Talk:April 15

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April 15: Father Damien Day in Hawaii; Day of the Sun in North Korea; Tax Day in the United States

Hillsborough disaster memorial at Hillsborough Stadium

More anniversaries: April 14 April 15 April 16

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Sacco and Vinzetti[edit]

Sacco and Vinzetti were framed! We ought to take that statement out of this encyclopedia, that they murdered guards.

We should defer to the Sacco and Vanzetti article on this. Upton Sinclair had some rather interesting things to say about this case that may cause you to change your mind. Rklawton 19:16, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
The guilt or innocence of Sacco and Vanzetti is not the point, certainly not on a "what-happened-on" reference page. The point is that the case (and by extension the original crime) are notable. I have written it in a form that I see as NPV; it was then removed, for some reason, and I put it back. My version reads: "*1920 – Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy." Doprendek (talk) 19:39, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Tax return deadline[edit]

Are there jurisdictions outside the USA/states/territories that use April 15 as a tax return deadline? - knoodelhed 21:50, 12 Mar 2004 (UTC)

If only one country uses this date for this purpose then it is not internationally notable and hence should not be included on this article. Jim Michael (talk) 23:01, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Well, now we have the Taxday Bomb Protest of Boston. Funny how easily the Media are avoiding the obvious, eh? What if it had been April 19?...Timothy McVeigh, and founder of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord? etc.... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.127.92.198 (talk) 01:34, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Mosul Massacre[edit]

Should this really be here? The term massacre is rather inflammatory and unlike cases like the Boston Massacre or My Lai Massacre, I can't find any historical precendent for referring to this event as such beyond some non-mainstream publications.

Agreed. Massacre???? -Penta 03:19, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Discussion regarding POV for the name of the event should really take place in the event's article. However, this event has no article. As a result, it should not be included in this date article. The person who added this event here, should first create an article for the event, hash out the significance and POV issues there, and in due time, reference the article here. Until then, no reference belongs here. Rklawton 19:09, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

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Do not include individual Titanic deaths[edit]

I suggest that individuals from the Titanic not be listed on the date page. There is a seperate article on the RMS_Titanic. If you agree I will remove the 3 names already added. Thanks, Hu Gadarn 23:35, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Any comment on this? There were 1500 people who died. I'm proposing that we do not want to see a list of them on the "death" section of this page - that's the purpose of the article. Thoughts? Thanks, Hu Gadarn 00:32, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
I don't think it's necessary. The sinking is listed in the event and I believe everyone knows that a lot of people lost their lives. Dying on the Titanic doesn't make you notable per se unless you already were notable. I don't even see the need for the generic "Victims of the RMS Titanic" to be perfectly honest. Just my two cents though. -- Borameer 00:41, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
In keeping with other date articles, the "Victims of..." notation is standard. And yes, only those who already have articles rate mention in this section. Whether or not someone rates an article is a matter for WP:BIO, and I doubt this event would be sufficient alone to gain someone appropriate notability. Rklawton 00:54, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Hold on a second. Several people who died on the Titanic were notable in and of themselves. Should they not be listed here just because they happened to die in that disaster? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.21.213.99 (talk) 00:50, 16 April 2007 (UTC).

I concur. You can't tell me that John Jacob Astor or Benjamin Guggenheim weren't notable. StaticElectric 00:50, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Robert Sibbald birth date listed twice[edit]

The same Robert Sibbald article is listed twice in the Births section for this day, April 15, under both 1641 and 1651. It appears that 1641 is correct, but I don't have time to check into it now, so I won't alter anything. I'll look again soon, but if someone else has a chance to fix it now, thank you in advance. Hurrmic 14:16, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

The Devil?[edit]

I don't believe that the "birth of the devil" is entirely factual... can I get someone's concurrence before deleting it?

It's not accurate. If you see anything silly like that on wiki, don't hesitate to WP:REVERT it. Gscshoyru 23:02, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Tax deadline[edit]

Shouldn't the United States tax deadline be included here somehow? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mistman123 (talkcontribs) 00:13, 13 April 2008

It is under Holidays and observances and it barely belongs there. It is only of note to Americans. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 00:15, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Equation of Time[edit]

Can we add the astronomical significance of 15 April (as well as 11 February, 14 May, 13 June, 26 July, 1 September, 3 November and 25 December) ? See Equation of Time for details. 62.231.145.254 (talk) 16:25, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Can you provide an example here of the text that you suggest should go on April 15? -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 16:36, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Bombing of Mortsel[edit]

I removed

*1943 – An Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians.

This happened on April 5th 1943. the memorial anniversary was extensively covered in the news in Belgium. Calonectris (talk) 13:44, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Lock article due to Boston bombing[edit]

The article should be protected to prevent any editing before all facts are in. The article already been edited by someone about the explossions. 74.139.37.174 (talk) 23:38, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Boston bombings....[edit]

Well, I am going to get hated for saying it, but actually, going by WP:DOY, this shouldn't be under events...Lectonar (talk) 19:34, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

I think the argument will be made that the fact that this 'minor' terrorist event occurred at an event that has worldwide notoriety, it should be included. A counter argument could be made that the fact that it is included shows systemic bias. Take your pick. Notice, I'm not making either argument. My experience is that it is pointless to argue the topic so close to the occurrence. Let the masses have their event (as long as the edits aren't disruptive) and address the merits at a later time when the emotion of the event has subsided. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 23:12, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
Succinctly put; exactly the thoughts that were going through my mind, and as there only seem to be a happy few watching the day pages....Lectonar (talk) 07:34, 17 April 2013 (UTC)