Calendar bites, March 19

Read today’s Calendar bites for the agenda of this day’s family history events and historical celebrations.
Review our CalendarCall for PapersContests, or other pages to see what other events are coming up.

Birthdays

  • William Jennings Bryan, 1860. American political leader, member of Congress, Democratic presidential nominee 1896, “free silver” advocate.
  • Wyatt Earp, 1848. Legendary gunslinger of the Old West. Best known for the gunfight at the OK Corral
  • David Livingstone, 1813. Physician, missionary and explorer born in Scotland. Spent 30 years in Africa, and lost touch with the Western world. Sought out by journalist Henry M. Stanley.
    Thomas McKean, 1734. Signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Pennsylvania.
  • Edith Nourse Rogers, 1881. YMCA and Red Cross volunteer in France during WWI, elected to US Congress in 1925 to fill the vacancy left by the death of her husband. Re-elected to the House of Representatives 17 times and the first woman to have her name attached to major legislation.
  • Charles M. Russell, 1864. Legendary Western artist.
  • Albert Pinkham Ryder, 1847. Painter known for his method of using many layers of paint on a canvas.
  • John Joseph Syrica, 1904. The “Watergate Judge” during the toppling of the Nixon administration.
  • Earl Warren, 1891. One of the most influential jurists in American law..

Celebrations                               

Earth Hour – Turn off your lights at 8:30 pm whatever your time zone.
National Quilting Day
Save the Florida Panther Day

Today’s events

See the Location pages for more information on these MANY events:

CA – Spring Seminar,  CSGA & Fresno County Genealogical Society
CDA – SOCCGS “Space & Place: The Geography of our Ancestors”
, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 27976 Marguerite
CO – Colorado Computer Interest Group, Denver Public Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204
CO – Colorado Genealogical Society Program Meeting, Downtown Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Ave Powys, 7th floor
CT – Connecticut Society of Genealogists Meeting, CSG Library, 175 Maple Street, East Hartford, CT
DE – Delaware Genealogical Society, Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707.
FL – Finding Female Ancestors (HCPL, Tampa), Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa
FL – North Florida Genealogy Conference, Family History Center 461 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park
IA – Iowans Go To War,  with Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
IA – Land Research: Rectangular Survey System
IN – Annual Spring Conference, St Joseph County Public Library, 304 S Main St, South Bend, IN
IN – NW Indiana Genealogical Society Mtg, Valparaiso Public Library at 105 Jefferson Street, Valparaiso
IN – What Did You Do In The War, Daddy?, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
MD – Charles Carroll House Weekend of Genealogy Fun, Charles Carroll House of Annapolis
MD – Maryland Genealogical Society Spring Luncheon, Red Brick Station Restaurant 8149 Honeygo Blvd., White Marsh MD
OH – Richland County Chapter OGS, OGS Library. 611 State Route 97. Bellville. Ohio
RI – Rhode Island Genealogical Society Half Day Members Meeting, Jamestown Philomenian Library, Jamestown
TN – Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society, FiftyForward Knowles, 174 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN
TX – Williamson Texas 2016 Annual Seminar, at First United Methodist Church, Round Rock, Texas

IRELAND – Cork Family History Conference, Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork, Ireland
SASK – Digital Storytelling Workshop, Saskatchewan, Canada

 

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Calendar bites, March 18

Read today’s Calendar bites for the agenda of this day’s family history events and historical celebrations.
Review our CalendarCall for PapersContests, or other pages to see what other events are coming up.

Birthdays

  • John Caldwell Calhoun, 1782. American statesman and first vice president of the US to resign that office (1832).
  • Grover Cleveland, 1837. 22nd and 24th president of the US. The only president to serve two non-consecutive terms.
  • William H. Johnson, 1901. African-American artist of the 1940s.
  • George Plimpton, 1927. Writer and editor, calling himself a “participatory” journalist, going to great lengths to research his work.
  • John Updike, 1932. Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than 50 books and hundreds of short stories, essays and poems.

Celebrations                               

National Biodiesel Day
200th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Pittsburgh

Today’s events

See the Location pages for more information on these events:

CA – California African-American Genealogical Society’s 30th Anniversary Conference, Los Angeles California
PA – Family History Days, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St. Philadelphia
AZ – Family History Society of Arizona Seminar with Judy Russell, Central United Methodist Church 1875 N Central Phoenix

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