Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 18 May 2015

On 18 May 1980, a major eruption of Mount Saint Helens volcano, in southwestern Washington, blew steam and ash more than 11 miles into the sky. First major eruption of Mount Saint Helens since 1857, though on Mar 26, 1980, there had been a warning eruption of smaller magnitude.

On 18 May 1980, a major eruption of Mount Saint Helens volcano, in southwestern Washington, blew steam and ash more than 11 miles into the sky. First major eruption of Mount Saint Helens since 1857, though on Mar 26, 1980, there had been a warning eruption of smaller magnitude.


Today is Monday, 18 May 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: Allies Capture Monte Cassino – Anniversary, International Museum Day, Mount St. Helens Eruption anniversary, and Victoria Day – Canada.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 17 May 2015

On 17 May 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that segregation of public schools “solely on the basis of race” denied black children “equal educational opportunity” even though “physical facilities and other ‘tangible’ factors may have been equal. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” The case was argued before the Court by Thurgood Marshall, who would go on to become the first black appointed to the Supreme Court.

On 17 May 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that segregation of public schools “solely on the basis of race” denied black children “equal educational opportunity” even though “physical facilities and other ‘tangible’ factors may have been equal. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” The case was argued before the Court by Thurgood Marshall, who would go on to become the first black appointed to the Supreme Court.


Today is Sunday 17 May 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: Bay to Breakers Race – 103rd Anniversary, Brown v. Board of Education Decision – Anniversary, First US Same-Sex Marriages – Anniversary, and New York Stock Exchange Established – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 16 May 2015

Originally proclaimed as “Army Day” for 6 April, beginning in 1936 (S.Con.Res. 30 of Apr 2, 1936). S.Con.Res. 5 of 16 March 1937, requested annual 6 Apr issuance, which was done through 1949. Always the third Saturday in May since 1950.

Originally proclaimed as “Army Day” for 6 April, beginning in 1936 (S.Con.Res. 30 of Apr 2, 1936). S.Con.Res. 5 of 16 March 1937, requested annual 6 Apr issuance, which was done through 1949. Always the third Saturday in May since 1950.


Today is Saturday, 16 May 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: Armed Forces Day, Biographer’s Day, First Academy Awards Ceremony – Anniversary, Henry Fonda’s Birthday – Anniversary, Liberace’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Learn to Swim Day, Preakness Stakes, and William Henry Seward’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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