Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Apr 8, 1990. Born Dec 6, 1971, at Kokomo, IN, Ryan White put the face of a child on AIDS and helped promote greater understanding of the disease. A hemophiliac, he contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion. He was banned from the public school system in Central Indiana at the age of 10 due to misinformation and fear regarding the spread of the disease. He moved with his mother and sister to Cicero, IN, where he was accepted by students and faculty alike. His situation gained national media attention and the interest of many celebrities, notably Elton John. He died on this date at the age of 18 at Indianapolis, IN.

Apr 8, 1990. Born Dec 6, 1971, at Kokomo, IN, Ryan White put the face of a child on AIDS and helped promote greater understanding of the disease. A hemophiliac, he contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion. He was banned from the public school system in Central Indiana at the age of 10 due to misinformation and fear regarding the spread of the disease. He moved with his mother and sister to Cicero, IN, where he was accepted by students and faculty alike. His situation gained national media attention and the interest of many celebrities, notably Elton John. He died on this date at the age of 18 at Indianapolis, IN.


Today is Wednesday, 8 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: Federal Government Seizure of Steel Mills – Anniversary, Hank Aaron Home Run Record – Anniversary, and Ryan White – 25th Death Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Billie Holiday was born on 7 April 1915 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Eleanora Fagan, nicknamed “Lady Day” and is considered by many jazz critics to have been the greatest jazz singer ever recorded. In her 26-year career, despite having received no formal training, she demonstrated a unique style with sophisticated and dramatic phrasing. Among her best-known songs are “Lover Man,” “God Bless the Child,” “Don’t Explain” and “Strange Fruit.” She died at New York, New York, 17 July 1959.

Billie Holiday was born on 7 April 1915 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Eleanora Fagan, nicknamed “Lady Day” and is considered by many jazz critics to have been the greatest jazz singer ever recorded. In her 26-year career, despite having received no formal training, she demonstrated a unique style with sophisticated and dramatic phrasing. Among her best-known songs are “Lover Man,” “God Bless the Child,” “Don’t Explain” and “Strange Fruit.” She died at New York, New York, 17 July 1959.

Today is Tuesday, 7 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: Billie Holiday’s Birthday – 100th Anniversary, International Snailpapers Day, Metric System Adopted – Anniversary, National Beer Day, New York Slave Revolt – Anniversary, and No Housework Day.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 6 April 2015

On 6 April 1896, the first modern Olympics formally opened at Athens, Greece, after a 1,500-year hiatus. Thirteen nations participated, represented by 235 male athletes.

On 6 April 1896, the first modern Olympics formally opened at Athens, Greece, after a 1,500-year hiatus. Thirteen nations participated, represented by 235 male athletes.


Today is Monday, 6 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: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day, Saints Founded – Anniversary, Dyngus Day, First Modern Olympics – Anniversary, North Pole Discovered – Anniversary, Scottsboro Trial – Anniversary, Tartan Day, US Enters World War I – Anniversary, and White House Easter Egg Roll.

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