Wikisource:Anniversaries

Anniversaries
The page lists upcoming anniversaries (or events) and the means to find more.

This can be useful for personal or communal projects; for example with proofread of the month and featured texts. Texts can be featured during the month of the anniversary or event. With proofreading, it may be desirable to have the work complete by the date of the anniversary; therefore the texts may be scheduled for at least a month before to allow for this.

Timing projects to match anniversaries can be nice although it is by no means necessary. This page is intended to help that process. Some non-anniversary dates and occasions can and should be listed here if they are also relevant to Wikisource. Events do not need to be historical, just relatable to a public domain or freely licensed work.

If you find, or know of, an anniversary, please feel free to add it to the lists below.

Upcoming anniversariesEdit

Known upcoming anniversaries or events can be listed here. These should be items that may be useful to Wikisource projects or users.

WorksEdit

AuthorsEdit

EventsEdit

  • July 2013: Battle of Gettysburg. (150th anniversary)
  • October 2013: The Football Association formed in the UK. (150th anniversary)
  • November 2013: Launch of Old Wikisource. (10th anniversary)
  • 2014: John Napier invents logarithms. (400th anniversary)
  • July 2014: Start of World War I. (100th anniversary)
  • September 2014: Start of World War II. (75th anniversary)
  • April 2015: Surrender of Robert E. Lee, beginning the end of the American Civil War. (150th anniversary)
  • June 2015: Battle of Waterloo. (200th anniversary)
  • June 2015: Signing of the first Magna Carta. (800th anniversary)
  • September 2015: Launch of English Wikisource as a standalone project. (10th anniversary)
  • March 2016: Work of Copernicus banned by the Congregation of the Index. (400th anniversary)
  • May 2016: Defeat of the Ottoman fleet by the Venetians at Gallipoli. (600th anniversary)
  • January 2019: Next Public Domain Day in the United States. Works published in 1923 enter the public domain.

ResourcesEdit

The following tables might help in finding suitable upcoming anniversaries.

Resources on WikisourceEdit

Local categories
Anniversary This year Next year
Births Deaths Works Births Deaths Works
10th 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011
25th 1995 1995 1995 1996 1996 1996
50th 1970 1970 1970 1971 1971 1971
75th 1945 1945 1945 1946 1946 1946
100th 1920 1920 1920 1921 1921 1921
125th 1895 1895 1895 1896 1896 1896
150th 1870 1870 1870 1871 1871 1871
175th 1845 1845 1845 1846 1846 1846
200th 1820 1820 1820 1821 1821 1821
250th 1770 1770 1770 1771 1771 1771
300th 1720 1720 1720 1721 1721 1721
400th 1620 1620 1620 1621 1621 1621
500th 1520 1520 1520 1521 1521 1521

Resources on WikipediaEdit

General monthly anniversaries
Anniversary Next month Month + 2 Month + 3 Month + 4 Month + 5 Month + 6
10th August 2010 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010 January 2011
25th August 1995 September 1995 October 1995 November 1995 December 1995 January 1996
50th August 1970 September 1970 October 1970 November 1970 December 1970 January 1971
75th August 1945 September 1945 October 1945 November 1945 December 1945 January 1946
100th August 1920 September 1920 October 1920 November 1920 December 1920 January 1921
Not all of these links will exist on Wikipedia


Specific anniversaries this year
Anniversary Articles Categories
General Literature Poetry Science Philosophy Births Deaths Works Created
10th 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010
25th 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995
50th 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970
75th 1945 1945 1945 1945 1945 1945 1945 1945 1945
100th 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920
125th 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1895
150th 1870 1870 1870 1870 1870 1870 1870 1870 1870
175th 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845
200th 1820 1820 1820 1820 1820 1820 1820 1820 1820
250th 1770 1770 1770 1770 1770 1770 1770 1770 1770
300th 1720 1720 1720 1720 1720 1720 1720 1720 1720
400th 1620 1620 1620 1620 1620 1620 1620 1620 1620
500th 1520 1520 1520 1520 1520 1520 1520 1520 1520
Not all of these links will exist on Wikipedia


Specific anniversaries next year
Anniversary Articles Categories
General Literature Poetry Science Philosophy Births Deaths Works Created
10th 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011
25th 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996
50th 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971
75th 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946
100th 1921 1921 1921 1921 1921 1921 1921 1921 1921
125th 1896 1896 1896 1896 1896 1896 1896 1896 1896
150th 1871 1871 1871 1871 1871 1871 1871 1871 1871
175th 1846 1846 1846 1846 1846 1846 1846 1846 1846
200th 1821 1821 1821 1821 1821 1821 1821 1821 1821
250th 1771 1771 1771 1771 1771 1771 1771 1771 1771
300th 1721 1721 1721 1721 1721 1721 1721 1721 1721
400th 1621 1621 1621 1621 1621 1621 1621 1621 1621
500th 1521 1521 1521 1521 1521 1521 1521 1521 1521
Not all of these links will exist on Wikipedia