Calendar bites, Jan. 18

Birthdays

  • Cary Grant, 1904. Witty, charming and sophisticated actor, born in England. My favorite Cary Grant movie is Arsenic and Old Lace. What’s yours?
  • Oliver Hardy, 1892. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and known as the heavy half of the comedy team Laurel & Hardy.
  • Peter Mark Roget, 1779.  Author of Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, first published in 1852. He also invented the ‘log-log’ slide rule. (Remember slide rules?)

Celebrations

Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday in the US, on the third Monday in January since 1986.

Pooh Day, honoring the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne.

Genealogy Events

Ohio – Mahoning County Chapter OGS.

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Calendar bites, Jan. 17

Birthdays

  • Al Capone,  1899. American gangster, born Alphonse Capone in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Benjamim Franklin, 1706. “Elder Statesman of the American Revolution,” oldest signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. He was also a scientist, diplomat, author, printer, publisher, philosopher, philanthropist and self-made, self-educated man.
  • David Lloyd George, 1863. Powerful statesman who guided Britain through WWI as prime minister, from 1916-1922.

Celebrations

Today starts International Handwriting Analysis Week, something most genealogists do on a regular basis when trying to decipher old documents.

Kid Inventors’ Day, honoring all the great inventions of kids, such as water skis, earmuffs, and the popsicle. Appropriately on Benjamin Franklin’s birthday, who invented the first swim fins at age 12.

Genealogy Events

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