Wikipedia 'Featured article': **October 23**
" Harukichi Hyakutake The Battle for Henderson Field (23–26 October 1942) on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands was the third of three land offensives conducted by the Japanese during the Guadalcanal campaign of World War II. U.S. Army and Marine forces under Major General Alexander Vandegrift def…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **October 23**
"Sunrise in the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **October 23**
"October 23: Mole Day Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis 1641 – Irish Catholic gentry in Ulster tried to seize control of Dublin Castle, the seat of English rule in Ireland, to force concessions to Catholics. 1850 – The first National Women's Rights Convention, presided over by Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis …"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **October 22**
" Charles Scott (April 1739 – October 22, 1813) was an 18th-century American soldier who was elected the fourth governor of Kentucky in 1808. Orphaned at an early age, Scott served during the French and Indian War and returned to active military service in 1775 in the American Revolution. In Augus…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **October 22**
"Adam Thoroughgood House, built circa 1719. Thoroughgood was a prominent early settler of what is now Virginia Beach, Virginia. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **October 22**
"October 22: International Stuttering Awareness Day Train wreck at Gare Montparnasse 1633 – Ming Chinese naval forces defeated a Dutch East India Company fleet in the Taiwan Strait, the largest naval encounter between Chinese and European forces before the First Opium War more than two hundred years l…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **October 21**
" The children's graves The Aberfan disaster was the catastrophic collapse of a coal-mining spoil tip that caused the deaths of 116 children and 28 adults on 21 October 1966. The tip had been created on a mountain slope above the Welsh village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil, and overlaid a natura…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **October 21**
"Aciagrion occidentale, Green striped slender dartlet, is a species of damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae found in India, Sri Lanka. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **October 21**
"October 21 Florence Nightingale 1520 – The islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon near Canada were visited by Portuguese explorer João Álvares Fagundes, who named them "Islands of the 11,000 Virgins". 1854 – Florence Nightingale (pictured) with a staff of 38 nurses and 15 nuns were sent to Turkey to he…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **October 20**
" Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Big-Hearted Will Take Away the Bride) is an Indian romance film directed by Aditya Chopra, and co-written with him by Javed Siddiqui. Released on 20 October 1995, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol (pictured). It focuses on Raj and S…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **October 20**
"Main nave of the Church of the Society of Jesus (La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús), a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. The exterior doesn't give an idea of the beauty of the interior, with a large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carv…"
Wikipedia 'On this day': **October 20**
"October 20 Maria Theresa of Austria 1740 – Under the terms of the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, Maria Theresa (pictured) assumed the throne of the Habsburg Monarchy in Austria. 1944 – World War II: Fulfilling a promise he made two years previously, General Douglas MacArthur landed on Leyte to begin the…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **October 19**
" Evesham Abbey bell tower Roger Norreis (died c. 1224) was a medieval Abbot of Evesham in England. A native of northern England, his family was probably of Norse origin. He was a monk at Christ Church Priory, the cathedral chapter of Canterbury Cathedral, and in 1187 he was appointed treasurer of…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **October 19**
"Pyrus pyrifolia "Raja" cultivar fruit, Virginia Beach, Virginia. These pears have an orangy tinge because they are fully ripe. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **October 19**
"October 19 Streptomycin 1596 – The Spanish ship San Felipe was shipwrecked on the Japanese island of Shikoku and its cargo was confiscated by the local daimyō. 1864 – American Civil War: Despite incurring nearly twice as many casualties as the Confederates, the Union Army emerged victorious in the Ba…"
Wikimedia Foundation News: **Women in Red is changing Wikipedia’s coverage of women, one article at a time**
"The news that optical physicist Donna Strickland did not have a Wikipedia page before winning the Nobel Prize in Physics brought renewed attention to Women in Red, a long-standing volunteer effort to add more biographies about women to th…"
Wikimedia Foundation News: **Wikipedia is a mirror of the world’s gender biases**
"This post ran in the Los Angeles Times on 18 October 2018. When Donna Strickland won the Nobel Prize this month, she became only the third woman in history to receive the award in physics. An optical physicist at the University of Waterloo, Strickland i…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **October 18**
" SMS Kaiser Karl der Grosse (His Majesty's Ship Charlemagne) was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the Kaiser Friedrich III class, launched on 18 October 1899 at the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg for the Imperial German Navy. A shipyard strike and an accidental grounding delayed her completion…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **October 18**
"Leaves of grass at sunrise in the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **October 18**
"October 18: Feast day of Saint Luke; Vijayadashami (Hinduism, 2018); Independence Day in Azerbaijan (1991); Alaska Day (1867) Bob Beamon 1356 – The most significant earthquake to have occurred in Central Europe in recorded history destroyed Basel, Switzerland, and caused much destruction in a vast re…"