Photo: Yom Hashoah. A day established by Israel’s Knesset as a memorial to the Jewish dead of WWII. Anniversary in Jewish calendar of Nisan 27, 5705 (corresponding to Apr 10, 1945, in the Gregorian calendar), the day on which Allied troops liberated the first Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald, north of Weimar, Germany, where about 56,000 prisoners, many of them Jewish, perished. Began at sundown Apr 23rd.
Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday. Author of at least 38 plays and 154 sonnets, the dramatist, actor, poet and theater manager Shakespeare created the most influential and lasting body of work in the English language, William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 at Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
There are 6 newly-discovered genealogy blogs the week ending 22 April 2017 at GeneaBloggers covering all types of genealogy!
Photo: Today is Earth Day. Earth Day was first observed on April 22, 1970 and has become a yearly event to focus on nature and ecology.
Actress Liv Tyler unravels her father Steven Tyler’s maternal family line, uncovering ancestors who took part in famous American battles this week on Who Do You Think You Are?, Monday April 24th on TLC.
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Apr 21– May 4, 1865. After President Abraham Lincoln’s death and a Washington, DC, funeral, a special train was used to transport the body to its final resting place at Springfield, IL. An un-utilized train called The United States, which had been built for presidential travel, was transformed into a nine-car funeral train. On Apr 21, 1865, with the President’s portrait fastened on the front of the engine, “The Lincoln Special” began its 1,654-mile journey through 444 communities in seven states from Washington to Springfield. Millions of people came out over two weeks to see the passing funeral train. At a dozen scheduled stops, the coffin was transported by horse-drawn hearse to public buildings, including Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where Lincoln lay in state and mourners waited for up to five hours to pass by the closed coffin. Lincoln was buried on May 4.
This week at GeneaBloggers, Melissa Barker aka The Archive Lady, introduces us to Manuscript Collections and how these hidden gems can help your genealogy.
On 20 April 1999, at Columbine High School at Littleton, CO, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 other students, a teacher and then themselves.