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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 1
June 16 1 1
June 17 1
June 19 1
June 22 1
June 25 1
June 29 1
July 5 1
July 6 2 1
July 10 2
July 12 1
July 13 1
July 14 1
July 15 4 1
July 17 1 1
July 18 1
July 19 4
July 20 4 1
July 21 3 1
July 22 10 6
July 23 7 5
July 24 6 4
July 25 11 4
July 26 6 4
July 27 11 8
July 28 7 4
July 29 10 3
July 30 8 5
July 31 10 6
August 1 9 6
August 2 15 6
August 3 9 4
August 4 20 9
August 5 17 9
August 6 8 3
August 7 7 2
August 8 8 1
August 9 9 1
August 10 5 1
Total 225 98
Last updated 21:35, 10 August 2020 UTC
Current time is 21:39, 10 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 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)
        • Good to hear about the paraphrasing! As far as the ALT0 hook concern, I'm not really sure what the concern is. Is the concern that the wiki article doesn't explicitly state it? If yes, I believe it does? Maybe I'm misunderstanding, though. I think the first hook is more interesting than the ALT1 hook, but if we need to go with ALT1, that is fine as well. As far as the little paragraph before the results section, I'll get some refs in there by the end of the night! Thanks again. --TorsodogTalk 19:44, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
          • ALT0 appears to be a general summary of the article. The concern is that since it is not explicitly mentioned anywhere, its citation cannot be easily verified. It's up to you if you think it's worth the effort to put it in somewhere. Thanks. Flibirigit (talk) 19:51, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
            • @Flibirigit:, the paragraph now has a source. @Torsodog:, if you really want ALt0, graft it into the lede someplace. Otherwise, Alt1 should go forward. --evrik (talk) 20:51, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
              • Symbol confirmed.svg Nominated article now meets all DYK criteria. ALT1 is approved as per comments above. Thank you to evrik for supplying a QPQ. If any change are made to support ALT0, please comment here. Thanks. Flibirigit (talk) 22:34, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
                • ALT0 is explicitly stated in the lead (and again later in the article in more detail): "In the year following their last split season, the PL returned to a single season, however if five or fewer games separated the first- and second-place teams at the end of the season, the two teams would play each other in a five-game playoff series. This playoff system was unpopular and ridiculed by media and fans. It only lasted three seasons with a playoff series never needing to be played." I'm not quite sure how to more explicitly state this fact in the article. Perhaps if I put the year range (1983–1985) in the hook, it would make it more clear exactly what I'm referencing? --TorsodogTalk 01:20, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
                  • Symbol question.svg The cited source here mentions that the playoff format began in 1983, but does not mention a duration or end date of 1985. I also have another question. The article is unclear what happened to playoffs between 1985 and 2004. The introduction mentions "After their first two playoff systems were abolished", but I can't find anything similar in the body. It is also confusing since the section "Playoffs (2004–2006)" mentions dates in the 1980s and 1990s. Flibirigit (talk) 02:05, 9 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).

  • 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)


  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.

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: [4] 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)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The nominator has not edited on Wikipedia since July 19. If someone else wants to expand the lead, we can finish this nomination. Otherwise, I'll mark it for closure as unsuccessful. Yoninah (talk) 00:07, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah: I've expanded the lead. The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 00:46, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Terrific, thanks! @Harrias: could you complete your review please? Yoninah (talk) 00:50, 9 August 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)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Marking for closure as unsuccessful. Yoninah (talk) 00:02, 9 August 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)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg @Vanamonde93: --evrik (talk) 13:24, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed to make sure the article meets the various DYK criteria. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:50, 9 August 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)
  • I hadn't read through the above closely when I looked at the article to find a potential hook, since I agreed that the translation approach did not make for an interesting hook, and this has been stalled for over three weeks. I ended up with the following:
The problem that would need to be solved here is that Paulus, at least in the original German version, uses verses 1 and 5 of the hymn, not verses 1 and 2 as asserted by the hymnary.org site. (I checked the Peters score on IMSLP.) So a source would need to be found that reflects the correct information. (Or perhaps the 1836 English translation translated verse 2 rather than verse 5 by mistake.) I've said "two verses" because I don't think the details—verses 1 and 5 of a total of 6—are necessary in a hook. Gerda Arendt, Yoninah, thoughts? BlueMoonset (talk) 21:51, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Thhank you for looking into this, and the find. For a quick fix, I think the article should also say "two stanzas", - we usually say verses for Bible verses, and stanzas for rhymed poetry as a hymn. Therefore:
ALT2a: ... that two stanzas from the hymn "O Jesu Christe, wahres Licht", written by Johann Heermann during the Thirty Years War, were used in Mendelssohn's Paulus oratorio? Will look for a better source, but not right now, tired. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:01, 8 August 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 12[edit]

