Wikimedia Foundation News: **Partnerships make it possible: Behind our role in Google Code-in 2018**
"Wikimedia’s Developer Advocacy Team exists to support the staff and volunteer software developers and technologists who ensure that the free knowledge on Wikipedia and its sister projects is always avai…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **February 20**
" Hurricane Juan was a large and erratic tropical cyclone that looped twice near the Louisiana coast, causing widespread flooding. It was the tenth named storm of the 1985 Atlantic hurricane season, forming in the central Gulf of Mexico in late October. Juan made landfall near Morgan City. Weaken…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **February 20**
"Female village weaver (Ploceus cucullatus cucullatus) in The Gambia "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **February 20**
"February 20 Avro CF-105 Arrow 1816 – Italian composer Gioachino Rossini's opera buffa The Barber of Seville was hissed at by the audience during its debut at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. 1835 – An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8.2 Ms devastated Concepción, Chile, and the resulting tsuna…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **February 19**
" Millennium Stadium The Wales national rugby union team competes annually in the Six Nations Championship with England, France, Ireland, Italy and Scotland. The governing body, the Welsh Rugby Union, was established in 1881, the same year that Wales played their first international against Engla…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **February 19**
"The Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum) in Munich is one of the most important museums of decorative arts in Europe and one of the largest art museums in Germany. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **February 19**
"February 19 Henry Ossian Flipper 1600 – The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina erupted in the largest volcanic explosion in South America in historical times. 1811 – Peninsular War: An outnumbered French force under Édouard Mortier routed and nearly destroyed the Spanish at the Battle of the Gebora…"
Wikimedia Foundation News: **To bridge Peru’s digital divide, these researchers are taking Wikipedia offline**
"For many years, the Wikimedia Foundation’s vision statement has asked us to imagine how the world would be changed if every single person on Earth had access to the “sum of all knowle…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **February 18**
" Clinton County Courthouse Lock Haven is a city in and the county seat of Clinton County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Located near the confluence of the West Branch Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Creek, it is the principal city of the Lock Haven Micropolitan Statistical Area, in a combi…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **February 18**
"Lion (Panthera leo), male, Chobe National Park, Botswana. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **February 18**
"February 18: Family Day in various regions of Canada (2019); Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day) in the United States (2019) Chelsea Manning 1766 – A mutiny by captive Malagasy began on the slave ship Meermin, leading to the ship's destruction on Cape Agulhas in present-day South Africa and the …"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **February 17**
" Apus is a small constellation in the southern sky. It represents a bird-of-paradise, and its name (from Greek for "without feet") was chosen because the bird-of-paradise was once wrongly believed to lack feet. First depicted on a celestial globe by Petrus Plancius in 1598, it was charted on a s…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **February 17**
"A footbridge reflected in the former salt ponds of Peyriac-de-Mer, France. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **February 17**
"February 17: Independence Day in Kosovo (2008) Geraldine Farrar as Madama Butterfly 1814 – War of the Sixth Coalition: Napoleon led a French army to a crushing victory in the Battle of Mormant, nearly destroying a Russian division. 1859 – The French Navy captured the Citadel of Saigon, a fortress th…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **February 16**
" Illustration of a skull Pseudoryzomys is a rodent from south-central South America in the family Cricetidae. Found in lowland palm savanna and thorn scrub habitats, it is a medium-sized rat, weighing about 50 grams (1.8 oz). It has gray-brown fur, long and narrow hindfeet with small membranes b…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **February 16**
"View of of one of the 5 buildings in the Masoudieh Mansion, Tehran, Iran. The mansion dates from 1878 and is named after the son of Persia's king Naser Al-Din Shah Masoud Mirza. The building houses the first Iranian library and museum back to the beginning of the 20th century. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **February 16**
"February 16: Day of the Shining Star in North Korea Tutankhamun's funerary mask 1249 – Louis IX of France dispatched André de Longjumeau as his ambassador to the Mongol Empire. 1862 – American Civil War: A Union victory in the Battle of Fort Donelson gave General Ulysses S. Grant the nickname "Uncon…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **February 15**
" Eddie Guerrero No Way Out (2004) was an American professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), held on February 15 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. Sponsored by THQ, it was the sixth event produced under the No Way Out name and starred wre…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **February 15**
"The Maximilianeum in Munich, seat of the Bavarian State Legislature, at night with light trails created by a passing streetcar. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **February 15**
"February 15: National Flag of Canada Day; Statehood Day in Serbia (1804) Don Dunstan 1898 – The United States Navy battleship USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana, Cuba, killing more than 260 people and precipitating the Spanish–American War. 1949 – Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux began…"