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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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 3 May 2015

On 3 May 1898, Goldie Mabovitch - better known as Golda Meir - was born at Kiev, Russia. Meir was prime minister of Israel 1969– 74. She died at Jerusalem, 98 December 1978.

On 3 May 1898, Goldie Mabovitch – better known as Golda Meir – was born at Kiev, Russia. Meir was prime minister of Israel 1969– 74. She died at Jerusalem, 98 December 1978.


Today is Sunday 3 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: James Brown’s Birthday – Anniversary, CBS Evening News TV Premiere -Anniversary, Bing Crosby’s Birthday – Anniversary, Lumpy Rug Day, Golda Meir’s Birthday – Anniversary, and National Two Different Colored Shoes Day.

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