According to Cindy McAdams, this may have been "the first really significant use of a Wikipedia “current events” page.
A few months later, during the Burma monks' protest, Wikipedia's "current events" page would play it's first major role in the coverage of an overseas event.
Virginia Tech massacre, Wikipedia
The Latest on Virginia Tech, From Wikipedia, New York Times.
Breaking news online: A short history and timeline, CindyMcAdams.com