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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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3 August 2021

  • 00:00, 3 August 2021 (UTC)
Two British slave-ships, painted by George Webster
Two British slave-ships, painted by George Webster

2 August 2021

  • 12:00, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
LGBT pride parade in Argentina
LGBT pride parade in Argentina
  • ... that despite an attempted "extermination" of homosexuals in the 1960s and 1970s, the LGBT community in Argentina (parade pictured) is now the most accepted in Latin America?
  • ... that Marthe Yankurije, who dropped out of school during her fourth year of secondary school, competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics?
  • ... that during its planning stages, 53 West 53rd Street in New York City was shortened by 200 feet (61 m) to reduce the visibility of the mechanical rooms?
  • ... that Indonesian comedian Yusran Effendi was personally awarded a place on an Islamic pilgrimage trip by president Suharto?
  • ... that William Powell, the author of The Anarchist Cookbook, founded the nonprofit Next Frontier: Inclusion in atonement for writing the book?
  • ... that YouTuber Ghib Ojisan visited Yishun, a Singaporean town, expecting danger after reading of cats being slaughtered but instead found it "home to nice people and cute cats"?
  • ... that Aequanimitas explains "what makes a good doctor"?
  • ... that actor Joseph Holland was accidentally stabbed and seriously wounded by Orson Welles, wielding a steel knife, during a 1937 Broadway production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar?
  • 00:00, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
Professional fisherman on Lake Zürich
Professional fisherman on Lake Zürich

1 August 2021

  • 12:00, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Great blue turaco
Great blue turaco
  • ... that according to Mbuti tradition, eating a great blue turaco (living example pictured) while pregnant may result in a difficult delivery or birth deformity?
  • ... that CEO Marla Messing submitted the business plan for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup two days before the birth of her first child?
  • ... that the animated film The Exigency took thirteen years to make?
  • ... that Gerold of Lausanne prohibited Catholic church services in Jerusalem in 1229?
  • ... that after drinking five glasses of "purging" mineral water from the Physic Well on Barnet Common, Samuel Pepys had to break his journey back to London seven or eight times to relieve himself?
  • ... that architect Van Dorn Hooker, who served in the USAAF, was a cartoonist for Army news publications, and painted aircraft nose art?
  • ... that New York City's Hotel Knickerbocker closed after fourteen years of operation and did not reopen for nearly a century?
  • ... that Bourton-on-the-Water model village contains a scale model of a model of a model of a model village?
  • 00:00, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Modern British Household Cavalry soldiers wearing Albert helmets
Modern British Household Cavalry soldiers wearing Albert helmets