Seven users were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week: Osgoodelawyer (nom), GeeJo (nom), Youngamerican (nom), Saxifrage (nom), J Di (nom), Art LaPella (nom), and Daniel Olsen (nom).
Eighteen articles were promoted to featured status last week: 1994 San Marino Grand Prix (nom), Pierre Rossier (nom), W. S. Gilbert (nom), Boshin War (nom), Influenza (nom), Gilberto Silva (nom), Battle of the Tenaru (nom), Platypus (nom), "Weird Al" Yankovic (nom), Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu-Tanambogo (nom), Tourette syndrome (nom), West Bengal (nom), Meteorological history of Hurricane Katrina (nom), Hurricane Gustav (2002) (nom), Sound film (nom), History of the board game Monopoly (nom), Syed Ahmed Khan (nom), and Belgrade (nom). The eighteen promoted this week are just one short of the record nineteen articles promoted in one week in June. (see archived story) However, all 18 were promoted on the same day, setting a new record.
No portals reached featured status last week.
Two lists were featured last week: List of top-division football clubs in CONMEBOL countries and List of Vice Presidents of the Philippines.
The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Defense of Sihang Warehouse, Night of the Living Dead, Kochi, Stuyvesant High School, Slate industry in Wales, Ketuanan Melayu, and V for Vendetta.
The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Canada Goose, World, Lugano, Apollo 8 photograph, Long-billed Curlew, Internal combustion engine, and Panthéon, Paris
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