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Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Happy 2019 -

begin it with music and memories

Thank you for your project help last year, including review of the TFA! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:35, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for all your work, and Happy New Year to you.--Wehwalt (talk) 19:06, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you today for Walking Liberty half dollar, "Undoubtedly beautiful, but it caused the Mint a lot of grief for thirty years. This turned out to be one of the articles where an unexpected person runs away with the article, in this case Philadelphia Mint Superintendent Adam M. Joyce, who did not like all the new coins, and they were a terrible pain to produce, but he went to bat to have the new coin struck as close to the artist's conception as possible. I hope you enjoy it. It is a beautiful coin and the "heads" side has graced the American Silver Eagle for the past quarter century. Second nom posted with permission of Ucucha. A special thank you to BrandonBigheart for the beautiful infobox images."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:56, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes, that was a long time ago. Thank you.--Wehwalt (talk) 22:43, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Please check out "Happy" once more, for a smile, and sharing (a Nobel Peace Prize), and resolutions. I wanted that for 1 January, but then wasn't sad about having our music pictured instead. Not too late for resolutions, New Year or not. DYK that he probably kept me on Wikipedia, back in 2012? By the line (which brought him to my attention, and earned the first precious in br'erly style) that I added to my editnotice, in fond memory? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:58, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for improving articles! Did you know that Precious began 7 years ago? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:31, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, and thanks for the reminder.--Wehwalt (talk) 21:41, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you today for Hawaii Sesquicentennial half dollar, "one of the most beautiful of the commemorative half dollars and the rarest by design. I suppose by today's standards, the whole thing smacks of political incorrectness, especially the idea of Cook "discovering" an inhabited island. But it's still a nice coin." - I have a peer review open, did you know? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:19, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

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Seven years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:30, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for that. I will look at it when I can.--Wehwalt (talk) 08:41, 16 February 2019 (UTC)


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Thank you for the Liberty Head double eagle, "... a big coin. Really, in its day, it was more considered a known weight of gold as much as it was spending money, because then, twenty dollars was a fair sum of cash. It was only much later that it really was considered a collectable, and one that we can certainly admire for its beauty."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:00, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you today for Apollo 15 postal covers incident! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:06, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, glad to have it run.--Wehwalt (talk) 18:14, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
James Garfield[edit]

Stop vandalizing the new Garfield assassination memorial just because you can't read all of the placard. That photo is what the National Park Service used to highlight the installation. It is meant to get people to visit the site. If people want to know more about the assassination itself that's what the main page of the assassination is for. scooteristi (talk) 14:57, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

I can't read ANY of the placard, I have no idea what the building is behind it. How is this helpful to the reader?--Wehwalt (talk) 15:16, 16 March 2019 (UTC)


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Thank you today for Billy Martin, "a larger than life figure, even almost 30 years after his death. Growing up in the New York area in the late 70s, Billy Martin was on the front pages, or the back pages of the tabloids, very often. I was at the Old-Timers' Day in 1978, and I well remember the crowd cheering for 15 minutes." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:08, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, and you are welcome. It is always good to write on the things you think about as associated with you in some way. You have your music, for example.--Wehwalt (talk) 16:27, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you today for Lynchburg Sesquicentennial half dollar, "a coin that was issued for a rather small Virginia city in 1936. There was no particular scandal, but the coin is made more interesting by the fact it was the first U.S. coin to show a living person by him or herself (to date, I think it has happened only three times)."! Enjoyed! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:44, 22 April 2019 (UTC)


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Thank you today for Maine Centennial half dollar, "a rather ugly US commemorative, but still one of interest, and somewhat valuable today"! - "{{diff|Georg Katzer|896167152|896115167|ugly" is ugly ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:22, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Much obliged, thank you.--Wehwalt (talk) 06:23, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Today, William H. Seward, "who in addition to being one of the most important secretaries of state, had a lengthy career as senator and governor of New York. Perhaps best remembered for "Seward's Folly"--the purchase of Alaska--he did as much as any one did to prevent foreign intervention in the American Civil War, that could have reversed the result."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:20, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Today, Homer Davenport, whose "cartoons in the 1896, 1900, and 1904 presidential races played were influential, affecting how people perceived the candidates. But that was just one facet of his life, as his interest in animals, especially his importation of Arabian horses in 1906 following an epic journey in the Middle East, may be an even greater legacy. He died young after a life not entirely happy, but his name lives on in political cartooning and the world of horses." - and written in collaboration! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:21, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for both of those.--Wehwalt (talk)

