexico.
18. Menang = traditional dance of the Tikar or the Semi-Bantu group of people from the Adamawa mountains of Cameroon
19. Linguère Department = department in Senegal that encompasses 19716km/sq
20. Walter Edward Masterson III = American right-handed pitcher who played for the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers
11. Nightwatch = 1994 Danish thriller film directed by Ole Bornedal
12. Kim Jihn Eui = Korean theoretical physicist (particle physics and cosmology)
13. Deflator = in stats is a value that allows data to be measured over time in terms of some base period
14. Rhizobiales-2 RNA motif = set of RNAs found in certain bacteria
15. HR 161 = star in the constellation Eridanus
1. C. D. Howe (1886–1960) Canadian Cabinet minister born in Massachusettes
2.Edentulina usambarensis - a type of air breathing land snail
3.Jibanananda Das 18 February 1899 – 22 October 1954 - Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist.
4. (my favourite so far) snowzilla, a 16.25 ft snowman in the yard of Billy Powers' home in anchorage alaska
6/50 --> Cheshmeh Bid, Lorestan (Village in Iran)
7/50 --> Gerald Molloy (Irish Catholic Priest, theologian and scientist in the 19th century)
8/50 --> Kondramutla (Village in India)
9/50 --> Sunflower Ranger Station (Arizona)
10/50 --> Van A. Harvey (Professor of Religous Studies at Stanford University)
Wikipedia: There is no Deadline
There is no deadline to finish the article in Wikipedia. Better to create a well written, Well referenced and most nuetral article rather than rushing to create/delete articles.
Wikipedia: There is a deadline
Preservability and survivability of knowledge is at stake. Everyday some knowledge is lost forever. Contribute to wikipedia before its too late.
(this is in retaliation to the previous article)
Change in the Goal. Will not Necessarily use the 'Random Article' button. But will still read articles randomly. (including impulsive clicks to articles, articles which I had not planned to read when I arrive at wikipedia etc)
Katherine Hepburn: Famous American Actress known for her headstrong independence. Famous at one time saw a series of failures (nicknamed 'box office poison') and then revived with the hit of 'The Philadelphia Story'. Later acted on stage till the age of 87.
6. Ucchusma - vidyaraja (widsom king) in Vajrayana sect of Buddhism
7. Samender Juginisov - Uzbek professional basketball player
8. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences - museum in Brussels with 30 fossilised Iguanadon skeletons.
9. Largest university by enrolment is Indira Gandhi National Open University with 3.5million enrolled students
10. Charles W. Rundle - Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who won the Medal of Honor
1. Treaty of Weissenburg - signed 1551, declared Archduke Ferdinand of Austria as ruler of Royal Hungary and Transylvania
2. Roshanara Begum - born 1617, daughter of Mughal ruler, talented poet.
3. Anania perlucidalis - european moth that flies from June to August
4. Oskar Lebeck - helped establish Dell Comics in the 1900s
5. Sleipner gas field - natural gas field in North sea about 160mi west of Stavanger, Norway
5/50 The Beggar's Petition --> Poem (1769) by Thomas Moss
4/50 Kenneth Matcalfe --> Actor
3/50 Port Victoria P.V.7 --> Prototyp plane in WWI by the British
2/50 Tui Nadi --> Chief of a tribe in Fiji
1/50 Stian --> Norwegian name
1-Heaven's gate Suicide, other Cult Suicides and Copycat suicide.
Take notes on them so I remember :)
2/15/12- Bomberman World (arcade) (1)
Discovery Travel & Living Europe (2)
Hugo Sánchez Guerrero (3)
Rushville Republican (4)
Flatness (art) (5)
Bolivia at the 1980 Winter Olympics (6)
Bank of China Building, Shanghai (8)
1. - Jimmi Hendrix - First Rays of the New Rising Sun
- Jimmi Hendrix - First Rays of the New Rising Sun