Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/October 26

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Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/October 25 * Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/October 27

A good candidate:

-- PFHLai 22:31, 13 August 2006 (UTC)


The text should say something like

1825 – The Erie Canal, connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and hence providing an alternative route to the Atlantic Ocean, was opened.

The great lakes were already connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the the Saint Lawrence River.

Thanks, Yaris678 (talk) 18:17, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

2012 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 05:34, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Feast day of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki[edit]

26 October 2012 is more than just the feast day of the city's saint, today it celebrates 100 years since its union with Greece on 26 October 1912, during the Balkan Wars. Thought this should be on there as well, it is quite significant. --Philly boy92 (talk) 07:44, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

The Thessaloniki article states, "On 8 November 1912 (26 October Old Style), the feast day of the city's patron saint, Saint Demetrius, the Greek Army accepted the surrender of the Ottoman garrison at Thessaloniki." Because we list items on here based on their Gregorian calendar dates, that event wouldn't be scheduled to appear today. I wouldn't be opposed to including it on November 8's OTD, but only for this year in honor of the centennial, because relative to the other historical events in the city, it doesn't seem that major (per WP:OTDRULES, the event described in the blurb should be of major importance to the subject of the article). howcheng {chat} 16:02, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

2013 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 05:46, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

2014 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 06:23, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

2015 notes[edit]

howcheng {chat} 18:37, 24 October 2015 (UTC)