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    Jack Charlton

    Jack Charlton

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    With 489,940 views on Saturday, 11 July 2020 our article of the day is Jack Charlton.

    John Charlton (8 May 1935 – 10 July 2020) was an English footballer and manager who played as a defender. He was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup and managed the Republic of Ireland national team from 1986 to 1996 achieving two World Cup and one European Championship appearances. He spent his entire club career with Leeds United from 1950 to 1973, helping the club to the Second Division title (1963–64), First Division title (1968–69), FA Cup (1972), League Cup (1968), Charity Shield (1969), Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1968 and 1971), as well as one other promotion from the Second Division (1955–56) and five second-place finishes in the First Division, two FA Cup final defeats and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final defeat. His 629 league and 762 total competitive appearances are club records. He was the elder brother of former Manchester United forward Bobby Charlton, who was also a teammate in England's World Cup final victory. In 2006, Leeds United supporters voted Charlton into the club's greatest XI. Called up to the England team days before his 30th birthday, Charlton went on to score six goals in 35 international games and to appear in two World Cups and one European Championship. He played in the World Cup final victory over West Germany in 1966, and also helped England to finish third in Euro 1968 and to win four British Home Championship tournaments. He was named FWA Footballer of the Year in 1967.

    After retiring as a player he worked as a manager, and led Middlesbrough to the Second Division title in 1973–74, winning the Manager of the Year award in his first season as a manager. He kept Boro as a stable top-flight club before he resigned in April 1977. He took charge of Sheffield Wednesday in October 1977, and led the club to promotion out of the Third Division in 1979–80. He left the Owls in May 1983, and went on to serve Middlesbrough as caretaker-manager at the end of the 1983–84 season. He worked as Newcastle United manager for the 1984–85 season. He took charge of the Republic of Ireland national team in February 1986, and led them to their first World Cup in 1990, where they reached the quarter-finals. He also led the nation to successful qualification to Euro 1988 and the 1994 World Cup. He resigned in January 1996 and went into retirement. He was married to Pat Kemp and they had three children.





    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:10 UTC on Sunday, 12 July 2020.

    For the full current version of the article, see Jack Charlton on Wikipedia.

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    • 3 min
    Vikas Dubey

    Vikas Dubey

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    With 465,910 views on Friday, 10 July 2020 our article of the day is Vikas Dubey.

    Vikas Dubey (1964 – 10 July 2020) was an Indian history-sheeter, gangster-turned-politician, based in Kanpur Dehat district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The first criminal case against him was registered in the early 1990s, and by 2020 he had over 60 criminal cases against his name. He had been connected to the killing of a Minister of State and in another incident was the main accused in the killing of eight policemen during an attempted arrest. Uttar Pradesh Police declared him an absconder with a bounty of ₹5 lakh before he was finally arrested on 9 July 2020 in Ujjain. He was killed on 10 July 2020 in an encounter, after the vehicle carrying him met with an accident. Media reports state that because of his political connections, Vikas Dubey has been acquitted for most of his murders, despite the presence of multiple witnesses at the scenes.





    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:06 UTC on Saturday, 11 July 2020.

    For the full current version of the article, see Vikas Dubey on Wikipedia.

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    This has been Nicole Standard. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.

    • 1 min
    Naya Rivera

    Naya Rivera

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    With 2,145,284 views on Thursday, 9 July 2020 our article of the day is Naya Rivera.

    Naya Marie Rivera (born January 12, 1987) is an American actress, model, and singer. She began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before landing the role of Hillary Winston on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Royal Family at the age of four (1991–1992), for which she received a nomination for a Young Artist Award. After a series of recurring television roles and guest spots as a teenager, Rivera received her breakthrough role as an adult as Santana Lopez on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015), for which she received nominations for numerous accolades. She was signed to Columbia Records as a solo artist in 2011 and released a single in 2013, "Sorry", featuring rapper Big Sean.

    Rivera made her feature film debut as Vera in the horror film At the Devil's Door (2014). Beginning in 2015, she had a recurring role as Blanca on the third season of the Lifetime television series Devious Maids.

    On July 8, 2020, Rivera was declared a missing person after her four-year-old son was found alone in Rivera's rented boat at Lake Piru in Fillmore, California. She is currently presumed dead by officials, but a body has not yet been recovered.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 03:03 UTC on Friday, 10 July 2020.

    For the full current version of the article, see Naya Rivera on Wikipedia.

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    This has been Kendra Neural. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.

    • 2 min
    Mary Kay Letourneau

    Mary Kay Letourneau

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    With 671,677 views on Wednesday, 8 July 2020 our article of the day is Mary Kay Letourneau.

    Mary Katherine Letourneau (formerly Schmitz; January 30, 1962 – July 6, 2020) was an American schoolteacher who pleaded guilty in 1997 to two counts of felony second-degree rape of a child, Vili Fualaau, who was 12 or 13 at the time and had been her sixth-grade student. While awaiting sentencing, she gave birth to Fualaau's child. With the state seeking a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence, she reached a plea agreement calling for six months in jail, with three months suspended, and no contact with Fualaau for life among other terms. The case received national attention.

    Shortly after spending three months in jail, the police caught Letourneau in a car with Fualaau. A judge revoked her plea agreement and reinstated the prison sentence for the maximum allowed by law of seven-and-a-half years. Eight months after returning to prison, she gave birth to Fualaau's second child, another daughter. She was imprisoned from 1998 to 2004. Letourneau and Fualaau were married in May 2005, and the marriage lasted 14 years until their separation in 2019.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:52 UTC on Thursday, 9 July 2020.

    For the full current version of the article, see Mary Kay Letourneau on Wikipedia.

    This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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    • 1 min
    Charlie Daniels

    Charlie Daniels

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    With 251,836 views on Tuesday, 7 July 2020 our article of the day is Charlie Daniels.

    Charles Edward Daniels (October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020) was an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He was best known for his number-one country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". Daniels was active as a singer and musician from the 1950s. He was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 03:59 UTC on Wednesday, 8 July 2020.

    For the full current version of the article, see Charlie Daniels on Wikipedia.

    This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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    This has been Joanna Neural. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.

    • 1 min
    Nick Cordero

    Nick Cordero

    Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

    With 1,146,519 views on Monday, 6 July 2020 our article of the day is Nick Cordero.

    Nicholas Eduardo Alberto Cordero (September 17, 1978 – July 5, 2020) was a Canadian Broadway actor. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Cheech in the 2014 Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway and was twice nominated for the Drama Desk Awards. His career also included television roles and film roles. He died at the age of 41 from COVID-19 complications.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:35 UTC on Tuesday, 7 July 2020.

    For the full current version of the article, see Nick Cordero on Wikipedia.

    This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    Visit wikioftheday.com for our archives, sister podcasts, and swag. Please subscribe to never miss an episode. You can also follow @WotDpod on Twitter.

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    This has been Joey Standard. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.

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