Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Date You Were Born



It's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to look up and share the following:

What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out.

          I was born on Friday, June 16, 1967.  My mother told me that a long, long time ago, cause I have known this fact for as long as I can remember.  I also remember learning and reciting the nursery rhyme:

"Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay."
from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monday%27s_Child
     What has happened in recorded history on your birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.
 
(1)  June 16, 1911:  A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
(2) June 16, 1933:  U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, created
(3) June 16, 1864:  Union General Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Virginia
(4) June 16, 1947:  First network news - Dumont's "News from Washington"
(5) June 16, 1963:  First woman in space.

I found this information on three websites:  www.historyorb.com, www.history.com/this-day-in-history, and the site that Randy recommended, www.brainyhistory.com/days/june_16.html.  (It appears that June 16th is not a real "news-y" day.)

What famous people have been born on your birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.
 
(1) June 16, 1895:  Stan Laurel, comedian, Laurel and Hardy
(2) June 16, 1899:  Nelson Doubleday, publisher, Doubleday 
(3) June 16, 1940:  Billy "Crash" Craddock, country music singer
(4) June 16, 1955:  Laurie Metcalf, actress, (Played Jackie on Roseanne)
(5) June 16, 1971:  Tupac Shakur, rap star/actor
 
I found this information on the site Randy recommended:  www.brainyhistory.com/daysbirth/birth_june_16.html.

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