Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 1 July 2015

On July 1, 1847, the US Postal Service issued a 5 cent stamp of Benjamin Franklin and a 10 cent stamp of George Washington.

On July 1, 1847, the US Postal Service issued a 5 cent stamp of Benjamin Franklin and a 10 cent stamp of George Washington.


Today is Wednesday, 1 July 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: Data Backup Day, Battle of Gettysburg – Anniversary, Buck Moon, Internal Revenue Service established – Anniversary, Canada Day, President Cleveland’s Secret Surgery – Anniversary, First Instance of Photographs in a Newspaper, First US Postage Stamps Issued – Anniversary, Medicare started – Anniversary, National Hot Dog Month begins, National Ice Cream Month begins, and Zip Code Introduced – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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 Tuesday, 30 June 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: Britain Surrenders Hong Kong – Anniversary, Gone With The Wind published – Anniversary, Lena Horne’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Leap Second Adjustment Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 29 June 2015

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 Monday, 29 June 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: Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and Interstate Highways System – Anniversary.

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