by Bob Fields

On May 28:

George I (Image Credit: WikiTree)

William Pitt (Image Credit: WikiTree)

P.G.T. Beauregard (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1660 – King George I of Great Britain, in Hanover, Germany. During his reign, power transitioned to the cabinet government and Prime Minister (d. 1727).
1738 - Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician, proposed the guillotine as a less painful execution method (d. 1814).
1759 - William Pitt the Younger, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1806).
1818 - P. G. T. Beauregard*, American Confederate Civil War general (d. 1893).
1884 - Edvard Beneš, Czech academic and politician, 2nd President of Czechoslovakia, just before and just after WW2, leader of independence movement (d. 1948).


Noah Webster (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Audie Murphy (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Edward VIII (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











1843 - Noah Webster, American lexicographer and author (b. 1758).
1971 - Audie Murphy, American lieutenant and actor, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1925).
1972 - Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, who abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson (b. 1894).
1998 - Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and comedian, is shot by his wife (b. 1948).
2014 - Maya Angelou, American memoirist and poet laureate (b. 1928).

Other Events:

Spanish Armada (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Andrew Jackson (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Sierra Club (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











1503 - James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace with England, signed on that occasion, results in a peace that lasts ten years.
1588 – The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, heading for the English Channel.
1754 - French and Indian War: Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant colonel George Washington ambush a French reconnaissance party in present day southwest Pennsylvania, starting the war.
1830 – U.S. President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans, leading to the “Trail of Tears“.
1892 – In San Francisco, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club, an environmental preservation organization.
1936 - Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication, the theoretical basis for modern computers.
1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1940 – World War II: Belgium surrenders unconditionally to Nazi Germany, after 18 days of bombardment.
1942 – World War II: In retaliation for the Prague assassination attempt on S.S. Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1,800 people. Heydrich dies one week later.
1964 – The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
1972 - Watergate Scandal: The first break-in to Democratic National headquarters, installing wiretapping devices on the phones.

The individuals marked with “*” don’t have a profile on WikiTree yet. Please help grow our tree.

Print Friendly
Be Sociable, Share!

Print Friendly
Be Sociable, Share!

by Bob Fields

On May 21:

Philip II (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Raymond Burr (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Andrei Sakharov (Image Credit: Wikipedia)









1527 - Philip II of Spain, during his marriage to Queen Mary I (1554-58), was King of England (d. 1598).
1688 - Alexander Pope, English poet, essayist, and translator (d. 1744) (The Rape of the Lock).
1844 - Henri Rousseau*, French painter (d. 1910).
1860 - Willem Einthoven*, Indonesian-Dutch physician, physiologist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, invented the first practical electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) (d. 1927).
1904 - Fats Waller, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1943) (“Ain’t Misbehavin’“).
1917 - Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1993) (Perry MasonIronside).
1921 - Andrei Sakharov*, Russian nuclear physicist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989).


Henry VI (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Hernando de Soto (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Rajiv Ghandi (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











1471 - Henry VI of England, in the Tower of London, possibly killed on the orders of Edward IV (b. 1421).
1542 - Hernando de Soto, Spanish-American explorer, the first European to cross the Mississippi River (b. 1496).
1935 - Jane Addams, American activist and author, co-founded Hull HouseNobel Prize laureate (b. 1860).
1965 - Geoffrey de Havilland, English pilot and aviation pioneer, designed the de Havilland Mosquito (b. 1882).
1991 – Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi* is assassinated by a female suicide bomber (b. 1944).
2000 – Sir John Gielgud, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1904)

Other Events:

Bloody Kansas (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Red Cross (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Lucky Lindy (Image Credit: Wikipedia)









1856 – Lawrence, Kansas is captured and burned by pro-slavery forces.
1881 – The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C.
1927 - Charles Lindbergh touches down in Paris, completing the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

The individuals marked with “*” don’t have a profile on WikiTree yet. Please help grow our tree.

Print Friendly
Be Sociable, Share!

Print Friendly
Be Sociable, Share!

The Mexico Project and the Collaborative Profile of the Week Present

Antonio López de Santa Anna

Do you remember Santa Anna? He was the Mexican General (the bad guy) at the Alamo, in the old Disney movies about Davy Crockett. Of course, there are two sides to every story. Let’s explore the other side with this week’s collaborative profile.

Antonio de Padua María Severino Santa Anna, was born and died in Mexico.

  1. Who were his parents and siblings?
  2. What kind of young life and background did he have?
  3. Did he marry and have children?
  4. What are the good parts of his career?
  5. What about the not so good parts? Are they American perceptions or has history backed them up?
  6. Anything else you would like to add?

It’s helpful to the collaboration and to save duplication of work, if you post an answer here before working on some aspect of the profile. But please feel free to simply add to the profile whatever you’ve found out with it’s source.

The Mexico Project

The Mexico Project includes Mexican Roots, where members post profiles for individuals and families directly associated with Mexico, while at the same time editing and improving those profiles, contributing proper source citations and providing help and support to other WikiTree members who manage profiles that have some relation to Mexico. The Mexican Roots Project is open to anyone who has an interest in the history or genealogy of Mexico.

“This project exists to bring together WikiTree members who are interested in posting and improving the profiles of persons directly associated with Mexico. Our principal aims are to enlarge and improve the profiles and trees associated with Mexico and learn more about the lives and families of those individuals.

“Of interest, also, are the myriad interconnections that develop among distant cousins whenever a population moves from from one or more geographic areas to another geographic area, such as from Spain or the Basque Country (Euskera) to Mexico.”


Print Friendly
Be Sociable, Share!
© 2015 WikiTree Blog Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha