Calendar of Ideas

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The GeneaBloggersTRIBE leadership team compiled this calendar of ideas with the help of Chase’s Calendar of Events. As you look at the listings, think how they might relate to your genealogical research, stories of handed down the family tree, historical context for you ancestors, or your own memories.

Sep 26 all-day
Gilligan played by Bob Denver Sept 26, 1964. Seven people set sail aboard the Minnow for a three-hour tour and became stranded on an island. They used the resources on the island for food, shelter[...]
Sep 26 all-day
Sept 26, 1969. This popular sitcom starred Robert Reed as widower Mike Brady, who has three sons and is married to Carol (played by Florence Henderson), who has three daughters. Housekeeper Alice was played by[...]
Sep 26 all-day http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-and-nixon-square-off-in-a-televised-presidential-debate
Photo of John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon taken prior to their first debate at WBBM-TV in Chicago in 1960. Presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debated on live television on 26 September[...]
Sep 26 all-day
Sept 26, 1914. The son of French immigrants, born at San Francisco, CA, was to become Americas fitness guru through his eponymous TV show and wacky stunts. The Jack LaLanne Show went national in 1959,[...]
Sep 26 all-day
Sept 26, 1774. John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, believed to have been born at Leominster, MA. Died at Allen County, IN, Mar 11, 1845. Planter of orchards and friend of wild animals, he[...]
Sep 26 all-day
Sept 26, 1957. Composer Leonard Bernsteins updated Romeo and Juliet musical premiered on Broadway and ran until 1960. Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics, Arthur Laurents wrote the book and Jerome Robbins created the choreography. Read[...]
Sep 30 all-day http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08341a.htm
The Feast of St. Jerome celebrates the patron saint of scholarsand librarians
Sep 30 all-day
Sept 30, 1641. According to the Laws and Ordinances of New Netherlands (now New York and New Jersey), on Sept 30, 1641, authorities declared that henceforth there shall be held annually at Fort Amsterdam a[...]
Sep 30 all-day
The first section of the Gutenberg Bible, the first book printed from movable type, was published at Mainz, Germany on 30 September 1452. Johann Gutenberg was the printer. The book was completed by 1456. Read[...]
Sep 30 all-day
1953 Publicity Photo of James Dean Sept 30, 1955. Rising young film star James Dean died in an auto accident near Cholame, CA, two hours after getting a speeding ticket. He was 24 years old.[...]
Sep 30 all-day
Rioting broke out when James Meredith became the first African American to enroll in the all-white University of Mississippi. President Kennedy sent US troops to the area to force compliance with the law. Three people[...]
Oct 1 all-day http://www.amazon.com/Neuromancer-William-Gibson/dp/0441569595
On 1 October 1984, the term cyberspace” was used in the science fiction novel Neuromancer by William Gibson.”
Oct 1 all-day http://www.nbcam.org/
Breast Cancer Awareness Month was created in 1958 to raise awareness of breast cancer to to encourage early detection.
Oct 1 all-day
share something positive about the disease and the diet with friends and neighbors; meet with your local grocery store manager about the importance of the availability of gluten-free options
Oct 1 all-day http://geneabloggers.com/tag/data-backup-day/
On the first day of each month, the genealogy community is urged to back up their genealogy data and all computer data
Oct 1 all-day http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/family/
Each October is Family History Month in the United States.
Oct 1 all-day
October was selected to commemorate the first two lesbian and gay marches on Washington in October 1979 and 1987.
Oct 1 all-day http://www.gacl.org
A month celebrating Americas German heritage. Numerous historical programs, museum and library exhibits, cultural events, genealogicalworkshops and more planned.
Oct 1 all-day
Oct 1, 1947. On this date the first residents moved into what would become Levittown at Long Island, NY. The community developed by William Levitt and his brother Alfred with their father, Abraham, started as[...]
Oct 1 all-day http://www.polishamericancenter.org
A national celebration of Polish history, culture and pride, in cooperation with the Polish-American Congress and Polonia Across America.
Oct 2 all-day
Oct 2, 1959. The Twilight Zone went on the air with these now-familiar words: There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and[...]
Oct 2 all-day
Born Julius Henry Marx at New York, NY. Comedian who along with his brothers constituted the famous Marx Brothers. The Marx Brothers began as a singing group and then acted in such movies as Duck[...]
Oct 2 all-day
We all have guardian angels. Nows the time to give them recognition and thanks for being in our lives with their own day. Take the time today to find out how theyve played a unique[...]
Oct 2 all-day
The Indian political and spiritual leader who achieved world honor and fame for his advocacy of nonviolent resistance as a weapon against tyranny was born at Porbandar, India. He was assassinated in the garden ofhis[...]
Oct 2 all-day
In 1950, this comic strip by Charles Schulz featured Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally and Charlies dog, Snoopy. The last new Peanuts strip was published Feb 13, 2000.
Oct 2 all-day http://www.chabad.org/holidays/JewishNewYear/template_cdo/aid/4644/jewish/Rosh-Hashanah.htm
The Jewish New Year – marking year 5777 – begins at sundown.
Oct 2 all-day
On October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black associate justice to the US Supreme Court. On June 27, 1991, he announced his resignation, effective upon the confirmation of his successor.
Oct 3 all-day
Oct 3, 1955. On the air until 1985, this was the longest-running childrens TV show until it was surpassed by Sesame Street. Starring Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo, it was broadcast on CBS and PBS.[...]
Oct 3 all-day
Oct 3, 1955. This afternoon show for children was on ABC. Among its young cast members were Mouseketeers Annette Funicello and Shelley Fabares. A later version, The New Mickey Mouse Club, starred Keri Russell, Christina[...]
Oct 3 all-day http://stompoutbullying.org
Children and adults are asked to wear blue shirts on Monday 5 October on Blue Shirt Day to raise awareness about bullying and especially cyber-bullying.

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