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If you took the time to check your facts you would know that there was not a "racial brawl" on the Kitty Hawk on October 12. The fact of the matter is that the precipitating factor is that one sailor stole another sailors wallet which is what truly led to the disturbance. It is disingenuous at best to blame this event on race - it was a crime perpetrated by one individual that led to a large fight.
Shouldn't this event be inserted in selected anniversaries?--Panairjdde 11:46, 14 October 2005 (UTC)
Matthew Shepard died 10 years ago, October 12, 1998, as a result of being beaten and left tied to a fence in Wyoming. His death made international headlines as a particularly egregious example of gay bashing. It surprised me that it wasn't included in the list of selected anniversaries, and it doubly surprised me that, despite text inviting me to edit the list, I couldn't, since it was fully protected. This is the danger of prophylactic protection of pages; Good-faith editors with a long history of contributions are prohibited from improving the encyclopedia without cause. So, why not Matthew Shepard? --SSBohio 14:12, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Colombus actually made first landfall on Samana Cay. San Salvador Island was formerly thought to be the correct location, but this was formally corrected in 1986, when the National Geographic Society affirmed that he first visited Samana Cay. -184.108.40.206 (talk) 18:29, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
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The summary for Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse describing her parachute "jump" is misleading, since she didn't get out of the gondola; the whole gondola descended by parachute. The first actual parachute jump may not have taken place until 1887 in San Francisco (see http://www.cliffhouseproject.com/history/baldwin/baldwin.htm). I suggest something like:
Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse became the first woman to make a parachute descent from a hot-air balloon (artwork pictured), falling 900 m (3,000 ft) in the balloon's gondola.
Dear Howcheng! Day of Tasu'a falls one day before Day of Ashura. Tasu's means ninth and Ashura means tenth in Arabic, AFAIK. So, Day of Tasu'a should go to October 10. Thanks. --Mhhossein talk 12:16, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
As was discussed on MOS:MULTINAMES suggests the caption should show her name as Jeanne Geneviève Garnerin, and I suggest the addition of (née Labrosse), for clarity. --220.127.116.11 (talk) 06:08, 14 October 2018 (UTC), Jeanne Geneviève Garnerin had not yet married M. Garnerin OTD, so her maiden name is used; however, the illustration depicts a different event that apparently occurred after they married. The last paragraph of
@Howcheng: Thanks for cropping a different image (I assume you're the one who cropped it) and swapping it in, but this one also depicts her after she was married. Her married surname is even written under her likeness. --18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:24, 14 October 2018 (UTC)