Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (SNGF) - What Date Was Your Grandfather Born?

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:

What day of the week was your Grandfather born (either one)? Tell us how you found out.

2) What has happened in recorded history on your Grandfather'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 Grandfather'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.

Here's mine (I will refrain from sharing how I found things out):

1)  I picked my maternal grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer, who was born on 2 November 1891 in San Diego, California.

2 November 1891 was a Monday.

2)  Important things in recorded history that occurred on 2 November include:

*  In 1889, North and south Dakota were admitted to the Union as the 39th and 40th states.
*  In 1895, the prize for the first gasoline powered race in the U.S. was $2000.
*  In 1920,  KDKA in Pittsburgh, starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station.
*  In 1947, Howard Hughes made the first and only flight of the Spruce Goose, the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.
*  In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating Martin Luther King Jr. day.

3)  Here are some of the famous people born on 2 November (I'll bet my grandfather didn't know this!):

*  In 1460, King Edward V of England was born (died 1473)
*  In 1734, Daniel Boone was born (died 1820).
*  In 1755, Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI of France, was born (died 1793).
*  In 1795, James K. Polk, 11th President of the United States, was born (died 1849).
*  In 1913, Burt Lancaster, an American actor was born (died 1994)

4)  That's it!

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Dorene from Ohio said...

Here's mine, Randy:

Yvette Hoitink said...

My maternal grandfather was born on 11 November 1918, a Monday. While this was a momentous occasion for my family, the historic significance of this day is far greater as it was Armistice Day, the day World War I ended.

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here's mine, Randy:

Mel said...

Here is my entry for this week. I decided to focus just on that year (1888) and found some interesting things.

Anonymous said...

Here's mine .... paternal grandfather Rueben Franz Garnitz, was born Tuesday 15 May 1894. Eventzs: 1829 - Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith, 1862 - Confederate ship Alabama launched as the Enrica at Birkenhead, England, where she had been built in secret, 1905 - Las Vegas Nevada founded, 1932 - The 15th May Incident: in an attempted coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed, 1934 - US Department of Justice offers $25,000 reward for Dillinger, dead or alive. Birthdays: 1856 - Lyman Frank Baum, NY, children's book author (Wizard of Oz), 1918 - Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime), 1937 - Trini Lopez, Trinidad, singer/guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), 1937 - Madeleine Albright, Prague Czechoslovakia, American politician and diplomat and 1st female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001), 1969 - Emmitt Smith, running back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader). using

GeneGinny said...

I'll join the party this week, too. My findings are posted at

Michael F Harris said...

Here is mine:

Eileen said...

Here is my post:

Genealogy My Way said...

Randy, this is my first ever published blog! It was and education and a lot of fun to do! Thanks to YouTube videos as well. I have recently joined Chula Vista and San Diego Genealogical Societies..jumping in with both feet

Carrie Smith said...

Here's Mine! :)