Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 28 February 2015

On 28 February 1983, after concluding a run of 255 episodes, this 2 ½-hour finale of M*A*S*H was the most-watched television show at that time: 77 percent of the viewing public was tuned in. The show premiered in 1972.

On 28 February 1983, after concluding a run of 255 episodes, this 2 ½-hour finale of M*A*S*H was the most-watched television show at that time: 77 percent of the viewing public was tuned in. The show premiered in 1972.


Today is Saturday, 28 February 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: M*A*S*H Final Episode Aired – Anniversary, National Tooth Fairy Day, Open That Bottle Night, and USS Princeton Explosion – Anniversary.

Daily Blogging Prompts

Many genealogy and family history bloggers like to post to their blogs every day, but at times are at a loss for ideas. Take your inspiration from today’s Daily Blogging Prompts below – click on each prompt for a description. Prompts are a great way to create new content and you can participate in a community effort with other genealogy bloggers.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 27 February 2015

On 27 February 1897, opera singer Marian Anderson was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anderson’s talent was evident at an early age. Her career stonewalled by the prejudice she encountered in the US, she moved to Europe, where the magnificence of her voice and her versatility as a performer began to establish her as one of the world’s finest contraltos. Preventing Anderson’s performance at Washington’s Constitution Hall in 1939 on the basis of her color, the Daughters of the American Revolution unintentionally secured for her the publicity that would lay the foundation for her success in the States. Her performance was rescheduled, and on 9 April 1939 (Easter Sunday), 75,000 people showed up to hear her sing from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The performance was simultaneously broadcast by radio. In 1955 Anderson became the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera. The following year President Dwight Eisenhower named her a delegate to the United Nations. She performed at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and in 1963 received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Anderson died 8 April 1993, at Portland, Oregon.

On 27 February 1897, opera singer Marian Anderson was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anderson’s talent was evident at an early age. Her career stonewalled by the prejudice she encountered in the US, she moved to Europe, where the magnificence of her voice and her versatility as a performer began to establish her as one of the world’s finest contraltos. Preventing Anderson’s performance at Washington’s Constitution Hall in 1939 on the basis of her color, the Daughters of the American Revolution unintentionally secured for her the publicity that would lay the foundation for her success in the States. Her performance was rescheduled, and on 9 April 1939 (Easter Sunday), 75,000 people showed up to hear her sing from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The performance was simultaneously broadcast by radio. In 1955 Anderson became the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera. The following year President Dwight Eisenhower named her a delegate to the United Nations. She performed at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and in 1963 received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Anderson died 8 April 1993, at Portland, Oregon.


Today is Friday, 27 February 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: African Burial Ground National Monument Established – Anniversary, Marian Anderson’s Birthday – Anniversary, 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution Ratified, and Elizabeth Taylor’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 26 February 2015

On 26 February 1932, the iconic country music star Johnny Cash was born J.R. Cash at Kingsland, Arkansas. His career spanned the 1950s through the year he died, and he recorded more than 1,500 songs, including such hits as “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “A Boy Named Sue.” He was called “the Man in Black” because he wore a black long-tailed suit in sympathy for those who suffered. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Cash died at Nashville, TN, on 12 September 2003.

On 26 February 1932, the iconic country music star Johnny Cash was born J.R. Cash at Kingsland, Arkansas. His career spanned the 1950s through the year he died, and he recorded more than 1,500 songs, including such hits as “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “A Boy Named Sue.” He was called “the Man in Black” because he wore a black long-tailed suit in sympathy for those who suffered. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Cash died at Nashville, TN, on 12 September 2003.


Today is Thursday, 26 February 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: Johnny Cash’s Birthday – Anniversary, Grand Canyon National Park Established – Anniversary, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, National Chili Day, and World Trade Center Bombing of 1993 – Anniversary.

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