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Radio[edit]

"As radio is introduced, the popularity of silent films begins to decline "

This seems to me a very dubious item for 1920; this is certainly a few years too early. In 1920 home radios were still bulky contraptions generally assembled from electronic pieces by a few eccentric hobbyists, not yet mass manufactured as a single item as they would be a few years later, and most of what was broadcast was still wireless telegraphy rather than music or entertainment. I am therefore deleting it unless someone can post a source on that claim's accuracy. -- Infrogmation

Hungary[edit]

"4 June - Hungary loses 71% of its territory and 63% of its population in Treaty of Trianon. " This edit has not enciclopedic clarity and it seems like propaganda; 63% of its population, including or not the deads of World War I?. I propose the edit: "Treaty of Peace Between The Allied and Associated Powers and Hungary". --Vasile 13:22, 4 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Year in topic[edit]

As per discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Years the year in topic paragraph is scheduled to be deleted as it largely duplicates the links in the top box, and is not consistent with other year. Any objections should be made on that page please --BozMo|talk 19:39, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Calendar[edit]

I have reverted a change which removed white space. The problem was that on my screen the calendar covered a large amount of the rest of the information on this entry. This is a problem which affects a large number of Wikipedia entries with boxes. There should be a better solution to this problem, but I am at a loss to know what it is. If this is a problem with my computer, then it probably is with a lot of other people's. I appreciate that this will lead to a large amount of white space on some people's computers, but this strikes me as the lesser evil to making a large amount of information invisible on other people's. I suggest that people should refrain from reverting this change until they have had a chance to address this problem. PatGallacher 21:52, 2005 Apr 2 (UTC)

16-December-2008: The yearly articles had been too crowded for both text and calendars to be displayed together. Someone solved the problem, months ago, by having every yearly article (of thousands) simply link to shared calendars which display days as they fell on that year, rather than have 2,000+ copies of the calendars repeated in each yearly article, and crowding out the events text for each article by formerly having a large calendar included with the text. I bet that calendar-link improvement took months to edit into the thousands of yearly articles (and some articles might have been missed during edits). -Wikid77 17:12, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Eh?[edit]

The issues which led to my previous change have simply not been addressed, saying "eh?" really isn't good enough. PatGallacher 12:52, 2005 Apr 3 (UTC)

French troops[edit]

In April/May we have "April 6 - French troops die". Can anybody clarify this?? --Rsimmonds01 09:50, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Format[edit]

[See: Talk:1950#Format. -Wikid77 16:58, 16 December 2006 (UTC)]

Snorkel, Schnorkel[edit]

An entry claiming that "The Snorkel was invented in Greenland" was added to the May 29, 1920 date without any substantiation. (The entry was added on Oct. 22, 2006 by a user with the IP address 72.136.84.190). I was intrigued, but could not find any outside evidence to back up the claim. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the snorkel (originally "schnorkel") was invented by Dutch and German submarine engineers around 1944. I have deleted this entry until someone can produce a bit of evidence. --Potosino 15:32, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Uncertainty concerning date of first transatlantic radio broadcast[edit]

The entry "First transatlantic two-way radio broadcast?" for July 25 contains a question mark, indicating uncertainty. Should this event be deleted until its date is known with certainty? I shall endeavor to discover the truth, but in the meantime shall delete this entry, unless anyone objects. JFH78 (talk) 14:00, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Major date discrepancy[edit]

According to my reference (see the entry dated July 24 for the details of this reference), the deposition of Feisal I and the occupation of Damascus by the French occurred on the 24th, not on July 14. It occurs to me that this might be a simple typographical error. Therefore, I've decided to delete the entry for the 14th, unless there is an objection supported by a reference. JFH78 (talk) 14:13, 2 September 2008 (UTC)