Calendar bites, Jan. 12

Birthdays

  • Edmund Burke, 1729. British orator, politician and philospher born in Ireland. Best remembered by this still-relevant quote attributed to him “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
  • James Farmer, 1920. Civil rights leader from Texas, and one of the founders of the Congress of racial equality, he led the nonviolent fight to desegregate buses and terminals in 1961.
  • John Winthrop, 1588. Born in Suffolk, he is known for his leadership in the migration to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. One of his 16 children, John, was governor of the Connecticut Colony. His detailed journal is now considered the foremost historical record of the era.

Celebrations

Poetry At Work Day4th annual celebration honoring many poets who led an ordinary working life and followed their passion of writing poetry in their spare time. Hey – kind of like most genealogists, wouldn’t you say? Go write a haiku and share it on Facebook today.

Genealogy Events

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy continues throughout this week.
First general meeting of the East Central Indiana Genealogy Alliance meets today.
The Mid-Continent Library is holding an Introductory Genealogy Clinic today.

Check our calendar  or individual state pages for details of these events! Know of any other upcoming events? Please use the Submission tab and let us know!

Calendar bites, Jan. 11

Birthdays

  • Alexander Hamilton, 1755. He is best known as an American founding father, diplomat, soldier, and co-author of the Federalist Papers, but probably equally known for his death due to a gunshot from a duel with Aaron Burr.
  • John A. MacDonald, 1815.  Born in Scotland, he was the first prime minister of Canada.
  • Alice Paul, 1885. Founder of the National Woman’s Party in 1913.

Celebrations

National Clean-Off Your Desk Day. Glad to hear it’s just one day a year as for many of our genealogist friends this may be a daunting task.

Genealogy Events

For many lucky attendees, the week-long Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy starts today.

Check our calendar  or individual state pages for other genealogy events today in Arkansas, Michigan and Missouri. Know of any other upcoming events? Please use the Submission tab and let us know!