Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 23 April 2015

On 23 April 1896, the first movie was shown at Koster and Bials Music Hall at New York City. Up until this time, people saw films individually by looking into a kinetoscope, a boxlike “peep show.” This was the first time in the US that an audience sat in a theater and watched a movie together.

On 23 April 1896, the first movie was shown at Koster and Bials Music Hall at New York City. Up until this time, people saw films individually by looking into a kinetoscope, a boxlike “peep show.” This was the first time in the US that an audience sat in a theater and watched a movie together.


Today is Thursday, 23 April 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: First Movie Theater Opens – Anniversary, First Public School in America – Anniversary, William Shakespeare’s Birthday – Anniversary, Feast of Saint George, and World Book and Copyright Day.

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UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Deals

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Earth Day was first observed on April 22, 1970 and has become a yearly event to focus on nature and ecology.

Earth Day was first observed on April 22, 1970 and has become a yearly event to focus on nature and ecology.


Today is Wednesday, 22 April 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Administrative Professionals Day, Earth Day – 45th Anniversary, National Jelly Bean Day, and Oklahoma Land Rush – Anniversary.

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