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It doesn't seem to me as an event of much significance - or is such an event of sufficient significance to be mentioned here? Or, last possibility, is there no limit on which events should be mentioned here? Newbie Jeroen 23:14, 18 Aug 2003 (UTC)
- Personally, I don't mind "minor events" being listed on date pages. Trivia is what gives the date flavour - and listing what happened on a particular date is all about trivia.
- About the Kingdome implosion event in particular, although on a world scale, the event is insignificant, the Kingdome was a major Seattle landmark, and its implosion was a notable event in Seattle history. Kevyn 21:22, 4 Jun 2004 (UTC)
The Final Nitro
When I add the final WCW Nitro aired on this date, somebody keeps erasing it. Why? I consider it an important enough date considering the Doctor Who date remains. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gruntyking117 (talk • contribs) .
- Hi, Mike. I'll cop to one of those deletions. I'll give you my reasoning.
- We want to try for the date pages to list the most notable things that happened on a particular date in history, and there's no indication from the entry I deleted that this was a significant event:
- It gets really tricky trying to compare items like this straight across, and I'm not a Doctor Who fan. But I just skimmed through the Doctor Who article; the second paragraph in that article makes some good arguments for notability, especially in the U.K. Doctor Who ran for 26 years, went off the air for sixteen years, then restarted in 2005. WCW Monday Nitro only aired for about five years, and the article doesn't talk about it having a similar level of notability, as compared to Doctor Who. I've never seen a full episode of either show, so I'm just going by the articles.
- The question is how significant or notable (historically, culturally, however you want to measure it), the final episode of WCW Monday Nitro on March 26, 2001 was. WCW Monday Nitro#The final Nitro describes the final episode, but it doesn't claim that it was particularly notable. For an example of a culturally notable TV event, you might think of the Who Shot J.R. episode of Dallas, or the final episode of M*A*S*H (See List of most-watched television episodes).
- I'll admit I didn't think about it in detail; the entry struck me as non-notable, so I deleted it. (I assume the editor who deleted it the other time you added it did so for a similar reason.) There are literally hundreds of items added to the date pages every day, from teenagers adding their own birthdays to fans adding their favourite actor or singer to the lists. We can't include everything, so we've got to try to edit the pages so they show the most interesting and notable things that happened on each date.
- -- Jim Douglas 03:03, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. In my opinion, death of Nitro was the death of the Monday Night Wars, which was fairly significant in culture during the 90's as it pushed wrestling into a highly marketable property. If you look at the end of the spectrum, both the Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's and Mick Foley's books both became best sellers. Nitro was also the only wrestling program to outrate WWE. That's just my opinion though, and I understand what you mean.
Third Iwo flag raising?
It would seem more meaningful to say something about Iwo being "secured" on this day. I cannot find any reference to a third flag raising of any significance anywhere. Wduke
I have spent 30 minutes trying to find something to justify the third raising and can't so have removed it. --00:07, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Why allegedly? I was under the mpression that clear evidence had been found implicating North Korea. The only thing missing is they haven't accepted the blame. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:49, 26 March 2011 (UTC)