Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Dec 6, 1917. More than 1,650 people were killed at Halifax when the Norwegian ship Imo plowed into the French munitions ship Mont Blanc. Mont Blanc was loaded with 4,000 tons of TNT, 2,300 tons of picric acid, 61 tons of other explosives and a deck of highly flammable benzene, which ignited and touched off an explosion. In addition to those killed, 1,028 were injured. A tidal wave caused by the explosion washed much of the city out to sea.

Dec 6, 1917. More than 1,650 people were killed at Halifax when the Norwegian ship Imo plowed into the French munitions ship Mont Blanc. Mont Blanc was loaded with 4,000 tons of TNT, 2,300 tons of picric acid, 61 tons of other explosives and a deck of highly flammable benzene, which ignited and touched off an explosion. In addition to those killed, 1,028 were injured. A tidal wave caused by the explosion washed much of the city out to sea.


Today is Tuesday, 6 December 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: Dave Brubeck’s Birthday – Anniversary, Halifax Destroyed – Anniversary, Missouri Earthquakes – Anniversary, National Miners Day, Feast of Saint Nicholas, and 13th Amendment Ratified – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday 5 December 2016

Dec 5, 1933. Prohibition ended with the repeal of the 18th Amendment, as the 21st Amendment was ratified. Congress proposed repeal of the 18th Amendment (“ the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors, within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof, for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.”) Feb 20, 1933. By Dec 5, 1933, the repeal amendment had been ratified by the required 36 states and went into effect immediately as the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution.

Dec 5, 1933. Prohibition ended with the repeal of the 18th Amendment, as the 21st Amendment was ratified. Congress proposed repeal of the 18th Amendment (“ the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors, within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof, for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.”) Feb 20, 1933. By Dec 5, 1933, the repeal amendment had been ratified by the required 36 states and went into effect immediately as the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution.


Today is Monday, 5 December 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: AFL-CIO Founded – Anniversary, George Armstrong Custer’s Birthday – Anniversary, Walt Disney’s Birthday – Anniversary, Montgomery Bus Boycott begins – Anniversary, and 21st Amendment Ratified – Anniversary.
  • Our popular series May I Introduce To You begins its Holiday Break today and will return on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday 4 December 2016

On 4 December 1786, the first organized agricultural movement, the National Grange, was founded.

On 4 December 1786, the first organized agricultural movement, the National Grange, was founded.


Today is Sunday, 4 December 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: “Falcon Crest” Television Debut – Anniversary, National Grange Founded – Anniversary, and Feast of Saint Barbara.

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