by Bob Fields

On October 4:

Charles IX of Sweden (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Rutherford B. Hayes (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Charlton Heston (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











1289 - Louis X of France, who allowed serfs to buy their freedom, abolished slavery, and readmitted French Jews into the kingdom. (d. 1316).
1550 - Charles IX of Sweden, who championed the Protestant cause during times of religious strife, resulting in the Thirty Years’ War (d. 1611).
1626 - Richard Cromwell, English politician, Lord Protector of Great Britain, son of Oliver Cromwell (d. 1712).
1822 - Rutherford B. Hayes, American general, 19th US President, oversaw the end of Reconstruction after the US Civil War (d. 1893).
1861 - Frederic Remington, American West painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1909).
1895 - Buster Keaton*, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1966) (The General).
1923 - Charlton Heston, American actor and director (d. 2008) (The Ten Commandments, Ben-HurEl Cid, Planet of the Apes).
1941 - Anne Rice, American author (Interview with the Vampire).


Rembrandt (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Janis Joplin (Image Credit: WikiTree)











1669 - Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter (b. 1606).
1904 - Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor, designed the Statue of Liberty (b. 1834).
1970 - Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter, of a heroin overdose (Big Brother and the Holding Company) (b. 1943).
1989 - Secretariat, American race horse, Triple Crown winner (b. 1970).
1993 - Battle of Mogadishu: At least five US soldiers are killed and two Blackhawk helicopters shot down in a heavy firefight in the capital of Somalia (Black Hawk Down).

Other Events:

George Washington (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Woodrow Wilson (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Boris Yeltsin (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1539 – King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves, his 4th wife.
1777 - Battle of GermantownGeorge Washington is repelled by Sir William Howe near Philadelphia. Afterwards, the American army wintered at Valley Forge.
1853 - Crimean War: The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
1918 - Germany sends a telegraph to President Woodrow Wilson, requesting an armistice between Germany and the Allied powers in World War I. Wilson responds that the Allies would only deal with a democratic Germany, not an imperial state with a military dictatorship.
1927 - Sculpting begins on Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota, completed 12 years later.
1943 – World War II: U.S. captures Solomon Islands.
1957 - Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
1993 - Russian Constitutional Crisis: In Moscow, tanks bombard the Russian parliament, while demonstrators against President Boris Yeltsin rally outside.

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by Bob Fields

On October 3:

John Ross (Image Credit: WikiTree)

George Bancroft (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Gore Vidal (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











1790 - John Ross, American Cherokee Nation chief from 1828-1866, during the Trail of Tears (d. 1866).
1800 - George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th US Secretary of the Navy, established the US Naval Academy in 1845 (d. 1891) (Bancroft Hall).
1803 - John Gorrie*, American physician, scientist, inventor; the “father of air-conditioning” (d. 1855).
1900 - Thomas Wolfe, American author and academic (d. 1938) (Look Homeward, Angel).
1925 - Gore Vidal*, American author, screenwriter, and actor (d. 2012) (BurrLincoln).
1954 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Double Trouble) (d. 1990).
1969 - Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter and actress (No Doubt).


Francis Assisi (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Myles Standish (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Woody Guthrie (Image Credit: WikiTree)










42 BC - First Battle of PhilippiTriumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar‘s assassins Brutus and CassiusCassius commits suicide.
1226 - Francis of Assisi*, Italian friar, the patron saint of animals and the environment, noted for the stigmata, founded the Franciscan Orders (b. 1181).
1867 - Elias Howe, American engineer, invented the sewing machine (b. 1819).
1656 - Myles Standish, English-American captain, leader of Plymouth Colony (b. 1584).
1936 - John Heisman*, American football player and coach (b. 1869) (The Heisman Trophy).
1967 - Woody Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (“This Land Is Your Land“) (b. 1912).
1998 - Roddy McDowall*, English-American actor (b. 1928) (Planet of the Apes).
2004 - Janet Leigh, American actress (b. 1927) (Psycho).

