This is your LIIINKZ.com roundup #1 from Wide Web Zine, containing 10 interesting random Wikipedia articles picked by David Thrift, your blog host, and content curator at Wide Web Zine. I am providing you with article titles, an excerpt of the article so that you can judge for yourself your own level of interest, my own personal comments on articles if I have any, and the links you need should you wish to read the full articles on the Wikipedia website.
NOTE: This blog series is United States and general content focused. Any location specific articles for within the United States is included in the first 10 articles. Any foreign location specific, foreign related, or people from foreign countries as I encounter them on Wikipedia during my roundup and curation of the first 10 articles are included as extra content. I do not (on purpose) curate articles pertaining to present-day living political figures. Some deceased persons associated with politics at some point in their life may be listed based on historical interest, or their associations outside of politics. I try as much as possible to avoid curating any religious content at all. Please enjoy your reading.
001. Idylease Inn - Idylease (/ˈaɪdəl.iːz/ "idle-ease"), a former resort hotel located in Newfoundland, New Jersey, was erected in 1902 and is an architecturally and historically significant example of early 20th century resort architecture in Northwest, New Jersey. The only surviving example of resort facilities in the region, it recalls the popularity of the region as the vacationland for the middle class in the late nineteenth century. The Inn was built for a group of 11 investors calling themselves The Newfoundland Health Association headed by Dr Edgar Day from Brooklyn, NY. Idylease is situated on the summit of an 1,000-foot (300 m)-hill in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains and is located 30 miles northwest from New York City. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idylease_Inn
002. Oshō - Oshō is a Buddhist priest (in charge of a temple); honorific title of preceptor or high priest (especially in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism). The same kanji are also pronounced kashō as an honorific title of preceptor or high priest in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism and wajō as an honorific title of preceptor or high priest in Shingon, Hossō, Ritsu, or Shin Buddhism. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osh%C5%8D
003. Merl Reagle - Merl Harry Reagle (January 5, 1950 – August 22, 2015) was an American crossword constructor. For 30 years, he constructed a puzzle every Sunday for the San Francisco Chronicle (originally the San Francisco Examiner), which he syndicated to more than 50 Sunday newspapers, including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Seattle Times, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), the Hartford Courant, the New York Observer, and the Arizona Daily Star. Reagle also produced a bimonthly crossword puzzle for AARP the magazine, a monthly crossword puzzle for the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, and puzzles for the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merl_Reagle
004. Lakeside Joint School District - Lakeside Joint School District is a public school district in both Santa Clara County, California, United States and Santa Cruz County, California, United States. Although approximately two-thirds of the district is in Santa Cruz County, the physical location of the sole school, Lakeside Elementary, is in Santa Clara County, and the district reports to the Santa Clara County Board of Education. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeside_Joint_School_District
005. Eremas - Eremas is a genus of moths belonging to the subfamily Tortricinae of the family Tortricidae. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eremas
006. KSUP - KSUP is a commercial music radio station in Juneau, Alaska, broadcasting on 106.3 FM. The station changed from a rock format in the spring of 2007. The station is branded as "Mix 106". In June 2008, MIX 106 and its sister station, KINY, were bought by Alaska Broadcast Communications. The stations studios are at the Juneau Radio Center, also home to sister stations KTKU, KINY and KJNO. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSUP
007. 1413 - Year 1413 (MCDXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1413
008. Meek's graphium - The Meek's graphium (Graphium meeki) is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae. It is found in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meek%27s_graphium
009. Gus Dorais - Charles Emile "Gus" Dorais (July 2, 1891 – January 3, 1954) was an American football player, coach, and athletic administrator. Dorais played college football at the University of Notre Dame, where he was an All-American in 1913 at quarterback, and then played professionally with the Fort Wayne Friars and Massillon Tigers. He was the head coach at Dubuque College (1914–1917) in Dubuque, Iowa, Gonzaga University (1920–1924) in Spokane, Washington, and the University of Detroit (1925–1942), compiling a career college football coaching record of 150–70–12 (.672). He was also the head coach of the National Football League's Detroit Lions from 1943 to 1947, tallying a mark of 20–31–2 (.396). In addition, Dorais was the head basketball coach at Notre Dame, Gonzaga, and Detroit and the head baseball coach at Notre Dame and Gonzaga. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus_Dorais
010. Jeremiah M. Wilson - Jeremiah Morrow Wilson (November 25, 1828 – September 24, 1901) was an American educator, lawyer, jurist, and politician who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1871 to 1875. Born near Lebanon, Ohio, Wilson completed preparatory studies. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. He moved to Indiana and settled in Connersville and continued the practice of law. He served as judge of the court of common pleas of Fayette County, Indiana from 1860-1865. Wilson was elected judge of the circuit court in October 1865 and served until his election to Congress. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_M._Wilson
