Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 7 December 2014

Dec 7, 1941. At 7: 55 AM (local time) Dec 7, 1941, “a date that will live in infamy,” nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US “Gibraltar of the Pacific.” The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress Dec 8, 1941.
Today is Sunday 7 December 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: Willa Cather’s Birthday – Anniversary, Harry Chapin’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Pearl Harbor Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 6 December 2014

Dec 6, 1917. More than 1,650 people were killed at Halifax when the Norwegian ship Imo plowed into the French munitions ship Mont Blanc. Mont Blanc was loaded with 4,000 tons of TNT, 2,300 tons of picric acid, 61 tons of other explosives and a deck of highly flammable benzene, which ignited and touched off an explosion. In addition to those killed, 1,028 were injured. A tidal wave caused by the explosion washed much of the city out to sea.
Today is Saturday, 6 December 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: Dave Brubeck’s Birthday – Anniversary, Chester Greenwood Day, Cold Moon – Full Moon, Halifax Destroyed – Anniversary, Missouri Earthquakes – Anniversary, National Miners Day, Feast of Saint Nicholas, and 13th Amendment Ratified – Anniversary.
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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 5 December 2014

Dec 5, 1933. Prohibition ended with the repeal of the 18th Amendment, as the 21st Amendment was ratified. Congress proposed repeal of the 18th Amendment (“ the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors, within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof, for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.”) Feb 20, 1933. By Dec 5, 1933, the repeal amendment had been ratified by the required 36 states and went into effect immediately as the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution.
Today is Friday, 5 December 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: AFL-CIO Founded – Anniversary, George Armstrong Custer’s Birthday – 175th Anniversary, Walt Disney’s Birthday – Anniversary, Montgomery Bus Boycott begins – Anniversary, and 21st Amendment Ratified – Anniversary.

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