Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 6 May 2015

On 6 May 1915, actor and director Orson Welles was born at Kenosha, WI. Citizen Kane, which he directed and in which he played the title role, is one of the most influential films ever made. Other films in which he had a role include The Third Man and The Magnificent Ambersons. Welles died at Los Angeles, CA, 10 Oct 1985.

On 6 May 1915, actor and director Orson Welles was born at Kenosha, WI. Citizen Kane, which he directed and in which he played the title role, is one of the most influential films ever made. Other films in which he had a role include The Third Man and The Magnificent Ambersons. Welles died at Los Angeles, CA, 10 Oct 1985.


Today is Wednesday, 6 May 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: Bannister Breaks Four-Minute Mile – Anniversary, Sigmund Freud’s Birthday – Anniversary, Hindenburg Disaster – Anniversary, Joseph Brackett Day, National Nurses Week begins, No Diet Day
    Rudolph Valentino’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Orson Welles’ Birthday – 100th Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 5 May 2015

On 5 May 1893, Wall Street stock prices took a sudden drop. By the end of the year, 600 banks had closed. The Philadelphia and Reading, the Erie, the Northern Pacific, the Union Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads had gone into receivership; 15,000 other businesses went into bankruptcy. Other than the Great Depression of the 1930s, this was the worst economic crisis in US history; 15– 20 percent of the workforce was unemployed.

On 5 May 1893, Wall Street stock prices took a sudden drop. By the end of the year, 600 banks had closed. The Philadelphia and Reading, the Erie, the Northern Pacific, the Union Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads had gone into receivership; 15,000 other businesses went into bankruptcy. Other than the Great Depression of the 1930s, this was the worst economic crisis in US history; 15– 20 percent of the workforce was unemployed.


Today is Tuesday, 5 May 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: Cartoonists Day, Cinco de Mayo, National Teachers Day, and Stock Market Crash of 1893 – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 4 May 2015

On 4 May 1970, four students (Allison Krause, 19; Sandra Lee Scheuer, 20; Jeffrey Glenn Miller, 20; and William K. Schroeder, 19) were killed by the National Guard during demonstrations against the Vietnam War at Kent (Ohio) State University.

On 4 May 1970, four students (Allison Krause, 19; Sandra Lee Scheuer, 20; Jeffrey Glenn Miller, 20; and William K. Schroeder, 19) were killed by the National Guard during demonstrations against the Vietnam War at Kent (Ohio) State University.


Today is Monday, 4 May 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: Freedom Riders – Anniversary, Haymarket Square Riots – Anniversary, Audrey Hepburn’s Birthday – Anniversary, International Respect for Chickens Day, Kent State Shootings – Anniversary, May Day Bank Holiday – UK, and Star Wars Day.

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