Other Events:

Vercingetorix (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

V-2 (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

OJ Simpson (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











52 BC - Battle of AlesiaVercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to Julius CaesarGaul (roughly modern France) becomes a Roman province.
1863 – The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln.
1929 – The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
1932 – Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom, after 17 years of British rule.
1942 -The first successful launch of a V-2 rocket  from Peenemünde, Germany. It is the first man-made object to reach space.
1952 – The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world’s third nuclear power.
1990 - German reunification: The German Democratic Republic ceases to exist, after 45 years. Now celebrated as German Unity Day.
1993 - Battle of Mogadishu: A failed attempt to capture warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid* in Mogadishu, Somalia costs the lives of 18 American soldiers and 350 Somalis (Black Hawk Down).
1995 - O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. He later loses a wrongful death lawsuit for $33 million and is currently in jail for armed robbery and kidnapping.

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W B & Maggie Farmer with Their Three Sons

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The Pirates Project and the Collaborative Profile of the Week present

Anne (McCormac) Bonny

Image Credit: Wikipedia

Need a little swashbuckling adventure and mayhem? Contribute to this weeks Collaborative Profile.

  1. Anne’s profile has a beginning and an end, but is sorely lacking a middle. There must be tales to tell, fact and fiction.
  2. There is apparently one text, that has been used to tell the tale of Anne Bonny. It’s not listed among the sources on the profile.
  3. Are the facts of her life verifiable through other sources. Is there a record of her birth? Did her death make waves?
  4. What became of her child/children?
  5. Pictures? Background? Public Domain please

Working on some aspect of Anne’s profile? Post an answer here first. That way we won’t duplicate each other’s work, and we will keep the question “fresh” in the G2G.”

The Pirate Project

Pirate: A person who engages in the crime of robbery or other act of violence for private ends on the high seas.

The Pirate Project is for highlighting the profiles of anyone who engaged in sea-robbery, be they called pirates, buccaneers, marooners, corsairs or privateers.

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by Bob Fields

On September 27:

Cosimi de'Medici (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Louis XIII of France (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Samuel Adams (Image Credit: WikiTree)











1389 - Cosimo de’ Medici, Italian ruler, the first of the Medici political dynasty (d. 1464).
1601 - Louis XIII, King of France (1610-43), who struggled against Huguenots and Habsburg Spain. (d. 1643).
1722 - Samuel Adams, American politician and Revolutionary patriot, 4th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1803).
1827 - Hiram R. Revels, Fayetteville NC, 1st black US senator 1870-71 (d. 1901).
1840 - Alfred Thayer Mahan, American captain and historian (d. 1914) (The Influence of Sea Power Upon History).
1840 - Thomas Nast, German-American cartoonist (d. 1902) (Santa ClausRepublican Party elephant, Democratic Party donkey, Columbia).
1918 - Martin Ryle, English astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate, developed revolutionary radio telescope systems (d. 1984).
1920 - William Conrad, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1994) (GunsmokeRocky and BullwinkleCannon).
1947 - Meat Loaf, American musician and actor (Bat Out of Hell).
1972 - Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress and singer (Shakespeare in Love).


Saint Vincent de Paul (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Clara Bow (Image Credit: WikiTree)

General James Dolittle (Image Credit: WikiTree)










1590 - Pope Urban VII, whose thirteen-day papacy was the shortest in history (b. 1521).
1615 - Lady Arbella Stuart, English cousin and possible successor of Elizabeth I, in the Tower of London after refusing to eat (b. 1575).
1660 - Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint, who dedicated himself to serving the poor (b. 1581) (Society of Saint Vincent de Paul).
1876 - Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general, principal commander in the Western Theater (b. 1817).
1965 - Clara Bow, American actress (b. 1905) (Mantrap, It, Wings).
1993 - Jimmy Doolittle, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1896) (Doolittle Raid on Tokyo).
2009 - William Safire, American author and journalist (b. 1929) (New York Times).

Other Events:

John Adams (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Albert Einstein (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Henry Ford (Image Credit: WikiTree)










1540 – The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III.
1777 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.
1779 - Continental Congress appoints John Adams to travel to France to negotiate treaties of peace and commerce with Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. John Jay is appointed minister to Spain.
1821 – Mexico gains its independence from Spain.
1825 – The world’s first passenger railway to use steam locomotives, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, is ceremonially opened in England.
1905 – The physics journal Annalen der Physik received Albert Einstein‘s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc².
1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built in Detroit, Michigan.
1939 - Warsaw, Poland, surrenders after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II.
1964 - The Warren Commission issues a report concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy.
1996 – In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.

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