Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 31 October 2014

Oct 31, 1941. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial was completed after 14 years of work. First suggested by Jonah Robinson of the South Dakota State Historical Society, the memorial was dedicated in 1925, and work began in 1927. The memorial contains sculptures of the heads of four US presidents— George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. The 60-foot-tall sculptures represent, respectively, the nation’s founding, political philosophy, preservation and expansion and conservation.
Today is Friday, 31 October 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Car Talk Radio Show Premiere – Anniversary, Frankenstein Friday, Halloween, Mount Rushmore Completed – Anniversary, and Admission Day – Nevada.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 30 October 2014

Oct 30, 1938. As part of a series of radio dramas based on famous novels, Orson Welles with the Mercury Players produced H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds. Near panic resulted when listeners believed the simulated news bulletins, which described a Martian invasion of New Jersey, to be real.
Today is Thursday, 30 October 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: John Adams’ Birthday – Anniversary, Checklist Day, Create a Great Funeral Day, Devil’s Night and War of the Worlds Broadcast – 75th Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Oct 29, 1969. The first connection on what would become the Internet was made on this day when bits of data flowed between computers at UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute. This was the beginning of ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet developed by the Department of Defense. By the end of 1969 four sites were connected: UCLA, the Stanford Research Institute, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Utah. By the next year there were 10 sites, and soon there were applications like e-mail and file transfer utilities. The@ symbol was adopted in 1972, and a year later 75 percent of ARPANET traffic was e-mail. ARPANET was decommissioned in 1990, and the National Science Foundation’s NSFnet took over the role of backbone of the Internet.
Today is Wednesday 29 October 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: Internet Created – 45th Anniversary, National Cat Day, and Stock Market Crash of 1929 – 85th Anniversary.

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