Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: The Date You Were Born

12 February 2011 | Tags:

From Genea-Musings comes a bit of a catch-up Saturday Night Genealogy Fun prompt:

1) What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out.
2) What has happened in recorded history on your birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.
3)  What famous people have been born on your birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.

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1. 6 January 19— was a Tuesday.

2.  The 6th of January is otherwise well-known as “Twelfth Day” (the previous night being “Twelfth Night”) and celebrated in Western Christianity as the Epiphany, a feast commemorating the visitation of the Magi to the baby Jesus. Some historical 6 January moments from a combination of Brainy History and Wikipedia:

3. Famous 6 January births (from the same lists):

Bonus collateral family same-birthday hit:

  • 1901 – Charlie Ertel (Wisconsin, USA), a paternal second-cousin’s husband’s granduncle

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“When a nation goes down or a society perishes, one condition may always be found — They forgot where they came from.”
~ Carl Sandberg (attribution unknown)

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