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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 anniversaries[edit]

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

Works[edit]

Authors[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 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.

Resources[edit]

The following tables might help in finding suitable upcoming anniversaries.

Resources on Wikisource[edit]

Local categories
Anniversary This year Next year
Births Deaths Works Births Deaths Works
10th 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008
25th 1992 1992 1992 1993 1993 1993
50th 1967 1967 1967 1968 1968 1968
75th 1942 1942 1942 1943 1943 1943
100th 1917 1917 1917 1918 1918 1918
125th 1892 1892 1892 1893 1893 1893
150th 1867 1867 1867 1868 1868 1868
175th 1842 1842 1842 1843 1843 1843
200th 1817 1817 1817 1818 1818 1818
250th 1767 1767 1767 1768 1768 1768
300th 1717 1717 1717 1718 1718 1718
400th 1617 1617 1617 1618 1618 1618
500th 1517 1517 1517 1518 1518 1518

Resources on Wikipedia[edit]

General monthly anniversaries
Anniversary Next month Month + 2 Month + 3 Month + 4 Month + 5 Month + 6
10th November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008
25th November 1992 December 1992 January 1993 February 1993 March 1993 April 1993
50th November 1967 December 1967 January 1968 February 1968 March 1968 April 1968
75th November 1942 December 1942 January 1943 February 1943 March 1943 April 1943
100th November 1917 December 1917 January 1918 February 1918 March 1918 April 1918
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 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007
25th 1992 1992 1992 1992 1992 1992 1992 1992 1992
50th 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967
75th 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942
100th 1917 1917 1917 1917 1917 1917 1917 1917 1917
125th 1892 1892 1892 1892 1892 1892 1892 1892 1892
150th 1867 1867 1867 1867 1867 1867 1867 1867 1867
175th 1842 1842 1842 1842 1842 1842 1842 1842 1842
200th 1817 1817 1817 1817 1817 1817 1817 1817 1817
250th 1767 1767 1767 1767 1767 1767 1767 1767 1767
300th 1717 1717 1717 1717 1717 1717 1717 1717 1717
400th 1617 1617 1617 1617 1617 1617 1617 1617 1617
500th 1517 1517 1517 1517 1517 1517 1517 1517 1517
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 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008
25th 1993 1993 1993 1993 1993 1993 1993 1993 1993
50th 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968
75th 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943
100th 1918 1918 1918 1918 1918 1918 1918 1918 1918
125th 1893 1893 1893 1893 1893 1893 1893 1893 1893
150th 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868
175th 1843 1843 1843 1843 1843 1843 1843 1843 1843
200th 1818 1818 1818 1818 1818 1818 1818 1818 1818
250th 1768 1768 1768 1768 1768 1768 1768 1768 1768
300th 1718 1718 1718 1718 1718 1718 1718 1718 1718
400th 1618 1618 1618 1618 1618 1618 1618 1618 1618
500th 1518 1518 1518 1518 1518 1518 1518 1518 1518
Not all of these links will exist on Wikipedia