- 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.
Poetry At Work Day. 4th 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.
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.