Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 20 August 2016

National Radio Day is a time to honor one of the most longstanding electronic media and its role in our everyday lives. Radio delivers information, news, entertainment and company to millions of Americans every hour of every day. Although there is not one authoritative source on the history of National Radio Day, it has been celebrated since the early 1990s on August 20. Perhaps it was decided that August 20 would be an appropriate day because 8MK (now WWJ) in Detroit, first broadcast on August 20, 1920.

National Radio Day is a time to honor one of the most longstanding electronic media and its role in our everyday lives. Radio delivers information, news, entertainment and company to millions of Americans every hour of every day. Although there is not one authoritative source on the history of National Radio Day, it has been celebrated since the early 1990s on August 20. Perhaps it was decided that August 20 would be an appropriate day because 8MK (now WWJ) in Detroit, first broadcast on August 20, 1920.


Today is Saturday, 20 August 2016 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: National Radio Day and St. Stephen’s Day – Hungary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 19 August 2016

Aug 19, 1893. Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, served the first root beer float in Cripple Creek, CO. Inspired by the moonlit view of snowcapped Cow Mountain, he added a scoop of ice cream to his Myers Avenue Red root beer and began serving it as the “Black Cow Mountain.” Kids loved it and shortened the name to “Black Cow.” Cripple Creek Brewing still sells beverages based on the original formulas.

Aug 19, 1893. Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, served the first root beer float in Cripple Creek, CO. Inspired by the moonlit view of snowcapped Cow Mountain, he added a scoop of ice cream to his Myers Avenue Red root beer and began serving it as the “Black Cow Mountain.” Kids loved it and shortened the name to “Black Cow.” Cripple Creek Brewing still sells beverages based on the original formulas.


Today is Friday, 19 August 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: Black Cow Root Beer Float Created – Anniversary, Coco Chanel’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Aviation Day, and Gene Roddenberry’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 18 August 2016

Women received the right to vote on 18 August 1920 when the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified.

Women received the right to vote on 18 August 1920 when the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified.


Today is Thursday, 18 August 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: Virginia Dare’s Birthday – Anniversary, First Mail Order Catalog – Anniversary, 19th Amendment Ratified – Anniversary, Serendipity Day, and Sturgeon Moon – Full Moon.

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