Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Father's birth date

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun
Father's birth date

Response to Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun!

The mission this week:

1) What day of the week was your Father born? How you found out

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


a) 48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
b) 1173 - Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete.
c) 1778 - Captain Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits
d) 1854 - Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
e) 1915 - British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipolis
f) 1945 - US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
g) 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th pres

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


a) 1915 - Haim Alexander, composer
b) 1919 - Ralph Houk, baseball manager (Yankees, Tigers)
c) 1927 - Robert Shaw, England, actor (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday)
d) 1957 - Melanie Griffith, actress (Working Girl, Milk Money, Now & Then)
e) 1963 - Whitney Houston, Newark NJ, singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard), (d. 2012)

Posted here and link placed in comments at Randy's blog.

Families are Forever! ;-)


  1. What a varied and interesting mix of events occurred on your father's birthday. :)

  2. I really enjoyed choosing which to share, actually! ;-)