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    Big Four (universities)

    Big Four (universities)

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

    The random article for Monday, 15 April 2024 is Big Four (universities).

    The Big Four refers to the top four universities in the Philippines: the University of the Philippines System (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), and the University of Santo Tomas (UST), all located in Metro Manila — although UP is scattered across eight constituent universities, located in different parts of the Philippines.

    The four universities are regarded as the most prestigious in the country, with admission being highly selective. Additionally, the four universities are the largest members of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, have long-established school rivalries, and are perennial champions in the league.

    Many influential figures in the Philippines, such as politicians, artists, engineers, and journalists, have studied at these universities. Graduates of the Big Four are seen as more employable, with many companies preferring or prioritizing graduates from the four universities.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:11 UTC on Monday, 15 April 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see Big Four (universities) on Wikipedia.

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    Until next time, I'm Emma Neural.

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    Pedro E. Zadunaisky

    Pedro E. Zadunaisky

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

    The random article for Sunday, 14 April 2024 is Pedro E. Zadunaisky.

    Pedro Elías Zadunaisky (December 10, 1917 – October 7, 2009) was an Argentine astronomer and mathematician who plotted the orbit of Saturn's most-distant moon, Phoebe, as well as several comets including Halley's Comet, and various satellites including Explorer I.

    Zadunaisky was born in Rosario, Santa Fe. He was once a senior astronomer and a mathematician at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. 4617 Zadunaisky is an asteroid named in his honor. He died on October 7, 2009, at the age of 91. He wrote the book "A Guide to Celestial Mechanics" in 1961.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:18 UTC on Sunday, 14 April 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see Pedro E. Zadunaisky on Wikipedia.

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    Until next time, I'm Joanna Standard.

    • 1 min
    Green Room (White House)

    Green Room (White House)

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

    The random article for Saturday, 13 April 2024 is Green Room (White House).

    The Green Room is one of three state parlors on the first floor of the White House, the home of the president of the United States. It is used for small receptions and teas. During a state dinner, guests are served cocktails in the three state parlors before the president, first lady, and a visiting head of state descend the Grand Staircase for dinner. The room is traditionally decorated in shades of green. The room is approximately 28 by 22.5 feet (8.5 by 6.9 m). It has six doors, which open into the Cross Hall, East Room, South Portico, and Blue Room.

    Little is known about the room's original decor, except that it was likely in the fashionable French Empire style of the day, a tradition that continued until a group of Colonial Revival and Federal-style furniture and art experts appointed by then President Coolidge sought to restore the room according to the period in which it was built, rather than a passing style of a later time. All subsequent work on the room followed Coolidge's lead, First Lady Jackie Kennedy most prominently. In 1961, she formed the White House Historical Association "to help the White House collect and exhibit the very best artifacts of American history and culture." The same year, "Congress enacted Public Law 87-286 declaring that the furnishings of the White House were the inalienable property of the White House, legislating the White House’s status as a museum and extending legal protection to donated period furnishings and all White House objects." An endowment for new acquisitions and the renovation of state rooms was created in 1979, with the help of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Upon his death, February 20, 1862, Abraham Lincoln's son Willie was laid in state in the Green Room. (With Malice Towards None by Stephen B. Oats)

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:46 UTC on Saturday, 13 April 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see Green Room (White House) on Wikipedia.

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    Until next time, I'm Matthew Neural.

    • 2 min
    McGill University Health Centre

    McGill University Health Centre

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

    The random article for Friday, 12 April 2024 is McGill University Health Centre.

    The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC; French: Centre universitaire de santé McGill; CUSM) is one of two major healthcare networks in the city of Montreal, Quebec. It is affiliated with McGill University and one of the largest medical complexes in Montreal. It is the largest hospital system in Canada by bed capacity. The majority of its funding comes from Quebec taxpayers through the Ministry of Health and Social Services. The centre provides inpatient and ambulatory care.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:37 UTC on Friday, 12 April 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see McGill University Health Centre on Wikipedia.

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    Until next time, I'm Joey Standard.

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    Seán O'Gorman

    Seán O'Gorman

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

    The random article for Thursday, 11 April 2024 is Seán O'Gorman.

    Seán O'Gorman (born 26 May 1960) is an Irish former hurler who played as a right corner-back for the Cork senior team. Born in Milford, County Cork, O'Gorman first arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Cork minor team before later joining the under-21 and junior sides. He made his senior debut during the 1879-80 league. O'Gorman immediately became a regular member of the starting fifteen and won one All-Ireland medal, two Munster medals and one National Hurling League medal. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion.

    As a member of the Munster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, O'Gorman never won a Railway Cup medal. At club level he won several championship medals in all grades with Milford, while he also line dout with divisional side Avondhu.

    Throughout his career O'Gorman made 16 championship appearances. His retirement came following the conclusion of the 1995 championship.

    In retirement from playing O'Gorman became involved in team management and coaching. At club level he has guided Kilbrin to several divisional championship titles.

    O'Gorman is regarded as one of Cork's best players of his era. During his playing days he won two All-Star awards. O'Gorman was also chosen as one of the 25 best Cork players of the past 25 years in a 2013 poll.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:24 UTC on Thursday, 11 April 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see Seán O'Gorman on Wikipedia.

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    Until next time, I'm Salli Neural.

    • 2 min
    1950 Kulmbach by-election

    1950 Kulmbach by-election

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

    The random article for Wednesday, 10 April 2024 is 1950 Kulmbach by-election.

    The Kulmbach by-election on May 14, 1950 was the first by-election for the Bundestag (Germany) that had been established 1949. It was caused by the death of Friedrich Schönauer (SPD) April 4, 1950 who had been elected at the 1949 German federal electionDespite an increased result of the SPD, they lost the seat to Johannes Semler (CSU), who was supported by BP and FDP.

    This by-election showed a strange effect in the German AMS electoral system of the first election. The SPD in Bavaria had won this seat in the first past the post constituency, but all seats are justified through proportional representation. By winning the Kulmbach seat at the by-election the CSU had technically greater representation than their 1949 results would have proportionally given them. This was changed in January 1953 so only a by-election takes place if the election was not held or if a candidate dies before the general election.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:05 UTC on Wednesday, 10 April 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see 1950 Kulmbach by-election on Wikipedia.

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    Until next time, I'm Olivia Neural.

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