Yeomanry Cavalry: Article of the day for February 11, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 11, 2020 is: Yeomanry Cavalry. The Yeomanry Cavalry was the mounted component of the British Volunteer Corps, a military auxiliary established in the late 18th century. When the Volunteer Corps was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815, the yeomanry – recruited from the middle and upper classes – was retained as a politically reliable institution that could act as a mounted police force. It became infamous after playing a leading part in … Read More

Abby (TV series): Article of the day for February 10, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 10, 2020 is: Abby (TV series). Abby is an American sitcom created by Nat Bernstein and Michael Katlin that aired for one season on UPN from January 6, 2003, to March 4, 2003. The show features Sydney Tamiia Poitier (pictured) as television producer Abby Walker and Kadeem Hardison as her ex-boyfriend Will Jeffries. After they break up in the pilot episode, they agree to live together as friends in their rent-controlled San … Read More

Adele Spitzeder: Article of the day for February 9, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 9, 2020 is: Adele Spitzeder. Adele Spitzeder (9 February 1832 – 27 or 28 October 1895) was a German actress, folk singer, and confidence trickster. Initially a promising young actress, Spitzeder became a private banker in Munich when her theatrical success dwindled. Running what was possibly the first recorded Ponzi scheme, she offered large returns on investments by continually using the money of new investors to pay back the previous ones. At … Read More

Baden-Powell House: Article of the day for February 8, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 8, 2020 is: Baden-Powell House. Baden-Powell House is a Scouting hostel and conference centre in South Kensington, London. Built as a tribute to Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, it is owned by The Scout Association. The house was designed in 1956 in the modern architectural style by Ralph Tubbs, whose works included the Dome of Discovery, the highlight of the 1951 Festival of Britain. Olave Baden-Powell laid the foundation stone in … Read More

William McSherry: Article of the day for February 7, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 7, 2020 is: William McSherry. William McSherry (1799–1839) was a Catholic priest, a prominent leader of the Jesuits in the United States, and a president of Georgetown College in Washington, D.C. Born in western Virginia, McSherry studied at Georgetown and was educated for the priesthood in Rome, where he discovered significant, forgotten holdings in the Jesuit archives about the early European settling of Maryland and the language of Native American tribes. McSherry … Read More

Target ship: Article of the day for February 6, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 6, 2020 is: Target ship. SMS Zähringen was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the Wittelsbach class of the Imperial German Navy. She was laid down in November 1899 and completed October 1902. She and her sister ships—Wittelsbach, Wettin, Schwaben and Mecklenburg—were armed with a main battery of four 24 cm (9.4 in) guns and had a top speed of 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph). These and the other ships of I Squadron underwent extensive annual training, as well … Read More

Mosaics of Delos: Article of the day for February 5, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 5, 2020 is: Mosaics of Delos. The mosaics of Delos are a significant body of ancient Greek mosaic art. Most of the surviving mosaics from Delos, Greece, an island in the Cyclades, date to the last half of the 2nd century BC and early 1st century BC, during the Hellenistic period and beginning of the Roman period. About half of all surviving tessellated mosaics from Hellenistic Greece come from Delos. The paved … Read More

Pacific swift: Article of the day for February 4, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 4, 2020 is: Pacific swift. The Pacific swift (Apus pacificus) is a bird that breeds in eastern Asia. This swift is strongly migratory, spending the northern hemisphere’s winter in a wide range of habitats in Southeast Asia and Australia. The general shape and blackish plumage recall its relative, the common swift, from which it is distinguished by a white rump band and heavily marked underparts. Its main call is a screech typical … Read More

Ghost Stories (magazine): Article of the day for February 3, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 3, 2020 is: Ghost Stories (magazine). Ghost Stories was a U.S. pulp magazine that published 64 issues between 1926 and 1932. It was one of the earliest competitors to Weird Tales, the first magazine to specialize in the fantasy and occult fiction genre. Ghost Stories was a companion magazine to True Story and True Detective Stories, and focused almost entirely on stories about ghosts, many of which were written by staff writers … Read More

San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge half dollar: Article of the day for February 2, 2020

The Mediadise Article of The Day for February 2, 2020 is: San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge half dollar. The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge half dollar is a fifty-cent piece struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint in 1936 as a commemorative coin. One of many commemoratives issued that year, it was designed by Jacques Schnier and honors the opening of the Bay Bridge that November. One side of the coin depicts a grizzly bear, a symbol of California, and … Read More