by Bob Fields

On November 22:

Mary of Guise (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Charles de Gaulle (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Hoagy Carmichael (Image Credit: WikiTree)











1428 - Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, a Yorkist leader in the Wars of the Roses, instrumental in deposing two kings. (d. 1471).
1515 - Mary of Guise, French Queen of Scotland, mother of Mary, Queen of Scots, regent of Scotland in her daughter’s name from 1554 to 1560 (d. 1560).
1564 - Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, Lord Lieutenant of Kent, who was implicated in the Main Plot against the rule of James I of England. (d. 1618).
1868 - John Nance Garner, 32nd US Vice President under FDR, who helped defeat FDR’s plans to enlarge the US Supreme Court (d. 1967).
1890 - Charles de Gaulle, French general and politician, 18th President of France (d. 1970).
1898 - Wiley Post, American pilot, the first to fly solo around the world (d. 1935).
1899 - Hoagy Carmichael, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 1981) (“Stardust“, “Georgia on My Mind“, “Heart and Soul“).
1921 - Rodney Dangerfield*, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2004) (Easy MoneyCaddyshack, and Back to School).
1924 - Geraldine Page*, American actress and singer (d. 1987) (The Trip to Bountiful, What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?).
1950 - Steve Van Zandt, American musician, songwriter, and actor (Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street BandThe Sopranos).
1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress and writer (Halloween, Trading PlacesTrue Lies).
1961 - Mariel Hemingway, American actress (Manhattan).
1967 - Boris Becker*, German-Swiss tennis player, six-time Grand Slam singles champion, Olympic gold medalist in doubles, and Wimbledon’s  youngest men’s singles winner at age 17.
1984 - Scarlett Johansson, American actress and singer (The Avengers).


Blackbeard (Image Credit: WikiTree)

John F. Kennedy (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

C.S. Lewis (Image Credit:WikiTree)










1718 – British pirate Edward Teach (“Blackbeard“) is killed off the coast of North Carolina, in battle with Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard* (b. 1680).
1774 - Robert Clive, English general and politician, who established the military and political supremacy of the East India Company in Bengal, securing India for the British crown. (b. 1725).
1902 - Walter Reed, American physician and entomologist, who confirmed that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquito (b. 1851).
1916 - Jack London, American journalist and author (b. 1876) (The Call of the WildThe Sea Wolf).
1943 - Lorenz Hart, American Broadway lyricist (b. 1895) (Rodgers and Hart, “My Funny Valentine“, “The Lady Is a Tramp“).
1955 - Shemp Howard*, American actor and comedian (b. 1895) (The Three Stooges).
1963 - John F. Kennedy is assassinated In Dallas, and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded. Lee Harvey Oswald is charged with the murder. Oswald is shot two days later by Jack Ruby* while in police custody. Kennedy is the fourth and last President to be assassinated.
1963 - Aldous Huxley, English-American author and screenwriter (b. 1894) (Brave New World).
1963 - C. S. Lewis, Irish-English author, poet, and critic (b. 1898) (The Chronicles of Narnia).
1980 - Mae West, American actress, singer, and author (b. 1893) (She Done Him WrongI’m No Angel).

Other Events:

Battle of Stalingrad (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Lyndon B Johnson (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Angela Merkel (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1307 - Pope Clement V* issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
1699 – The Treaty of Preobrazhenskoye  is signed by Denmark, Russia, Saxony and Poland, for the partitioning of the Swedish Empire. Following the treaty, the Great Northern War begins.
1942 – World War II: Battle of Stalingrad: General Friedrich Paulus* sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that his German 6th Army is surrounded.
1943 - Lebanon gains independence from France.
1963 – Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President.
1975 - Juan Carlos* I is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco*.
1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership.
1995 - Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
2004 – The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
2005 - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany, the first to be born after World War II, and the first post-reunification Chancellor to be raised in the former East Germany.

Feast Day of St. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians.

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by Bob Fields

On November 21:

Voltaire (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Hetty Green (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Harold Ramis (Image Credit: WikiTree)











1694 - Voltaire, French Enlightenment writer, historian, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1778) (Candide).
1729 - Josiah Bartlett, American physician and politician, 6th Governor of New Hampshire, signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1795).
1785 - William Beaumont*, U.S. Army surgeon known as the “Father of Gastric Physiology” (d. 1853).
1787 - Samuel Cunard, Canadian businessman, founded the Cunard Line (d. 1865).
1834 - Hetty Green*, American businesswoman, “The Witch of Wall Street” during the Gilded Age, known for her miserliness, the lone woman financier to amass a fortune (d. 1916).
1840 - Victoria, Princess Royal of England, eldest child of Queen Victoria, Queen of Prussia, mother of Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (d. 1901).
1854 - Benedict XV*, Pope during World War I, who attempted to mediate a peace and focused on humanitarian efforts (d. 1922).
1937 - Marlo Thomas*, American actress and producer (That Girl).
1944 - Harold Ramis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014) (GhostbustersCaddyshackAnimal House).
1945 - Goldie Hawn, American actress, singer, and social activist (Laugh-InCactus Flower).


Emperor Franz Joseph I (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Max Baer (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Bill Bixby (Image Credit: WikiTree)











1899 - Garret Hobart, 24th U.S. Vice President, the sixth to die in office (b. 1844).
1916 – Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, who started World War I (b. 1830).
1959 - Max Baer*, American Heavyweight Champion boxer, referee, and actor (b. 1909).
1993 - Bill Bixby*, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1934) (My Favorite Martian).