Images for David Scott[edit]

Thought I would propose these over here...I do not have strong feelings, but I think File:David_Scott_Training_on_Air_Bearing_Floor_(S66-19284).jpg and/or File:Gemini-Titan-8 Training - Water Egress (7945162054).jpg would look nice in the Gemini section of the article. If you are partial to having Armstrong in the image, there are several high quality images of them in spacesuits at NASA's site I could upload if you want. Or, you can leave it as it is. Not a big deal to me either way. Kees08 (Talk) 06:30, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

I would say the water one. Yes, I am partial to having Armstrong in the picture. Scott is, after all, the only non-Apollo 11 astronaut to fly with Armstrong.--Wehwalt (talk) 06:33, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
Can I tempt you with Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3? Kees08 (Talk) 06:47, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
Either one or two. We could do without the helmets.--Wehwalt (talk) 06:52, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
I have been pretty under the weather; I added some prose in the article but I am afraid it is not very good. Feel free to touch it up or I can try to when I am feeling better. Was mostly just trying to get all the sources into the article. Kees08 (Talk) 03:46, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
That's fine. I'll clear up as many of the comments as I can over the next day and upload those images. I've been trying to clear up outstanding reviews and try to get work I've been meaning to do done but it's an uphill battle. I was going to send Apollo 9 to peer review and will try to get that organized as well. Thanks for all your work. I hope you feel better.--Wehwalt (talk) 05:18, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
Been feeling a bit better, day by day. Today I uploaded some more photos of Scott, one of him while Center Director (File:Center Director David Scott Dryden Dedication (ECN-5137).jpg), and three of him as an older man (File:Cunningham, Lovell, and Scott (200907200097HQ).tif, File:David Scott speaking at Apollo 14 40th anniversary (KSC-2011-1314).jpg, File:David Scott at Apollo 17 40th anniversary gala (KSC-2012-6150).jpg). Use one, use none, just wanted to alert you to them since they were just uploaded. Kees08 (Talk) 06:29, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
I added the one from Dryden, though Mrs Dryden's survivors won't thank me for it. The existing image of Scott will do for seeing him as an older person ("Hey! You kids! Get off my lunar maria!")--Wehwalt (talk) 08:00, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Richard Nixon[edit]

Hello. I noticed that on your recent edit of Richard Nixon, you undid my edit, claiming that it was not confirmed. However, in the new content that I added, I did back it up with a source. If I am not mistaken, it is a reliable reference; it is a list of presidents' last words, as well as the final moments of some of them. I do not know if you consider it to be unreliable; but however, if you do, could you please give your reason and explanation? Also, I was wondering if you could also explain why the new info was unconfirmed. I will be glad to hear from you. Thank you. Presidentrapper (talk) 22:03, May 3, 2019 (UTC)

I think my major objection is that it is trivial and not particularly related to Nixon's career, thus the "so what?". We do not include everything in every source.--Wehwalt (talk) 22:11, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circular[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/The Legend of Bhagat Singh/archive1[edit]

Hey there, Wehwalt. Before going ahead with KHNH's, I've decided to give this a try. I've nominated this film article about the life of the Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh starring Ajay Devgn as the titular character. As always, your comments would be most welcome and beneficial to the overall improvement of the article. Thanks. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 08:28, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)[edit]

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For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

A beer for your review![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for doing the GA review of Deke Slayton! Balon Greyjoy (talk) 22:07, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

About the 1868 large cent[edit]

I noticed that you keep referencing the 1868 large cent as a pattern coin for a large cent sized dime. However, [this website] has an image of the coin that clearly shows a ONE CENT denomination. I'm just wondering what your reason is for calling it a dime pattern. - ZLEA T\C 01:44, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

I was referring to the pattern that was made using large cent dies for ten cents.--Wehwalt (talk) 05:02, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

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Thank you![edit]

Hi. That journal article is a gem, and gave me the answer to an inconsistency in the accounts I have read to date that was really bugging me. What a great find! Thank you. Factotem (talk) 16:32, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

No problem. I'm always happy to get JSTOR for people.--Wehwalt (talk) 19:10, 15 May 2019 (UTC)