Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 21 May 2016

Originally proclaimed as “Army Day” for 6 April, beginning in 1936 (S.Con.Res. 30 of Apr 2, 1936). S.Con.Res. 5 of 16 March 1937, requested annual 6 Apr issuance, which was done through 1949. Always the third Saturday in May since 1950.

Originally proclaimed as “Army Day” for 6 April, beginning in 1936 (S.Con.Res. 30 of Apr 2, 1936). S.Con.Res. 5 of 16 March 1937, requested annual 6 Apr issuance, which was done through 1949. Always the third Saturday in May since 1950.


Today is Saturday, 21 May 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: American Red Cross Founded – Anniversary, Armed Forces Day, Buddha’s Birthday, Flower Moon – Full Moon, Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Learn to Swim Day, National Waitstaff Day, and Preakness Stakes.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 20 May 2016

On 20 May 1862, President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act which took effect on 1 January 1863, and opened up the West to settlers in the United States.

On 20 May 1862, President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act which took effect on 1 January 1863, and opened up the West to settlers in the United States.


Today is Friday, 13 May 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: Eliza Doolittle Day, Homestead Act – Anniversary, Lindbergh Flight Anniversary, Mecklenburg Day – NC, National Bike to Work Day, Jimmy Stewart’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Weights and Measures Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 19 May 2016

On 19 May 1780, at midday near-total darkness unaccountably descended on much of New England. Candles were lit, fowls went to roost and many fearful persons believed that doomsday had arrived. At New Haven, CT, Colonel Abraham Davenport opposed adjournment of the town council in these words: “I am against adjournment. The day of judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.” No scientifically verifiable cause for this widespread phenomenon was ever discovered.

On 19 May 1780, at midday near-total darkness unaccountably descended on much of New England. Candles were lit, fowls went to roost and many fearful persons believed that doomsday had arrived. At New Haven, CT, Colonel Abraham Davenport opposed adjournment of the town council in these words: “I am against adjournment. The day of judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.” No scientifically verifiable cause for this widespread phenomenon was ever discovered.


Today is Thursday, 19 May 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: Anne Boleyn Executed – Anniversary, Dark Day in New England – Anniversary, Lorraine Hansberry’s Birthday – Anniversary and Malcolm X’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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