Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Night Fun Birth Day

It's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!

Youir mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out.

June 14, 1948 Flag Day
Monday from a perpetual calendar

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

1933 Lou Gehrig and Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games
1922 President Harding is 1st U.S. president to use radio, dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore
1917 General Pershing and his HQ staff arrived in Paris during WW I
1876 California Street Cable Car Railroad Co gets its franchise
1847 Robert von Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner
1834 Isaac Fischer, Jr. patents sandpaper
1834 Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer, Jr., Springfield, Vermont
1777 Continental Congress adopts Stars and Stripes replacing Grand Union flag
1775 U.S. Army founded

3) What famous people have been born on your birth date? Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.
Thanks for the URL Randy

1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe, author Uncle Tom's Cabin
1909 Burl Ives born Illinois folksinger- Actor
1921 Gene Barry, born New York actor Bat Masterson, Burke's Law
1925 Pierre Salinger newsman ABC, press secretary for John Kennedy
1946 Donald Trump born New York billionaire

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