Talk:United States Bicentennial

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Disambiguation of bicentennial[edit]

Should there be a disambiguation page? Searching for "bicentennial" on Wikipedia immediately redirects to "anniversary." - Anon. 17:29 10 February 2006

I definitely think there should be a disambiguation. astiqueparervoir 22:23, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
Done astiqueparervoir 22:25, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Entebbe Raid[edit]

Many people at the time and after thought that the timing of the Entebbe raid was kind of symbolic... AnonMoos 04:34, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Entebbe raid again (2014)[edit]

It's not strictly connected, but it coincided in time with the culmination of the Bicentennial festivities, and is firmly linked with it in many people's memories... AnonMoos (talk) 00:06, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

"...and is firmly linked with it in many people's memories..." Without a reference, this is merely one opinion. There are many events that occurred on that same day, but they shouldn't be linked to this article. It's like linking an article about the invasion of Normandy to the Battle of Trafalgar. They're not strictly connected, but both involve the English and the French. Goldnpuppy (talk) 03:21, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
I really don't think that references are required to add a simple link to the "external links" section of an article in most cases. In any case, just peruse the results of a simple Google search, and I'm sure you'll find plenty of material. I'm not sure what your analogy is supposed to prove, because breaking news coverage of Trafalgar and Normandy did not overlap and intermix on the same day, the way that coverage of the Bicentennial's biggest day and Entebbe did. AnonMoos (talk) 16:12, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Philadelphia[edit]

Does anyone remember that Philly actually got their act together EARLY and started the celebration in 1974 in memorium of the First Continental Congress, held secretly on September 5, 1774 in Philadelphia? The states representing the 13 original colonies each had a 'contest,' where parents of children born on the 5th September and under age 18, to send their child's name in on a postcard. Each state picked one postcard (child + their family) to attend this celebration held in Philly. I don't remember a lot of the details, but I was the child chosen from Pennsylvania. I was 6 at the time. If anyone has any more information, I would very much like to know it.


Just to add to the comment above of "Philadelphia child" (although he or she forgot to sign his or her post), I find it strange that this article does not mention earlier (and elaborate on) the festivities in Philadelphia, since it is there that the historical event being celebrated took place. 68.36.73.119 (talk) 18:36, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

American centennial.[edit]

An admin vandalized the american centennial page. An admin needs to fix it. Scourgeofsmallishinsects 14:58, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Could you please point out what edit you are talking about? Thanks. -- Infrogmation 15:37, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Adjective[edit]

Surely this article should be named "United States Bicentenary", "Bicentennial" is an adjective. GrahamBould 09:24, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

From http://m-w.com/dictionary/bicentennial.
Main Entry: bi·cen·ten·ni·al
Pronunciation: "bI-(")sen-'te-nE-&l
Function: noun
 : a 200th anniversary or its celebration.
- bicentennial adjective
It is an adjective, but it is also a noun. Further, "bicentenary" works the same way. intooblv 21:17, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

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Logo date[edit]

The article states that the bicentennial logo was selected by a contest in 1974. However, that can't be right, because it had already appeared on a U.S. postage stamp in 1971. [1] --Metropolitan90 (talk) 06:06, 24 July 2016 (UTC)