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.

Nov 23 all-day http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/
Nov 23, 1963. The first episode of Doctor Who premiered on British TV with William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Traveling through time and space in the TARDIS (an acronym for Time and Relative Dimensions[...]
Nov 23 all-day http://life.time.com/
Nov 23, 1936. The illustrated magazine Life debuted on this day. The first cover featured a dramatic photograph by Margaret Bourke-White of Fort Peck Dam. Image: Trademark of Life Magazine, TM.
Nov 24 all-day
Nov 24, 1863. After reinforcing the besieged Union army at Chattanooga, TN, General Ulysses S. Grant launched the Battle of Chattanoogaon this date. Falsely secure in the belief that his troops were in an impregnable[...]
Nov 24 all-day
Nov 24, 1864. French illustrator, lithographer, post-Impressionist painter. Born at Albi, France, Lautrec, deformed at an early age, found in the bohemian demimonde of Paris, especially the nightclubs and brothels of Montmartre, an outsider atmosphere[...]
Nov 24 all-day http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving
The fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving Day in the United States – a day to give thanks. Image of Pixabay.com user B0red, CC0.
Nov 25 all-day http://blackfriday.com/
Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, is the traditional beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Image courtesy of Pixabay.com user maiconfz, CC0
Nov 25 all-day https://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/bnd
A 48-hour moratorium on consumer spending. A celebration of simplicity, about getting our runaway consumer culture back onto a sustainable path. Image courtesy of Pixabay.com user Stevepb, CC0.
Nov 25 all-day http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=341
Saint Catherine is the patron saint of maidens, mechanics and philosophers. Image: Saint Catherine by Bernardino Luini Public domain, wikipedia.org
Nov 25 all-day
Nov 25, 1914 . Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder , born at Martinez, CA. In 1941 he was on the streak, getting a hit in 56 consecutive games. He was the American League MVP for[...]
Nov 25 all-day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Maximum_Speed_Law
On 25 November 1973, a presidential order reduced the driving speed limit from 70 mph to 55 mph. Image courtesy of Pixabay.com user OpenClipArt-Vectors, CC0.s
Nov 25 all-day http://www.sinkie.com/
Nov 25 – Sinkie Day. Sinkies people who occasionally dine over the kitchen sink and elsewhere are encouraged to celebrate this time-honored, casual-yet-tasteful cuisine culture. This is a particularly appropriate day to become acquainted with[...]
Nov 26 all-day http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/
Nov 26, 1865. Lewis Carroll’s fun-house novel was published on this date. Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There followed in 1871. Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Oxford lecturer in mathematics Charles[...]
Nov 26 all-day http://schulzmuseum.org/
Nov 26, 1922. Cartoonist, born at Minneapolis, MN. Created the Peanuts comic strip, which debuted on Oct 2, 1950. The strip included Charlie Brown; his sister, Sally; his dog, Snoopy; friends Linus andLucy and a[...]
Nov 26 all-day http://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/thanksgiving/
On 26 November 1789, President George Washington proclaimed that day to be celebrated as Thanksgiving Day. The next proclamation for Thanksgiving would not be until 1863 by Abraham Lincoln.
Nov 26 all-day
Nov 26. A day to celebrate and support small businesses and allthey do for their communities. Originated by American Express in 2010.
Nov 27 all-day http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/120113.cfm
The Advent season begins on Sunday 27 November 2016 .Advent includes the four Sundays before Christmas, Nov 29, Dec 4, Dec 11 and Dec 18 in 2016.
Nov 27 all-day http://www.biography.com/people/jimi-hendrix-9334756
Nov 27, 1942. American musician and songwriter Jimi Hendrix was born at Seattle, WA. One of the greatest rock guitarists in history, herevolutionized the guitar sound with heavy use of feedback and incredible fretwork. His[...]
Nov 28 all-day http://www.cybermonday.com/
Traditional beginning of the online Christmas shopping season when consumers return to work and start ordering online. The Monday after Thanksgiving.
Nov 29 all-day
Nov 29, 1948. This popular childrens show featured puppets created and handled by Burr Tillstrom and was equally popular with adults. Fran Allison was the only human on the show. Tillstroms lively and eclectic cast[...]
Nov 29 all-day
Nov 29, 1729. Americas first official record keeper. Chosen secretary of the First Continental Congress Sept 5, 1774, Thomson recordedproceedings for 15 years and delivered his journals together with tens of thousands of records to[...]
Nov 29 all-day
Nov 29, 1832. American author, born at Philadelphia, PA. Died at Boston, MA, Mar 6, 1888. Her most famous novel is Little Women, the classic story of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.
Nov 30 all-day http://www.computersecurityday.org/
The use of computers and the concern for security increase daily. This annual observance, which began in 1988, reminds people to protecttheir computers, programs and data at home and at work. More than 1,500 companies[...]
Nov 30 all-day
Nov 30, 1929. As influential host of televisions American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987, Dick Clark helped to promote and codify rock and roll and black rhythm and blues to mainstream audiences as those sounds[...]
Nov 30 all-day http://www.saintandrew.us/st-andrews-day.html
Feast day of the apostle and martyr Andrew, who died about AD 60. Patron saint of Scotland.
Nov 30 all-day
Nov 30, 1835. Celebrated American author, whose books includeThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Prince and the Pauper. Born at Florida, MO, Twain is quoted as saying, I came[...]
Nov 30 all-day http://www.thejoykitchen.com/
Nov 30, 1931. Americas favorite all-purpose cookbook was self-published on this date by Irma Rombauer (1877 1962). Rombauer was a comforting voice for cooks during the Depression, and the book grew into an institution. The[...]
Nov 30 all-day
Nov 30, 1874. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, British statesman and the first man to be made an honorary citizen of the US (by an actof Congress, Apr 9, 1963), was born at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire,[...]
Dec 1 all-day http://www.hoophall.com/
Dec 1, 1891. James Naismith was a teacher of physical education at the International YMCA Training School at Springfield, MA. To create an indoor sport that could be played during the winter months, he nailed[...]
Dec 1 all-day
Dec 1, 1941. The Director of Civilian Defense, former New York Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, signed a formal order creating the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), a US Air Force Auxiliary. The CAP has a three-part[...]
Dec 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

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