Anniversary articles

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Sometimes we can predict when an article is going to be in the news, and as we learned with 2014's en:Battle of Clontarf, getting a group of articles up to scratch in advance of an anniversary is a great way to keep Wikipedia ahead of the curve. It can also be something that engages with experts. There are of course far more anniversaries than we have capacity to hold editathons, but there are other ways to plan improvement of articles, including buying reference books for editors keen to work on particular anniversary events. So we'd like to use this page to discuss what the forthcoming anniversaries are that people are interested in working on, and what hot topics we are likely to see in 2015 and explore what the interest level is.

Subject Key dates Anniversary Articles State of articles Interested editors
First English Parliament 20 January 1265 750 De Montfort's Parliament Stub, with refs needed tag See Middles Ages project talk
Tripartite Indenture February 1405 610 cy:Cytundeb Tridarn Stub; map and article needed! ?? French, Gàidhlig articles also needed
Foundation of the Homebrew Computer Club 5 March 1975 40 Homebrew Computer Club C Leutha (talk)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 6 March 1665 350 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society[1] Start, short Johnbod (talk) 15:59, 14 November 2014 (GMT) Sjanusz (talk) 16:21, 14 November 2014 (GMT)
Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp" released 11 April 1915 100 The Tramp Stub Editathon at the Cinema Museum 7th March
International Congress of Women  28 April 1915 100 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom C ?
Dunkirk evacuation 27 May to 4 June 1940 75 Dunkirk evacuation GA ?
Magna Carta 15 June 1215 800 Magna Carta C/B (Recent work has got it near to GA standard) Rodw (talk) 18:27, 14 November 2014 (GMT)
Women's Institutes 16 June 1815 (first in UK) 200 Women's Institutes ? Roberta
Waterloo 18 June 1815 200 Battle of Waterloo GA
Foundation of The Salvation Army 2 July 1865 150 The Salvation Army C
7/7 bombings 7 July 2005 10 7 July 2005 London bombings B
Jacobite rising of 1715 6 Sept 1715 (raising of Standard) 300 Jacobite rising of 1715 Start/C
Official opening of BT Tower 8 October 1965 50 BT Tower Start
Agincourt 25 October 1415 600 Battle of Agincourt C
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 26 November 1865 150 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland B
Birth of Rudyard Kipling 30 December 1865 150 Rudyard Kipling B
Cleveland Pools Opened 1815 200 Cleveland Pools Start (just received HLF grant for restoration) Rodw (talk) 17:24, 15 November 2014 (GMT)

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  1. The world's oldest scientific journal - RS keen to get involved. see [1]. There will be good online resources.

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