Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Time Capsule

This weekend's challenge over at Randy Seaver's Genea-Musings is to make a Time Capsule!

Instructions:

  • Go to the dMarie Time Capsule Website

  • Select a date in your family history that you want to know about. You might pick a birth date or wedding date of your parents or grandparents

  • Enter the date into the search form, and select the news, songs, toys, books and other things that you want to feature.

  • Share the date, why you picked it, and the results of your Time Capsule study on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a comment or post on Facebook.

I chose my great great grandfather William Henry Waits birthday on 29 Sep 1845 just because I'd like to have perspective on what the world was like when he came into it!

Top Headlines of the Month

  • Sep 23 - 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code

  • Oct 10 - Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis

  • Oct 13 - Texas ratifies a state constitution

  • Nov 4 - 1st nationally observed uniform election day in US

President of the United States - Grover Cleveland

Vice President of the United States - George M. Dallas

People born on September 29

  • 1547 - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author (Don Quixote)

  • 1901 - Enrico Fermi Italy, physicist, gone fission (Nobel-1938)

  • 1907 - Gene Autry Tioga Tx, cowpoke/singer/actor/Calif Angels owner

  • 1925 - Paul MacCready, engineer/inventor (1st man-powered aircraft)

  • 1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis singer (Great Balls of Fire, Breathless)

  • 1942 - Madeline Kahn Boston Mass, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, Blazing Saddles)

  • 1948 - Bryant Gumbel New Orleans La, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show)