Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The armistice for World War I was declared on 11 November 1918 at 11:00 am. Since 1919, 11 November has been marked as a day to honor all Veterans who served in the military, especially those who died in service.
Today is Tuesday 11 November 2014, 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 St. Martin, “God Bless America” First Performed – Anniversary, Remembrance Day – Canada, Veterans Day, and Admission Day – Washington.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 10 November 2014

Nov 10, 1951. The 10-digit North American Numbering Plan, which provides area codes for Canada, the US and many Caribbean nations, was devised in 1947 by AT& T and Bell Labs. Eighty-four area codes were assigned. However, all long-distance calls at that time were operator-assisted. On this date in 1951, the mayor of Englewood, NJ (area code 201), direct-dialed the mayor of Alameda, CA. By 1960 all telephone customers could dial long-distance calls. The system is administered by the North American Numbering Plan Administration.
Today is Monday 10 November 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Telephone Area Codes Introduced – Anniversary, Edmund Fitzgerald Sinking – Anniversary, Marine Corps Birthday, Microsoft Windows – Anniversary, National Young Reader’s Week begins, and “Sesame Street” Television Debut – 40th Anniversary..

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 9 November 2014

Nov 9, 1989. After 28 years as a symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall was opened on this evening, and citizens of both sides walked freely through an opening in the barrier as others danced atop the structure to celebrate the end of a historic era. Coming amid the celebration of East Germany’s 40-year anniversary, prodemocracy demonstrations led to the resignation of Erich Honecker, East Germany’s head of state and party chief. It was Honecker who had supervised the construction of the 27.9-mile wall across the city during the night of Aug 13, 1961, because US president John F. Kennedy had ordered a troop buildup in response to the blockade of West Berlin by the Soviets.
Today is Sunday 9 November 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Berlin Wall Falls – 25th Anniversary, Boston Fire of 1872 – Anniversary, East Coast Blackout of 1965 – Anniversary, Kristallnacht – Anniversary, Hedy Lamarr’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Remembrance Sunday – UK.

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