EXTRA CONTENT - FOREIGN ARTICLES (outside the United States):
011. Jelcz-Laskowice - Jelcz-Laskowice [ˈjɛlt͡ʂ laskɔˈvʲit͡sɛ] is a town in Oława County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Jelcz-Laskowice. It lies on the Odra (Oder) river, approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) north of Oława, and 24 kilometres (15 mi) south-east of the regional capital Wrocław, within its metropolitan area. As of 2019, the town has a population of 15,803. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelcz-Laskowice
012. Sebastiano Ziani - Sebastiano Ziani was Doge of Venice from 1172 to 1178. He was one of the greatest planners of Venice. During his short term as Doge, Ziani divided the city-state into many districts. He realised that the government headquarters were too close to the shipyard. As such, they were affected by the noise from the shipyard. Ziani resolved this problem by donating a piece of land to the city-state and relocating the shipyard in it. One of the most notable changes he made to the city was in funding the construction of the Piazza San Marco. Projects included filling up Rio Batario that ran parallel to the Basilica San Marco which could be found at what is today the half way point of the Piazza. He paved the main square as well as the Piazzetta that it is connected to. Ziani hired an engineer to erect two columns (possibly of Greek origin) that lie at the head of the Piazzetta facing the lagoon. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastiano_Ziani
013. John da Silva - John Walter da Silva QSM (11 June 1934 – 8 April 2021) was a New Zealand wrestler and boxer. Da Silva was born on 11 June 1934. He represented New Zealand in wrestling at the 1956 Olympics and at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In 1955 he held both the New Zealand Heavyweight Wrestling title and the Auckland Heavyweight Boxing title. He is of Portuguese, African, English and French Tahitian descent. Paul Silva, a competitive wood chopper, was his uncle. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_da_Silva
014. Kálmán Konrád - Kálmán Konrád (23 May 1896 in Bácspalánka – 10 May 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden), an inside right, was one of the best football players [according to whom?] in the Kingdom of Hungary in the 1910s, and played on the Hungarian National team with his brother, Jenő Konrád. Kálmán, who later played for Austria, coached the Romanian National team for five games in the mid-1930s. In 1999, he was listed by World Soccer as one of the 100 greatest players of all-time. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1lm%C3%A1n_Konr%C3%A1d
015. Einar Riis - Einar Riis (19 October 1922 – 30 May 2006), was a Norwegian Consul in Rome, aircraft broker, husband of Mrs. Amelia Riis, daughter of shipowner Kristoffer Olsen. He was born in Vestre Aker, Oslo, Norway on 19 October 1922 and died in Arvika, Sweden on 30 May 2006. - World War II years - Einar Riis grew up in Ljan, just outside Oslo, Norway, the 3rd of 4 brothers. During the war he was active in the Norwegian Resistance Movement, and participated in several famous sabotage actions against the occupying forces. Among these the temerarious sinking of German military ships in the harbor of Oslo (Operation Mardonius), described in the Norwegian Resistance hero Max Manus' book "Det vil helst gå godt" and in the movie Max Manus: Man of War. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einar_Riis
016. Bjørnsletta station (1942–2006) - Bjørnsletta was a station on the Kolsås Line (line 6) of the Oslo Metro in Norway. Located between the Åsjordet and Lysakerelven stations in the Ullern borough, Bjørnsletta was—along with Frøen—the only station on the subway network lacking step-free access to the platforms. The station was opened on 15 June 1942 when the line from Sørbyhaugen to Jar had been completed. Along with most of the line, Bjørnsletta was closed for upgrades on 1 July 2006; passenger service was temporarily provided by bus line 43. When the renovation was finished on 17 August 2010, Bjørnsletta and Lysakerelven stations were replaced by a new station, also named Bjørnsletta, placed in between. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B8rnsletta_station_(1942%E2%80%932006)
017. Kanklės of Vilnius Society - Kanklės of Vilnius Society (kanklės is a Lithuanian folk instrument; Lithuanian: Vaidintojų, muzikantų ir dainuotojų draugija "Vilniaus kanklės") was a cultural society of Lithuanians active in Vilnius, then part of the Russian Empire, from 1905 to 1908. It was one of the first legal Lithuanian societies in Vilnius. It organized amateur theater performances, concerts and dances, and other cultural events. The society was chaired by Gabrielius Landsbergis-Žemkalnis who directed and staged its plays. The society was most active in 1906 when, among other plays, it staged the historical drama Pilėnų kunigaikštis (Duke of Pilėnai), two operettas by Mikas Petrauskas [lt], and the first Lithuanian opera Birutė. However, due to internal disagreements and financial difficulties, the activities started to diminish in 1907 and the society become inactive in 1908. In its mission, Kanklės was succeeded by the more successful Rūta Society. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kankl%C4%97s_of_Vilnius_Society
018. Friern Barnet Parishioners War Memorial - Friern Barnet Parishioners War Memorial is located in the churchyard of St James the Great, Friern Barnet Lane, London. It commemorates those of the parish who died on active service during the First World War. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friern_Barnet_Parishioners_War_Memorial
This post was drafted on Saturday, December 31st, 2022 at 12:08 AM CST, and was published at 3:26 AM CST.
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