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Hickland[edit],+Catherine lists Catherine Hickland's birthday as 1956. What source listed it as '54? (My source can beat up your source?) --Koyaanis Qatsi

Page layout years[edit]

There is a discussion on my talk page on page layout.

For most of the last three hundred years there is inconsistency and duplication between the year in topic paragraph, the "see also" box and what is on the year by topic pages. Prior to 1950 I am pretty convinced we can painlessly (except for sore fingers) delete all of the year in topic paragraphs and ensure that the material goes into a "see also" box, creating such a box where none exists. Post 1950, particularly from the "year in US television" link a lot of material has been added to this paragraph as highlights (sometimes making up most of the page content pointed at).

Personally I think we should still delete the paragraph, keep the box linking to the topic sites and move any particularly important parts of the year in topic paragraph to the main chronological list. This does involve undoing quite a bit of work which someone has done.

Therefore, unlike for prior to 1950 (where I've said no objection= I do it) for post 1950 I won't touch these pages unless a significant number of people agree with the change. (I am also unlikely to get the pre 1950 stuff done before summer unless the service speed improves dramatically). (talk)--BozMo 14:26, 7 May 2004 (UTC)

Births / deaths in main calendar?[edit]

Despite the existence of the separate births and deaths sections, two births are listed in the calendar, both on April 29, of Jerry Seinfeld and Jake Burton Carpenter. I don't think they belong there.

The three deaths: Alan Turing's suicide (June 7); Emilie Dionne's asphyxiation (August 6); and Getulio Vargas' suicide (August 24) are perhaps more newsworthy (especially that last - a national president shooting himself to death while in office,) but I'm wondering if there is, or should be, a policy about this.

I'll take a look around.... --Eliyahu S Talk 19:51, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

April 11[edit]

It seems that April 11 1954 was announced the most boring day in history [1] (talk) 22:54, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Most boring day?[edit]

According to a scientist, April 11, 1954 is alleged to be the most most boring day in history. Does this deserve any consideration? BrotherSulayman (talk) 04:45, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

I don't see why, although there seems to be an IP-hopping editor who thinks it does. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:03, 29 November 2010 (UTC)


This page says RCA manufactured the first color TV this year; 1953 says the first set went on sale. They can't both be right... TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 09:56, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

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