Leslie Goonewardene

Leslie Goonewardene
Leslie Goonewardene

Improved to Good Article status by SerAntoniDeMiloni (talk). Self-nominated at 11:50, 18 July 2020 (UTC).

  • Very interesting article. Congrats on the GAN pass. Promoted to GA on July 12, 6 days before the DYK nom. Most definitely long enough. Fulfills core policies: the GAN was pretty extensive, so it seemed to check for neutrality, the sources look excellent, and there's no close paraphrasing.
  • I'm surprised the GAN didn't bring this up, and although it doesn't fall within the purview of a DYK review, I'm going to make the recommendation, anyway. Your end sections don't follow the standard WP article layout; see MOS:ORDER. For example, your "Books" section should be titled "Bibliography". Your "References" section is correct, but I don't see the books you cite (i.e., ref117: Phadnis 1971, p. 268). You need full citations for your books; see MOS:NOTES. There are different ways to do that, but you need to chose one and include it.
  • Thanks for correcting me on that! I've gone ahead and made those changes, as well as having made clearer that "books" refers to books he wrote. SerAntoniDeMiloni (talk) 09:05, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • What you've done is fine for now, but it'd be more accurate to changed the "Authored books" section to "Bibliography" and "Bibliography" to "Works cited". I'd suspect that if you were to submit this article to FAC (which I recommend), they'd direct you to do the same. For DYK purposes, though, it's fine.
  • Your hooks are okay, but I would think that with such a long and interesting article about a very interesting dude, that your hooks would be more interesting. They focus on negative aspects of Goonewardene. Here are some other options:
  • Other than the above, very impressive article. Nice work. Take care of the formatting problems and consider using another hook, and it'll be good to go. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 05:30, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi Christine (Figureskatingfan). Thanks for these suggestions – I'm still slightly conflicted. I suggested the initial (ALT2) hook to emphasise that despite being of immense wealth, he chose to give it all away (something very much contrary to Ceylonese politicians at the time, who largely held office due to, and with the aims of preserving, their wealth and influence). It would be interesting to hear your view. Thanks, SerAntoniDeMiloni (talk) 09:18, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • My problem is its negative tone. All three hooks are basically the same, so I was trying to give you more options. How about rewording your hook so that it's more positive:
    • ALT6: ... that despite being one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka, statesman Leslie Goonewardene (pictured), re-introduced inheritance tax to the country, despite the opposition of established parliamentarians? I just counted, and your alts are also all a little over the 200 character limit. Any of the hooks are fine, so I'll go ahead and pass this article for DYK. Symbol confirmed.svg
  • That's fair, Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk). In that case, I'd go with your suggestion (ALT6 with a couple of tweaks) – I reckon ALT6.5 may be best. Many thanks for your help!
    • ALT6.5: ... that despite being one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka, statesman Leslie Goonewardene (pictured), re-introduced inheritance tax to the country, much to the avail of established parliamentarians?
    • ALT6.6: ... that despite being one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka, statesman Leslie Goonewardene (pictured), re-introduced inheritance tax to the country, despite the opposition of established parliamentarians?
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote ALT6.5 (although I think it's too long), and I do not understand what much to the avail means. Please explain. Yoninah (talk) 14:04, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Then I suggest another ALT, which I will place above. It comes in at a little under 200 characters. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 15:01, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Figureskatingfan: why not just end it at the second comma? Honestly, there's too much information in this hook.
  • ALT6.7: ... that despite being one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka, statesman Leslie Goonewardene (pictured) re-introduced inheritance tax to the country? Yoninah (talk) 15:26, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Figureskkatingfan: Actually, I was just concentrating on the grammar in the hook. But after reading the article, I see that these two facts — that he was one of the largest landowners and that he re-introduced inheritance tax — are not conjoined in the article. It would make more sense to write:
  • ALT7: ... that while Leslie Goonewardene (pictured) was one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka through inheritance, he re-introduced inheritance tax to the country? Yoninah (talk) 17:34, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Figureskatingfan: If it checks out, please give ALT7 a tick. I'm striking everything else. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:08, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Might 7.5 suit better?
  • ALT7.5: ... that while Leslie Goonewardene (pictured) was one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka through inheritance, he re-introduced inheritance tax to the country, giving away much of his fortune? SerAntoniDeMiloni (talk) 09:49, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @SerAntoniDeMiloni: please be aware that a "hook" is just that: a way to "reel in" readers so they'll click on the article to learn more. If you pack everything into an overlong hook, there's no reason to read more. You could shorten your alt this way (and let's stop using fractions in the ALT numbering please:
  • ALT8: ... that while Leslie Goonewardene (pictured) was one of the largest landowners in Sri Lanka, he gave away much of his fortune? Yoninah (talk) 10:10, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Makes sense. Alt 7 likely works best. Many thanks, SerAntoniDeMiloni (talk) 10:35, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
  • OK. Striking unused hooks. Yoninah (talk) 10:37, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Symbol possible vote.svg Returned to noms page until image licensing is sorted. Yoninah (talk) 20:31, 8 August 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ Alexander, Robert Jackson (1991). International Trotskyism, 1929-1985: A Documented Analysis of the Movement. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0-8223-1066-2.
  2. ^ Woodward, Calvin A. (1974). "Sri Lanka's Electoral Experience: From Personal to Party Politics". Pacific Affairs. 47 (4): 455–471. doi:10.2307/2755947. ISSN 0030-851X.

