Andrew Sledd(nominated by Dirtlawyer1) (1870–1939) was an American theologian, university professor and university president. Sledd first gained national recognition after he wrote a 1902 magazine article advocating better legal and social treatment of African-Americans, and is also prominently remembered for his role in founding the modern University of Florida.
William Sterling Parsons(nominated by Hawkeye7) (1901–1953) was an American naval officer who worked as an ordnance expert on the Manhattan Project during World War II. He is best known for being the weaponeer on the Enola Gay, the aircraft which dropped the Little Boy atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. To avoid the possibility of a nuclear explosion if the aircraft crashed and burned on takeoff, he decided to arm the bomb in flight. While the aircraft was en route to Hiroshima, Parsons climbed into the cramped and dark bomb bay, and inserted the powder charge and detonator. He was awarded the Silver Star for his part in the mission.
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca(nominated by Sasata and Casliber) is a species of fungus in the family Hygrophoropsidaceae. Commonly known as false chanterelle, it was first described by Franz Xaver von Wulfen in 1781. It is found across several continents, growing in woodlands and heathlands, and sometimes on woodchips (used in gardening and landscaping). The fruit bodies are yellow–orange with a funnel-shaped cap up to 8 cm (31⁄8 in) across that has a felt-like surface. The thin, often forked gills on the underside of the cap run partway down the length of the otherwise smooth stipe.
Marilyn Monroe(nominated by TrueHeartSusie3) (1926–1962) was an American actress and model. Famous for playing "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death. Monroe's troubled private life received much attention. She struggled with addiction, depression, and anxiety. She had two highly publicized marriages, to baseball player Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, which both ended in divorce.
The Oppenheimer security hearing(nominated by Figureofnine and Hawkeye7) was a 1954 proceeding by the United States Atomic Energy Commission that explored the background, actions and associations of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American scientist who had headed the Los Alamos Laboratory during World War II, where he played a key part in the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb. The hearing resulted in Oppenheimer's Q clearance being revoked. This marked the end of his formal relationship with the government of the United States, and generated considerable controversy regarding whether the treatment of Oppenheimer was fair, or whether it was an expression of anti-Communist McCarthyism.
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust(nominated by Dudley Miles) is one of 47 Wildlife Trusts across the United Kingdom, which manages over 40 nature reserves covering nearly 810 hectares (2,000 acres) north of London. The Trust's activities include managing nature reserves, advising landowners on how to manage their land for wildlife, commenting on planning applications, advising planning authorities and campaigning to protect wildlife. The Trust also encourages people to be active volunteers helping to maintain nature reserves.
Tinashe discography(nominated by Azealia911) Tinashe (born 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and former model. She has released one studio album, four mixtapes, and fourteen singles. Her debut album, Aquarius, was released on October 7, 2014.
List of awards and nominations received by Lady Gaga(nominated by GagaNutella, FrB.TG, and IndianBio) Lady Gaga (born 1986) is an American singer and songwriter who has received 194 awards from 435 nominations for her contributions to the music industry. In addition to music awards, Gaga has earned several awards and nominations for her artistic and philanthropic efforts to society, such as a Do Something! Award. In 2015, she became the first woman to receive the Digital Diamond Award from the Recording Industry Association of America, the first artist to win the Songwriters Hall of Fame's Contemporary Icon Award and was named Woman of the Year by Billboard.
World Fantasy Special Award—Non-professional(nominated by PresN) The World Fantasy Awards are a set of awards given each year for the best fantasy fiction published in English during the previous calendar year. The World Fantasy Special Award—Non-professional is given to individuals for their non-professional work that are not covered by other World Fantasy Award categories. These have included editors of magazines and novels, publishers, and authors of non-fiction works. It has been awarded annually since 1975, with 47 people and 2 organizations winning the award.
List of accolades received by Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara(nominated by FrB.TG)Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is a 2011 Indian coming-of-age film directed by Zoya Akhtar, who also co-wrote the film along with Reema Kagti. The film narrates the story of three friends on a bachelor trip and how each of them discover themselves and overcome their problems and insecurities. The film garnered awards and nominations in several categories, with particular praise for its direction, screenplay, and the performances of its cast. It has won 33 awards from 66 nominations.
The 60th Academy Awards(nominated by Birdienest81) ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, took place on 11 April 1988 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Academy Awards in 22 categories were present honoring films released in 1987. The Last Emperor won nine awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Bernardo Bertolucci.