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In late March 2020, I was tested positive for COVID-19. Luckily I got tested because I came into contact from an individual show assumed they had it. Luckily it is not severe that they sent me home where I currently stand in quarantine. I rather be at home as my condition is not severe so that those who MUST be in the hospital can stay in the hospital. I was discharged April 1 (not a joke). Luckily they let my laptop in!

Never look down. The only reason to look down is when you're thinking when to go up.

—TDKR Chicago 101


There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

—40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan

It's better to show up than to give up.

United States Senator Bernie Sanders

The greatest gift you can ever give is your honest self.

—American television personality Mr. Rogers

A winner is a dreamer who never gave up.

—1st President of South Africa Nelson Mandela

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

—American businessman Walt Disney

The most important thing in life is to dare. The most complicated thing in life is to be afraid. The smartest thing in the world is to try to be a moral person.

—9th President of Israel Shimon Peres

I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them.

—41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush

Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility.

—British actor Alan Rickman

Time is a precious thing. Never waste it.

—American actor Gene Wilder

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

—1st President of Cuba Fidel Castro

Whatever you do, there is always a better choice.

—British actor John Hurt

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

—American actor and comedian Robin Williams

United we stand, divided we fall is one of the oldest and truest slogans.

Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn

Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.

—American actor Hal Holbrook

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.

—American architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.

—American movie critic Roger Ebert

TDKR'S Deathlist 2020

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Person Lifespan Occupation Known For Status
As of June 2020
Olivia de Havilland
(1916-07-01) July 1, 1916 (age 103)
Tokyo, Japan
Actress The Adventures of Robin Hood
Santa Fe Trail
Gone with the Wind
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
Academy Award Winner (1946, 1949)
Vera Lynn
(1917-03-20) March 20, 1917 (age 103)
East Ham, Essex, England, U.K.
"We'll Meet Again"
"The White Cliffs of Dover"
"A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square"
"There'll Always Be an England"
Marsha Hunt
(1917-10-17) October 17, 1917 (age 102)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S
Blacklisted in Hollywood in the 1950s during McCarthyism Alive
Katherine Johnson
(1918-08-26)August 26, 1918
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, U.S.

February 24, 2020(2020-02-24) (aged 101)
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
NASA Pioneer Deceased
Diana Serra Cary
(1918-10-29)October 29, 1918
San Diego, California, U.S.

February 24, 2020(2020-02-24) (aged 101)
Gustine, California, U.S.
Last Living Actress From Hollywood's Silent Movie Era Deceased
Lester L. Wolff
(1919-01-04) January 4, 1919 (age 101)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Politician Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York (1965–1981) Alive
Anne Buydens
(1919-04-19) April 19, 1919 (age 101)
Hanover, Germany
Widow of Hollywood Legend Kirk Douglas Alive
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
(1920-01-19)January 19, 1920
Lima, Peru

March 4, 2020(2020-03-04) (aged 100)
Lima, Peru
Politician 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1982–1991)
135th Prime Minister of Peru (2000–2001)
George P. Shultz
(1920-12-13) December 13, 1920 (age 99)
New York City, New York, U.S.
11th United States Secretary of Labor (1969–1970)
Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1970–1972)
62nd United States Secretary of the Treasury (1972–1974)
60th United States Secretary of State (1982–1989)
Cicely Tyson
(1924-12-19) December 19, 1924 (age 95)
New York City, New York, U.S.
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
The Help
How to Get Away with Murder
Primetime Emmy Award Winner (1974, 1994)
Tony Award Winner (2013)
Daniel J. Evans
(1925-10-16) October 16, 1925 (age 94)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Politician 16th Governor of Washington (1965–1977)
Chair of the National Governors Association (1973–1974)
United States Senator from Washington (1983–1989)
Christine King Farris
(1927-09-11) September 11, 1927 (age 92)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Civil Rights Activist
Last Living Sister of Martin Luther King Jr. Alive
James Ivory
(1928-06-07) June 7, 1928 (age 92)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
A Room with a View
Howards End
The Remains of the Day
Call Me by Your Name
Academy Award Winner (2017)
Lina Wertmüller
(1928-08-14) August 14, 1928 (age 91)
Rome, Italy
Seven Beauties
The Seduction of Mimi
Love and Anarchy
Swept Away
First Woman To Be Nominated For An Academy Award (1977)
Kåre Willoch
(1928-10-03) October 3, 1928 (age 91)
Oslo, Norway
Politician MP (1958–1989)
Prime Minister of Norway (1981–1986)
John Turner
(1929-06-17) June 17, 1929 (age 90)
Richmond, Surrey, England, U.K.
Politician MP (1962–1976, 1984–1993)
Prime Minister of Canada (1984)
Leader of the Official Opposition (1984–1990)
Wim van Eekelen
(1931-02-05) February 5, 1931 (age 89)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Politician Member of the House of Representatives (1977–1978, 1981–1982, 1986)
Senator (1995–2003)
Rush Limbaugh
(1951-01-12) January 12, 1951 (age 69)
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, U.S.
Radio Personality
Political Commentator
Host of The Rush Limbaugh Show Alive
Shannen Doherty
(1971-04-12) April 12, 1971 (age 49)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Little House on the Prairie
Beverly Hills, 90210
Steve Gleason
(1977-03-19) March 19, 1977 (age 43)
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Football Player
Indianapolis Colts
New Orleans Saints

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Gothic architecture is a style of architecture, used for buildings in Western Europe, during the Middle Ages. Gothic architecture started in the 12th century, and lasted until the 16th century. Important features of the style are pointed arches, ribbed vaults and flying buttresses.