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" ([5])
    • ALT1:... that Mother Kinzig (pictured) is marvelously pretty? "eine wunderhübsche Dame" ([6])
    • ALT2:... that Mother Kinzig (pictured) fell in the Rhine? "Dabei stürzten die Statuen »Vater Rhein« und »Mutter Kinzig« in den Rhein" ([7])

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)

Corachow, I couldn't find a source anywhere that tells Fenn was the first and only co-producer on a Billie Eilish song. I changed the sentence. The Ultimate Boss (talk) 00:20, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

  • The Ultimate Boss, neither of them seem interesting. As you previously stated, Finneas produced every Eilish songs, and Fenn doesn't even have his own page on English Wikipedia. Corachow (talk) 13:46, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Corachow Forget it then. I’ve tried everything but nothing seems to work out for you. Do what you want with the dyk. Idc. The Ultimate Boss (talk) 15:19, 10 August 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. [10]
    • ALT1:... that Rolando Del Maestro used the principles of flight simulation to measure how well surgeons perform brain surgery...? the study involved Del Maestro...introduces a virtual setting of surgical operation that can be used to accurately assess a surgeon’s performance level[11]

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

  • Comment In a somewhat kamikaze move, User:Philafrenzy has stuck a "clarify" tag on the lead. Better fix that! Johnbod (talk) 01:54, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • You don't think "where he has been involved in using virtual reality and artificial intelligence technology with traditional medical school teaching methods and flight simulation to focus research on a neurosurgical training simulator, which allows neurosurgeons to practice brain surgery" needs clarification? (I didn't write that bit) Philafrenzy (talk) 07:19, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Actually I thought that bit just about ok for the lead, but the bit lower down where more detail is given needs clarification. Either way, you probably won't get reviews with a tag in the lead. Johnbod (talk) 11:43, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Which is why I am sure that Whispyhistory, who is the expert on the subject, will be along soon to clarify it. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:56, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you @Johnbod:, I did not notice that tag. Added ALT1 and edited article. @Philafrenzy: please advise. You might have a Leonardo Da Vinci hook.Whispyhistory (talk) 13:47, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
There is little about Leonardo in the article so I would stick with flight simulation but isn't it principles of simulation developed for use in flight simulation, not flight simulation itself? Awake brain surgery could also be the basis of a hook. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:21, 10 August 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)
@Amkgp: There's now a large unsourced section; also, could you please provide a quote from the source supporting the hook, because neither historynet nor the pappaspost source support the entire hook text? Vanamonde (Talk) 21:19, 10 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
  • Comment I like the original hook best, but the current wording suggests this is positively known about them, where it seems to be "as far as is known", or "only surviving" etc. Johnbod (talk) 01:57, 10 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" [12], "Mob of Texans Burns Negroes" [13], "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." [14]
  • 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" [15], "Mob of Texans Burns Negroes" [16], "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." [17]
  • 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" [18], "Mob of Texans Burns Negroes" [19]

