Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 5 February 2016

Feb 5, 1788. English Tory statesman, born at Bury, Lancashire, England, who twice served as prime minister (1834–1835; 1841– 1846). As chief secretary for Ireland (1812), Peel established the Irish constabulary known as the “Peelers.” In June 1829, Greater London’s Metropolitan Police were established by an act of Parliament at the request of Peel, then home secretary. London police officers, who first took the streets in September 1829, became affectionately known as “bobbies.” As prime minister, he oversaw the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 in an effort to address the then-raging Irish potato famine. Sir Robert Peel died July 2, 1850, at London from injuries received in a fall from his horse.

Feb 5, 1788. English Tory statesman, born at Bury, Lancashire, England, who twice served as prime minister (1834–1835; 1841– 1846). As chief secretary for Ireland (1812), Peel established the Irish constabulary known as the “Peelers.” In June 1829, Greater London’s Metropolitan Police were established by an act of Parliament at the request of Peel, then home secretary. London police officers, who first took the streets in September 1829, became affectionately known as “bobbies.” As prime minister, he oversaw the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 in an effort to address the then-raging Irish potato famine. Sir Robert Peel died July 2, 1850, at London from injuries received in a fall from his horse.


Today is Friday, 5 February 2016,and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: National Wear Red Day, Robert Peel’s Birthday – Anniversary, Weatherman’s Day, Working Naked Day, and World Nutella Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 4 February 2016

Feb 4, 1913. Born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, AL, Rosa Parks was a seamstress who was active with the NAACP. On a fateful day in Montgomery, AL, in 1955, a time when African Americans were obligated by law to ride in the back of a bus, she refused to give up her seat to a white man during a ride home from work. Parks was subsequently arrested, found guilty of disorderly conduct and fined $ 14. This simple act sparked the modern civil rights movement, leading to a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system, lawsuits and an eventual Supreme Court decision decreeing segregation to be unconstitutional. A hero to blacks and whites alike, Parks continued work on civil rights until her death on Oct 25, 2005, at Detroit, MI. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, and she is the only American woman to lie in state at the US Capitol Rotunda. Many municipalities consider Dec 1, the day of her arrest in 1955, a holiday: Rosa Parks Day.

Feb 4, 1913. Born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, AL, Rosa Parks was a seamstress who was active with the NAACP. On a fateful day in Montgomery, AL, in 1955, a time when African Americans were obligated by law to ride in the back of a bus, she refused to give up her seat to a white man during a ride home from work. Parks was subsequently arrested, found guilty of disorderly conduct and fined $ 14. This simple act sparked the modern civil rights movement, leading to a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system, lawsuits and an eventual Supreme Court decision decreeing segregation to be unconstitutional. A hero to blacks and whites alike, Parks continued work on civil rights until her death on Oct 25, 2005, at Detroit, MI. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, and she is the only American woman to lie in state at the US Capitol Rotunda. Many municipalities consider Dec 1, the day of her arrest in 1955, a holiday: Rosa Parks Day.


Today is Thursday, 4 February 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Facebook Launches – Anniversary, Betty Friedan’s Birthday – Anniversary, Rosa Parks Birthday – Anniversary, USO Day, and World Cancer Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Feb 3, 1959. The anniversary of the death of rock-and-roll legend Charles Hardin “Buddy” Holly. “The Day the Music Died,” so called in singer Don McLean’s song “American Pie,” is the date on which Holly was killed in a plane crash in a cornfield near Mason City, IA, along with J.P. Richardson (otherwise known as “The Big Bopper”) and Richie Valens. Holly was born Sept 7, 1936, at Lubbock, TX.

Feb 3, 1959. The anniversary of the death of rock-and-roll legend Charles Hardin “Buddy” Holly. “The Day the Music Died,” so called in singer Don McLean’s song “American Pie,” is the date on which Holly was killed in a plane crash in a cornfield near Mason City, IA, along with J.P. Richardson (otherwise known as “The Big Bopper”) and Richie Valens. Holly was born Sept 7, 1936, at Lubbock, TX.


Today is Wednesday, 3 February 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Elizabeth Blackwell’s Birthday – Anniversary, Fifteenth Amendment Day, Income Tax – Anniversary, and The Day The Music Died – Anniversary.

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