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Wikimedia Blog: Why it took a long time to build that tiny link preview on Wikipedia

"The history of page previews."

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/04/20/why-it-took-a-long-time-to-build-that-tiny-link-preview-on-wikipedia/

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': April 20

"Knuckles' Chaotix is a side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Sega for the 32X, first released on April 20, 1995. A spin-off of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, the game features Knuckles the Echidna and the four Chaotix, who try to prevent Doctor Robotnik and Metal Sonic from conque…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': April 20

"A tape head cleaner cassette made of clear hard plastic. The plastic is birefringent and demonstrates internal stress as coloured patterns (photoelasticity) when photographed using cross polarisation. The polarising light source (an LCD monitor) has been rotated such that the polarising …"

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Wikipedia 'On this day': April 20

"April 20: Ridván begins at sunset (Bahá'í Faith); 4/20 (cannabis culture) Danica Patrick 1535 – The appearance of sun dogs over Stockholm, Sweden, inspired the painting Vädersolstavlan, the oldest colour depiction of the city. 1818 – Four days after the Court of King's Bench in England upheld a murder …"

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Wikimedia Blog: Wikimedia and The Met: A shared digital vision

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Wikimedia Foundation are partners on a simple shared mission: connecting audiences to open knowledge, ideas, and creativity on a global scale."

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/04/19/wikimedia-the-met-shared-digital-vision/

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': April 19

" The 6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia was a peacetime infantry regiment that was activated by the Union army in the American Civil War. On April 19, 1861, the regiment was on its way to Washington, D.C. in response to President Abraham Lincoln's initial call for troops when it was attac…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': April 19

"Salvatore Puccio from Sky team - 1st stage Tour of Slovenia 2015. Time trial on the streets of Ljubljana, Slovenia. "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': April 19

"April 19: Feast of Saint Alphege (Western Christianity); Independence Day in Israel (2018) Mae West 797 – Byzantine emperor Constantine VI was captured, blinded, and imprisoned by the supporters of his mother Irene. 1713 – With no living male heirs, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI issued the Pragmatic Sa…"

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Wikimedia Blog: How we designed page previews for Wikipedia — and what could be done with them in the future

"Yesterday, we released a new feature for Wikipedia’s readers on desktop—page previews. Here's a few design nuances behind this feature."

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/04/18/how-we-designed-page-previews-for-wikipedia/

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Wikimedia Blog: Victory in Greece: Legal case ended against Wikipedia editor

"A long-running case in Greece has come to a close with all claims dropped."

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/04/18/greece-legal-case-ended/

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': April 18

" Famous Fantastic Mysteries was an American science fiction and fantasy pulp magazine published from 1939 to 1953, edited by Mary Gnaedinger. It was launched by the Munsey Company to reprint stories from their magazines, including Argosy. Frequently reprinted authors included George Allan England, …"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': April 18

"A Cirrus fibratus cloud front on evening sky as seen over Austnesfjorden from Sildpollneset in Austvågøya, Lofoten, Norway in April 2015. "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': April 18

"April 18: Yom Hazikaron in Israel (2018) Ezra Pound 1738 – By royal decree, Philip V of Spain established the Real Academia de la Historia. 1915 – World War I: French aviator Roland Garros landed his aircraft behind enemy lines and was taken prisoner. 1938 – Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Sh…"

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Wikimedia Blog: Navigating through Wikipedia articles on desktop just got a lot easier

"Page previews, deployed today, is one of the largest changes to desktop Wikipedia made in recent years."

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/04/17/wikipedia-page-previews/

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': April 17

" Yvonne Fletcher was fatally wounded on 17 April 1984 by a shot coming from the Libyan embassy on St James's Square in London. She had been deployed as a constable of the Metropolitan Police to monitor a demonstration against the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. During the protest, two unknown gunmen…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': April 17

"View of the Castle of Zafra, Campillo de Dueñas, Guadalajara, Spain. The castle was built in the late 12th or early 13th centuries on a sandstone outcrop and stands on the site of a former Visigothic and Moorish fortification that fell into Christian hands in 1129. It had considerable st…"

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Wikipedia 'On this day': April 17

"April 17: Evacuation Day (1946); Tax Day in the United States (2018) Kaunas Castle (reconstructed) 1362 – Lithuanian Crusade: After a month-long siege, the Teutonic Order captured and destroyed Kaunas Castle (reconstruction pictured) in Lithuania. 1907 – The first of three dreadnought battleships for B…"

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': April 16

" A. farreri, the first taxon that Stearn described William T. Stearn (16 April 1911 – 9 May 2001) was a British botanist. Born in Cambridge in 1911, he was largely self-educated. He was librarian at the Royal Horticultural Society in London from 1933 to 1952 and then moved to the Natural History Mu…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': April 16

"A MK-46 exercise torpedo is launched from the deck of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a torpedo launch exercise in Philippine Sea. "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': April 16

"April 16: Patriots' Day in various U.S. states (2018) Harriet Quimby 1818 – The United States Senate ratified the Rush–Bagot Treaty, which laid the basis for a demilitarized boundary between the U.S. and British North America. 1847 – New Zealand Wars: A minor Māori chief was accidentally shot by a juni…"

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