Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Date Your Father Was Born

It's been a rather long time since I participated in the SNGF mayhem.  I have a little time this evening, so here goes!  (Thanks to Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings for running this weekly prompt/challenge...)

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 Father born? Tell us how you found out.

2) What has happened in recorded history on your Father'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 Father'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:
1)  My father's birthdate was 14 September, 1933.  That date was a Thursday, which I discovered by checking a Perpetual Calendar.  The one I used is found at Infoplease.  You can also google for one, there are many out there.
2) a) 1741George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah.
    b) 1752 – The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).
    c) 1814 – The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.

    d) 1901President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.

    e) 1959 – The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.

I found these by checking the Wikipedia entry for the date.  There are also numerous other sources of similar information on other sites.

3) a) Clayton Moore, TV's Lone Ranger, was born in 1914.
    b) Ivan Pavlov, Russian scientist famed for making dogs salivate, was born in 1849.
    c) Walter Koenig, Star Trek's Pavel Checkov, was born in 1936.
    d) Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon, professional wrestler of AWA and NWA fame, was born in 1929.
    e) Jon "Bowser" Bauman of the musical group Sha Na Na was born in 1947.

I found these in similar manner to the earlier dates for historical happenings, by googling for Celebrity Birthday September 14th.  As you might expect, this returned a large number of sites on which I could find such information.  I picked some from a couple of different sites.

4)  Here it is, posted on my blog!  Did you do one?

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