Other Events:

Hanukkah (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Thomas Edison (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Albert Einstein (Image Credit: WikiTree)









164 BC - Judas Maccabeus restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.
1620 – Plymouth Colony settlers sign the Mayflower Compact (November 11, O.S.).
1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.
1894 - First Sino-Japanese War: Port Arthur, Manchuria, falls to the Japanese, a decisive victory.
1905 - Albert Einstein‘s paper is published, which reveals the relationship between energy and mass. This leads to the mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc².
1916 – World War I: A mine explodes and sinks HMHS Britannic in the Aegean Sea, killing 30 people.
1920 - Irish War of Independence: In Dublin, 31 people are killed in what became known as “Bloody Sunday“.
1983 – U.S. military campaign in Granada ends.
1995 – The Dayton Peace Agreement ends three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2002 – NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

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The Collaborative Profile of the Week and the England Project present

George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert
“5th Earl of Carnarvon”

Are you a fan of “Downton Abbey?” Downton Abbey is filmed at Highclere Castle, the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon. This weeks profile is the 5th Earl of Carnarvon -George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert.

George, was not just a British aristocrat. He was the financial backer of the search for and the excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

  1. His profile is a blank slate. What else did he do? Other hobbies besides Egyptology?
  2. His mother doesn’t even have a profile attached, although a search should be done before creating one.
  3. His wife Almina Victoria Maria Alexandra Wombwell was the illegitimate daughter of the banker Alfred de Rothschild, who left her considerable wealth. She has no profile?
  4. Did he have children? Siblings?
  5. His death led to an interesting myth. What were the circumstances?
  6. Does he fit into other categories?
  7. Check for other photos (public domain). I love the one of him on the profile.

Remember, as you start on some aspect of this week’s profile, post an answer here. It’s important so we don’t duplicate work, and the question remains high on the list of G2G questions.

England Project

It’s hard to believe the England Project (a sub Project of the United Kingdom Project) is only 13 months old.  Both are now part of the bedrock of WikiTree while continuing to develop and evolve.  Profiles for anyone who was born or lived in England over the centuries or right up till the present day, qualify to be part of the Project.  If you are interested in joining the United Kingdom including the England Project we would be delighted to welcome you.  Please contact either Maria Maxwell  or Doug Straiton.

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by Bob Fields

On November 15:

Erwin Rommel (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Curtis LeMay (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Claus von Stauffenberg (Image Credit: WikiTree)











1316 - John I of France “the Posthumous”, who had the shortest reign of any French king, for 5 days, the only person to be King of France since birth (d. 1316).
1708 - William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Seven Years’ War (d. 1778).
1738 - William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer, discovered Uranus and infrared radiation (d. 1822).
1887 - Georgia O’Keeffe, American painter (d. 1986) (American Modernism).
1891 - Averell Harriman, American politician, 48th Governor of New York, Ambassador to Great Britain and the Soviet Union during WW2 (d. 1986) (“The Wise Men”).
1891 - Erwin Rommel, German field marshal (suicide 1944) (Afrika Korps).
1906 - Curtis LeMay*, American Air Force general and politician (d. 1990) (Pacific Theater strategic bombingBerlin airlift).
1907 - Claus von Stauffenberg, German colonel, led the 20 July plot of 1944 to assassinate Adolf Hitler (executed 1944).
1929 - Ed Asner*, American actor, president of the Screen Actors Guild (Lou Grant).
1940 - Sam Waterston, American actor and producer (The Killing FieldsLaw & Order).
1951 - Beverly D’Angelo*, American actress and singer (National Lampoon’s VacationCoal Miner’s DaughterAmerican History XHair).


Johannes Kepler (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Lionel Barrymore (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Margaret Mead (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1630 - Johannes Kepler, German astronomer and mathematician (laws of planetary motion) (b. 1571).
1819 - Daniel Rutherford*, Scottish chemist and physician, discovered nitrogen (b. 1749).
1954 - Lionel Barrymore, American stage and movie actor and director (b. 1878) (A Free SoulIt’s a Wonderful Life).
1958 - Tyrone Power, American stage and film actor (b. 1914) (The Mark of ZorroMister Roberts).
1967 - Michael J. Adams*, American astronaut, the first American space mission fatality, in an X-15 (b. 1930).
1978 - Margaret Mead*, American anthropologist and author (b. 1901) (Coming of Age in Samoa).
1996 - Alger Hiss*, American government official and Soviet spy (b. 1904).

Other Events:

Anne Bonny (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

William T. Sherman (Image Credit: WikiTree)

George Clemenceau (Image Credit: WikiTree)










1720 – Pirates Anne BonnyMary Read*, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet* and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial.
1777 - American Revolution: After 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
1859 – The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.
1864 - American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burns AtlantaGeorgia and starts Sherman’s March to the Sea.
1889 – Brazil is declared a republic by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca* as Emperor Dom Pedro II* is deposed in a military coup.
1899 - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal.
1917 - 76-year-old Georges Clemenceau is named prime minister of France for the second time.
1920 – First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.
1942 – World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive US victory.
1969 - Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war.

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