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Richard Nixon was elected president in November of '68 but you have him acting as president in July.

Moved incorrectly dated item -- RobLa 08:05, 23 Aug 2003 (UTC)

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 14:04, 7 May 2004 (UTC)

Entries without supporting articles[edit]

One birth listing worries me: May 26 - Jeanette Jones, dominatrix and fetishist

This raises a red flag, for three reasons. First, there's no article on her (and I'm not going to try to Google-test someone named "Jones"). Second, there are very few dominatrices on Wikipedia, and Probably no one identified as a "fetishist." There aren't many plastic surgeons, either, but there's a difference which brings me to the third reason: if I had the mentality of a 12-year-old and wanted to embarrass someone, I may well say this sort of thing about her in a public place, while I wouldn't say "Jeanette Jones, plastic surgeon" I'm not saying this isn't legit, but it's suspicious enough to worry me. ♥ «Charles A. L.» 02:34, Nov 27, 2004 (UTC)

I googled the people without supporting articles, and I removed Jones and another entry because they had no significant hits aside from wikipedia and its mirrors. I think it's probably a good policy to delete any entries on the year pages that are without supporting articles regardless of google hits; where would be a good place to discuss that? -- Ponder 20:01, 2004 Dec 3 (UTC)


You guys should add the first snurfer competition to this. (February 18th, 1968.) 01:17, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

I don't think that is important enough for this article. Qzm (talk) 18:40, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Humanæ Vitæ[edit]

Sorry to interupt, but I just noticed that there was no july 25. This was the day when Pope Paul VI Humanæ Vitæ was publish regarding his view on Contraception and Abortion. Is that relavent enough to go in to this article? I don't even know where the referance is to this article (not good...). If you were to show me, then maybe I can help. Thanks^-^ --Blackmage337 22:49, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm concerned about the NPOV comment "Many American Catholics ignore or defy it." following the note about Pope Paul VI's Humanæ Vitæ. This seems out of place here, so I'm going to remove it.Nlaporte 23:30, 1 March 2007 (UTC)


What's the normal presentation of aliases in birth information - Beetlejuice's real name is Lester Green - does that get referenced in his birth information? Schnu 19:54, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

His entry in the Births section is correct as it is; it is the name of the article that is entered on year articles such as this. Qzm (talk) 18:40, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

January 21 - A U.S. B-52 Stratofortress crashes in Greenland, discharging 4 nuclear bombs[edit]

Does Wikipedia have a detailed article for this event? (January 21 - A U.S. B-52 Stratofortress crashes in Greenland, discharging 4 nuclear bombs.). I have tried searching for it without luck. Anyway, if one know of such link, it would be better to have that link available alongside the event and that was what I was attempting to do. [1]~~ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wk muriithi (talkcontribs) 05:52, 15 May 2007 (UTC).

B-52 crash at Thule Air Base Toddst1 16:21, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

The Jews in Baghdad[edit]

This happened in 1969, but sources are citing 1968?

Dead link[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 13:49, 6 June 2011 (UTC)


Should the Superbowl be included for this year? Centralized discussion at WT:YEARS#SuperbowlsArthur Rubin (talk) 17:12, 7 June 2012 (UTC)