Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 8**
" Cyril Bassett (1892–1983) was a New Zealand recipient of the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth's highest combat award for gallantry at the time. He was the only soldier serving with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War to receive this award. Born in A…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 8**
"Shops in Skagway Historic District in traditional wooden style, Alaska, United States. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 8**
"August 8: Eid al-Ghadir (Shia Islam, 2020) LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin 1264 – Reconquista: In the early stages of the Mudéjar revolt, Muslim rebels captured the alcázar of the city of Jerez in present-day Spain, holding it for about two months. 1576 – The cornerstone of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe's observa…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 7**
" Battle of Hohenfriedberg, as depicted by Carl Röchling The Second Silesian War (1744–1745) was a conflict between Prussia and Austria which confirmed Prussia's control of Silesia (now in south-western Poland). The war was fought mainly in Silesia, Bohemia, and Upper Saxony and formed one theatre o…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 7**
"Martyrs' Window in the south aisle of the nave of Freiburg Minster, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Anonymous master, around 1270–80; complemented by Fritz Geiges, around 1922. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 7**
"August 7: Assyrian Martyrs Day (1933) Badge of Military Merit 1461 – Ming general Cao Qin staged a failed coup against the Tianshun Emperor. 1782 – The Badge of Military Merit (pictured), the precursor to the U.S. Purple Heart, was established as a military decoration of the Continental Army. 1946 – Th…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 6**
" Daphnée Duplaix The Russell family is a fictional family on the American soap opera Passions, which aired on NBC (1999–2007) and on DirecTV (2007–2008). Created by the soap's founder and head writer James E. Reilly, the family originally consisted of the married couple Eve and T. C. Russell and th…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 6**
"Nasturtium leaves with water drops stacked from 18 pictures. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 6**
"August 6 Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima after the Little Boy explosion 1777 – The Battle of Oriskany, one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolutionary War, was fought about 6 mi (10 km) east of Fort Stanwix, New York. 1945 – World War II: The U.S. Army Air Force bomber Enola Gay dropped the Li…"
Wikimedia Foundation News: **Wikimedia Foundation kicks-off fundraising campaign in India**
"Recently, the Wikimedia Foundation began a fundraising campaign on Wikipedia in India, inviting anyone who relies on Wikipedia to support its future. Banners are appearing on the English Wikipedia in India, asking readers to consider contributin…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 5**
" The Eurasian crag martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris) is a small swallow with brown upperparts, paler underparts, and a white-spotted square tail. It breeds in mountains in southern Eurasia and northwestern Africa. It is larger and has brighter tail spots than the three other species in its genus. Man…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 5**
"Tübingen, Germany: The so-called Neckarfront consists almost entirely of listed buildings. This photo shows it as seen from the Plataneninsel (plane tree island). In the middle on the river Neckar there is a Stocherkahn (punt) passing, very typical for Tübingen. On the left you see the H…"
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 5**
"August 5: Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day in Croatia (1995); Tu B'Av (Judaism, 2020) Marilyn Monroe 1816 – Sir John Barrow, secretary at the Admiralty, rejected a proposal to use Francis Ronalds's electrical telegraph, deeming it "wholly unnecessary". 1916 – First World War: The British Empire's …"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 4**
" Thompson's plat of Chicago James Thompson (1789–1872) was an American surveyor who created the first plat of Chicago (pictured), completing it on August 4, 1830. Born in South Carolina, Thompson moved to Kaskaskia in southern Illinois as a young man and lived in the area for the rest of his life. …"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 4**
"Winged altar at Blaubeuren Abbey church, Baden-Württemberg, Germany "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 4**
"August 4 Napoleon at the Battle of Lonato 1783 – Mount Asama in Japan began a climactic eruption, which exacerbated the Great Tenmei famine and led to thousands of deaths. 1796 – French Revolutionary Wars: Commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte (depicted), the French Army of Italy decisively defeated an Austr…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 3**
" B. sessilis var. cordata Banksia sessilis is a large shrub or small tree in the family Proteaceae. First collected and described by Robert Brown in the early 19th century, the species grows widely throughout southwest Western Australia. It has prickly dark green leaves and dome-shaped cream-yellow…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 3**
"Schlumbergera. Flowering houseplant. A nice white selection. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 3**
"August 3: Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism, 2020) Jesse Owens in the long jump at the 1936 Olympics 1857 – Indian Rebellion: An eight-day siege by a force of more than 10,000 against a fortified outbuilding occupied by 68 British troops ended when a relief party dispersed the besiegers. 1936 – African-American…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 2**
" Hiromichi Tanaka Trials of Mana is a 1995 action role-playing game developed and published by Square for the Super Famicom. The third installment in the Mana series, it follows three heroes in a high fantasy world as they attempt to claim the Mana Sword. The game features three lengthy main plotli…"