I think this article created by User:184.108.40.206 needs to be deleted. Nothing relevant to BTTF happened in 1918. Armistice Day was celebrated everywhere, and was never shown in any episode. 1918 is too late for the Von Browns to have changed their name "during the First World War". Although, I actually like the joke that the removal of the cannons from Courthouse Square is non-cannon (non-canon), but it doesn't belong here. Western Union 19:22, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
- I agree with deletion too. Although World War I is mentioned at least three times in one way or another (and already exists as an article), nobody refers to the year 1918 in the film. I can't recall which fictional person's fictional birthdate that User216 created this for, but it was an alternative to just blanking the article. Kind of pathetic, really-- who could User216 show this off to? I can see him now, trying to explain this to his friends: "Dude, I created an article called 'Scott Tannen'". "Uh, that's nice." "Yeah, but there's no such guy in Back to the Future." "Oh, there isn't? Oh. So you're making a joke?" "Pretty funny, huh?" "Sure, I guess... hey, look at the time. Later."
I'll have to admit, it didn't occur to me until recently that Hill Valley might have been having a three-day weekend; it's one of those things that isn't mentioned at all in the film, nor would it have been important to the plot as well. Western U and I are both old enough that we can remember when holidays weren't necessarily celebrated on the first available Monday (and there was no "President's Day" to combine Washington and Lincoln birthdays into one). For that matter, Tuesday the 8th (when Marty was chased around the square) would have been election day, at least for Mayor Red Thomas. We don't know whether he won or lost, but it's been established that he didn't end up as "Red the Bum" McFord 04:37, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
- It seems Hill Valley is an isolated little town that just doesn't celebrate holidays. Even 4-5 days before Halloween, nobody has any decorations on their home or business; not even the mall. Western Union 17:01, 22 August 2008 (UTC)