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Notable items missing from English Wikipedia


Notable items missing from English Wikipedia

Want to write a new Wikipedia article but can’t think of a subject notalready covered? Here are some items that are notable andshould be easy to source:

  • Richard Dattner, U.S. proponent of the “Adventure Playground”movement and designer of playgrounds, including the famous one inNew York’s Central Park near 67th Street.

  • Publications International v. Meredith Corp, U.S. federal lawcase that held that while cookbooks are protected by copyright,the recipes themselves are not.

  • Dorrance H. Hamilton Charitable Trust. Hamilton was heir to theCampbell’s Soup fortune and a noted philanthropist. Her name is on manybuildings and other institutions around the Philadelphiaarea. Wikipedia does have an article about Hamilton, but it is sadlyincomplete and does not mention the Trust.

  • Victor Dubourg, a journalist who angered Louis XV with hiscriticism, was induced to visit France under some pretext, and thenwas kidnapped and imprisoned in Mont-Saint-Michel for the rest ofhis life. Stories about the conditions of his confinement vary,ranging from the awful and terrifying to the terrifying and awful.(French Wikipedia)

  • Knox v. United States. Knox was convicted of possession ofchild pornography for owning videotapes of girls in leotards andswimsuits but not engaged in sexual acts or even simulated acts. TheU.S. Solicitor General, in a confession of error, joined in Knox’splea to the Supreme Court to vacate the conviction.The Court agreed and remandedthe case to the lower court — which convicted him again. Knoxappealed the second conviction, but the Solicitor General again changed their viewand this time supported the conviction!

  • Branly Cadet, U.S. sculptor, created the Octavius V. Cattomemorial at Philadelphia City Hall, and the Jackie Robinsonsculpture at Dodger Statdium.

  • The Rowland Company, founded 1732, oldest still-operatingmanufacturing company in the U.S.. There are older businesses, butthey are mostly taverns and inns.

  • Beth Irene Stroud, ordained Methodist minister who came out aslesbian and was consequently defrocked in 2004. The UnitedMethodist Church “affirms that all people are of sacred worth andare equally valuable in the sight of God” but apparently draws theline at lesbian ministers.

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