Genealogy tip for today: Highlighting today’s genealogy blog
Genealogy Tip for today:
“Hello, I'm Jayne Shrimpton, professional dress historian, picture specialist and 'photo detective'. This is where I blog about my work and favourite images.”
This is Jayne’s comments on her blog under her own name. She is not a genealogist per se’ or at least her blog isn’t. However her work on photography and her expertise can be a huge asset on your work with ancestor pictures. She does reference “Who Do You Think You Are?” in her blogs so she does have an interest that ties in with genealogy. Her pictures alone tell us that.
This blog, along with Photo Detective, are good references with helping you do the detective work you sometimes need to do in gleaning family history information from your photos.
Give this a look-see and let me know what you think.
Today in History
1350 John II, also known as John the Good, succeeds Philip VI as king of
1485 Henry Tudor defeats Richard III at Bosworth. This victory establishes the Tudor dynasty in
ends the War of the Roses. [It was Richard III's bones that were recently discovered in England, buried under a present day parking lot.] England
1642 Civil war in
England begins as Charles I declares war on
Parliament at Nottingham.
1717 The Austrian army forces the Turkish army out of
ending the Turkish revival in the Balkans. Belgrade
1777 With the approach of General Benedict Arnold's army,
Colonel Barry St. Ledger abandons Fort Stanwix
and returns to . Canada
1849 The Portuguese governor of
Macao, , is assassinated because of
his anti-Chinese policies. China
1911 The Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre in
, where it had hung
for more than 100 years. It is recovered in 1913. Paris
1922 Michael Collins, Irish politician, is killed in an ambush.
war on the Axis powers. She is the only South American country to send combat
troops into Brazil Europe.
1945 Soviet troops land at
Port Arthur and Dairen on the Kwantung
Peninsula in . China
1945 Conflict in
Vietnam begins when a group of Free French
parachute into southern Indochina, in repsonse
to a successful coup by communist guerilla Ho Chi Minh.
Island's penal colony is permanently closed.
1956 Incumbent US President Dwight D. Eisenhower & Vice President Richard Nixon renominated by Republican convention in
. San Francisco
1962 OAS (Secret Army Organization) gunmen unsuccessfully attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle; the incident inspires Frederick Forsyth's novel, The Day of the Jackal.
1962 The world's first nuclear-powered passenger-cargo ship, NS
completes its maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va., to Savannah,
|Pope Paul VI|
1968 First papal visit to Latin America; Pope Paul VI arrives in
1969 Hurricane Camille hits US Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing $1.421 billion in damages.
1971 Bolivian military coup: Col. Hugo Banzer Suarez ousts leftist president, Gen. Juan Jose Torres and assumes power.
1971 FBI arrests members of The Camden 28, an anti-war group, as the group is raiding a draft office in
. Camden, NJ
1972 International Olympic Committee votes 36–31 with 3 abstentions to ban
from the games because of
the country's racist policies. Rhodesia
US president Gerald Ford survives second
assassination attempt in 17 days, this one by Sarah Jane Moore in . San Francisco, Cal
|President Ford avoids a second |
1983 Benigno Aquino, the only real opposition on Ferdinand Marcos' reign as president of the
Philippines, is gunned down at . Manila Airport
1989 First complete ring around
1995 During 11-day siege at
FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi kills Vicki Weaver while shooting at another
target. Ruby Ridge, Id.
Chief Justice Roy Moore suspended
for refusing to comply with federal court order to remove the Ten Commandments
from the Alabama Supreme Court building's lobby. Alabama
2005 Art heist: a version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in
. Oslo, Norway
2007Most runs scored by any team in modern MLB history as the Texas Rangers thump the Baltimore Orioles 30-3.
1647 Denis Papin, inventor of the pressure cooker
|Claude Debussy at the piano|
1862 Claude Debussy, composer of Clair de Lune
1880 George Herriman, cartoonist, creator of Krazy Kat
1891 Jacque Lipchitz, sculptor
1893 Dorothy Parker, poet, satirist and founding member of the Algonquin Round Table
1904 Deng Xiaoping, Chinese leader from 1977 to 1987, held nominal leadership position until his death in 1997.
1908 Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer
1917 John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist
1920 Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer whose works include Farenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles
Schwarzkopf, American general and
commander of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War Norman
1935 Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize–winning author (The Shipping News)
1938 Delmar Allen "Dale" Hawkins, pioneer rockabilly singer/songwriter ("Suzy Q").
1939 Valerie Harper, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda)
0940 Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher.
1942 Kathy Lennon, singer, member of the Lennon Sisters
1943 Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist who helped develop the Intel 4004, the world's first commercial microprocessor.
1947 Donna Godchaux, singer with The Grateful Dead and Heart of Gold Band
1950 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney during the administration of Pres. George W. Bush; sentenced to 30 months for felony convictions, his sentence was commuted by Pres. Bush.
1968 Rich Lowry, editor of National Review
1970 Giada De Laurentiis, chef and television host.
1986 Kelko Kitagawa, Japanese model and actress (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift)
Word for the day:
|Medusa, a gorgon|
noun: An ugly, repulsive, or terrifying woman.
After Gorgon, any of the three monstrous sisters Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa in Greek mythology, who had snakes for hair. They turned into stone anyone who looked into their eyes. From Greek gorgos (dreadful). Earliest documented use: 1398.
"Without warning, she fell to the floor in labor pains, screaming like a gorgon."
Douglas Coupland; Miss
Random House; 2000. Wyoming
Douglas Coupland; Miss
Explore "gorgon" in the Visual Thesaurus.
Quote for the day:
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. -Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and novelist (1811-1896)
Try this idea for giving kids some variety –
Graham Crackers with peanut butter and sliced bananas in between, instead of bread.
Check out parenting.com for more ideas.
Now You Know!