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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 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010
25th 1994 1994 1994 1995 1995 1995
50th 1969 1969 1969 1970 1970 1970
75th 1944 1944 1944 1945 1945 1945
100th 1919 1919 1919 1920 1920 1920
125th 1894 1894 1894 1895 1895 1895
150th 1869 1869 1869 1870 1870 1870
175th 1844 1844 1844 1845 1845 1845
200th 1819 1819 1819 1820 1820 1820
250th 1769 1769 1769 1770 1770 1770
300th 1719 1719 1719 1720 1720 1720
400th 1619 1619 1619 1620 1620 1620
500th 1519 1519 1519 1520 1520 1520

Resources on Wikipedia[edit]

General monthly anniversaries
Anniversary Next month Month + 2 Month + 3 Month + 4 Month + 5 Month + 6
10th January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010
25th January 1995 February 1995 March 1995 April 1995 May 1995 June 1995
50th January 1970 February 1970 March 1970 April 1970 May 1970 June 1970
75th January 1945 February 1945 March 1945 April 1945 May 1945 June 1945
100th January 1920 February 1920 March 1920 April 1920 May 1920 June 1920
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 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009
25th 1994 1994 1994 1994 1994 1994 1994 1994 1994
50th 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969
75th 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944 1944
100th 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919
125th 1894 1894 1894 1894 1894 1894 1894 1894 1894
150th 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869
175th 1844 1844 1844 1844 1844 1844 1844 1844 1844
200th 1819 1819 1819 1819 1819 1819 1819 1819 1819
250th 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769
300th 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719
400th 1619 1619 1619 1619 1619 1619 1619 1619 1619
500th 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519
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 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