Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/June 25

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Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/June 24 * Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/June 26

Is this where I go to complain that 4 of the 5 entries are about wars? Stevage 14:27, 25 June 2006 (UTC)


I have changed the text from "kidnap" to "capture" and removed "held hostage." Put simply, the Gilad Shalit also uses that terminology, and it is backed up by citations. hbdragon88 (talk) 02:12, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

So help me out here: The complainer unilaterally makes the change on the Gilad Shalit article[1][2] before posting on WP:ERRORS [3], and then after not getting a satisfactory answer to his perference, he requests it on WP:ANI[4]. Meanwhile, he is reverted on the Gilad Shalit article with the edit summary, "rv lead changes: see sources.(also note its recieved long-term agreement".[5] I see a contradiction here, hbdragon88. Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:29, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
I see there was a dispute about the word "hostage" discussed on Talk:Gilad Shalit#RfC: Use of the term "hostage" regarding Gilad Shalit and Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/Gilad Shalit. Again, the Main Page defers to the article for accuracy or when there is disagreement, so whatever is consensus there should be reflected here. Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:37, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

2012 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 11:48, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

2013 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 05:44, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Addendum: Domenic Johansson custody case no longer eligible; replaced with Our World (TV special) (3rd consecutive appearance, 5 total) howcheng {chat} 16:09, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

2014 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 06:57, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Date is wrong in calender 2014 should be a Friday. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:13, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Do you mean the calendar on the June 25 article? Regardless, June 25, 2014 is a Wednesday. howcheng {chat} 22:14, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

2015 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 17:03, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

2016 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 16:40, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

2017 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 07:33, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

2018 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 15:49, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

2019 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 21:33, 15 July 2019 (UTC)