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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 18: Good Friday (Christianity, 2014); Independence Day in Zimbabwe (1980)

Damage from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake

More anniversaries: April 17 April 18 April 19

It is now April 18, 2014 (UTC) – Reload this page


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

Picture of the day

Pietà is a Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother, a very young Mary, after the Crucifixion.

Statue: Michelangelo; photograph: Stanislav Traykov
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Good articles

Featured pictures I nominated



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