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

Symbol delete vote.svg I immediately fail this due to neutrality problems and what looks to be likely copyright violations. However, article length and age are fine, and reliable sources are used. I personally prefer ALT2. Lettlerhello 02:01, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg the direct quotes highlighted by the Earwig tool are not grounds for neutrality issues. Quotes are pemissible to use as long as they are properly cited and attributed and not exessive. Flibirigit (talk) 04:29, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • What are the neutrality issues? --Thats Just Great (talk) 15:52, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
    • "in a barbaric event that extended and amplified regional and national flashpoints for justice.", the first sentence.
      "The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama, two years ago in a setting of six acres. Featured, among other things, is a sculpture by Kwame Akoto-Bamfo of a mother, chain around her neck, infant in her arms, registering a horror she can't escape."
      "Unfortunately, the 2020 COVID crisis kept away most Paris residents due to fears of the disease and social distancing restrictions."
      Please read WP:FIRST. Lettlerhello 16:13, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Changed the quotes. What is wrong with the COVID line? It is based on this article "only a handful of Paris residents attended, largely because of social distancing restrictions imposed by COVID-19" [20]. -- Thats Just Great (talk) 16:38, 10 August 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)
Great. Were you also able to find a more concrete source? Hdolf (talk) 17:49, 8 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).

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)
@Flibirigit: Sorry for delay. QPQ submitted now. -Nizil (talk) 05:30, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Nomination needs a full review. Flibirigit (talk) 16:09, 9 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. [21]

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

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Parts of this article remain unsourced. The lead could be worded better, and has not significantly been edited as the rest of the article was expanded, creating a disconnect between the two. The article as a whole doesn't clearly explain what the "repression" was, outside of the specific incident, so the background should be adjusted to make it clear for readers who would have almost no knowledge of the situation. I also have neutrality concerns, including that there is a section header specifically for allegations which seems pointy, and implications later in the article that the DEA agents were beating people and flying helicopters. CMD (talk) 15:03, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • I've made numerous revisions to more fully source the article and foreground the lack of clarity about the DEA's direct role in the June 27, 1988, violence, which remains a point of contention between the coca growers and the US government. The background now explains the larger coca growers' protest campaign and their opposition to the pending law on coca growing and controlled substances. I've moved the Evo Morales material out of the lead.
Side point: Outside of June 27, the US DEA's on-the-ground/in-helicopters presence is well documented ("Officially, the DEA agents are here as "advisers" to the Leopards, Bolivia's U.S.-trained antinarcotics militia. In fact, the agents -- about 30 at a time, although the exact number is classified -- have moved to the front lines." Washington Post, 1989; "Almost every time that the one Bolivian helicopter assigned to the anti-drug effort in the Chapare takes to the air in search of stamping pits, an American or Bolivian working for the United States Government goes along to help spot targets for ground troops to raid." NY Times, 1986.) Keeping to NPOV, I don't try to disentangle the allegations vs. denials of US agents' participation on June 27, 1988, but rather present and attribute both.–Carwil (talk) 18:27, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 23[edit]

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)

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)
Hi, Reidgreg. Thanks for your input! Also, I would have made the update myself but I am unsure how to edit the image file's public domain tag. I have not made any edits at Wikimedia before. Darwin Naz (talk) 00:51, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
One of the first tags at Commons:Copyright tags/Country-specific tags § United States of America should apply (and can be added in addition to the existing tags), but I'm not certain of the image's publication history and the source website does not seem to be active. You could try asking at Commons:Village pump/Copyright, providing as much information as you can gather. You could also try contacting the original uploader, Materialscientist. – Reidgreg (talk) 08:58, 10 August 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).

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 [22]

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)
Symbol question.svg Substantial article, on fine sources, Japanese sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed, and if not taken the hook should get some detail about timing. For me, you could add to the original that he wished the room to be cremated with him, - interest-raising enough. ... Or say that he climbed a mountain three times at the end of his 70s? ALT1 has too many unfamiliar names before getting to the key, and would be better shorter, imho. I'd approve it if you wish, though. - I am not sure about "Godparent" vs. "Godfather", btw. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
The character used is the same as that in Oyakodon or "mother and child on rice" (not sure which is more objectionable); agreed, though an alt on calligraphy teachers and girls being possessed by foxes might also work.. how about, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 12:13, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

ALT2: ... that explorer Matsuura Takeshirō (pictured) had a one-mat room in which he wished to be cremated?

