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Saturday, May 17, 2014

SNGF: Mother's Birthday

For this week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, Randy Seaver has challenged us with a set of questions regarding our mom's birthday.

1)  What day of the week was your Mother born? Tell us how you found out.

Mom was born Saturday, 30 August 1924. [1]

2) What has happened in recorded history on your Mother's birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

 
August 30, 1682 - William Penn set sail from England to the New World. [2] 
August 30, 1850 - Honolulu becomes a city. [3]
August 30, 1862 - Confederates defeated the Union at the Second Battle of Bull Run. [4] 
August 30, 1945 - General MacArthur lands in Japan. [5]
August 30, 1967 - Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court. [6]

3)  What famous people have been born on your Mother's birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.


August 30, 1797 - Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein [7]
August 30, 1818 - Emily Bronte [8] 
August 30, 1870 - Maria Montessori [9]
August 30, 1893 - Huey Long, governor or Louisiana [10] 
August 30, 1930 - Warren Buffett, businessman [11] 

4)  Put your responses in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook or Google+.


It's obvious that I'm putting them on my blog!


[1] InfoPlease Perpetual Calendar, online resource, InfoPlease (http://www.infoplease.com/calendar.php : 17 May 2014).
[2] "Historical Events on 30th August," HistoryOrb.com (http://www.historyorb.com/events/august/30 : 17 May 2014). 
[3] Ibid.
[4] "August 30," On this Day (http://www.on-this-day.com/onthisday/thedays/alldays/aug30.htm : 17 May 2014).
[5] "Historical Events on 30th August," HistoryOrb.com (http://www.historyorb.com/events/august/30 : 17 May 2014).
[6] "August 30," Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_30 : 17 May 2014), s.v. "Events." 
[7] Ibid., s.v. "Births." 
[9] "August 30," On this Day (http://www.on-this-day.com/onthisday/thedays/birthdays/aug30.htm : 17 May 2014), s.v. "Births."
[10] Ibid.
[11]  "August 30," Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_30 : 17 May 2014), s.v. "Events."

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