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R.I.P. Spanky, 1999-2006

I am Howard Cheng and I am an administrator both on English Wikipedia (see nomination) and on Commons. I primarily write the selected anniversaries sections of the Main Page.

As a Commons admin, I am also familiar with copyrights and fair use issues, although I am not an intellectual property attorney.

My other favorite thing to do is dig through image archives such as the Library of Congress and upload suitable images. If you are so inclined, please have a look at the lists of my image uploads on Commons and on Wikipedia.

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Selected anniversaries

I do almost all of the scheduling for this:

April 23: Saint George's Day in various countries; Children's Day in Turkey

Hank Aaron

More anniversaries: April 22 April 23 April 24

It is now April 23, 2014 (UTC) – Reload this page


I used to write the blurb for this (May 2006–January 2013):

Picture of the day
Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks

Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks is an oil on canvas painting completed by Ilya Repin from 1880 to 1891. It depicts Cossacks of the Zaporozhian Host writing a reply filled with vulgarities and invectives to an ultimatum from Turkish Sultan Mehmed IV. The 203 cm × 358 cm (80 in × 141 in) work is now held at the Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg.

Painting: Ilya Repin
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