The Yugoslav monitor Sava(nominated by Peacemaker67) was a Temes-class river monitor built for the Austro-Hungarian Navy as SMS Bodrog. During World War I she was part of the Danube Flotilla, and fought the Serbian and Romanian armies from Belgrade to the mouth of the Danube. In the closing stages of the war, she was captured by the Serbs, and was transferred to the newly created Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and renamed Sava. During World War II, Sava served with the 1st Monitor Division. She laid mines in the Danube near the Romanian border, and fought off several attacks by the Luftwaffe. After the war she was raised once again, and was refurbished to serve in the Yugoslav Navy. As of 2014, Sava was still in service as a gravel barge.
Norodom Ranariddh(nominated by Mr Tan) (born 1944) is a Cambodian prince, politician and law academic. He is the second son of Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia and a half-brother of the current king, Norodom Sihamoni. He was the first Prime Minister of Cambodia, serving between 1993 to 1997, and subsequently as the President of the National Assembly between 1998 and 2006.
Isabella Beeton(nominated by SchroCat) (1836–1865) was an English journalist, editor and writer. Her name is particularly associated with her first book, the 1861 work Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. In 1857 Beeton began writing for The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. She translated French fiction and wrote the cookery column, though all the recipes were plagiarised from other works, or sent in by the magazine's readers.
Banksia caleyi(nominated by Casliber) is a species of woody shrub of the family Proteaceae, native to Western Australia. Commonly known as the red lantern banksia or Caley's banksia, it generally grows as a dense shrub up to 2 m (7 ft) tall, has serrated leaves and unusual red, pendent inflorescences which are generally hidden in the foliage. It was named in honour of the English botanist George Caley, and has currently no recognised subspecies.
The Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial half dollar(nominated by Wehwalt) was a commemorative coin struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint in 1925 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. The coin was designed by Chester Beach. The coins were sold for $1, and were vended at the anniversary celebrations in Lexington and in Concord; they were sold at banks across New England. Although just over half of the authorized mintage of 300,000 was struck, almost all of the coins that were minted were sold.
The Peresvet class(nominated by Sturmvogel 66) was a group of three pre-dreadnought battleships built for the Imperial Russian Navy around the end of the 19th century. The class had three ships, which were all lost in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–05. Peresvet and Pobeda participated in the Battles of Port Arthur and the Yellow Sea and were sunk during the Siege of Port Arthur. They were salvaged after the Japanese captured Port Arthur and incorporated into the Imperial Japanese Navy. Peresvet was sold back to the Russians, and sank after hitting German mines in the Mediterranean in early 1917. Pobeda, renamed Suwo, remained in Japanese service and participated in the Battle of Tsingtao in late 1914. The ship was disarmed in 1922 and probably scrapped around that time. Oslyabya sailed to the Far East with the Second Pacific Squadron to relieve the Russian forces blockaded in Port Arthur and was sunk at the Battle of Tsushima.
Shakib Al Hasan (born 1987) is a professional cricket player who plays for the Bangladesh national cricket team. With 15 five-wicket hauls across all formats of international cricket(nominated by Aftabuzzaman and Vensatry), he ranks equal 40th in the all-time list, and first among his countrymen. Shakib's first five-wicket haul came against New Zealand during the first Test of the 2008–09 home series; he took seven wickets for 36 runs in New Zealand's first innings.
The 2015 Giro d'Italia was the first of cycling's Grand Tours to take place in the 2015 road cycling season. It was the 98th edition of the competition. The race started on 9 May in San Lorenzo al Mare and ended on 31 May in Milan. 22 teams and 198 cyclists(nominated by Relentlessly) were registered for the event. The 17 UCI WorldTeams were automatically invited and obliged to attend the race. Additionally five UCI Professional Continental teams were awarded wildcard places by RCS Sport, the organisers of the Giro. As there were nine men in each team, the initial startlist consisted of 198 riders. However, as LottoNL–Jumbo's George Bennett was forced to withdraw before the race start, only 197 riders started the first stage.
Lost in Translation is a 2003 comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The film focuses on the relationship between a washed-up movie star, Bob Harris, and a recent college graduate in an unhappy marriage, Charlotte, over the course of one week in Tokyo. Lost in Translation received awards and nominations in a variety of categories(nominated by Johanna), particularly for Coppola's direction and screenwriting as well as the lead acting performances from Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. The film received 63 awards from 113 nominations.