3. Robert Byrd is Dead

Compromised page: Senator Robert Byrd

Year: 2009

When his good friend Ted Kennedy suffered his third seizure in two years at President Barack Obama's inauguration lunch, Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia felt so bad that he decided to leave the luncheon. Initial press reports had the then 91-year-old Byrd being removed for medical issues as well. Immediately after, his Wikipedia page was edited to say that he had died on January 20, 2009 after collapsing at the Obama lunch; none of which was true. Wiki's editors caught the mistake in four minutes and changed it back.