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This is a record of material that was recently featured on the Main Page as part of Did you know (DYK). Recently created new articles, greatly expanded former stub articles and recently promoted good articles are eligible; you can submit them for consideration.

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16 September 2019

  • 12:00, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building
  • 00:00, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Silver dirham minted in the name of Ziyad ibn Abi Sufyan
Silver dirham minted in the name of Ziyad ibn Abi Sufyan
  • ... that Ziyad ibn Abi Sufyan (dirhams pictured), the first governor of a unified Iraqi province, restarted the Muslim conquests in Khurasan?
  • ... that Yella Beezy's father was murdered when the rapper was 12 years old?
  • ... that a dark form of the Angolan slender mongoose is found to the south of the Cunene River and a pale form to the north?
  • ... that Thuy Trang became so ill on her voyage out of Saigon to seek political asylum in the US that other passengers wanted to throw her overboard, thinking she was dead?
  • ... that the Bronx–Whitestone Bridge's stiffening trusses accounted for a quarter of the weight held up by its suspension cables, contributing to the bridge's deterioration and necessitating their removal?
  • ... that after studying excavated legal documents from the ancient Qin dynasty, Gao Heng concluded that Qin's sentence of penal servitude was a lifelong punishment?
  • ... that Ariana Grande's song "In My Head" includes a voicemail recorded by her best friend, Doug Middlebrook, because it suited the lyrics?
  • ... that in 1862, the pilot of the steamboat Spread Eagle rammed into the Emilie in a desperate attempt to reach Fort Benton first?

15 September 2019

  • 12:00, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Pholiota squarrosoides
Pholiota squarrosoides
  • 00:00, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Samarjitsinh Gaekwad in 2017
Samarjitsinh Gaekwad

14 September 2019

  • 12:00, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Empress Elisabeth Bridge in 1910
Empress Elisabeth Bridge
  • 00:00, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Chinese sang de boeuf bowl
Chinese sang de boeuf bowl

13 September 2019

  • 12:00, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Trypanosoma parasites in blood
Trypanosoma parasites in blood
  • 00:00, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Nadia Murad in 2015
Nadia Murad

12 September 2019

  • 12:00, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Painting of Jean-François Champollion in 1823
Jean-François Champollion
  • 00:00, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Glastonbury Tor and the 14th-century tower of St Michael's Church
Glastonbury Tor and the 14th-century
tower of St Michael's Church

11 September 2019

  • 12:00, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Map of Poland showing provinces and counties declared LGBT-free zones
Map of Poland showing provinces and counties declared LGBT-free zones
  • 00:00, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Carolina Reaper
Carolina Reaper

10 September 2019

  • 12:00, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
"The Brooch, Eva Mudocci" by Edvard Munch
The Brooch, Eva Mudocci
by Edvard Munch
  • 00:00, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
Betula leopoldae leaf fossil
Betula leopoldae leaf fossil

9 September 2019

  • 12:00, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
Aerial view of Mikhailovsky Garden
Aerial view of Mikhailovsky Garden
  • 00:48, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
Patricia Ortega in 2017
Patricia Ortega

8 September 2019

  • 14:48, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
West Point cadets toss their hats.
West Point cadets toss their hats.
  • 04:48, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
Lebombo wattle in the sand forest
Lebombo wattle in the sand forest

7 September 2019

  • 13:42, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Samragyee RL Shah in 2017
Samragyee RL Shah
  • 00:00, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt in 2014
Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt

6 September 2019

  • 12:00, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Joseph J. Himmel
Joseph J. Himmel
  • 00:00, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
The Buckie Cathedral, viewed from the sea
The Buckie Cathedral, viewed from the sea

5 September 2019

  • 12:00, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
Aleksei Grishin and his Olympics gold medal on a 2010 Belarusian stamp
Aleksei Grishin on a Belarusian stamp
  • 00:00, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
Enischnomyia fossil in Dominican amber
Enischnomyia fossil in Dominican amber

4 September 2019

  • 12:00, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Carlisle Military Academy students, 1910
Carlisle Military Academy students, 1910
  • 00:00, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Montanhof in Hamburg's Kontorhaus District
Montanhof in Hamburg's Kontorhaus District

3 September 2019

  • 12:00, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Figurines of Jewish men in Kraków, the one at left holding a coin and bag
Figurines of Jewish men in Kraków
  • 00:00, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Brooklyn Army Terminal
Brooklyn Army Terminal

2 September 2019

  • 12:00, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
John Hiller in 1976
John Hiller in 1976
  • 00:00, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Largest knife and fork of 1876
Largest knife and fork
of 1876

1 September 2019

  • 12:00, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
Apple dumplings
Apple dumplings
  • 00:00, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
Bruce McCandless II during a 1984 spacewalk
Bruce McCandless II during a 1984 spacewalk


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