Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday 24 July 2014

July 24, 1897. American aviatrix lost on flight from New Guinea to Howland Island, in the Pacific Ocean, July 2, 1937. First woman to cross the Atlantic solo, second person to cross the Atlantic solo and first person to fly solo across the Pacific from Hawaii to California. Born at Atchison, KS.
Today is Thursday 24 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: Cousins Day, Detroit Founded – Anniversary, Amelia Earhart’s Birthday – Anniversary, National Drive Thru Day, and Pioneer Day (Utah).

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday 23 July 2014

July 23– Aug 3. Glasgow, Scotland. The First British Empire Games were in Canada in 1930. The Commonwealth Games began with the Fifth British Empire Games in Vancouver, Canada, in 1954. Held every four years, this is the 20th Commonwealth Games. Athletes from nations and territories of the Commonwealth compete in 17 different disciplines
Today is Wednesday 23 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: Commonwealth Games, First US Swimming, School Opens – Anniversary, and Gorgeous Grandma Day.

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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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