Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/September 12

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Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/September 11 * Wikipedia talk:Selected anniversaries/September 13

Laconia incident

I think the notice on the main page is a bad summary of the incident and what made it important. "The Laconia incident: RMS Laconia, carrying some 80 civilians and 268 British soldiers, and about 1800 Italian POWs with 160 Polish soldiers on guard, was struck by a torpedo from a U-boat off the coast of West Africa and sank." Adding something like "The U-boat was sank while trying to rescue survivors from the Laconia." might help, especially as it would be of little note had the U-boat not tried to rescue people and got sunk in the process. --Prosfilaes 19:47, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

The U-boat (actually four Axis subs) was bombed, but was not sunk. There were further casualties among the survivors as a result of the bombing. In any event, the article was in flux but is much more accurate and readable now. Too bad we didn't get there before it scrolled off! --Dhartung | Talk 22:53, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

[copied from Talk:Main Page. -- PFHLai 16:27, 22 September 2005 (UTC)]

2007 Ethiopian new year

September 12 2007 will be 1 January 2000 in the Ethiopian calendar, if someone can think of a way of wording that for inclusion. Thanks, BanyanTree 02:57, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Mid-Autumn Festival

It's a pretty significant holiday in China. Shouldn't it be up there? Serasuna (talk) 01:20, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Not just China; Every country that uses the lunar calendar has a Mid-Autumn Festival NYDirk (talk) 18:39, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
At the time I did the update, the article was in pretty bad shape, but it looks to have been cleaned up now, so I'll put it back in. howcheng {chat} 20:30, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

2012 notes

howcheng {chat} 05:13, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

2013 notes

howcheng {chat} 05:29, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

2014 notes

howcheng {chat} 04:54, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

2015 notes

howcheng {chat} 06:49, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

2016 notes

howcheng {chat} 00:21, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

@Howcheng: Could you please add Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holiday? Its celebration this year is on this day. Thanks. sentausa (talk) 07:34, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
@Sentausa: Unfortunately, no. The article has {{refimprove}} on it, when makes it ineligible for inclusion. howcheng {chat} 07:42, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
@Howcheng: Ah, too bad, since it is de facto a big holiday in Islam. But if it's the rule, I can't say anything. Thanks, anyway. sentausa (talk) 07:55, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

2017 notes

howcheng {chat} 15:51, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

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