Talk:January 16

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January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States (2017)

Painting of the Battle of Cape St. Vincent
Battle off Cape St Vincent, 16 January 1780 by Francis Holman

Susie Bootja Bootja Napaltjarri (d. 2003) ·

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Should Dr. Laura Schlessinger be linked [[Dr. Laura]] (her common name) or [[Laura Schlessinger]] (her real name) or [[Dr. Laura Schlessinger]] (the whole kit n' kaboodle)?

To my knowledge, we don't link to people with their titles.
Someone like Dr. Ruth or Dr. Laura would be appropriate for REDIRECTs, in my opinion, but the primary entry should be under the given name. A counter example would be Queen Victoria, but I actually don't think it should be there, it should be Victoria I, but a REDIRECT, I guess makes sense.
Ow...good point. I think Dr. Laura Schlessinger. ALthough I'd rather ignore her existence... :-) Of course, if we're going to start down this path, is it Sally, Sally Jesse, Sally Jesse Raphael???JHK

Is there any "best practice" for dates? The attack on Iraq in 1991 started at 3am local time (January 17), 7pm Washington time (January 16). If you consider Operation Desert Storm more as media event, then Jan 16 is correct as the starting date. But I personally would prefer local time for local events, and GMT for global ones. What do you think --zeno 07:08 Jan 16, 2003 (UTC)

7pm on Jan.16 in Washington is 0h on Jan.17 by UTC. So, January 17 is preferred, I suppose. -- PFHLai 09:50, 2005 Feb 21 (UTC)
BBC says its January 17th ( -- PFHLai 09:56, 2005 Feb 21 (UTC)


is that the day he left the new world? if so, from where? i cannot find the date on the Christopher Columbus article. Kingturtle 01:03, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Jan Palach[edit]

"Freedom fighter"?

I think the use of that time is completely incorrect.

Jan Palach staged a protest against an illegal invasion of his country.

He did not attack any of the invading forces, was not engaged in warfare.

He was a protestor. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Velkyal (talkcontribs) 12:59, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

International Fetish Day[edit]

I was thining of adding International Fetish Day to the selected anniversary list, in the section were "Teacher's Day" currently is. The problem is that it is a new observance to be held for the first time in 2009. However, it is mentioned in this article, is referenced, and I feel would be worthy of inclusion as it is an international as apposed to just a national day. ISD (talk) 08:35, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

It would appear that you thought about adding it after you had already added it. It is my assumption that when you say "selected anniversaries" you mean "Holidays and observances" because observances don't go in Selected Anniversaries. If it hasn't happened yet, you have no way of knowing its global impact or if it will be recurring every year on the same date or if it will be widely celebrated. Lacking all of this information would lead to the entry being removed anyway. Checkout this for info on what can be added. No future events means no future observances too. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 18:41, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
OK, thanks for telling me. ISD (talk) 19:28, 30 January 2008 (UTC)