Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 15 September 2016

16th street baptist church

Sept 15, 1963. In a horrific episode of the civil rights struggle, a bomb blast in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, killed four girls preparing for church: Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. Previously, the church had been the center for marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Three suspects were brought to trial in 1977, 2001 and 2002 and found guilty.


Today is Thursday, 15 September 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: 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing – Anniversary, Battle of Britain – Anniversary, Agatha Christie’s Birthday – Anniversary, James Fenimore Cooper’s Birthday – Anniversary, and National Hispanic Heritage Month begins.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Sept 14, 1972. This epitome of the family drama spawned nearly a dozen knock-offs during its nine-year run on CBS. The drama was based on creator/ writer Earl Hamner Jr’s experiences growing up during the Depression in rural Virginia. It began as the TV movie “The Homecoming,” which was turned into a weekly series covering the years 1933– 43. The cast went through numerous changes through the years; the principals were Michael Learned and Ralph Waite as the parents of seven children living on the mountainside, and Richard Thomas, who portrayed John-Boy, the eldest son and narrator. The Walton grandparents were played by Ellen Corby and Will Geer. The last telecast aired Aug 20, 1981.

Sept 14, 1972. This epitome of the family drama spawned nearly a dozen knock-offs during its nine-year run on CBS. The drama was based on creator/ writer Earl Hamner Jr’s experiences growing up during the Depression in rural Virginia. It began as the TV movie “The Homecoming,” which was turned into a weekly series covering the years 1933– 43. The cast went through numerous changes through the years; the principals were Michael Learned and Ralph Waite as the parents of seven children living on the mountainside, and Richard Thomas, who portrayed John-Boy, the eldest son and narrator. The Walton grandparents were played by Ellen Corby and Will Geer. The last telecast aired Aug 20, 1981.


Today is Wednesday, 14 September 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy World:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: “The Golden Girls” Television Premiere – Anniversary, President William McKinley Assassination – Anniversary, and The Waltons TV Premiere – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Sept 13– 14, 1814. On the night of Sept 13, Francis Scott Key was aboard a ship that was delayed in Baltimore harbor by the British attack there on Fort McHenry. Key had no choice but to anxiously watch the battle. That experience and seeing the American flag still flying over the fort the next morning inspired him to pen the verses that, coupled with the tune of a popular drinking song, became our official national anthem in 1931, 117 years after the words were written.

Sept 13– 14, 1814. On the night of Sept 13, Francis Scott Key was aboard a ship that was delayed in Baltimore harbor by the British attack there on Fort McHenry. Key had no choice but to anxiously watch the battle. That experience and seeing the American flag still flying over the fort the next morning inspired him to pen the verses that, coupled with the tune of a popular drinking song, became our official national anthem in 1931, 117 years after the words were written.


Today is Tuesday, 13 September 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: “Law & Order” Television Premiere – Anniversary, “The Muppet Show” Television Premiere – 40th Anniversary, Walter Reed’s Birthday – Anniversary, “Soap” Television Premiere – Anniversary, Star Spangled Banner – Anniversary, and US Capital Established at New York – Anniversary.

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