Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Happened on Your Mother's Birth Date?

Hey genea-folks, 
it's Saturday Night again, 

 time for more Genealogy Fun!

 


Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

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

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


3)  What famous people have been born on your Mother's birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.

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


Here's mine (without the "how you found out" parts):

1)  My mother, Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver, was born  on 30 July 1919 in San Diego, San Diego County, California.  That date was a Wednesday.  

2)  These significant world events have occurred on 30 July throughout history:

*  1608 – At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.

*  1676  Nathaniel Bacon issues the "Declaration of the People of Virginia", beginning Bacon's Rebellion against the rule of Governor William Berkeley.

*  1865 – The steamboat Brother Jonathan sinks off the coast of Crescent City, California, killing 225 passengers, the deadliest shipwreck on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. at the time.

*  1945  World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen.

*  1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

3)  These famous persons were born on my mother's birth date:

*  1818  Emily Brontë, English author and poet (d. 1848)

*  1863  Henry Ford, American businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (d. 1947)

*  1890  Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)

*  1919  Berniece Baker Miracle, American author

*  1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of California

4)  Done.  My own blog.  Twitter, Facebook, Google+.


Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver


6 comments:

Lori Thornton said...

Here's mine: http://familyhistorian.blogspot.com/2014/05/sngf-mothers-birthday.html

Lisa Gorrell said...

Here's mine.

http://mam-massouthernfamily.blogspot.com/2014/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-what.html

Lynn David said...

My mother Camille Josephine (ROSEMAN) RECKER WATSON was born on 15 July 1914. That date was a Wednesday. As usual I used: www.searchforancestors.com/utility/dayofweek.html
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Using www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ I found that this date (15 July)in history included:

1) Jul 15, 1789: Lafayette selected colonel-general of the National Guard of Paris - On this day in 1789, only one day after the fall of the Bastille marked the beginning of a new revolutionary regime in France, the French aristocrat and hero of the American War for Independence, Marie-Joseph Paul Roch Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, becomes the colonel-general of the National Guard of Paris by acclamation.

2) Jul 15, 1806: Pike expedition sets out - Zebulon Pike, the U.S. Army officer who in 1805 led an exploring party in search of the source of the Mississippi River, sets off with a new expedition to explore the American Southwest. Pike was instructed to seek out headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers and to investigate Spanish settlements in New Mexico.

3) Jul 15, 1862: CSS Arkansas attacks Union ships - The CSS Arkansas, the most effective ironclad on the Mississippi River, battles with Union ships commanded by Admiral David Farragut, severely damaging three ships and sustaining heavy damage herself.

4) Jul 15, 1888: Volcano buries victims in fiery mud - The Bandai volcano erupts on the Japanese island of Honshu on this day in 1888, killing hundreds and burying many nearby villages in ash.

5) Jul 15, 1918: Second Battle of the Marne begins with final German offensive - On this day in 1918, near the Marne River in the Champagne region of France, the Germans begin what would be their final offensive push of World War I. Dubbed the Second Battle of the Marne, the conflict ended several days later in a major victory for the Allies.
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Using both www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ and www.famousbirthdays.com I found that this date these 'famous' persons were born on 15 July:

1) The great Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is born in Leiden on July 15, 1606, the son of a miller. His more than 600 paintings, many of them portraits or self-portraits, are characterized by rich brushwork and color, and a dramatic interplay of shadow and light.

2) Irish Murdoch, author of 26 intellectually rigorous novels, is born on this day in 1919 in Dublin.

3) Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, M.S.C., also called Mother Cabrini, was an Italian Religious Sister, who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, and was born on this day in 1850.

4) Clement Clarke Moore was an American Professor of Oriental and Greek Literature, as well as Divinity and Biblical Learning, at the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in New York City. He was born on this date in 1779.

5) Adolfo Díaz Recinos was the President of Nicaragua between 9 May 1911 and 1 January 1917 and between 14 November 1926 and 1 January 1929. He was born on this date in 1875.

Michelle said...

I enjoyed doing this! Here's mine : http://afamilydeal.blogspot.com/2014/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun.html

Pam Carter said...

Here is mine! Google searched various sites for the info.

Kim Simpson said...

Ditto Genea-Musings!--My mother was born on the same day as your mother!!!! :) Guess I'll do my father!