Talk:May 13

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May 13

Lúcia Santos (middle) with Francisco and Jacinta Marto
Lúcia Santos (middle) with Francisco and Jacinta Marto

John Nash (d. 1835) · Arthur Sullivan (b. 1842) · Lorna Hodgkinson (b. 1887)

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==Revision needed for entry on Julian of Norwich

This gives the date of May 13 as the date of the commemoration of Julian of Norwich, but wrongly has parentheses that say "Anglican". In fact, as the article on Julian of Norwich itself clarifies, May 13 is her commemoration day in the Roman Catholic church; in the Anglican Church, her feast day is May 8. It does seem rather strange that Wikipedia does not always learn from other Wikipedia articles! ACEOREVIVED (talk) 21:24, 13 May 2008 (UTC)


I Don't Believe It[edit]

On this day in 1939, it says the first commercial FM station in the US is launched. I realize it doesn't say it began broadcasting FM that day, merely that it was launched. I checked and see no articles that verify it and see no verification elsewhere on the internet in my limited search. How does one know if it is true or not?

Plea for consistency[edit]

Looking through the list for items from the 1940's I was surprised that there seems no consistency in listing of opposing forces.

1940 – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees her country to Great Britain after the Nazi invasion. Princess Juliana takes her children to Canada for their safety. 1941 – World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance. 1943 – World War II: German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.

The item for 1940 refers to a 'Nazi invasion'. The item for 1941 refers to 'German occupation troops'. The item for 1943 refers to 'German and Italian troops' versus 'Allied forces'

If the invasion of a country is by 'Nazis' then the occupation of a country must also be by 'Nazis'. Or both articles should refer to Germans.

If reference is made to combatants from more than one country, surely it should read 'Allied' versus 'Axis' soldiers? Or the combatants on the Allied side should be listed by country too.

The practice of referring to combatants according to the politics of their leadership seems odd. Was the Cold War fought between the Communists and the Capitalists? Or was it between America and Russia (and allies)? Was the Falklands War a war between Capitalists and Fascist forces or would it be correct to refer to it as a war between Britain and Argentina?

I feel that reference to Nazi' forces may be common but it is not accurate. Wikipedia should be striving for accuracy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Robata (talkcontribs) 11:33, 12 May 2013 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of 13 May Incident is under discussion, see Talk:13 May incident (Malaysia) -- (talk) 04:19, 27 September 2015 (UTC)