Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 6 January 2017

Major festival of the Christian Church observed in many parts of the world with gifts, feasting, last lighting of Christmas lights and burning of Christmas greens. Twelfth and last day of the Feast of the Nativity. Commemorates the visit of the Three Wise Men (Kings or Magi) to Bethlehem.

Major festival of the Christian Church observed in many parts of the world with gifts, feasting, last lighting of Christmas lights and burning of Christmas greens. Twelfth and last day of the Feast of the Nativity. Commemorates the visit of the Three Wise Men (Kings or Magi) to Bethlehem.


Today is Friday, 6 January 2017, 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: Carnival Season Begins, Epiphany, La Befana – Italy, Admission Day – New Mexico, and Three Kings Day – Dia de Los Reyes.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 5 January 2017

Jan 5, 1913. Kemmons Wilson, the “father of the modern hotel,” revolutionized the travel industry by creating the first standardized chain of clean, air-conditioned hotels with swimming pools and ice machines. Born at Osceola, AR, in 1951 Wilson became angered by the conditions and costs of hotels he encountered during what he called “the most miserable vacation trip of my life.” From this family vacation, the idea for the Holiday Inn chain was born. Named after the 1942 Bing Crosby film, Holiday Inns were strategically located next to the burgeoning interstate highway system, where growing numbers of post-WWII families could travel from one to the next, knowing there would be no unsavory surprises. Today, there are Holiday Inns in every state and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Wilson died at his home at Memphis, TN, on Feb 12, 2003.

Jan 5, 1913. Kemmons Wilson, the “father of the modern hotel,” revolutionized the travel industry by creating the first standardized chain of clean, air-conditioned hotels with swimming pools and ice machines. Born at Osceola, AR, in 1951 Wilson became angered by the conditions and costs of hotels he encountered during what he called “the most miserable vacation trip of my life.” From this family vacation, the idea for the Holiday Inn chain was born. Named after the 1942 Bing Crosby film, Holiday Inns were strategically located next to the burgeoning interstate highway system, where growing numbers of post-WWII families could travel from one to the next, knowing there would be no unsavory surprises. Today, there are Holiday Inns in every state and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Wilson died at his home at Memphis, TN, on Feb 12, 2003.


Today is Thursday, 5 January 2017, 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: $5 A Day Minimum Wage – Anniversary, George Reeves Birthday – Anniversary, Twelfth Night, and Kemmons Wilson’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Jan 4, 1809. The inventor of a widely used touch system of reading and writing for blind people was born at Coupvray, France. Permanently blinded at the age of three by a leatherworking awl in his father’s saddle-making shop, Braille developed a system of writing that used, ironically, an awllike stylus to punch marks in paper that could be felt and interpreted by people who are blind. The system was largely ignored until after Braille died in poverty, suffering from tuberculosis, at Paris, Jan 6, 1852.

Jan 4, 1809. The inventor of a widely used touch system of reading and writing for blind people was born at Coupvray, France. Permanently blinded at the age of three by a leatherworking awl in his father’s saddle-making shop, Braille developed a system of writing that used, ironically, an awllike stylus to punch marks in paper that could be felt and interpreted by people who are blind. The system was largely ignored until after Braille died in poverty, suffering from tuberculosis, at Paris, Jan 6, 1852.


Today is Wednesday, 4 January 2017, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy World:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Amnesty for Polygamists – Anniversary, Louis Braille’s Birthday – Anniversary, Earth at Perihelion, Pop Music Chart Introduced – Anniversary, and Admission Day – Utah.

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