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I have made some year layout proposals which would affect a significant proportion of the year pages: an example of proposed style is 1850. It is detailed on my talk page. However pre 1800 the change is largely cosmetic.

If no-one flags where I have put the discussion on my talk page that they object in a month I will start making everything consistent. It may take some time... --(talk)BozMo 16:24, 11 May 2004 (UTC)[reply]

Crucial test of Newton versus Descartes[edit]

I seem to recall that it was in 1733 that an exdpedition paid for by the French king did geodetic measurements showing that the earth is oblate rather than oblong, thereby finally settling the dispute between Newtonian physics and Cartesian vortex physics. If anyone knows the details, it seems that should be included here and in an article about it. Michael Hardy 15:00, 10 August 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Elizabeth Villiers Correction[edit]

I noticed that the internal link went to William II of England. Since Villiers was born in the 1600s and was mistress to William III,it was probably just a typo. Humorous too,she would have been over 600 years old if it were a fact! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).