Saturday, October 15, 2022

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

 It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1)  What is the day, month and year was your Grandfather born (either one)? [Use a grandmother if you want!]What was the day of the week for this event?  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 paternal grandfather, Frederick Walton Seaver, who was born on 9 October 1876 in Leominster, Massachusetts.

9 October 1876 was a Monday.

2)  Important things in recorded history that occurred on 9 October include:

1635 - Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away land that belonged to the Indians. Williams had founded Providence, Rhode Island as a place for people to seek religious freedom.

*  1781 - The last major battle of the American Revolutionary War took place in Yorktown, VA. The American forces, led by George Washington, defeated the British troops under Lord Cornwallis.

*  1876 - Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson made their longest telephone call to date. It was a distance of two miles.1876 - Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson made their longest telephone call to date. It was a distance of two miles.

*  1914 - During World War I, German forces captured Antwerp, Belgium.

*  1930 - Aviator Laura Ingalls landed in Glendale, CA, to complete the first solo transcontinental flight across the U.S. by a woman.

3)  Here are some of the famous people born on 9 October (I'll bet my grandfather didn't know this!):

1837 – Francis Wayland Parker, American theorist and academic (d. 1902)

*  1890 – Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (d. 1944)

*  1903 – Walter O'Malley, American lawyer and businessman (d. 1979)

*  1940 – John Lennon, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1980)

*  1966 – David Cameron, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


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ByAPearl said...

Here is my contribution

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Glad to be back from my vacation and participating again in SNGF. I used my grandmother, as today would be her birthday.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's mine. Finally, a few interesting tidbits in this kind of challenge!

Teresa said...

Here's mine:

Somehow I still managed to fall down a rabbit hole, but it led me somewhere very exciting, so thank-you for this prompt :)