Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/August 9

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Richard Nixon's resignation[edit]

Did Nixon resign the day before ? August 9 should be the anniversary of Ford taking over, the 1st US president in office without an election.

Nixon announced his resignation on August 8, effective August 9. To quote: "Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow." I suppose you could argue that he committed the act of resigning on August 8 by making the announcement, but I think announcing resignation and resigining (actually handing over the reigns) are two different things. Regardless, Ford's role in history on August 9 was rather trivial compared to Nixon's, and we probably don't need to make a big fuss about both days. August 9 is the day most historians point to. -- RobLa 05:47, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Gretsky[edit]

Copied from WP:ERRORS[1][2]

'Ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings, leading to the popularization of the sport in California, but also upsetting so many Canadians that some even considered him a "traitor" to his home country.' is of no significance or importance whatsoever. The inclusion of this item is an abuse. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.196.38.6 (talk) 08:38, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Not necessarily abuse per se, but definitely an issue with WP:NPOV. Changed. Jmlk17 19:01, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
The "and the United States" part should be cut-off, as the article only says California. ~DC Let's Vent 19:14, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
DC's suggestion is done. The article says nothing of the kind. --Mkativerata (talk) 19:17, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
Agreed; my bad. Good looking out you two! Jmlk17 19:26, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
It was based on the sentence which read "Gretzky himself was considered a "traitor" by some Canadians for turning his back on his adopted hometown, his home province, and his home country; his motivation was widely rumoured to be the furtherance of his wife's acting career""The Trade". Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:43, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

'1988 – Ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings, leading to the popularization of the sport in California...' is a rubbish item to place in OTD. It is not in the slightest momentous. There are much more important and interesting facts to choose from. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.196.159.39 (talk) 22:48, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, with the blurb shortened as per above, it made it now appear that way. Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:43, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

2012 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 17:14, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

2013 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 10:05, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

2014 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 06:34, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

2015 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 07:49, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

I know this is a bit late, but, really, nothing on Nagasaki? It's the 70th anniversary of that, after all... Stolengood (talk) 08:23, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
We had Hiroshima on, and we don't run both that and Nagasaki in the same year to avoid topic repetition. howcheng {chat} 19:05, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

2016 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 07:00, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

2017 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 10:54, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

2018 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 16:25, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

2019 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 16:52, 14 August 2019 (UTC)