Wikipedia:Today's featured list/January 2021

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January 1

Penang Hill
Penang Hill

Ten hill stations have been built in Malaysia's mountainous areas. Four are in the state of Pahang, two are in Perak, and one each are in Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Penang and Selangor. Cameron Highlands is the largest hill station, covering 71,220 hectares (175,988 acres) of land, as well as the highest, at an elevation of 1,830 metres (6,004 ft) above sea level. The concept of a hill station in Malaysia began during the colonial period. The British were not used to the environment, especially the hot tropical weather, endemic illnesses, and mosquito breeding areas. As a result, they began looking for alternative ways to allow British people to stay in tropical countries for longer durations, as the travel distance and the British government's leave policy prevented any people who had settled in tropical countries from returning to Britain on a regular basis. Due to Malaysia's geographical factors and abundant natural beauty, the British government built hill stations in the country. The first hill station, Penang Hill (pictured), was founded in 1787 on Penang Island. (Full list...)


January 4

Ivan Capelli
Ivan Capelli

The Lorenzo Bandini Trophy is an annual award honouring the achievements of an individual or team in Formula One motor racing. It is named after the Italian driver Lorenzo Bandini, who died three days after suffering severe burns in a major accident at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix. The accolade's trophy, a ceramic replica of Bandini's Ferrari 312/67 car adorned with the number 18, is awarded for "a commendable performance in motorsport", based not so much on the results attained, but more on how the success was achieved, and the character and approach to racing of the recipient. The inaugural winner was the Italian driver Ivan Capelli (pictured) in 1992. No award was given in 1993 and 1994 and no-one has won more than once. Although the award has usually been given to racing drivers for their achievements from the previous season, it has been occasionally awarded to other racing team members or to an entire racing team. (Full list...)


January 8

The discography of Lecrae, an American Christian hip hop artist, consists of ten studio albums, one of which was a collaborative; three mixtapes; one extended play; eighty-six singles, including forty-five as a featured performer; fifty-two music videos, including twenty-three as a featured performer; and eighty guest and other appearances. His studio albums consist of Real Talk (2004), After the Music Stops (2006), Rebel (2008), Rehab (2010), Rehab: The Overdose (2011), Gravity (2012), Anomaly (2014), All Things Work Together (2017), Let the Trap Say Amen (2018) – a collaborative album with Zaytoven, and Restoration (2020). His mixtapes consist of Church Clothes, Church Clothes 2, and Church Clothes 3. Gravity debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, and Anomaly debuted at number one. As of February 2020, he has sold over three million albums. Anomaly is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, as are his singles "All I Need Is You" and "Blessings" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign). The single "I'll Find You" (featuring Tori Kelly) is certified platinum. (Full list...)


January 11

Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor, Montenegro

There are four World Heritage Sites in Montenegro and a further six on the tentative list (the official list of sites that may be considered for future submission). The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972. Montenegro acceded to the convention on 3 June 2006, although two sites on the list were added when Montenegro was still a part of Yugoslavia. The Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor (pictured) was listed in 1979, and Durmitor National Park was listed in 1980 and extended in 2005. Two sites are shared with other countries: Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards (listed in 2016) and Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th centuries (listed in 2017). (Full list...)


January 15

2020 recipient Sandister Tei
2020 recipient Sandister Tei

The Wikimedian of the Year is an annual award that honors Wikipedia editors and other contributors to Wikimedia projects to highlight major achievements within the Wikimedia movement. The award was established in August 2011 by Wikipedia's co-founder Jimmy Wales, who selects the recipients and honors them at Wikimania, an annual conference of the Wikimedia Foundation. From 2011 to 2017 the award was named Wikipedian of the Year. In 2011, the first Wikimedian of the Year title was given to Rauan Kenzhekhanuly, a Kazakh entrepreneur, for "his work building a robust Kazakh language Wikipedia". In 2016 the first joint award was presented to Emily Temple-Wood and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight for their efforts to combat harassment on Wikipedia and increase its coverage of women. Other recipients include Felix Nartey, Farhad Fatkullin, and Emna Mizouni. In addition to the main award, Susanna Mkrtchyan and Satdeep Gill were the first to receive honorable mentions in 2015. Since then, seven honorable mentions have been conferred. (Full list...)


January 18

Producer of Avengers: Endgame, Kevin Feige
Producer of Avengers: Endgame, Kevin Feige

The 2019 American superhero film Avengers: Endgame was nominated for one Academy Award, one Annie Award (which it won), one British Academy Film Award, three Critics' Choice Awards (winning two), one Grammy Award, one Hollywood Film Award (which it won), seven People's Choice Awards (winning three), and two Satellite Awards. It is the direct sequel to Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast. Many of the actors were recognized for their work, including Robert Downey Jr. (7 nominations), Scarlett Johansson (6 nominations), Chris Evans (5 nominations), and Josh Brolin (5 nominations). (Full list...)


January 22

The Danish football champions are the winners of the highest league of football in Denmark. The title has been contested since 1913, in varying forms of competition. Since 1991, the winners have been found through the Danish Superliga championship. The Danish football championship is governed by the Danish Football Association. The early Danish football championships were decided in a single game, and the competition was not nationwide until its structure was altered before the 1927–28 season. Until the 1950s, the winners' list included teams exclusively from the Copenhagen area. Kjøbenhavns Boldklub thus won 12 of its record 15 Danish championships before the 1954–55 season, when Køge Boldklub became the first non-Copenhagen team to be crowned Danish football champions. A Danish champion has been found every year since 1913, except for 1915 and 1928. (Full list...)


January 25

Randolph Caldecott
Randolph Caldecott

The Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children". It is awarded to the illustrator by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The Caldecott Medal was first proposed by Frederic G. Melcher, in 1937. The award was named after English illustrator Randolph Caldecott (pictured). Unchanged since its founding, the medal, which is given to every winner, features two of Caldecott's illustrations. To be eligible for a Caldecott, the book must be published in English, in the United States first, and be drawn by an American illustrator. Winning the award can lead to a substantial rise in books sold. It can also increase the prominence of illustrators. Illustrator and author Marcia Brown is the most recognized Caldecott illustrator having won three medals and having six honor books. (Full list...)


January 29

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English singer Dua Lipa is the recipient of numerous awards. Lipa signed a record deal with Warner Music Group in 2015 and released her self-titled debut album in 2017, which earned her nominations for Album of the Year at the 2017 BBC Music Awards, MasterCard British Album of the Year at the 2018 Brit Awards, and won International Album of the Year at the thirteenth edition of the LOS40 Music Awards. She won Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording for "Electricity", a collaboration with British-American duo Silk City, at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Lipa has been nominated for ten Brit Awards, eight Grammy Awards and seven NME Awards, winning three, two and one respectively. In 2018, she became the first female artist to receive five nominations in a single year at the Brit Awards. (Full list...)