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 2013 2013 2013 2014 2014 2014
25th 1998 1998 1998 1999 1999 1999
50th 1973 1973 1973 1974 1974 1974
75th 1948 1948 1948 1949 1949 1949
100th 1923 1923 1923 1924 1924 1924
125th 1898 1898 1898 1899 1899 1899
150th 1873 1873 1873 1874 1874 1874
175th 1848 1848 1848 1849 1849 1849
200th 1823 1823 1823 1824 1824 1824
250th 1773 1773 1773 1774 1774 1774
300th 1723 1723 1723 1724 1724 1724
400th 1623 1623 1623 1624 1624 1624
500th 1523 1523 1523 1524 1524 1524

Resources on WikipediaEdit

General monthly anniversaries
Anniversary Next month Month + 2 Month + 3 Month + 4 Month + 5 Month + 6
10th July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013
25th July 1998 August 1998 September 1998 October 1998 November 1998 December 1998
50th July 1973 August 1973 September 1973 October 1973 November 1973 December 1973
75th July 1948 August 1948 September 1948 October 1948 November 1948 December 1948
100th July 1923 August 1923 September 1923 October 1923 November 1923 December 1923
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 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
25th 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998
50th 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973
75th 1948 1948 1948 1948 1948 1948 1948 1948 1948
100th 1923 1923 1923 1923 1923 1923 1923 1923 1923
125th 1898 1898 1898 1898 1898 1898 1898 1898 1898
150th 1873 1873 1873 1873 1873 1873 1873 1873 1873
175th 1848 1848 1848 1848 1848 1848 1848 1848 1848
200th 1823 1823 1823 1823 1823 1823 1823 1823 1823
250th 1773 1773 1773 1773 1773 1773 1773 1773 1773
300th 1723 1723 1723 1723 1723 1723 1723 1723 1723
400th 1623 1623 1623 1623 1623 1623 1623 1623 1623
500th 1523 1523 1523 1523 1523 1523 1523 1523 1523
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 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
25th 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999
50th 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974
75th 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949
100th 1924 1924 1924 1924 1924 1924 1924 1924 1924
125th 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899
150th 1874 1874 1874 1874 1874 1874 1874 1874 1874
175th 1849 1849 1849 1849 1849 1849 1849 1849 1849
200th 1824 1824 1824 1824 1824 1824 1824 1824 1824
250th 1774 1774 1774 1774 1774 1774 1774 1774 1774
300th 1724 1724 1724 1724 1724 1724 1724 1724 1724
400th 1624 1624 1624 1624 1624 1624 1624 1624 1624
500th 1524 1524 1524 1524 1524 1524 1524 1524 1524
Not all of these links will exist on Wikipedia