Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 15**
"August 15: Independence Day in India (1947) Syngman Rhee 718 – Forces of the Umayyad Caliphate abandoned their year-long siege of Constantinople, causing the caliphate to give up its goal of conquering the Byzantine Empire. 1511 – Afonso de Albuquerque captured the city of Malacca, giving Portugal con…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 14**
" Bobby Eaton (born August 14, 1958) is a retired American professional wrestler who made his debut in 1976. He worked mainly in tag teams, including The Midnight Express. Under the management of Jim Cornette, Eaton originally teamed with Dennis Condrey and, later on, with Stan Lane. He has also pa…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 14**
"Ruin of the former Carmelite Church in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 14**
"August 14: Independence Day in Pakistan (1947) Roosevelt and Churchill aboard USS Augusta (CA-31) 1842 – American Indian Wars: American general William J. Worth declared the Second Seminole War to be over. 1901 – Gustave Whitehead allegedly made a successful powered flight of his Number 21 aircraft in…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 13**
" New York State Route 22 is a north–south state highway in eastern New York in the United States. It runs parallel to the state's eastern edge from the outskirts of New York City to the hamlet of Mooers in Clinton County. At 337 miles (542 km), it is the state's longest north–south route. The sout…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 13**
"Toyota Land Cruiser at the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. During the winter, the Salar de Uyuni is mostly dry but a small patch close to the city of Uyuni remains covered with water. This photo was taken at sunrise time. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 13**
"August 13: Opha May Johnson 554 – As a reward for over 60 years of service to the Byzantine Empire, Emperor Justinian I granted Liberius extensive estates in Italy. 1704 – War of the Spanish Succession: The Duke of Marlborough led Allied forces to a crucial victory in the Battle of Blenheim. 1868 – A …"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 12**
" Banksia telmatiaea, the swamp fox banksia, is a shrub that grows in marshes and swamps along the lower west coast of Australia. It is an upright bush up to 2 m (7 ft) tall, with narrow leaves and a pale brown flower spike, which can produce profuse quantities of nectar. The leaves have a green up…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 12**
"Eligma narcissus is a moth in the Nolidae family. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 12**
"August 12 A quagga in London Zoo 1099 – The First Crusade concluded with the Battle of Ascalon and Fatimid forces under Al-Afdal Shahanshah retreating to Egypt. 1883 – The last known quagga (example pictured), a subspecies of the plains zebra, died at the Natura Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam. 1914 –…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 11**
" James B. Longacre (August 11, 1794 – January 1, 1869) was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint (1844–1869). He was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, becoming an apprentice in an engraving firm. He portrayed some of the leading men of his day in illustrations; support from some, such …"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 11**
"Entrance hall of the regional court of Berlin located in Littenstrasse 12-17 in Berlin-Mitte. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 11**
"August 11: Independence Day in Chad (1960) DJ Kool Herc 106 – The region of Dacia, comprising parts of modern Romania, became a province of the Roman Empire. 1492 – The first papal conclave held in the Sistine Chapel elected Roderic Borja as Pope Alexander VI to succeed Pope Innocent VIII. 1952 – King…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 10**
" Bill McCann (1892–1957) was a decorated soldier of World War I, a barrister, and a prominent figure in the military and ex-service community of South Australia during the interwar period. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force as a private in 1914, and rose through the ranks to be commissio…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 10**
"Usain Bolt (Jamaica) during the 100 m heat of the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 10**
"August 10 Louvre Pyramid 1755 – The first wave of the Expulsion of the Acadians from the present-day Canadian Maritime provinces by the British began with the Bay of Fundy Campaign at Chignecto. 1793 – The Louvre (Louvre Pyramid pictured), today the world's most visited museum, officially opened in Pa…"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 9**
" Helicopter 66 (US Navy bureau no. 152711) was a Sikorsky Sea King used for the water recovery of many of NASA's Apollo astronauts, including those returning from the first manned moon landing in 1969. Space historian Dwayne A. Day has called it "one of the most famous, or at least most iconic, hel…"
Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **August 9**
"Plectranthus scutellarioides, Coleus, at Norfolk Botanical Garden. "
Wikipedia 'On this day': **August 9**
"August 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples; National Women's Day in South Africa Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki 1902 – Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark were crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 1945 – World War II: USAAF bomber Bockscar dropped …"
Wikipedia 'Featured article': **August 8**
" The Dawn of Love is an oil painting by English artist William Etty, first exhibited in 1828. Loosely based on a passage from John Milton's 1634 Comus, it shows Venus leaning across to wake the sleeping Love by stroking his wings. It was very poorly received when first exhibited; the stylised Venus…"