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Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Book of Me, Written By You - Prompt 12: The Year You Were Born


The Book of Me, Written By You
Prompt 12: The Year You Were Born


 "The Book of Me, Written By You" is a GeneaBloggers project created by Julie Goucher of the Anglers Rest blog. The concept: a series of blogging and writing prompts that help family historians capture their own memories and write about themselves.



Prompt 12: The Year You Were Born
This week’s prompt is The year you were born
What happened:
    •    Historical
    •    Films
    •    Music
    •    Books
    •    Television

The Year was 1939… (per Wikipedia) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939

Jan 1 - Hewlett-Packard is founded as an electronic company in Palo Alto, CA
Jan 24 - An earthquake kills 30,000 in Chile
Mar 3 - In Bombay, Mohandas Gandhi begins a fast protesting against British rule in India
Apr 14 - John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath is first publishes
Apr 30 - The 1939 New York World's Fair opens
May 1- Batman, created by Bob Kane, makes his first appearance in a comic book
May 2 - Lou Gehrig ends his 2,130 consecutive baseball game streak, he has ALS
Jun 6 - The first Little League Baseball game is played in Williamsport, PA
Jun 12 - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is officially dedicated in Cooperstown, NY
Jul 1 - Dr. Bill is born in Iowa
Jul 2 - The 1st World Science Fiction Convention opens in NYC
Jul 3 - Theodore Roosevelt's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore
Aug 2 - Albert Einstein writes to U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt about developing the atomic bomb using uranium. This leads to the creation of the Manhattan Project
Sep 1 - Nazi Germany invades Poland - beginning WWII
Sep 28 - Warsaw surrenders to Germany
Oct 17 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington premieres in Washington, D.C.
Oct 24 - Nylon stockings go on sale for the first time anywhere in Wilmington, Delaware
Nov 15 - In Washington, D.C., U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial
Nov 16 - Al Capone is released from Alcatraz, due to deteriorating health caused by syphilus
Dec 15 - The film Gone with the Wind premieres at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, GA

... and lots, lots more... see link! ;-)

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