Today, people associate the style mainly with cathedrals, churches, and abbeys, but it was also used for castles, palaces, universities and some houses.

Today, many buildings still remain in that style. Smaller ones are thought to be very beautiful, bigger ones are often seen as priceless works of art.

In the 19th century, the Gothic style became popular again, particularly for building churches and universities. This style is called Gothic Revival architecture.

From a collection of Wikipedia's articles:


  • ... that Bernie Sanders (pictured) is the first presidential candidate to win the popular vote of the first three primary contests in a row?
  • ... that at 52.5 million views, the final episode of Friends was the highest watched television episode of the 2000s?
  • ... that the Falcon Heavy is currently the most powerful rocket in operation?
  • ... that at over USD $22 million, Won't You Be My Neighbor? is the highest earning biographical documentary?
  • ... that the M-185 in Michigan is the only state highway in America that does not allow motor vehicles?

  • Accomplishments

    • Bernie Sanders promoted to Good Article status on March 13, 2016.
    • Ronald Reagan promoted to Good Article status on October 16, 2014. Later promoted to Featured Article status on June 3, 2018.
    • Jeremy Corbyn promoted to Good Article status on October 11, 2017.
    • Fred Rogers promoted to Good Article status on December 21, 2018.

    Good Article targets

    Leonard Cohen DYK

    • ... that Leonard Cohen (pictured) wrote about eighty different drafts of the song "Hallelujah" before finalizing the original version in 1984?

    Barnstars, comments & cookies

    All the Barnstars, comments and cookies I have:

      Intforce has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!
    Carry on! --intforce (talk) 21:19, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    For your tireless work here. You've created more than 100 articles within very few days! Keep on, we need more editors like you. @intforce 17:31, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    For your Tireless work.You create articles in every hour and fix them very fast.Receptie123 (talk) 17:40, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    You're doing a great job with your new articles and other contributions, so here's a barnstar for you. Lugia2453 (talk) 03:38, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
      The Editor's Barnstar
    After all of the incessant nagging you had to endure from me when you first started here, you sure as hell deserve some recognition for the way your new articles are looking now. The quality has improved dramatically, and you haven't slowed down in the slightest! Amazing! Osiris (talk) 01:46, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    Great job! You've created so many articles i can't even count the number of them.Your a great contributor here! --Reception123 / Receptie123 (talk) 14:41, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
      Somebody has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!
    --Reception123 / Receptie123 (talk) 14:41, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
    Just 4 U, TDKR! Oregonian2012 (talk) 19:07, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
    Thank you for your contributions to this Wikipedia. Oregonian2012 (talk) 18:59, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
      The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
    You are so kind to give so many user cookies.You deserve this Barnstar for many other reasons too. Reception123 / Receptie123 (talk) 05:35, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
      What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
    You are a genius, along with TDKR! Aaqib Hola! 19:52, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

    Goblin 16:22, 23 June 2013 (UTC) I ♥ TDKR Chicago 101!

      The Current Events Barnstar
    Always in the present. Keep up the good work! Aaqib 22:23, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
      The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
    I looked at your list of articles you created. Amazing! You have created so many articles on this Wiki, even more than I thought. I don't believe so many users can't notice how helpful you are. Keep up the good work! Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 15:44, 2 July 2013 (UTC)
      Bluegoblin7 has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    I know you already have four of these, but you deserve another one. You're one of the Simple English Wikipedia's most prolific editors to articlespace, and it's astounding the number of articles you've created. Keep up the great work! TCN7JM 02:19, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

    To a truly outstanding editor that tries to help Wikipedia in every way. I believe that this award has been long overdue and is very well deserved. Thank you very much. Pending(tell me I screwed up and where) 16:52, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

      The Barnstar of Good Humour
    Hello TDKR Chicago 101.Recently you have signed my guestbook! Thank you very much for signing my guestbook. Cheers. --Pratyya (Hello!) 13:05, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
      The Working Man's Barnstar
    For your tireless contributions on DYK, you really deserve it, I think there's no one more active in that area than you! Barras talk 10:04, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
      The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
    I have to give you another barnstar because I was checking article count and for you I saw 3205! Excellent job! Keep it up and make even more! Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 05:46, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
      Death Star
    For your work updating Deaths in 2014!

    --Auntof6 (talk) 02:06, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    A long overdue barnstar. This is for your work on Deaths in 2014, and your many contributions ;). You've earned it! George Edward CTalkContributions 07:22, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
    • You are great at expanding this place. Wikipedia is never complete, but with you were, it feels like it's pretty close :) Krett12 (talk) 00:47, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
      The Current Events Barnstar
    For your continuing coverage and update on the 2017 Manchester Arena incident, and for all the articles you keep up to date. -- Enfcer (talk) 01:38, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
      The Barnstar of Diligence
    For your regular updates on DYK. --Tbennert (talk) 22:58, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
      The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
    Your article contributions don't go unnoticed. Thanks for your endless amount of time and effort in keeping up with the current events! Zhangj1079 (Saluton!) Lest We Forget 01:04, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
      The Editor's Barnstar
    Thank you for creating very good articles and wikifying them, and placing stub on short articles! Thank you! Psl631 TALK Contribs 07:39, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
      The Content Creativity Barnstar
    Its amazing that anyone can make so many articles! Your content creations here are the backbone of keeping this wiki growing. Desertborn (talk) 10:28, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

    This is for your valuable and precious efforts in contributing to wikipedia. I am appreciating your hardwork on creating new articles in Wikipedia. Creating such a number of articles is really appreciable. I am very proud to have seen a user like you. Keep it up this work. I would like to say you as a real asset of simple wiki. Thank you. Path slopu (Talk) 16:24, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

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