Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 30 June 2016

June 30, 1917. Born at Brooklyn, NY, Horne began singing with the chorus line at the Cotton Club in Harlem at age 16. A career on Broadway and in Hollywood followed in rapid succession and she soon became the symbol for African-American actors and singers trying to break the color barrier. She found success with both black and white audiences, although she did face her share of racial prejudice throughout her lifetime. Best remembered for her nightclub and Broadway performances of torch songs, jazz standards and classics like her signature “Stormy Weather,” she died at New York, NY, on May 9, 2010.

June 30, 1917. Born at Brooklyn, NY, Horne began singing with the chorus line at the Cotton Club in Harlem at age 16. A career on Broadway and in Hollywood followed in rapid succession and she soon became the symbol for African-American actors and singers trying to break the color barrier. She found success with both black and white audiences, although she did face her share of racial prejudice throughout her lifetime. Best remembered for her nightclub and Broadway performances of torch songs, jazz standards and classics like her signature “Stormy Weather,” she died at New York, NY, on May 9, 2010.


Today is Thursday, 30 June 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Britain Surrenders Hong Kong – Anniversary, Gone With The Wind published – Anniversary, Lena Horne’s Birthday – Anniversary, Leap Second Adjustment Day, and National Bomb Pop Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 29 June 2016

On June 29 1956, President Eisenhower signs legislation providing for highway construction.

On June 29 1956, President Eisenhower signs legislation providing for highway construction.


Today is Wednesday, 29 June 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy World:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and Interstate Highways System – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 28 June 2016

June 28, 1969. Early in the morning of June 28, 1969, the clientele of a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn at New York City, rioted after the club was raided by police. The riot was followed by several days of demonstrations. This event is now recognized as the start of the gay liberation movement.

June 28, 1969. Early in the morning of June 28, 1969, the clientele of a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn at New York City, rioted after the club was raided by police. The riot was followed by several days of demonstrations. This event is now recognized as the start of the gay liberation movement.


Today is Tuesday, 28 June 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Gilda Radner’s Birthday – 70th Anniversary, Stonewall Riot – Anniversary, Treaty of Versailles – Anniversary, and Uniform Holiday Bill (US) – Anniversary.

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