Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 12 December 2014

Dec 12. A day to enjoy poinsettias and to honor Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, the American diplomat who introduced into the US the Central American plant that is named for him. Poinsett was born at Charleston, SC, Mar 2, 1799. He also served as a member of Congress and as secretary of war. He died near Statesburg, SC, Dec 12, 1851. The poinsettia has become a favorite Christmas season plant.
Today is Friday, 12 December 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Our Lady of Guadalupe Day, Edvard Munch’s Birthday – Anniversary, Poinsettia Day and Frank Sinatra’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 11 December 2014

Dec 11, 1936. Christened Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, King Edward VIII was born at Richmond Park, England, on June 12, 1894, and became Prince of Wales in July 1911. He ascended to the English throne upon the death of his father, George V, on Jan 20, 1936, but coronation never took place. He abdicated on Dec 11, 1936, in order to marry “the woman I love,” twice-divorced American Wallis Warfield Simpson. They were married in France, June 3, 1937. Edward was named Duke of Windsor by his brother-successor, George VI. The duke died at Paris, May 28, 1972, but was buried in England, near Windsor Castle.
Today is Thursday, 11 December 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: King Edward VIII Abdicates – Anniversary and Admission Day – Indiana.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Dec 10, 1898. Following the conclusion of the Spanish-American War in 1898, American and Spanish ambassadors met at Paris, France, to negotiate a treaty. Under the terms of this treaty, Spain granted the US the Philippine Islands and the islands of Guam and Puerto Rico and agreed to withdraw from Cuba. Senatorial debate over the treaty centered on the US’s move toward imperialism by acquiring the Philippines. A vote was taken Feb 6, 1899, and the treaty passed by a one-vote margin. President William McKinley signed the treaty Feb 10, 1899.
Today is Wednesday 10 December 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: Emily Dickinson’s Birthday – Anniversary, Human Rights Day, Admission Day – Mississippi, and Spanish-American War Ends – Anniversary.

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