Calendar Bites, Feb. 26

Read today’s Calendar bites for the agenda of this day’s family history events and historical celebrations.
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Birthdays

  • Johnny Cash, 1932. Iconic country music star.
  • William Frederic “Buffalo Bill” Cody, 1846. American frontiersman who claimed to have killed more than 4,000 buffalo.
  • Honore Daumier, 1808. French painter and caricaturist.
  • Herbert Henry Dow, 1866. Chemist and entrepreneur, founder of Dow Chemical.
  • Jackie Gleason, 1916. American musician, comedian and actor.
  • Victor Hugo, 1802. Popular French author, known for Les Miserables.
  • Tony Randall, 1920. American actor, known for The Odd Couple.
  • Levi Strauss, 1829. Inventor of blue jeans “Levis”

Celebrations                               

Personal Chef Day
For Pete’s Sake Day
Pistachio Day
Tell A Fairy Tale Day
Grand Canyon and Grand Teton National Parks Established, 
1919, 1929 respectively

Today’s events

IN – Beginning Genealogy Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W Ohio St,Indianapolis, IN 46202, United States Sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Day Classroom. Whereto start, using information you already have, and learning where to find new information, as well as helpful tips and organization ideas.$10 nonmembers; $8 members. Includes parking and admission to the Indiana Experience. Register online or call (317) 232-1882 for more information.

OH – Florida Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference Annual Conference with presentations by Debbie Mieszala CG

WI – Milwaukee Co Genealogical Society Mtg and Program  2016 Genealogical Resources Available at the Milwaukee County HistoricalSociety, with Kevin Abing. For more info: www.milwaukeegenealogy.org

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Calendar bites, Feb. 25

Read today’s Calendar bites for the agenda of this day’s family history events and historical celebrations.
You might also want to review our Calendar, Call for Papers, Contests, or other sections to see what is coming up.

Birthdays

  • Jim Backus, 1913. Actor best known for his role as Thurston Howell III on Gilligan’s Island, and being the voice of the cartoon Mr. Magoo.
  • Anthony Burgess, 1917. Author of “A Clockwork Orange.”
  • Enrico Caruso, 1873. Legendary tenor.
  • John Foster Dulles, 1888. American statesman; Eisenhower’s secretary of state.
  • Millicent Hammond Fenwick, 1910. Fashion model, author, member of NJ General Assembly and US congresswoman.
  • Charles Lang Freer, 1856. American art collector.
  • George Harrison, 1943. Musician and singer, of the Beatles.
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1841. French artist.

Celebrations                               

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Chili Day
Clam Chowder Day
Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day

Today’s events

MA – NEHGS Winter Weekend Research Getaway Thu Feb 25, 2016 – Sun Feb 28, 2016 New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury St, Boston,MA 02116, United States Three days of research, consultations, lectures and events at the NewEngland Historical and Genealogical Society library. For more info: http://shop.americanancestors.org

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