Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 22 June 2015

June 22, 1940. WWII’s Battle of France, which began May 12 with German forces crossing into the nation at Sedan and the Meuse River, reached its conclusion with France surrendering. Previously, the British Expeditionary Force had evaculated via Dunkirk on May 27 to June 4, and Paris had been declared an open city on June 13. On June 22, France and Germany signed a second armistice agreement at the Compiègne Forest— the same location as the 1918 armistice of WWI. Adolf Hitler made a point of signing the 1940 compact in the same railway carriage as the 1918 document.

June 22, 1940. WWII’s Battle of France, which began May 12 with German forces crossing into the nation at Sedan and the Meuse River, reached its conclusion with France surrendering. Previously, the British Expeditionary Force had evaculated via Dunkirk on May 27 to June 4, and Paris had been declared an open city on June 13. On June 22, France and Germany signed a second armistice agreement at the Compiègne Forest— the same location as the 1918 armistice of WWI. Adolf Hitler made a point of signing the 1940 compact in the same railway carriage as the 1918 document.


Today is Monday, 22 June 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Fall of France – 75th Anniversary, Joe Lewis v. Max Schmeling Fight – Anniversary, and Soviet Union invaded during WWII – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 21 June 2015

June 21– 26, 1972. Hurricane Agnes hit the eastern seaboard wreaking havoc across seven Atlantic Coast states. Casualties included 118 lives and 116,000 homes, leaving more than 200,000 homeless after Agnes dumped 28.1 trillion gallons of water over 5,000 square miles.

June 21– 26, 1972. Hurricane Agnes hit the eastern seaboard wreaking havoc across seven Atlantic Coast states. Casualties included 118 lives and 116,000 homes, leaving more than 200,000 homeless after Agnes dumped 28.1 trillion gallons of water over 5,000 square miles.


Today is Sunday 21 June 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Father’s Day (US), Hurricane Agnes – Anniversary, and Summer begins – Northern Hemisphere.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 20 June 2015

With its tagline “Don’t go in the water” and its ominous cello music, the Steven Spielberg–directed thriller shocked audiences on this date. Adapted from a Peter Benchley bestseller, Jaws showed a great white shark preying on the beachgoers of a New England town. It won three Oscars— best editing, best sound and best original score (by John Williams) —and was a blockbuster success.

With its tagline “Don’t go in the water” and its ominous cello music, the Steven Spielberg–directed thriller shocked audiences on this date. Adapted from a Peter Benchley bestseller, Jaws showed a great white shark preying on the beachgoers of a New England town. It won three Oscars— best editing, best sound and best original score (by John Williams) —and was a blockbuster success.


Today is Saturday, 20 June 2015 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Ed Sullivan Show debuts – Anniversary, First Doctor of Science Earned by a Woman – Anniversary, “Jaws” film debuts – 40th Anniversary, World Refugee Day, and Admission Day: West Virginia.

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