Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Aug 25, 1944. As dawn broke, the men of the Second French Armored Division entered Paris, France, ending the long German occupation of the City of Light. That afternoon General Charles de Gaulle led a parade down the Champs Elysées. Though Hitler had ordered the destruction of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, the German occupying-officer, refused that order and instead surrendered to French Major General Jacques Le Clerc.

Aug 25, 1944. As dawn broke, the men of the Second French Armored Division entered Paris, France, ending the long German occupation of the City of Light. That afternoon General Charles de Gaulle led a parade down the Champs Elysées. Though Hitler had ordered the destruction of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, the German occupying-officer, refused that order and instead surrendered to French Major General Jacques Le Clerc.


Today is Tuesday, 25 August 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Leonard Bernstein’s Birthday – Anniversary, Founders Day – National Park Service, Althea Gibson’s Birthday – Anniversary, Paris Liberated During World War II – Anniversary, and The Wizard of Oz movie released – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 24 August 2015

Aug 24– 25, 1814. British forces briefly invaded and raided Washington, DC, burning the Capitol, the president’s house and most other public buildings. President James Madison and other high US government officials fled to safety until British troops (not knowing the strength of their position) departed the city two days later.

Aug 24– 25, 1814. British forces briefly invaded and raided Washington, DC, burning the Capitol, the president’s house and most other public buildings. President James Madison and other high US government officials fled to safety until British troops (not knowing the strength of their position) departed the city two days later.


Today is Monday, 24 August 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre – Anniversary, Eruption of Vesuvius – Anniversary, and British Invade Washington – War of 1812 Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 23 August 2015

Aug 23, 1927. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were electrocuted at the Charlestown, MA, prison on this date. Convicted of a shoe factory payroll robbery during which a guard had been killed, Sacco and Vanzetti maintained their innocence to the end. Six years of appeals marked this American cause célèbre during which substantial evidence was presented to show that both men were elsewhere at the time of the crime. On the 50th anniversary of their execution, Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis proclaimed Aug 23, 1977, a memorial day, noting that the 1921 trial had been “permeated by prejudice.”

Aug 23, 1927. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were electrocuted at the Charlestown, MA, prison on this date. Convicted of a shoe factory payroll robbery during which a guard had been killed, Sacco and Vanzetti maintained their innocence to the end. Six years of appeals marked this American cause célèbre during which substantial evidence was presented to show that both men were elsewhere at the time of the crime. On the 50th anniversary of their execution, Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis proclaimed Aug 23, 1977, a memorial day, noting that the 1921 trial had been “permeated by prejudice.”


Today is Sunday, 23 August 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Gene Kelly’s Birthday – Anniversary, Edgar Lee Masters’ Birthday – Anniversary, and Sacco-Vanzetti Execution – Anniversary.

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