Sunday, July 14, 2013

Genealogy Fun

The mission, according to Randy Seaver, at Genea-Musings is to find out several things about the date one's father was born and share online. Now, he titled his post Saturday Night Genealogy Fun but I'm a little behind due to limited internet access at the camp so mine will be Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun.

1)  What day of the week was your Father born? Tell us how you found out.
April 27, 1939 was a Thursday. My father was born in Berlin, N.H. but lived in Bethel, Maine.

2) What has happened in recorded history on your Father's birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

1805 - U.S. Marines attack the shores of Tripoli   

1865 - The steamboat, "Sultana", explodes on the Mississippi River, killing up to 1, 547. Many of those onboard were Union POWs on their way home
1937 - The U.S. Social Security system makes its first benefit payment
1967 - Boxer Rocky Marciano retires as undefeated champion
1994 - Richard Nixon is buried

3)  What famous people have been born on your Father's birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.
1791 - Samuel Morse - Inventor of the telegraph
1822 - Ulysses S. Grant - Civil War general and U.S. President
1922 - Jack Klugman - actor
1948 - Frank William Abignale, Jr. - con artist turned security consultant, played by Matt Damon in the film, Catch Me If You Can
1951 - Ace Frehley - of the rock band, KISS

4)  Put your responses in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.

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