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August 16

Skookum Jim Mason
Skookum Jim Mason
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Births and deaths[edit]

I've removed entries for a number of people who have few or no articles in other language wikipedias and thus not internationally well known. This makes the section more manageable. See Days of Year Project talk pages. Those that have been removed have been transferred to the relevant Year in Topic articles, where possible. Deb (talk) 10:49, 19 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

G.E.M. Tang, Hong Kong singer and song-composer, born in 16th August 1991.

Reference: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ppfoong (talkcontribs) 16:52, 16 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 14 August 2019[edit]

We need to add National Rum Day in the US to the holidays section. Thekashifmalik (talk) 22:13, 14 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Provide a reliable source and we might consider it. Deb (talk) 08:15, 15 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 16 August 2019[edit]

Hello. Aretha Franklin should be added to the list of deaths. She died on this day in 2018. Thank you! (talk) 13:21, 16 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just give us the reference and we'll add it. Deb (talk) 15:05, 16 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Sakura CarteletTalk 02:32, 17 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please add[edit]

--2604:2000:E010:1100:CC86:84E3:530C:D96 (talk) 00:44, 22 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. ^ Seelye, Katharine Q. (August 28, 2020). "Angela Buxton, Half of an Outcast Duo in Tennis History, Dies at 85" – via


I removed Saint Simplician from the Christian Feast Days: as his entry says his Feast days is on 14th August. Cuddy2977 (talk) 13:22, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. Deb (talk) 18:05, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

John Tyler[edit]

I am hesitant to remove other people's input without good cause, but the entry for 1841, "U.S. President John Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history" has several problems. First, the assertion that Whigs rioted on the grounds of the White House seems unsubstantiated by anything in Wikipedia that I've been able to find. See, Tyler's National Bank Controversy. Second, even if the Whigs were rioting, what are the criteria for determining which demonstration on the White House grounds was the most violent? I would recommend this anniversary be trimmed to include the bit about the veto, not the demonstration. Eltrace (talk) 13:35, 16 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

He is former Prime Minister of India he died on 2018 on this day for reference see this (talk) 13:07, 5 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. Entry has been added, Kiwipete (talk) 07:58, 6 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]