Wikipedia:Today's featured list/September 2018

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September 3
Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz

The Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame is a rare honor presented by American magazine Billboard at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The accolade was established in 1994 to recognize musical personalities who have commercially and critically influenced the Latin music industry. Potential recipients are nominated by Billboard's editorial committee, which decides the merit of each nominee with regards to their contribution to Latin music. Artists chosen to be inducted into the Latin Music Hall of Fame include individuals who exemplify Latin music, are pivotal or iconic pioneers, and whose works are a developmental milestone in the Latin music industry. Cuban musicians Celia Cruz (pictured) and Cachao were the first artists to be inducted into the Latin Music Hall of Fame at the inaugural Billboard Latin Music Awards in 1994. José José and Marco Antonio Solís have also been recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award. (Full list...)


September 7

There are eight colleges and universities in Delaware. These institutions include two research universities, one master's university, one baccalaureate college, two associate's colleges, and two special-focus institutions. Five of Delaware's post-secondary institutions are private and three are public. Delaware's oldest post-secondary institution is the University of Delaware (Memorial Hall pictured), which was chartered by the Delaware General Assembly as a degree-granting college in 1833. The University of Delaware is also the state's largest institution of higher learning in terms of enrollment. Delaware has two land-grant universities: Delaware State University and the University of Delaware. The state does not have a medical school, but the Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research reserves spaces for Delaware students at two medical schools in Philadelphia. (Full list...)


September 10
49th Governors' Conference in June 2018
49th Governors' Conference in June 2018

In the Republic of India, a governor is the constitutional head of each of the twenty-nine states. The governor is appointed by the President of India for a term of five years, and holds office at the President's pleasure. The governor is de jure head of the state government; all its executive actions are taken in the governor's name. However, the governor must act on the advice of the popularly elected council of ministers, headed by the chief minister, which thus holds de facto executive authority at the state-level. The Constitution of India also empowers the governor to act upon his or her own discretion, such as the ability to appoint or dismiss a ministry, recommend President's rule, or reserve bills for the President's assent. The union territories of Andaman and Nicobar, Delhi and Puducherry are headed by lieutenant-governors. The remaining union territories—Chandigarh; Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Daman and Diu; and Lakshadweep—are governed by an administrator. (Full list...)


September 14
Alberto Contador
Alberto Contador

There were 198 riders from 22 teams on the initial startlist of the 2015 Giro d'Italia, the first of cycling's Grand Tours to take place in the 2015 road cycling season. It was the 98th edition of the Giro d'Italia, with the race starting on 9 May in San Lorenzo al Mare and ending on 31 May in Milan. The 17 UCI WorldTeams were automatically invited and obliged to attend the race. In October 2014, five UCI Professional Continental teams were awarded wildcard places in the race by RCS Sport, the organisers of the Giro, to complete the 22-team peloton. As LottoNL–Jumbo's George Bennett was forced to withdraw before the race start due to a blood test that revealed a low level of cortisol, so 197 riders started the first stage. The final stage was completed by 163 riders, with 34 failing to finish the race, and was won by Alberto Contador (pictured, riding for the Tinkoff–Saxo team). (Full list...)


September 17
Pope Leo XI
Pope Leo XI

Sixty members of the College of Cardinals were present at the start of the papal conclave of March 1605, and sixty-one total electors were present for the election of Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici as Pope Leo XI on 1 April 1605. The papal conclave of March 1605 was convened on the death of Pope Clement VIII. It was the first of two papal conclaves in 1605, with Leo dying on 27 April 1605, twenty-six days after he was elected, and the conclave to elect his successor being held in May. The conclave saw conflict regarding whether Cesare Baronius should be elected pope, and Philip III of Spain, the Spanish king, excluded both Baronius and the eventually successful candidate, Medici. Philip's exclusion of Medici was announced by Cardinal Ávila after his election to the papacy, and the other cardinals did not view it as valid since Medici had already been elected pope. The electors present had been created by six different popes: Pius IV, Gregory XIII, Sixtus V, Gregory XIV, Innocent IX, and Clement VIII. Of these, Clement's creations were the most numerous, having created thirty-eight of the cardinal electors. (Full list...)


September 21
Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is an honorary Golden Globe Award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment". The HFPA board of directors selects the honorees from a variety of actors, directors, writers and producers who have made a significant mark in the film industry. It was first presented at the 9th Golden Globe Awards ceremony in February 1952 and is named in honor of its first recipient, director Cecil B. DeMille (pictured). The award has been presented annually since 1952, with exceptions being 1976 and 2008, the latter due to the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike's cancellation of that year's ceremony. The youngest honoree was actress Judy Garland, at age 39 in 1962. Garland was also the first female honoree. The oldest honoree was producer Samuel Goldwyn, at age 93 in 1973. As of 2018, 64 honorees have received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, 14 women and 50 men. (Full list...)


September 24
Halifax
Halifax

Nova Scotia's 50 municipalities cover 99.8% of the territory's land mass, and are home to 98.9% of its population. Nova Scotia is the seventh-most populous province in Canada with 923,598 residents as of the 2016 Census of Population, and the second-smallest province in land area at 52,942 km2 (20,441 sq mi). Unlike the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, which have two-tiered municipality systems, Nova Scotia has a one-tier system of municipalities inclusive of four municipality types – regional municipalities, towns, county municipalities and district municipalities. Of its 50 municipalities, Nova Scotia has 3 regional municipalities, 26 towns, 9 county municipalities and 12 district municipalities. Halifax (pictured), the provincial capital, is incorporated as a regional municipality. It is Nova Scotia's largest municipality by population with 403,131 residents as of the 2016 census and largest municipality by land area at 5,490.35 km2 (2,119.84 sq mi). (Full list...)


September 28
Announcement of the Turkish championship
Announcement of the Turkish championship

The Turkish football champions are the annual winners of the highest association football competition in Turkey. The first competition to name a national champion was the Turkish Football Championship (Turkish: Türkiye Futbol Şampiyonası), which began in 1924 and continued until 1951. The championship format was based on a knockout competition, contested between the winners of each of the country's top regional leagues. At the end of the 1924 season, Harbiye were the first club to be crowned champions after completing their fixtures unbeaten. Started in 1937, the National Division was the first national league competition and was held until 1950. A few years later, in 1959, the professional nationwide league was introduced, currently known as the Süper Lig. The league is contested on a round robin basis and the championship is awarded to the team that is top of the league at the end of the season. Fenerbahçe are the most successful club, having won 28 titles in total so far. (Full list...)

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