Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 19 January 2015

Jan 19, 1839. Post-Impressionist painter, born at Aix-en-Provence, France. Seeking to “treat nature by the cylinder, the sphere, the cone,” Cézanne’s portraits, still lifes, and landscapes are a seminal bridge from the Romantics and Impressionists to the Fauves, Cubists and later modernists. He created such masterpieces as The Bathers (1875), The Card Players (1892) and Compotier, Pitcher and Fruit (1892– 94). Cézanne died Oct 23, 1906, at Aix, from pneumonia after painting outside in the rain.
Today is Monday, 19 January 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: Paul Cezanne’s Birthday – Anniversary, John R. Johnson’s Birthday – Anniversary, Martin Luther King Jr Birthday – Holiday Observed, Robert E. Lee’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Edgar Allen Poe’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 18 January 2015

Jan 18, 1803. Seeking information on what lay west of the young US, President Thomas Jefferson sent a confidential letter to Congress on Jan 18, 1803, requesting funds for an exploratory expedition to be led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark. After the Louisiana Purchase was signed on Apr 30, 1803, the expedition’s mission changed: it became a survey of new American land. The Corps of Discovery set off May 14 from St. Louis and returned with much information about the land, flora and fauna and peoples there on Sept 23, 1806.
Today is Sunday 18 January 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: First Black US Cabinet Member – Anniversary, Lewis and Clark Expedition Commissioned – Anniversary, Pooh Day – A.A. Milne’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour Television Premiere – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 17 January 2015

Jan 17, 1893. Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii, lost her throne when the monarchy was abolished by the “Committee of Safety,” with the foreknowledge of US minister John L. Stevens, who encouraged the revolutionaries. The Queen’s supporters were intimidated by the 300 US Marines sent to protect American lives and property. Judge Sanford B. Dole became president of the republic and later was Hawaii’s first governor after the US annexed it by joint resolution of Congress on July 7, 1898. Hawaii held incorporated territory status for 60 years. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the proclamation making Hawaii the 50th state on Aug 21, 1959.
Today is Saturday, 17 January 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: Cable Car Patent – Anniversary, Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday – Anniversary, “The Goldbergs” Television Premiere – Anniversary, Queen Liliuokalani Deposed – Anniversary, and Northridge Earthquake – Anniversary.

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