Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/March 2

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First edition of Time Magazine

Why does this anniversary appear on this day, when in the article itself (and on the cover of the first edition) the date is March 3? eman 01:44, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Dunno ... but many magazines and journals are published before the date of issue.... Anyway, I've moved it to March 3. -- PFHLai 11:13, 2005 Feb 27 (UTC)

2012 notes

howcheng {chat} 10:21, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

2013 notes

howcheng {chat} 23:36, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

2014 notes

howcheng {chat} 11:26, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

2015 notes

howcheng {chat} 11:57, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Nineteen Day Fast

  • Next year, the Nineteen Day Fast will start on March 1st, rather than on March 2nd. This is due to a change in the Baha'i Calendar that aligns the start of the new year to the equinox in Tehran rather than the Gregorian date of March 21st. I wonder if we should make the change now for March 1st and March 2nd, so that it is not mistakenly copied over from 2015. Regards, -- Jeff3000 (talk) 03:19, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I would add a note to the talk page. Is this a permanent move, or a one-time deal? howcheng {chat} 06:12, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
      • It's going to be year by year. The Nineteen Day Fast will now start 19 days before the vernal equinox, not 19 days before March 21st. Some years it's going to start on March 2nd, some on March 1st, and I can imagine in some years it could even be February 28th/29th. Regards, -- 174.115.93.215 (talk) 02:25, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

2016 notes

howcheng {chat} 11:09, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

League of Lezhë

"1444 – Skanderbeg organised the League of Lezhë, an alliance of Albanian principalities that is regarded as the first unified Albanian state."

This assertion is factually incorrect and violates NPOV. Multiple reliable sources used in the article explain that:

  • "Skanderbeg organised the League of Lezhë" - Skanderbeg did not organize the League of Lezhë. Venetians controlled Albania Veneta and organized this alliance in the Venetian-held town of Lezhë to create military alliance aimed against the Ottoman Empire. Skanderbeg was appointed as commander of this alliance, he did not organize it.
  • "an alliance of Albanian principalities" - This was not an alliance of Albanian principalities. Regional Albanian and Serbian chieftains concluded (along the Adriatic coast from southern Epirus to the Bosnian border) an alliance aimed against the Ottoman Empire.
  • "that is regarded as the first unified Albanian state" - Hipothesis about this alliance being a state has not received a significant scholarly support. Adjective "first unified Albanian" much less.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 21:36, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
@Antidiskriminator: Please suggest some replacement text, as you seem to know more about the subject than I do. Thanks. howcheng {chat} 05:31, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
@Howcheng: I would suggest completely neutral text only with information supported by scholarly consensus. That text should be quite sufficient without disputable assertions connected with Albanian nationalistic myth-making which insists that this alliance of pure Albanian regional chieftains was (first unified state) of Albanian nation, consisting of unified principalities that were also Albanian. My proposal is (please copy edit if necessary):

2017 notes

howcheng {chat} 08:01, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

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