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January 19 Wikipedia featured article

Hoodoo Mountain

Hoodoo Mountain is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Its flat-topped summit is covered by an ice cap that is more than 100 metres (330 feet) thick and at least 3 kilometres (2 miles) in diameter, and has an elevation of 1,850 metres (6,070 feet). The primary rock types comprising the volcano are phonolite and trachyte, which were deposited during six periods of eruptive activity beginning about 85,000 years ago. There was at least one period of explosive activity. The latest eruptive period began around 10,000 years ago. A lava flow covering the southwestern slope may have been produced within the last few hundred years. There have been periods of seismic activity since at least the mid-1980s, indicating possible future eruptions. Two valley glaciers on the sides of the mountain have retreated significantly over the last hundred years. The closest communities are more than 30 kilometres (20 miles) away. (Full article…)

January 18 Wikipedia featured article

Lumbee Indians fighting Ku Klux Klansmen during the incident

Lumbee Indians fighting Ku Klux Klansmen during the incident

The Battle of Hayes Pond was an armed confrontation between members of a Ku Klux Klan organization and Native Americans of the Lumbee Tribe at a Klan rally near Maxton, North Carolina, on the night of January 18, 1958. The rally was planned by Klan leader James W. “Catfish” Cole who sought to uphold racial segregation in Robeson County. Cole hoped his gathering would have a large turnout and widely advertised it, infuriating the Lumbee community. On the night of the rally, hundreds of Lumbees, many armed, encircled the Klansmen in the field at Hayes Pond where they had assembled. After an altercation in which the single light in the field was destroyed, the Lumbees began firing their weapons and most of the Klansmen fled. The Lumbees then seized Klan regalia before police restored order. Afterwards, Cole was convicted for inciting a riot. The event was widely covered in the local and national press. (Full article…)

January 17 Wikipedia featured article

Exit A of Chinatown station

Exit A of Chinatown station

Chinatown MRT station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange on the North East line (NEL) and Downtown line (DTL) in Outram, Singapore. It is located near landmarks such as the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Masjid Jamae (Chulia), Chinatown Point and People’s Park Complex. Announced in 1996 and completed in 2003, the NEL station was one of the most challenging projects during that line’s construction, requiring diversion of roads, and preservation of the Garden Bridge. In 2007, an interchange with the DTL at this station was announced. The DTL platforms opened in 2013. Each of the six entrances has glass structures, with the Pagoda Street entrance having a pavilion-style transparent roof structure (pictured) and the DTL entrance having an elliptical shape. The NEL concourse and platforms feature calligraphy as part of The Phoenix’s-Eye Domain by Tan Swie Hian, while the DTL concourse walls feature artworks of clothes lines as part of Flying Colours by Cheo Chai Hiang. (Full article…)

January 16 Wikipedia featured article

Sigourney Weaver, who played Dana Barrett

Sigourney Weaver, who played Dana Barrett

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The comedy film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as a trio of eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. It also stars Sigourney Weaver (pictured) and Rick Moranis, and features Annie Potts, William Atherton, and Ernie Hudson in supporting roles. Ghostbusters was released on June 8, 1984, to critical acclaim, with Murray’s performance often praised, and became a cultural phenomenon. The film earned $282.2 million during its initial run, making it the second-highest-grossing film of 1984 in the United States and Canada, and the then–highest-grossing comedy ever. In 2015, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. With a dedicated fan following, the film’s success launched a multi-billion dollar multimedia franchise, including sequels, television series, video games, and a reboot of the original. (Full article…)

January 15 Wikipedia featured article

Rampart, ditch, and bank of the Trundle

Rampart, ditch, and bank of the Trundle

The Trundle is a hillfort from the Iron Age on St Roche’s Hill, north of Chichester, England. It is built on the site of a causewayed enclosure, a form of early Neolithic earthwork. Causewayed enclosures were built in England from shortly before 3700 BC until about 3300 BC; their purpose is not known. A chapel dedicated to St Roche was built on the hill around the end of the 14th century; it was in ruins by 1570. The hillfort is still a substantial earthwork (pictured), but the Neolithic site was unknown until 1925. Causewayed enclosures were new to archaeology at the time and an aerial photograph persuaded archaeologist E. Cecil Curwen to excavate the site in 1928 and 1930. These early digs established a construction date of about 500 BC to 100 BC for the hillfort, and proved the existence of the Neolithic site. In 2011 the Gathering Time project used radiocarbon dating to conclude that the Neolithic part of the site was probably constructed no earlier than the mid–4th millennium BC. (Full article…)

January 14 Wikipedia featured article

David Bowie in 2002

David Bowie in 2002

Low is the 11th studio album by the English musician David Bowie, released on 14 January 1977 by RCA Records. Recording sessions began at Hérouville‘s Château d’Hérouville in September 1976 and ended in October at Hansa Studios in West Berlin. The cover artwork, a profile of Bowie from the film The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), was intended as a visual pun, meaning “low profile”. RCA refused to issue Low for three months, fearing it would be a commercial failure. Upon release, it divided critical opinion and received little promotion from either RCA or Bowie. Nevertheless, the album reached number two on the UK Albums Chart and number eleven on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. Two singles were released: “Sound and Vision“, which peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart, and “Be My Wife“. In later decades, critics have rated Low one of Bowie’s best works, and it has appeared on several lists of the greatest albums of all time. (Full article…)