Wikipedia:Today's featured list/March 2020


March 2
Deandra Dottin
Deandra Dottin

Twenty-six centuries have been scored by twenty-two different players in women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) cricket. A century is a score of one hundred or more runs by a batter in a single innings. The first century in a WT20I match was scored by Deandra Dottin (pictured) of the West Indies. Dottin posted 112 not out against South Africa in the opening match of the 2010 ICC Women's World Twenty20 at Warner Park in Basseterre. Dottin, England's Danielle Wyatt, and Australia's Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney are the only players to have achieved the feat twice. The highest individual score of 148 not out in WT20Is was achieved by Australia's Alyssa Healy in a 2019 match against Sri Lanka. It is the only WT20I century to have been scored by a designated wicket-keeper. The two most recent WT20I centuries were scored at the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup which is currently being contested in Australia. (Full list...)


March 6
Sieber map (1818)
Sieber map (1818)

The cartography of Jerusalem is the creation, editing, processing and printing of maps of Jerusalem from ancient times until the rise of modern surveying techniques. Almost all extant maps known to scholars from the pre-modern era were prepared by Christian mapmakers for a Christian European audience. Maps of Jerusalem can be categorised between original factual maps, copied maps and imaginary maps, the latter being based on religious books. The maps were produced in a variety of materials, including parchment, vellum, mosaic, wall paintings and paper. Scholars have published cartographic histories of the city, from Titus Tobler and Reinhold Röhricht's studies in the 19th century to those of Hebrew University of Jerusalem academics Rehav Rubin and Milka Levy-Rubin in recent decades. These maps focus on the Old City; the expansion of the city from the mid-nineteenth century coincided with the production of the first modern map (shown) by Franz Sieber. (Full list...)


March 9
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou was honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies, and special interest groups. Her honors include a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her book of poetry Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie, a Tony Award nomination for her role in the 1973 play Look Away, and five Grammys for her spoken albums. Angelou served on two presidential committees – for Gerald Ford in 1975 and for Jimmy Carter in 1977. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton in 2000, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S., by President Barack Obama in 2010. More than thirty health care and medical facilities have been named after Angelou, and she was awarded more than fifty honorary degrees. (Full list...)


March 13

World of Darkness tabletop games have been adapted into video games by different developers, covering several genres including role-playing games, action games, and adventure games. Video game adaptations of the series began with two Werewolf: The Apocalypse games in the 1990s that were never completed; the first released video game in the series was 2000's Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption, which was followed by three Hunter: The Reckoning games in 2002–2003, and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines in 2004. Following this, no further World of Darkness video games were released in over a decade, with another Werewolf project and the online game World of Darkness started and canceled in the meantime until 2017's World of Darkness Preludes, which was based on Vampire: The Masquerade and Mage: The Ascension. Since then, several video games have been announced, including Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood and the three Vampire games Coteries of New York, Bloodlines 2, and Swansong. (Full list...)


March 16
Adele
Adele

English singer-songwriter Adele has received various awards and nominations. She is the recipient of nine Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, fifteen Grammy Awards, eighteen Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, and two Ivor Novello Awards for Songwriter of the Year. Adele's second studio album 21 was released in January 2011 and held the top position for 24 weeks in the United States. The single Rolling in the Deep won three Grammy Awards – Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video. 21 won Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. In 2012, she released "Skyfall", a song of the 2012 James Bond film of the same name. The song won a Brit Award for British Single of the Year; the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song; and a Grammy Award. Her third studio album 25 won Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, and the single "Hello" received Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. (Full list...)


March 20
Barry Sheene
Barry Sheene

The Barry Sheene Medal is an annual award honouring the achievements of a driver in the Supercars Championship, an Australian touring car series. Tony Cochrane, the chairman of the championship's organising body Australian Vee Eight Supercar Company, instigated the award in 2003. The medal is named after the two-time Grand Prix motorcycle world champion and motor racing television commentator Barry Sheene (pictured). It is presented to the driver adjudged to have displayed "outstanding leadership, media interaction, character, personality, fan appeal and sportsmanship throughout the season". The inaugural recipient was the Stone Brothers Racing driver Marcos Ambrose in 2003. He won his first drivers' championship title that year. Ambrose claimed a second championship title the following year and earned a second medal win. Since then, four drivers have won the award more than once: Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup, Scott McLaughlin and David Reynolds. Lowndes has the most victories of any competitor, collecting the award five times. (Full list...)


March 23
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts

American actress Julia Roberts's film career began with her debut in the 1987 direct-to-video feature Firehouse. She made her breakthrough the following year by starring in the coming-of-age film Mystic Pizza (1988). For her role in the comedy-drama Steel Magnolias (1989), she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Roberts's next role was with Richard Gere in the highly successful romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy. During the late 1990s, she played the lead in the romantic comedies My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), Notting Hill (1999), and Runaway Bride (1999). Roberts was the first actress to earn $20 million for playing an environmental activist in Steven Soderbergh's biographical film Erin Brockovich. Her performance garnered her the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Drama. (Full list...)


March 27
Skyline of Toronto
Skyline of Toronto

Ontario's 444 municipalities cover only 17 per cent of its land mass, yet are home to 99 per cent of its population. The province is the most populous in Canada, with 13,448,494 residents as of the 2016 census, and is third-largest in land area. According to Ontario's Municipal Act, 2001, a municipality is "a geographic area whose inhabitants are incorporated". They provide local or regional municipal government services within either a single-tier or shared two-tier municipal structure. The three municipality types include upper and lower-tier municipalities within the two-tier structure, and single-tier municipalities (unitary authorities) that are exempt from the two-tier structure. Ontario's largest municipality by population is the City of Toronto (skyline pictured), with 2,731,571 residents, while the largest by land area is the City of Greater Sudbury, at 3,228.35 km2 (1,246.47 sq mi). (Full list...)


March 30
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt

American actress and singer Jennifer Love Hewitt has released four studio albums, a compilation album, seven music videos, and thirteen singles, as well as five promotional singles. She released her debut studio album, Love Songs, under the name "Love Hewitt" in March 1992; it included three singles: "Dancing Queen", "What's It Gonna Take", and "Please Save Us the World". Hewitt received attention for her performance in the family drama Party of Five. During this success, she signed with Atlantic and released two studio albums: Let's Go Bang in September 1995 and a self-titled album in September 1996. Hewitt recorded the single "How Do I Deal" for the soundtrack of the 1998 slasher film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, in which she had a starring role. The song reached number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as number 8 on the Australian songs chart and number 5 on the New Zealand songs chart. It received a gold certification from the Australian Recording Industry Association and is the best-selling song of her career. (Full list...)

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