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Site Activity Log for 2014

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Wed., Dec. 10 Added to the end of the D.C. registration history timeline on our introductory page an entry about the gradual shift from WASHINGTON, D.C. to DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA that began in March 2013.
   
Tue., Dec. 9 Added to our coverage of motorcycle dealer plates images of 1959 through 1966 and 1968 plates
   
Mon., Dec. 8 Edited our page about bus plates to feature more information about plates used from 1965 through 1973.
   
Sun., Dec. 7 Enhanced our coverage of late 1960s hire (taxi) plates including the addition of an explanation of plates used during the 1968 registration year and images of both styles of 1968 plates (new and renewal registrations).
   
Sat., Dec. 6 Added to our page about the 1968 baseplate a new section in which the production, distribution and 1969 renewal of these plates is presented.
   
Fri., Dec. 5 Reorganized and added new information to our page dedicated to diplomatic plates.
   
Thurs., Dec. 4 Edited our coverage of dealer transport plates and added year identification labels below images of the plates; added to our page about 1991 baseplates an image of another faded AA-series plate, courtesy of J. Reid Williamson; added information provided by Johnny Miles about exp. 2014 and exp. 2015 validation stickers used exclusively on Office of Foreign Missions plates to our page dedicated to that type.
   
Wed., Nov. 3 Added an image of a current personalized motorcycle plate to the section of our non-passenger plates page dedicated to that type; replaced the image of plate no. BB-0001 on our page about optional plates with a better quality image of the same plate; both of these fine images of scrace plates in use were contributed by Johnny Miles.
   
Tue., Dec. 2 Added to our page about motorcycle plates an image taken by Johnny Miles today of a plate with DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA instead of WASHINGTON, D.C.; edited labels of 1955 through 1972 motorcycle plates to provide additional information about their period of use; added data to the table near the bottom of our 2000 baseplate page as to when the switch from WASHINGTON, D.C. to DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA became evident on plates of various types.
   
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014 Added an image of a 2011 dealer plate in use to our dealer plates page, courtesy of Johnny Miles; added images of a 2014 reserved-number plate taken by J. Reid Williamson to the bottom of our page dedicated to showing low numbers in use.
   
Sun., Nov. 30 Added to our page about optional plates an image of a late-issue City Bicentennial plate photographed earlier this year by J. Reid Williamson.
   
Sat., Nov. 29 Edited the 1965-68 baseplate section of our page about truck plates, including the addition of images of two 1968 plates, to improve our coverage of how trucks were registered for 1968.
   
Fri., Nov. 28 Updated quantities of surviving 1933 through 1957 Presidential Inaugural plates based upon new data provided by Charlie Gauthier.
   
Thurs., Nov. 27, 2014 Added information provided by Brad Gallagher and Johnny Miles about the new 2014-15 dealer plates to our page dedicated to that type; added year identification labels below images of taxi plates on the page upon which they appear.
   
Sun., Oct. 5, 2014 Added to our page about the current baseplate and appropriate type-specific pages registration number data provided by Johnny Miles and Brad Gallagher about rental car plates and environmental optional plates that have the city name displayed as DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA instead of WASHINGTON, D.C.
   
Sat., Aug. 16 Added to our page about the current baseplate and appropriate type-specific pages registration number data provided by Brad Gallagher about bus and D.C. Govt. plates that have the city name displayed as DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA instead of WASHINGTON, D.C.
   
Thurs., Aug. 7 Added to the 1942-44 section of our page devoted to 1940s plates a snapshot from the collection of Charlie Gauthier showing a serviceman with a car registered with a 1944 (exp. 3-31-45) plate.
   
Sun., Aug. 3 Added 2014 data to the table on our 2000 baseplate page in which estimates of registration numbers assigned annually are presented; added additional data to the table near the bottom of this page as to when plates of certain types made the switch from WASHINGTON, D.C. to DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
   
Sat., Aug. 2 Added information about the numbering of 2013-14 dealer plates to our page devoted to that type, courtesy of Brad Gallagher; added an image provided by Johnny Miles of a 2012-13 dealer plate in use to the same page; replaced the photo of a D.C. veteran plate on our optional plates page with a better quality photo taken by Johnny of a different plate.
   
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014 Modified the table of 1974 and later baseplates on our page about bus plates to reflect the recent change in the presentation of the city name, with registration number cutoff data provided by Brad Gallagher.
   
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014 Added to our main page about the current TAXATION baseplate a table that provides the earliest observation date of plates of various types with DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA instead of WASHINGTON, D.C., populated with data provided by Brad Gallagher and Andrew Pang; altered registration number cutoff data in the table near the top of our page about rental car plates in light of data recently received about the newest plate style.
   
Sun., Apr. 13, 2014 Added to our page about organizational plates an image of the first VFW plate observed; also seen and photographed for the first time is an example of apportioned plates with DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA instead of WASHINGTON, DC. These fine photos from the streets of DC were taken and contributed by Brad Gallagher.
   
Mon., Mar. 24 Added at the top of our page about reserved-number plates an image taken by Johnny Miles of a 2013 plate in use; added to our coverage of rental car plates a photo of a plate issued recently with DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, courtesy of Brad Gallagher.
   
Sat., Mar. 22 Added to our coverage of 2013 presidential inaugural plates an image of a number 1 plate and began modifying text to provide additional information on this subect provided by Charlie Gauthier, who also contributed the photo.
   
Wed., Mar. 19 Added to our home and low-number plates pages an image of the 2014 reserved-number plate provided by Johnny Miles.
   
Mon., Mar. 17 Further modified our rental car plates page to reflect today's sighting by Andrew Pang of a recent-issue plate with DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; added to our page about hire (taxi) plates images taken by Brad Gallagher of plates issued just before and after the early 2011 registration number format change.
   
Sun., Mar. 16 Modified our page about rental car plates to reflect information provided by Brad Gallagher about the mid-2013 introduction of a new base in the current flat format. The photograph of an example in use was contributed by Johnny Miles.
   
Sat., Mar. 15 Added to our page about Office of Foreign Missions plates beautiful images of three embassies along Massachusetts Ave., NW with an OFM-plated car parked in front of each, as well as a Diplomatic Staff motorcycle plate in use, all courtesy of Johnny Miles.
   
Wed., Jan. 1, 2014
Changed the copyright notice on all pages to reflect the new year.
   



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