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22 featured articles were promoted this month.
- Cortinarius caperatus (nominated by Cas Liber) is an edible mushroom found in North America and Europe. Popular with mushroom foragers, it is often picked and considered mild-tasting and highly regarded, but the mushrooms are often infested with maggots.
- William M. Branham (nominated by Charles Edward) was an American Christian minister and faith healer who initiated the post–World War II healing revival. He left a lasting impact on televangelism and the modern Charismatic movement and is recognized as the "principal architect of restorationist thought" for Charismatics by some Christian historians.
- Oxalaia (nominated by PaleoGeekSquared) is a genus of spinosaurid theropod dinosaur. It lived in Northwestern Brazil, from about 100.5 to 93.9 million years ago. It is thought to have lived a largely piscivorous (fish eating) lifestyle.
- British logistics in the Falklands War (nominated by Hawkeye7) Complex logistical arrangements underpinned the 1982 British military campaign to recapture the Falkland Islands, 7,000 nautical miles (8,100 mi; 13,000 km) from home. American assets at Ascension Island, a British mid-Atlantic territory, were used; and at the Falklands, merchant ships, troop transports and amphibious naval vessels supported the assault. Most of the logistics convoy's escort ships were hit by aircraft fire and the Atlantic Conveyor was sunk by an Exocet anti-ship missile.
- Abby (TV series) (nominated by Aoba47) is an American television sitcom created by Nat Bernstein and Michael Katlin that aired for one season on United Paramount Network (UPN) from January 6, 2003, to March 4, 2003. classified as a sex and romantic comedy, the show had low viewership, and received poor reviews.
- The Northern gannet (nominated by Jimfbleak) is a seabird, found on both sides of the Atlantic, breeding in Western Europe and North America. The bird undertakes seasonal migrations and hunts for the fish that form the bulk of its diet by high-speed dives into the sea.
- Gallimimus (nominated by FunkMonk) is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now Mongolia during the Late Cretaceous period, about 70 million years ago (mya). It is the largest known ornithomimid. Gallimimus was featured in the movie Jurassic Park, in a scene that was important to the history of special effects, and in shaping the common conception of dinosaurs as bird-like animals.
- Edmonds station (Washington) (nominated by SounderBruce) is a train station serving the city of Edmonds, Washington, in the United States. Edmonds station has a passenger waiting area, a single platform, and a model railroad exhibit. Opened in 1957, the station serves approximately 30,000 Amtrak passengers a year.
- Neil Armstrong (co-nominated by Kees08 and Hawkeye7) was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.
- Japanese battleship Hyūga (nominated by Sturmvogel 66) was the second and last Ise-class battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the 1910s. Completed in 1918, she served during the Siberian Intervention before being partially reconstructed and serving in the Second Sino-Japanese War. She served a minor role in World War II, and was scrapped in 1946–1947.
- The Thing (1982 film) (nominated by Darkwarriorblake) is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter and written by Bill Lancaster. It tells the story of a group of American researchers in Antarctica who encounter the eponymous "Thing", a parasitic extraterrestrial life-form that assimilates and then imitates other organisms. Originally receiving negative reviews, it has since been reappraised as one of the best science fiction or horror films ever made, and gained a cult following.
- Eastern Area Command (RAAF) (nominated by Ian Rose) was one of several geographically based commands raised by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during World War II.
- Lawrence Weathers (nominated by Peacemaker67) was a New Zealand-born Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He served at the Western Front in World War I, and for his actions at the Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin, was awarded the Victoria Cross.
- Billy Martin (nominated by Wehwalt) was an American Major League Baseball second baseman and manager who, as well as leading other teams, was five times the manager of the New York Yankees.
- The Tree swallow (nominated by RileyBugz) is a migratory bird native to the Americas. An aerial insectivore the tree swallow is sometimes considered a model organism, due to the large amount of research done on it.
- The Russian occupations of Beirut (nominated by Fitzcarmalan) were two separate military expeditions by squadrons of the Imperial Russian Navy's Mediterranean Fleet, with the first one taking place in June 1772 and the second one from October 1773 to early 1774. They formed part of its Levant campaign during the larger Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774.
- In computer science, binary search (nominated by Esquivalience) is a search algorithm in sorted lists that operates by decreasing the search space by half each pass.
- The Army of Sambre and Meuse (nominated by auntieruth) was one of the armies of the French Revolution. It was formed on 29 June 1794 by combining the Army of the Ardennes, the left wing of the Army of the Moselle and the right wing of the Army of the North. Its maximum paper strength was approximately 83,000.
- Mount Mazama (nominated by ceranthor) is a complex volcano in the Oregon segment of the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the Cascade Range, in the United States. Its collapsed caldera holds Crater Lake, and the entire mountain is located within Crater Lake National Park. Mazama has an elevation of 8,157 feet (2,486 m), and Crater Lake reaches a depth of 1,943 feet (592 m), making it the deepest freshwater body in the United States
- Philip I Philadelphus (nominated by Attar-Aram syria) was one of the last Seleucid monarchs of Syria, reigning from 94 to either 83 or 75 BC.
- Operation Retribution (1941) (nominated by Peacemaker67) was the April 1941 German bombing of Belgrade, the capital of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, in retaliation for the coup d'état that overthrew the government that had signed the Tripartite Pact.
- SMS Elsass (nominated by Parsecboy) was the second of five pre-dreadnought battleships of the Braunschweig class in the German Imperial Navy. Completed in 1905, Elsass was quickly made obsolete by the launching of the revolutionary HMS Dreadnought in 1906; as a result, her career as a frontline battleship was cut short. She served in various capacities, eventually being scrapped in 1935.
10 featured lists were promoted this month.
- List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Kent (nominated by Dudley Miles)
- List of England Test cricket records (nominated by Ianblair23)
- List of songs recorded by Kylie Minogue (nominated by Damian Vo)
- Ursula K. Le Guin bibliography (nominated by Vanamonde93)
- FHM's 100 Sexiest Women (UK) (nominated by A Thousand Doors)
- List of accolades received by Coco (2017 film) (nominated by Brojam)
- List of international goals scored by Javier Hernández (nominated by SounderBruce)
- List of certified albums in Romania (nominated by Cartoon network freak)
- Ranbir Kapoor filmography (nominated by Krimuk2.0)
- Kent Wildlife Trust (nominated by Dudley Miles)
Eight featured pictures were promoted this month.
Four featured topics were promoted this month.
- Wikipedia:Featured topics/Ivalice (nominated by PresN), a fictional universe setting primarily appearing in the Final Fantasy video game series.
- Wikipedia:Featured topics/Padma Bhushan (nominated by Vivvt), the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India.
- Wikipedia:Featured topics/Dhammakaya movement in Thailand (nominated by Farang Rak Tham), a Thai Buddhist tradition started by Luang Pu Sodh Candasaro in the early 20th century..
- Wikipedia:Featured topics/Clock Tower (nominated by TarkusAB), a horror-themed adventure video game series started by Human Entertainment.
Apart from these featured contents, 230 good articles were promoted this month.