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).

  • Symbol question.svg @Dumelow: New and long enough, within policy, Earwig finds no copyvios, QPQ done. The hooks have some minor issues. For ALT0, "could lead to" is vague, and there should be an attribution ("according to ...") since it's a prediction. ALT1 isn't particularly interesting, and I think it also applies to design–build contracts. ALT2 generally checks out and I could approve it, but maybe it would be nice to try to make a version with a bit more context about the Latham Report, since it's not going to be familiar to most readers. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 02:09, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Antony-22. How about this variation of ALT2 - Dumelow (talk) 07:44, 9 August 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." ([24]) Source: "Cause of Death: Crash of Yak-38 VTOL fighter during takeoff from aircraft carrier Minsk in the South China Sea." ([25])
    • 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»." ([26])

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).

  • Comment: I did some copy edit of the article. I feel it could use some more mention of the victim being a Dalit, a low caste. – Reidgreg (talk) 12:08, 9 August 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)

Articles created/expanded on July 26[edit]

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]

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).

Symbol question.svg Solid article on good sources, Polish sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed, and while we don't see details that size, it gives a good impression. - I am not happy with the wording of the hook. The fact is fine, but we ignorants (until we read further) don't know yet that Żegata is an organisation, - it needs at least be linked, but perhaps better be mentioned by name. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:14, 9 August 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." ([27])
  • 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)

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)
  • Looks like an IP vandalized the infobox in May 2017, changing the birth date to be eight years earlier, and then another six years earlier than that. The lede retained her correct birth date, but the infobox had date and age wrong. I'm dubious about running a self-referential hook, and a pretty boring one at that: politician is shocked that her age is wrong on Wikipedia (when it had been correct prior to the vandalism and corrected immediately when it was noted). BlueMoonset (talk) 23:58, 9 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)
I think I fixed the things that raised concerns. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:05, 9 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

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

  • @Gerda Arendt: Beginning review. I noticed that citations 1 and 2 have the same URL (but other parameters different). Could you please check if one of these is in error? Correction: Ah, sorry, they're the first two in the references list, but are citations 1 and 4. – Reidgreg (talk) 19:14, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT0a: ... that Rheinsberg, a 1912 "picture book for lovers", was promoted by its creators by offering a free schnapps with its purchase?
  • Symbol question.svgQuery: Will hold approval pending referencing work. Otherwise, nominated 8 days after article creation (waived as new enough), long enough, neutral and well cited. QPQ verified. Hook is interesting and hooky, formatted, neutral, and in article (in three places). All three parts are verifiable to dw.com. I've also offered an abbreviated ALT0a for your consideration. – Reidgreg (talk) 19:43, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
    Seen, but have two things to do first, and then may be too tired. ALT0a is fine, but as it was Tuchoslky's first success, I'd like to give him credit, and plan to write about the illustrator. A great person died, that always "ruins" my plans, but I can't leave such articles tagged ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:19, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Hendrik van den Keere

