Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/September 1

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Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/August 31 * Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/September 2

Attack on Sender Gleiwitz was just one of countless German provocations. As the starting point of WWII I'd chose either Westerplatte or Wieluń. If you really want to pick an earlier date it would have to be the Lupków Pass, since it was the first armed engagement. [[User:Halibutt|Halibutt]] 07:40, Sep 2, 2004 (UTC)

I thought the Attack on Sender Gleiwitz was the final German provocation before the large scale invasion to Poland (starting with Westerplatte or Wieluń...) that was why I picked it. No ? -- PFHLai 13:11, 2004 Sep 2 (UTC)
Well, attack on Gleiwitz radio transmitter was simply the best known since it was best advertised by German propaganda. However, I'd rather mention it on August 31, the date it actually happened. IMO a link to it does not belong here. Also, it was neither the final nor the biggest (in terms of casualties), the Germans in fact set the whole Polish border in flames.
I'm not sure what does English historiography say, but the start of WWII in Poland is usually set on either September 1, 4.30 AM (bombardement of Wieluń) or September 1, 4.45 (Westerplatte). Definitely not August 31, 2 AM. I'd propose something like that:
Mention of the Sender Gleiwitz should either be moved to Template:August 31 selected anniversaries or simply ommitted. What do you say? [[User:Halibutt|Halibutt]] 13:33, Sep 2, 2004 (UTC)

The Attack on Gleiwitz radio station is now removed from the Sept.1st template. -- PFHLai 05:02, 2005 August 28 (UTC)

What about the discovery of the wreckage of the RMS Titanic on 1 September 1985 --horsedreamer 20:02, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

2012 notes

howcheng {chat} 16:26, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

2013 notes

howcheng {chat} 07:05, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

How about mentioning the start of World War II next year? I mean it's pretty important, I'd say more important than Second Anglo-Afghan War or even Korean Air Lines Flight 007. //Halibutt 12:02, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Please see the FAQ at the top of this page. Invasion of Poland is currently ineligible because it requires maintenance. howcheng {chat} 18:28, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

2014 notes

howcheng {chat} 07:44, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

2015 notes

howcheng {chat} 18:25, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

2016 notes

howcheng {chat} 06:51, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

1529 – Sancti Spiritu

Two issues with this hook. "Natives" is a word usually avoided nowadays because of the negative connotations it has acquired. Maybe substitute "indigenous"? Also, "local" in "local natives" is surely redundant? How about "was destroyed by the indigenous people"? Awien (talk) 01:18, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

दुलाराम सहारण

दुलाराम सहारण

दुलाराम जी सहारण एक राजस्थानी भाषा गा साहित्यकार हैं, थारो जलम पन्द्रा सितम्बर उन्नीसो छीन्तर में राजस्थान गे चूरू जिले गे गांव - भाडंग में हुयो ! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Muraripareek (talkcontribs) 16:28, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

2017 notes

howcheng {chat} 15:41, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

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