Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 18 June 2015

June 18, 1815. Date of the decisive defeat of Emperor Napoleon and his army of 74,000 soldiers by a combined Anglo-Allied (68,000 troops) and Prussian army (70,000 troops) led by the Duke of Wellington and Marshal Blücher. The bloody battle in a gentle valley near Waterloo— a municipality then annexed to the French Republic, now part of French-speaking Belgium— ended the French First Empire and the career of Napoleon Bonaparte, one of the greatest commanders and statesmen in history, and ushered in half a century of international peace and stability in Europe.

June 18, 1815. Date of the decisive defeat of Emperor Napoleon and his army of 74,000 soldiers by a combined Anglo-Allied (68,000 troops) and Prussian army (70,000 troops) led by the Duke of Wellington and Marshal Blücher. The bloody battle in a gentle valley near Waterloo— a municipality then annexed to the French Republic, now part of French-speaking Belgium— ended the French First Empire and the career of Napoleon Bonaparte, one of the greatest commanders and statesmen in history, and ushered in half a century of international peace and stability in Europe.


Today is Thursday, 18 June 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: Battle of Waterloo – 200th Anniversary, First American Woman in Space – Anniversary, International Sushi Day, Ramadan begins (at sundown), and War of 1812 Declaration – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The Battle of Bunker Hill took place near Boston on June 17, 1775.

The Battle of Bunker Hill took place near Boston on June 17, 1775.


Today is Wednesday, 17 June 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: Bunker Hill Day (MA), Igor Fyodorovich, Stravinsky’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Watergate Arrests – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Millions of filmgoers (and star Janet Leigh) avoided the shower after this thriller’s debut in 1960. Alfred Hitchcock’s shocker, punctuated by shrieking violins and sudden knife attacks, juxtaposed the old-time horror of the dark gothic mansion with a new locus of fear: the isolated postwar roadside motel. Psycho led the way to the “slasher” films of the 1970s and later. Anthony Perkins starred as motel proprietor and bird lover Norman Bates.

Millions of filmgoers (and star Janet Leigh) avoided the shower after this thriller’s debut in 1960. Alfred Hitchcock’s shocker, punctuated by shrieking violins and sudden knife attacks, juxtaposed the old-time horror of the dark gothic mansion with a new locus of fear: the isolated postwar roadside motel. Psycho led the way to the “slasher” films of the 1970s and later. Anthony Perkins starred as motel proprietor and bird lover Norman Bates.


Today is Tuesday, 16 June 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: Bloomsday and “Psycho” Film Debut – Anniversary.

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