Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 13 May 2016

13 May 1914. World heavyweight boxing champion, 1937– 49, nicknamed the “Brown Bomber,” Joseph Louis Barrow was born near Lafayette, AL. He died 12 April 1981, at Las Vegas, NV. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery. (Louis’s burial there, by presidential waiver, was the 39th exception ever to the eligibility rules for burial in Arlington National Cemetery.)

13 May 1914. World heavyweight boxing champion, 1937– 49, nicknamed the “Brown Bomber,” Joseph Louis Barrow was born near Lafayette, AL. He died 12 April 1981, at Las Vegas, NV. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery. (Louis’s burial there, by presidential waiver, was the 39th exception ever to the eligibility rules for burial in Arlington National Cemetery.)


Today is Friday, 13 May 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: Friday the Thirteenth, Joe Louis’ Birthday – Anniversary, Mexican War Declared – Anniversary, and Saint Lawrence Seaway Act – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 12 May 2016

12 May 1907. American actress Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born at Hartford, CT. Nominated for 12 Oscars over the course of her career, she won four times: for 1933’ s Morning Glory, 1967’ s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, 1968’ s The Lion in Winter and 1981’ s On Golden Pond. She is best remembered for her on- and offscreen pairing with Spencer Tracy. Together, they made nine films, including Adam’s Rib and Woman of the Year, and enjoyed a 27-year personal relationship. There is often confusion regarding her date of birth: in her 1991 autobiography, Me: Stories of My Life, she confirmed the May date and admitted often giving out a late brother’s birth date as her own. She died at Old Saybrook, CT, 29 June 2003.

12 May 1907. American actress Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born at Hartford, CT. Nominated for 12 Oscars over the course of her career, she won four times: for 1933’ s Morning Glory, 1967’ s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, 1968’ s The Lion in Winter and 1981’ s On Golden Pond. She is best remembered for her on- and offscreen pairing with Spencer Tracy. Together, they made nine films, including Adam’s Rib and Woman of the Year, and enjoyed a 27-year personal relationship. There is often confusion regarding her date of birth: in her 1991 autobiography, Me: Stories of My Life, she confirmed the May date and admitted often giving out a late brother’s birth date as her own. She died at Old Saybrook, CT, 29 June 2003.


Today is Thursday, 12 May 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: Katharine Hepburn’s Birthday – Anniversary, Limerick Day, and Odometer Invented – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 11 May 2016

On 11 May 1888, the songwriter Irving Berlin was born Israel Isidore Baline at Tyumen, Russia. Irving Berlin moved to New York, NY, with his family when he was four years old. After the death of his father, he began singing in saloons and on street corners in order to help his family and worked as a singing waiter as a teenager. Berlin became one of America’s most prolific songwriters, authoring such songs as “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “There’s No Business like Show Business,” “Doin’ What Comes Naturally,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Blue Skies” and “Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning,” among others. He could neither read nor write musical notation. Berlin died Sept 22, 1989, at New York.

On 11 May 1888, the songwriter Irving Berlin was born Israel Isidore Baline at Tyumen, Russia. Irving Berlin moved to New York, NY, with his family when he was four years old. After the death of his father, he began singing in saloons and on street corners in order to help his family and worked as a singing waiter as a teenager. Berlin became one of America’s most prolific songwriters, authoring such songs as “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “There’s No Business like Show Business,” “Doin’ What Comes Naturally,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Blue Skies” and “Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning,” among others. He could neither read nor write musical notation. Berlin died Sept 22, 1989, at New York.


Today is Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 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: Irving Berlin’s Birthday and Admission Day – Minnesota.

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