Talk:February 23

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February 23: Fat Thursday (Catholicism, 2017); National Day in Brunei (1984); Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia and several other former Soviet republics

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From Events: * 1455 - Johannes Gutenberg prints the first Bible on a printing press.

This is improbably precise. What exactly happened on February 23? Gutenberg's Bibles were preceeded by printing experiments, weren't printed in one day, were rubrifricated and illustrated after printing, and were bound to order. The process took 3 years for 180 Bibles. -- Nunh-huh 07:49, 24 Feb 2004 (UTC)

How about this: *1455 - The first Bible made using a printing press is printed by Johannes Gutenberg. -- mav 07:52, 24 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Still seems wrong: none of the Bibles were printed in a single day. Is this the day that the first page that was eventually included in a Gutenberg Bible was printed? That's the only thing I can think of that would fit into a day, but I can't imagine anyone would have recorded the date. I'd be happy to try and track down the 23 Feb date, do you know where it comes from? - Nunh-huh 07:59, 24 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Looking about on the Internet, I see lots of copies of our information (which can't count as support) and the note at some sites that it's a "traditional date" which is Internet for "without basis"<G>. Perhaps:

? (also need to change printing press -> movable type) - Nunh-huh 08:09, 24 Feb 2004 (UTC)

  • Mav, having consulted an actual paper book, (Gutenberg: How One Man Remade the World with Words by John Man), I think "traditional date" is the best that can be said. It's almost certainly wrong. It was pointed out in 1982 that a letter written by Enea Silvio de Piccolimini, who became Pope Pius II, implies the Bibles had been printed (though not assembled) by the autumn of 1454. -- Nunh-huh 08:26, 24 Feb 2004 (UTC)
OK - make the needed changes. --mav
Deed done. Certainty slain in pursuit of truth<G>. -- Nunh-huh 08:37, 24 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Liturgical feasts[edit]

Could someone confirm please, and preferably create stubs for the liturgical feasts Saint Milburga and Blessed odilia of Mombeek which have recently been added? I can't find any information on them. Jared Preston 08:37, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

February Revolution[edit]

Wouldn't the February Revolution have begun on February 23 of the Julian calendar (and so March 8 of the Gregorian calendar)? Therefore, it should not be on here. --V2Blast 04:44, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Russian Father's day[edit]

When you follow the 1918 date, you find nothing about the German Kaiser or the Imperial Army; might it be that the writer of the summary didn't know what the Russian civil war was? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:55, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Anti semitism is rampant on wikipedia[edit]

Purim is not recognized on the day's event page, as are treated all Jewish holidays and observances. But every tiny mythological Christian feast day is noted with aplomb — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mover2100 (talkcontribs) 20:18, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

All religion is mythology. What's your point? Add what you think is missing. Very simple. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 00:04, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
Is Purim on Feb.23 in every year? If not, then to avoid the appearance of antisemitism should the calendar be reformed so that it is? —Tamfang (talk) 19:23, 26 October 2013 (UTC)