Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 27 August 2016

Aug 27, 1859. W.A. “Uncle Billy” Smith discovered oil in a shaft being sunk by Colonel E.L. Drake at Titusville, in western Pennsylvania. Drilling had reached 69 feet 6 inches, when Smith saw a dark film floating on the water below the derrick floor. Soon 20 barrels of crude were being pumped each day. The first oil was refined to make kerosene for lighting, replacing whale oil. Later it was refined to make gasoline for cars. The first gas station opened in 1907

Aug 27, 1859. W.A. “Uncle Billy” Smith discovered oil in a shaft being sunk by Colonel E.L. Drake at Titusville, in western Pennsylvania. Drilling had reached 69 feet 6 inches, when Smith saw a dark film floating on the water below the derrick floor. Soon 20 barrels of crude were being pumped each day. The first oil was refined to make kerosene for lighting, replacing whale oil. Later it was refined to make gasoline for cars. The first gas station opened in 1907

Today is Saturday, 27 August 2016 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: First Commercial Oil Well – Anniversary and Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Events: 26 August – 2 September 2016

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 26 August - 2 September 2016 at GeneaBloggers, the authority on genealogy blogging.
Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Genealogy Daze of the Week!

Here are some upcoming dates to look out for so you can plan your genealogy and family history blog posts for next week:

  • 26 August: Krakatoa Eruption – Anniversary, National Dog Day (US), and Women’s Equality Day (US).
  • 27 August: First Commercial Oil Well – Anniversary and Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 28 August: Death of Emmitt Till – Anniversary and March on Washington – Anniversary.
  • 29 August: “According to Hoyle” Day, Amistad Seized – Anniversary, Hurricane Katrina Strikes Gulf Coast – Anniversary, Shay’s Rebellion – Anniversary, and Summer Bank Holiday – (UK).
  • 30 August: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly’s Birthday – Anniversary, Toasted Marshmallow Day, and Ted Williams’ Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 31 August: “Alice” television debut – Anniversary, Charleston SC Earthquake – Anniversary, Diana Princess of Wales’ Death – Anniversary, La Tomatina (Spain), Solidarity founded – Anniversary, and Whitechapel Murders Begin – Anniversary.
  • 1 September: Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month begins, Data Backup Day, Emma M. Nutt Day, Library Card Sign Up Month begins, National Coupon Month begins, National Preparedness Month begins, and World War II Begins – Invasion of Poland – Anniversary.
  • 2 September: Calendar Adjustment Day – Anniversary, Great Fire of London – Anniversary, James Forten’s Birthday – Anniversary, Liliuokalani’s Birthday – Anniversary, Sherman Enters Atlanta – Anniversary, and V-J Day – Anniversary.

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