Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 13 February 2016

Feb 13, 1945. Dresden, Germany. Allied firebombing caused a firestorm that destroyed the city and killed 135,000 people.

Feb 13, 1945. Dresden, Germany. Allied firebombing caused a firestorm that destroyed the city and killed 135,000 people.


Today is Saturday, 13 February 2016 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Dresden Firebombing – Anniversary, First magazine published in America – 275th Anniversary, and World Radio Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 12 February 2016

Feb 12, 1809. 16th president of the US (Mar 4, 1861– Apr 15, 1865) and the first to be assassinated (on Good Friday, Apr 14, 1865, at Ford’s Theatre at Washington, DC). His presidency encompassed the tragic Civil War. Especially remembered are his Emancipation Proclamation (Jan 1, 1863), his Gettysburg Address (Nov 19, 1863) and his proclamation establishing the last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day. Born at Hardin County, KY, he died at Washington, DC, Apr 15, 1865.

Feb 12, 1809. 16th president of the US (Mar 4, 1861– Apr 15, 1865) and the first to be assassinated (on Good Friday, Apr 14, 1865, at Ford’s Theatre at Washington, DC). His presidency encompassed the tragic Civil War. Especially remembered are his Emancipation Proclamation (Jan 1, 1863), his Gettysburg Address (Nov 19, 1863) and his proclamation establishing the last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day. Born at Hardin County, KY, he died at Washington, DC, Apr 15, 1865.


Today is Friday, 12 February 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: Charles Darwin’s Birthday – Anniversary, Georgia Day, Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday – Anniversary, and NAACP Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 11 February 2016

Feb 11, 1963. Beginning on this date, Julia Child demystified French cooking and entertained viewers as “The French Chef” on WGBH-TV, Boston, MA. The show was a great success in syndication on PBS stations, and Child filmed 200 programs— always with her trade-mark trilling voice and at times slapping around the poultry— signing off with a cheery “Bon appétit!” Child’s show, along with her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961, authored with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle), are credited with awakening Americans to the joy of continental cuisine.

Feb 11, 1963. Beginning on this date, Julia Child demystified French cooking and entertained viewers as “The French Chef” on WGBH-TV, Boston, MA. The show was a great success in syndication on PBS stations, and Child filmed 200 programs— always with her trade-mark trilling voice and at times slapping around the poultry— signing off with a cheery “Bon appétit!” Child’s show, along with her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961, authored with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle), are credited with awakening Americans to the joy of continental cuisine.


Today is Thursday, 11 February 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: Edison Day, “The French Chef ” Television Debut – Anniversary, and White Shirt Day.

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