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

  • Symbol question.svg Article creation versus filing date okay. Article length okay at 5539 B (931 words) readable prose size. Article neutral and well sourced, and I do not see any evident signs of copyvio. QPQ done. Hooks are well within length limit and are neutrally phrased. Between the two I prefer ALT0, since the reader will probably be more intrigued by what an aggressive typeface is knowing how long ago it was.
However, that brings up a problem: the word "aggressive" used in the hooks is not in the article itself. And it needs to be clear whether Keere's style of typeface was considered aggressive back in the 1570s, or now, and by whom.
Some other MoS comments beyond the DYK criteria: Date ranges and page ranges should use endashes not hyphens, per MOS:RANGES. The page ranges themselves are inconsistent regarding whether the end number is in full or abbreviated form. The full link to type colour should probably be used, because many readers will be unfamiliar with this meaning of "colour". The link to Display typeface is best moved out of the quote per MOS:LINKQUOTE – it can go underneath the earlier "display roman". Wasted Time R (talk) 16:01, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Wasted Time R, thanks for the review. This is really great advice. Looking through the sources, I've decided to swap in Kris Sowersby's quote, "narrow, dense and sharp", which I think is the most quotable and succinct of the sources. They say similar things: most similarly Shaw "dark colour, tall x-height, and sharp serifs", also Middendorp "heavier and slightly more condensed", Mosley "slightly more condensed...darker and larger on its body", but Sowersby gets it into three words nicely. I think I've now fixed the things you pointed to in the review as well. Blythwood (talk) 18:22, 10 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: Matsuura Takeshirō
  • 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)
ArnabSaha Hmmm. I'll ping another experienced DYK reviewer User:Yoninah for the second opinion whether the word proposed is ok. I am still concerned that if no source says so outright it borders on WP:OR. Lack of source to the contrary is not necessarily a confirmation of the fact. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:15, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Piotrus, OK. also, I checked multiple Indian cities article, no one mentions before Kolkata. ❯❯❯   S A H A 04:45, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
For what it is worth, I think you are right, but that doesn't mean we can say so per WP:OR. Which is why I asked for another opinion on this. WP:NOTTRUTH etc. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:49, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
I have 1 more thing to add. Even if the British proposal source is controversial, the 1950 Indian proposal can be considered. As per the official website, "It was Dr. B.C. Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, who for the first time conceived the idea in 1949 of building an Underground Railway" and "With a view to finding out an alternative solution to alleviate the suffering of the Kolkatans, the Metropolitan Transport Project (Rlys) was set up in 1969." ❯❯❯   S A H A 07:54, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 31[edit]

Violin Sonata No. 2 (Hindemith)

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).

Articles created/expanded on August 1[edit]

À la poupée

Mary Cassatt, The Fitting, 1890,
Mary Cassatt, The Fitting, 1890,
  • ... that sometimes it took Mary Cassatt and a printer 8 hours hard work to make 8 or 10 coloured prints (example pictured) using à la poupée inking? Source: Cassatt wrote: "...Sometimes we worked all day (eight hours) both as hard as we could work and only printed eight or ten proofs in the day". Quoted in Ives, Colta Feller, The Great Wave: The Influence of Japanese Woodcuts on French Prints, pp 45-46, 1974, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ISBN 0-87099-098-5

5x expanded by Johnbod (talk). Self-nominated at 19:02, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

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)
    • Sports-Reference websites have passed muster at FAC before, so I think that page will be fine for citing Olympic results, which is all it would be used for. Giants2008 (Talk) 19:17, 9 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 [30])

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 [31] 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]

Helen Ballard

Created by Victuallers (talk). Nominated by Mujinga (talk) at 22:37, 9 August 2020 (UTC).

St. Michael, Fürth

St. Michael, Fürth
St. Michael, Fürth
  • ... that the tower of St. Michael (pictured), a church begun in the 12th century, has for centuries dominated Fürth's skyline? Source: several

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 21:59, 9 August 2020 (UTC).

Reticulitermes tibialis

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 17:47, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

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 [35] 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).

Francis Rosa

  • ... that journalist Francis Rosa traveled with the Boston Bruins and "became one of the family"? [36]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).

  • starting review Mujinga (talk) 23:15, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - ?
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - !

QPQ: Red XN - ?
Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg The article overall needs a bit of work since the lead should summarise how long the newspaper ran for and probably some information in the lead should be in its own section instead. The claims in the hook (first, retained, despite) need to be referenced on the actual sentence in which they appear in article and the link(s) given here. I did a copyedit. Hook is catchy, I would recommend removing "even". Please clarify QPQ status. Mujinga (talk) 23:34, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi @Pofka: you asked me elsewhere what I meant by "claims in the hook" above. Wikipedia:Did_you_know#Eligibility_criteria point 3 says "Each fact in the hook must be supported in the article by at least one inline citation to a reliable source, appearing no later than the end of the sentence(s) offering that fact. Citations at the end of the paragraph are not sufficient." Mujinga (talk) 12:11, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Mujinga: Hi, I edited the article and removed word "even" from the hook. Claim "first" is supported by two reliable sources (vle.lt + old.ldm.lt), claims "retained, despite" were added to the article itself and backed with the same reliable references. -- Pofka (talk) 12:40, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Pofka: Great thanks for the edits, the claims in the hooks are now cited with vle.lt and old.ldm.lt links and I'll AGF on them. As the article grows it would be good to put most of the lead into a new section with the references and then summarise the article in the lead. Only issue remaining for now is the QPQ status, if you have previously nominated more than 5 DYKs, then you need to review a DYK nomination yourself, can you clarify that? Mujinga (talk) 12:55, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • @Mujinga: Can you provide information what is QPQ status because I'm unable to find information what is that. I really doubt that I have nominated more than 5 DYKs before. I have previously nominated some, however I do not remember exactly if it was DYKs or "On this day...". What if I cannot clarify that I have nominated more than 5 DYKs? Because I'm 99,9% sure that I didn't. -- Pofka (talk) 21:23, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on August 3[edit]

