Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday 22 July 2014

July 22, 1934. Bank robber, murderer, prison escapee and the first person to receive the FBI’s appellation “Public Enemy Number 1” (July 1934). After nine years in prison (1924– 33), Dillinger traveled through the Midwest, leaving a path of violent crimes. He was killed in Illinois by FBI agents led by Melvin Purvis as he left Chicago’s Biograph movie theater (where he had watched Manhattan Melodrama, starring Clark Gable and Myrna Loy). He was born at Indianapolis, IN, June 28, 1902.
Today is Tuesday 22 July 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: John Dillinger’s death – 80th Anniversary, Pied Piper of Hamelin Anniversary, Rat Catchers Day, and Spooner’s Day.

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What Will Actress Cynthia Nixon Discover on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”

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Don’t forget to watch the season premiere of Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC this week when actress Cynthia Nixon travels to Missouri to learn more about an amazing female ancestor:

The season premiere episode airs on Wednesday 23 July 2014 at 9:00pm EDT/PDT on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday 21 July 2014

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 Monday 21 July 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

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

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