Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 21 July 2015

July 21, 1861. Union general Irvin McDowell was defeated by Confederate troops led by General Joseph E. Johnston at the first Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, VA. It was the first major engagement of the Civil War. It was during this battle that Confederate general T.J. Jackson won the nickname “Stonewall.” In the second Battle of Bull Run, Aug 29– 30, 1862, Union general John Pope was badly defeated by General Robert E. Lee.

July 21, 1861. Union general Irvin McDowell was defeated by Confederate troops led by General Joseph E. Johnston at the first Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, VA. It was the first major engagement of the Civil War. It was during this battle that Confederate general T.J. Jackson won the nickname “Stonewall.” In the second Battle of Bull Run, Aug 29– 30, 1862, Union general John Pope was badly defeated by General Robert E. Lee.


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

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Battle of Bull Run – Anniversary, First Robot Killing – Anniversary, and Ernest Hemingway’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 20 July 2015

July 20, 1969. Anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. Two US astronauts (Neil Alden Armstrong and Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr) landed lunar module Eagle at 4: 17 PM, EDT, and remained on the lunar surface 21 hours, 36 minutes and 16 seconds. The landing was made from the Apollo XI’s orbiting command-and-service module, code-named Columbia, whose pilot, Michael Collins, remained aboard. Armstrong was first to set foot on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin were outside the spacecraft, walking on the moon’s surface, approximately 2 ¼ hours. The astronauts returned to Earth July 24, bringing photographs and rock samples.

July 20, 1969. Anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. Two US astronauts (Neil Alden Armstrong and Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr) landed lunar module Eagle at 4: 17 PM, EDT, and remained on the lunar surface 21 hours, 36 minutes and 16 seconds. The landing was made from the Apollo XI’s orbiting command-and-service module, code-named Columbia, whose pilot, Michael Collins, remained aboard. Armstrong was first to set foot on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin were outside the spacecraft, walking on the moon’s surface, approximately 2 ¼ hours. The astronauts returned to Earth July 24, bringing photographs and rock samples.


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

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Locust Plague of 1874 Anniversary, Moon Day – 46th Anniversary, Riot Act of 1715 – 300th Anniversary, and Special Olympics founded – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 19 July 2015

Anne Hutchinson Memorial, Founders’ Brook Park, Portsmouth, RI (weather permitting— no rain day). An annual gathering to honor Anne Marbury Hutchinson (1591– 1643), cofounder of Pocasset (Portsmouth), RI, in 1638. Wife, mother of 16, midwife, religious leader, she was a caretaker of and spiritual leader to women in Puritan Boston. Anne Hutchinson helped shape the tradition of free speech and religious tolerance that has become so important to modern Americans. Annually, on a Sunday before or after Anne Hutchinson’s baptismal anniversary, July 20, 1591.

Anne Hutchinson Memorial, Founders’ Brook Park, Portsmouth, RI (weather permitting— no rain day). An annual gathering to honor Anne Marbury Hutchinson (1591– 1643), cofounder of Pocasset (Portsmouth), RI, in 1638. Wife, mother of 16, midwife, religious leader, she was a caretaker of and spiritual leader to women in Puritan Boston. Anne Hutchinson helped shape the tradition of free speech and religious tolerance that has become so important to modern Americans. Annually, on a Sunday before or after Anne Hutchinson’s baptismal anniversary, July 20, 1591.


Today is Sunday, 19 July 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Genealogy Items of Note

  • Today: Anne Hutchison Memorial Day, Samuel Colt’s Birthday, First Triple Play in Baseball – Anniversary, First Female Vice Presidential Candidate nominated – Anniversary, Art Linkletter’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Ice Cream Day, and Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls.

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