Wikimedia Blog: Wikipedia volunteers and free knowledge leaders gather in Cape Town for the first annual “Wikimania” conference in sub-saharan Africa

"First ever Wikimania in sub-Saharan Africa will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites. …"

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/07/20/wikimania-2018/

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Wikimedia Blog: Wikimedia releases ninth transparency report

"Our newly-released transparency report highlights the requests we received in the first half of 2018."

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/07/20/wikimedia-releases-ninth-transparency-report/

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': July 20

" Ramesses VI was the fifth ruler of the Twentieth Dynasty of Egypt. He succeeded Ramesses V and reigned for about eight years in the mid-to-late 12th century BC before dying in his forties. Egypt lost control of its last strongholds in Canaan around the time of his reign. The pharaoh's power waned i…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': July 20

"The hydroplane boat, Ellstrom Elam Plus, at the 2006 Madison Regatta "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': July 20

"July 20: Independence Day in Colombia (1810) Special Olympics athletes in 2013 792 – Byzantine–Bulgarian wars: Bulgarian forces under Kardam routed the Byzantines, forcing them to retreat to Constantinople. 1807 – French brothers Claude and Nicéphore Niépce received a patent for their Pyréolophore, one …"

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': July 19

" The Battle of Verrières Ridge was part of the Battle of Normandy, in northwestern France, during the Second World War. Two Canadian infantry divisions—with additional support from the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade—fought elements of three German SS Panzer divisions. The battle began on 19 July 1944…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': July 19

"The Temple of Garni (lit. "pagan temple of Garni") is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia and was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the sun god Mihr. According …"

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Wikipedia 'On this day': July 19

"July 19 SS Great Britain in 2005 998 – Arab–Byzantine wars: After an initial Byzantine victory in the Battle of Apamea, a lone Kurdish rider managed to kill Byzantine commander Damian Dalassenos, allowing Fatimid troops to turn the tide of the battle. 1843 – SS Great Britain (pictured), the first ocean-…"

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Wikimedia Blog: Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia

"The Wikimedia Foundation and Switzerland-based Kiwix announce a global collaboration to increase offline access to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia sites."

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/07/18/wikimedia-foundation-and-kiwix-partner-to-grow-offline-access-to-wikipedia/

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': July 18

" Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader. A Xhosa, in the 1940s he joined the African National Congress (ANC) party and campaigned against the white-only government's system of apartheid, a form of racial segregation that …"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': July 18

"Panoramic view of the Mezcala Bridge on Highway 95 in Mexico "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': July 18

"July 18 Silvio Berlusconi 1290 – Edward I issued an edict expelling all Jews from England. 1806 – A gunpowder magazine explosion in Birgu, Malta, killed around 200 people. 1949 – Francisco Javier Arana, Chief of the Armed Forces of Guatemala, was killed in a shootout with supporters of President Juan Jo…"

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Wikimedia Blog: Offline-Pedia converts old televisions into Wikipedia readers

"Old televisions are being repurposed to run offline versions of Wikipedia."

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/07/17/offline-pedia/

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': July 17

" Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (18 June 1901 – 17 July 1918) was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. She was murdered with her family by members of the Cheka, the Bolshevik secret police. The loc…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': July 17

"Two SBB RABDe 500 "ICN" tilting trains on the Jura foot railway line, at Twann, with Lake Biel in the back "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': July 17

"July 17: Constitution Day in South Korea (1948) Churchill, Truman, and Stalin at the Potsdam Conference 1771 – Dene men, acting as guides to Samuel Hearne on his exploration of the Coppermine River in present-day Nunavut, Canada, massacred a group of about 20 Copper Inuit. 1863 – The New Zealand Wars re…"

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Wikimedia Blog: The insights series: Coenraad Loubser

"Interviews with Wikimedians from emerging communities from Africa, Asia and Latin America, sharing their experiences of Wikimedia Conference 2018 and what the free knowledge movement means to them."

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/07/16/coenraad-loubser-insights/

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': July 16

" Hurricane Daniel was the second strongest storm of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season. The fourth named storm of the season, it originated on July 16 from a tropical wave off the coast of Mexico. It tracked westward and intensified steadily, reaching Category 4 on the Saffir–Simpson scale on July 20…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': July 16

"Mute swans (Cygnus olor) and their cygnets in Oxfordshire. Today sees the first day of Royal Swan Upping on the River Thames when swans are ringed. Ownership of swans in the Thames is shared by The Crown, the Vintners' Company and the Dyers' Company. "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': July 16

"July 16: Marine Day in Japan (2018) Impact site of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 1232 – A local mosque elected Muhammad ibn Al-Ahmar, who later established the last Muslim state in Spain, as ruler of Arjona. 1790 – U.S. President George Washington signed the Residence Act, selecting a new permanent site along …"

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