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It is now September 2, 2014 (UTC) –
It did happen in 1833 but the only refs I could find to any particular date was on 'this day in history'-type webpages (very bad source). --mav 09:15, 3 Dec 2003 (UTC)
Could not be confirmed. Wikipedia seems to be the only real source for this date (the year seems to be right, however). --mav 09:15, 3 Dec 2003 (UTC)
I further extended the description of the Battle of Hohenlinden. Xelnanga 00:45, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
First Balkans War dates?
When looking at the First Balkan War entry for the date December 3, it states an armistice with the Ottoman Empire was signed, ending that war in 1912. The war was concluded in May 1913 and not only that, it was not a two month long war (as noted in the time-line), it was more like 8 months.. It seems the two month factor may have been mixed up with the Second Balkan War, which in itself was more like a month long war . —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tommy6860 (talk • contribs) 02:21, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
Discovery Date of the Jovian Moon Himalia
On December 3 in 1904, it states that C.D. Perrine discovered the Jovian moon Himalia. But when looking at the article of Himalia, it states Perrine discovered it on December 16 of the same year. Small error, but needs to be confirmed to which date is correct.
- Fixed The date in the infobox was incorrect. December 3 is the right date. Winston365 (talk) 21:33, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
Granted that Greece was still on the Julian calendar in 1912, is it good policy to list selected anniversaries in the 20th century under their Old Style dates? A mixture of Old Style and New Style dates covering a particular conflict (First Balkan War) interferes with a basic sense of Before and After. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 15:53, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
I changed Abimael Guzmán's description from "Peruvian activist" to "Peruvian philosopher and revolutionary, leader of the Shining Path". I based this on Guzmán's biographical article. For convenience, I'm inserting the lead section of that article here:
- Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reynoso ( pronunciation (help·info) ah-bee-mah-EHL gooss-MAHN;[needs IPA] born 3 December 1934), also known by the nom de guerre Comrade Gonzalo (English: Camarada Gonzalo), a former professor of philosophy, was the leader of the Shining Path during the Maoist insurgency known as the internal conflict in Peru. Shining Path had been active in Peru since the late 1970s and began what it called "the armed struggle" on 17 May 1980. Wanted on charges of terrorism and treason, Guzmán was captured by the Peruvian government in 1992 and sentenced to life imprisonment.
- He is currently incarcerated at the Callao naval base, near the city of Lima, Peru. While the activity of the insurgency increased shortly after Guzmán's capture, it has declined in the years following. It has been criticized for its violence against peasants, trade union organizers, and elected officials, which were deemed by the group to be collaborating with the Peruvian state. Shining Path is on the U.S. Department of State's "Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations" list. The European Union, and Peru likewise describe Shining Path as a terrorist group and prohibit providing funding or other financial support.
Redsky89 changed the description to "Peruvian philosopher and academic" without leaving an edit comment. I changed it to "Peruvian philosopher and revolutionary", leaving a comment which said (in part), "...when someone's bio article defines them as a 'revolutionary', it's silly not to use the word here." Redsky89 changed it back, again without leaving an edit comment.
I started to change it back again, realized I was involved in edit warring, and decided to take the matter here. I believe the current entry to be grossly misleading, but I'm not going to edit it again. I'll leave it to others to decide what to do. --Alexbook (talk) 17:58, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
- The word "revolutionary" does not appear in the bio. Generally, the date articles go by what is explicitly listed as the primary description in the bio article. Academic is appropriate. Guerrilla leader might also be appropriate. But Guerrilla leaders are not always revolutionaries. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 19:28, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
- US Department of State, "Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs)" 11 October 2005.
- European Council Decision. 2007/445/EC of 28 June 2007, Official Journal of the European Union. 29.6.2007