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R.I.P. Spanky, 1999-2006

I am Howard Cheng and I am an administrator both on English Wikipedia (see nomination) and on Commons. I primarily write the selected anniversaries sections of the Main Page.

As a Commons admin, I am also familiar with copyrights and fair use issues, although I am not an intellectual property attorney.

My other favorite thing to do is dig through image archives such as the Library of Congress and upload suitable images. If you are so inclined, please have a look at the lists of my image uploads on Commons and on Wikipedia.

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Selected anniversaries[edit]

I do almost all of the scheduling for this:

July 13: National Day of Commemoration in Ireland (2014)

Modern Carabiniere officer

More anniversaries: July 12 July 13 July 14

It is now July 13, 2014 (UTC) – Reload this page


I used to write the blurb for this (May 2006–January 2013):

Picture of the day
NGC 1316

NGC 1316 is a lenticular radio galaxy located some 60 million light-years away in a cluster in the constellation Fornax. It is thought to have formed from a merger of two or more galaxies approximately 3 gigayears ago and to have a supermassive black hole in the center.

Photo: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
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Trophy case[edit]

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Featured pictures I nominated[edit]