Calendar bites, Jan. 22

Birthdays

  • Andre Ampere, 1775. French physicist and founder of the science of electrodynamics, after which the ‘ampere’ is named. His tombstone says “tandem felix” – “Happy at Last”.
  • Robert E. Howard,  1906. A prolific pulp fiction writer and creator of Conan the Barbarian.
  • August Strindberg, 1849. Swedish novelist and dramatist, considered Sweden’s greatest playwright.

Celebrations                               

Answer Your Cat’s Question Day. Really.

Celebration of Life Day. Celebrating the gift and culture of life without prejudice or partiality. In America, considered the time to honor children and grandchildren.

Genealogy Events

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Calendar bites, Jan. 21

Birthdays

  • Ethan Allen, 1738. Revolutionary War hero and leader of the Vermont “Green Mountain Boys”. I’m proud to list him as one of my ancestors!
  • Roger Nash Baldwin, 1884. Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • John Moses Browning, 1855. World-famous gun maker and inventor who was taught gunsmithing by his Mormon-pioneer father, Jonathan Browning.

Celebrations

Kiwanis International. First club chartered at Detroit, Michigan in 1915.

National Hugging DayThe name kind of says it all.

Genealogy Events

Events are on our calendar  in Ohio, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.

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

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