Ludwig Hoelscher

  • ... that the cellist Ludwig Hoelscher, who played string quartets at home at age nine, performed world premieres of more than 50 compositions? Source: several
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 21:04, 10 August 2020 (UTC).

Three Pieces for Orchestra (Berg)

  • ... that Alban Berg dedicated his Three Pieces for Orchestra to his teacher "Arnold Schönberg with immeasurable gratitude and love" for his 40th birthday in September 1914? Source: several
  • Reviewed: Mandeep Dhillon
  • Comment: The birthday was on 13 September, but the score not "completed" until 23 September (and still changed until 1915, and revised in 1929 ... - I guess the birthday is the best date. There's a good image in the article but he is 13 years too old.

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 07:38, 10 August 2020 (UTC).

Willenhall House

Designs for Willenhall House, 1829
Designs for Willenhall House, 1829
  • ... that all that remains of Willenhall House (design pictured) in north London are the gateposts?
    • ALT1:... that ...?
  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 19:44, 8 August 2020 (UTC).

  • Doing.... -Nizil (talk) 05:16, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg I enjoyed reading this article. New, long enough, neutral, cited, hook interesting, hook short enough, image free and inline citation for hook. I did minor copyediting. QPQ required. I also suggest filling up the infobox, especially Coordinates, not necessary for DYK but good for readers.-Nizil (talk) 05:16, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • I have cropped the image to remove blank parts. The image is low-resolution and would not look good with DYK. The house is visible in image but no text is readable. Image caption mentions "Designs for Willenhall House by John Buonarotti Papworth, 1829". You have uploaded it as your "own work". Do you own that image? If yes, please upload better quality scan. If image is in public domain, please license it as a public domain image. Regards,-Nizil (talk) 05:23, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
I think image of the gatepost would be interesting enough as well for this DYK. -Nizil (talk) 05:31, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the detailed review and spotting the error in the licence which I have corrected. I have found a higher resolution image which I have cropped and substituted above. It's not perfect but should be good enough to run and will intrigue those interested in architectural design. Philafrenzy (talk) 08:35, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you. The new image is far better and enough for DYK. Thanks for updating infobox as well. Hook is sourced from offline source which I am accepting in good faith. Now only QPQ is pending.-Nizil (talk) 07:22, 10 August 2020 (UTC)


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..." ([38])
    • 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" ([39])
  • 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).

Articles created/expanded on August 4[edit]

Ludwig Hoelscher

  • ... that the cellist Ludwig Hoelscher, who played string quartets at home at age nine, performed world premieres of more than 50 compositions? Source: several
  • Reviewed: to come

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 21:04, 10 August 2020 (UTC).

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: [40] "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).

  • Comment: I'd suggest having one metric measurement and one US standard measurement: ...and weights 40,000lb (18,000 KG)
    @Pi: Sounds good. So that would be {{convert|40000|lb}}, producing 40,000 pounds (18,000 kg). {{u|Sdkb}}talk 03:31, 10 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).

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).

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).

  • Comment would be better adding "prehistoric" or "Iron Age" before verraco. Also the article should explain these a bit at the start, rather than assuming readers know what they are. We don't. Johnbod (talk) 19:08, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Hi Johnbod, thanks for the comment. I've rewritten parts of the lead and the beginning of the history section, hopefully providing a better explanation. I've also modified the hooks per your suggestion, and adding a bit more. Alan Islas (talk) 05:59, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Alt0 is infinitely more interesting than alt1 and alt2, imo. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 11:28, 9 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: [41] "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)

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]

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 (pictured)? Source: [44] "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: [45] "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." [47]

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 (