Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 20 July 2016

July 20, 1969. Anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. Two US astronauts (Neil Alden Armstrong and Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr) landed lunar module Eagle at 4: 17 PM, EDT, and remained on the lunar surface 21 hours, 36 minutes and 16 seconds. The landing was made from the Apollo XI’s orbiting command-and-service module, code-named Columbia, whose pilot, Michael Collins, remained aboard. Armstrong was first to set foot on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin were outside the spacecraft, walking on the moon’s surface, approximately 2 ¼ hours. The astronauts returned to Earth July 24, bringing photographs and rock samples.

July 20, 1969. Anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. Two US astronauts (Neil Alden Armstrong and Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr) landed lunar module Eagle at 4: 17 PM, EDT, and remained on the lunar surface 21 hours, 36 minutes and 16 seconds. The landing was made from the Apollo XI’s orbiting command-and-service module, code-named Columbia, whose pilot, Michael Collins, remained aboard. Armstrong was first to set foot on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin were outside the spacecraft, walking on the moon’s surface, approximately 2 ¼ hours. The astronauts returned to Earth July 24, bringing photographs and rock samples.


Today is Wednesday, 20 July 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: Locust Plague of 1874 – Anniversary, Moon Day – Anniversary, Riot Act of 1715 – Anniversary, and Special Olympics founded – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 19 July 2016

July 19, 1848. A convention concerning the rights of women, called by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was held at Seneca Falls, NY, July 19– 20, 1848. The issues discussed included voting, property rights and divorce. The convention drafted a “Declaration of Sentiments” that paraphrased the Declaration of Independence, addressing man instead of King George, and called for women’s “immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of the United States.” This convention was the beginning of an organized women’s rights movement in the US. The most controversial issue was Stanton’s demand for women’s right to vote.

July 19, 1848. A convention concerning the rights of women, called by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was held at Seneca Falls, NY, July 19– 20, 1848. The issues discussed included voting, property rights and divorce. The convention drafted a “Declaration of Sentiments” that paraphrased the Declaration of Independence, addressing man instead of King George, and called for women’s “immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of the United States.” This convention was the beginning of an organized women’s rights movement in the US. The most controversial issue was Stanton’s demand for women’s right to vote.


Today is Tuesday, 19 July 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: Buck Moon – Full Moon, Samuel Colt’s Birthday – Anniversary, First Triple Play in Baseball – Anniversary, First Female Vice Presidential Candidate nominated – Anniversary, Art Linkletter’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 18 July 2016

Nelson Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela was born on 18 July 1918 at Qunu, Transkei, South Africa.


Today is Monday, 18 July 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: First Perfect Score in Olympic History – 40th Anniversary, Mandela Day, and Red Skelton’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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