Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 12 April 2015

On April 12, 1955, Dr. Jonas E. Salk announced that a polio vaccine developed was “safe, potent and effective.” Incidence of the dreaded infantile paralysis, or poliomyelitis, declined by 95 percent following introduction of preventive vaccines. The first mass innoculations of children with the Salk vaccine had begun in Pittsburgh, PA, 23 February 1954.

On April 12, 1955, Dr. Jonas E. Salk announced that a polio vaccine developed was “safe, potent and effective.” Incidence of the dreaded infantile paralysis, or poliomyelitis, declined by 95 percent following introduction of preventive vaccines. The first mass innoculations of children with the Salk vaccine had begun in Pittsburgh, PA, 23 February 1954.


Today is Sunday 12 April 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: Attack on Ft. Sumter – Anniversary, National D.E.A.R. Day, National Licorice Day, Orthodox Easter, and Polio Vaccine Announcement – 60th Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, 11 April 2015

On 11 April 1968, exactly one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (protecting civil rights workers, expanding the rights of Native Americans and providing antidiscrimination measures in housing) was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who said: “[ T] he proudest moments of my presidency have been times such as this when I have signed into law the promises of a century.”

On 11 April 1968, exactly one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (protecting civil rights workers, expanding the rights of Native Americans and providing antidiscrimination measures in housing) was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who said: “[ T] he proudest moments of my presidency have been times such as this when I have signed into law the promises of a century.”


Today is Saturday, 11 April 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: Barbershop Quartet Day, Jane Matilda Bolin’s Birthday – Anniversary, Civil Rights Act – Anniversary, International Louie Louie Day, Liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp – 70th Anniversary, and Spellman College Established – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 10 April 2015

On 10 April 1970, in a press release accompanying promotional copies of his new solo album, Paul McCartney announced that he had no plans for working with the Beatles because of “personal differences, business differences, musical differences.” He stated that he didn’t know if the break was temporary or permanent, but the years-long tension in the group coupled with the musicians’ solo work brought about the end of the band that year. McCartney sued to dissolve the Beatles on 31 December 1970, and the group was formally dissolved four years later.

On 10 April 1970, in a press release accompanying promotional copies of his new solo album, Paul McCartney announced that he had no plans for working with the Beatles because of “personal differences, business differences, musical differences.” He stated that he didn’t know if the break was temporary or permanent, but the years-long tension in the group coupled with the musicians’ solo work brought about the end of the band that year. McCartney sued to dissolve the Beatles on 31 December 1970, and the group was formally dissolved four years later.


Today is Friday, 10 April 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Bataan Death March – Anniversary, The Beatles Break Up – 45th Anniversary, William Booth’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Siblings Day, and Safety Pin Patented – Anniversary.

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