by Bob Fields

On June 26:

Abner Doubleday (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Pearl Buck (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Peter Lorre (Image Credit: Wikipedia)









1730 - Charles Messier, French astronomer and academic (d. 1817) (“Messier objects“).
1742 - Arthur Middleton, American signer of the Declaration of Independence, from South Carolina (d. 1787).
1819 - Abner Doubleday, American Civil War general, falsely credited with inventing baseball (d. 1893).
1854 - Robert Laird Borden, 8th Prime Minister of Canada 1911-20, whose portrait appears on Canadian $100 notes (d. 1937).
1892 - Pearl S. Buck, American author and academic, Chinese missionary, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973) (The Good Earth).
1898 - Willy Messerschmitt*, German aviation engineer and businessman (d. 1978) (Messerschmitt Bf 109).
1902 - Bill Lear*, American inventor and businessman, founded the Lear Jet Corporation (d. 1978).
1904 - Peter Lorre, Slovak-American actor (d. 1964) (The Maltese FalconCasablanca).
1915 - Paul Castellano*, American Gambino crime family boss, assassinated by John Gotti (d. 1985).


Francisco Pizarro (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Caesar Rodney (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Strom Thurmond (Image Credit: WikiTree)









1541 - Francisco Pizarro, Spanish explorer and politician, Governor of New Castile (b. 1471?).
1784 - Caesar Rodney, American lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Delaware, signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1728).
2003 - Strom Thurmond, American general, presidential candidate, and Senator for 48 years, 103rd Governor of South Carolina (b. 1902).
2007 - Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer, founded Liz Claiborne, the first company founded by a woman to become a Fortune 500 company (b. 1929).

Other Events:

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Victoria Cross (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Ich bin ein Berliner (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











1483 - Richard III becomes King of England.
1857 – The first investiture of the Victoria Cross, for valour in the Crimean war.
1917 – The American Expeditionary Forces begin to arrive in France, entering combat four months later.
1918 – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing defeat Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince in the Battle of Belleau Wood.
1934 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
1945 – The United Nations Charter is signed by 50 countries, in San Francisco.
1948 - William Shockley files the original patent for the grown-junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy gives his “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech, supporting West Germany shortly after East Germany erects the Berlin Wall.
2015 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage.

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by Bob Fields

On June 25:

Henry Arnold (Image Credit: WikiTree)

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George Orwell (Image Credit: WikiTree)











1864 - Walther Nernst*, German chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941) (the third law of thermodynamicsphysical chemistry).
1886 - Henry H. Arnold, American Air Force general and aviation pioneer (d. 1950).
1887 - George Abbott*, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995) (Damn Yankees).
1894 - Hermann Oberth*, Romanian-German physicist, engineer, and rocketry pioneer (d. 1989).
1900 - Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (assassinated 1979).
1903 - George Orwell, British novelist, essayist, and critic (d. 1950) (Nineteen Eighty-FourAnimal Farm).
1961 - Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, director, and producer.
1963 - George Michael*, English singer-songwriter and producer (Wham!).


Little Big Horn (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Johnny Mercer (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Michael Jackson (Image Credit: WikiTree)










1876 - Battle of the Little Bighorn: Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and 258 troopers die at the hands of the Sioux Indians.
1976 - Johnny Mercer, American singer-songwriter, co-founded Capitol Records (b. 1909) (“Moon River“, “Days of Wine and Roses“, “That Old Black Magic“).
1995 - Warren E. Burger*, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, who delivered a variety of liberal decisions (b. 1907).
1996 – The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.
1997 - Jacques Cousteau, French oceanographer and explorer (b. 1910).
2009 - Farrah Fawcett, American actress and producer (b. 1947).
2009 - Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor, from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol (The Jackson 5) (b. 1958).

Other Events:

Anne Frank (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Berlin Airlift (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Korean War (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1667 – 1st blood transfusion performed by French Doctor Jean-Baptiste Denys.
1910 – The U.S. Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”.
1940 - World War II: France officially surrenders to Germany, two days after signing an armistice.
1947 - The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.
1948 – The Berlin airlift begins.
1950 – The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.

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The United Empire Loyalist Project and the Collaborative Profile of the Week Present

Duncan Robertson

Duncan Robertson loyally served the King of England, during the American Revolution. Let’s see what we can do for his profile.

  • This profile is well on it’s way to being a super profile. There is information and explanatory text, but it needs sources and inline references. See also his brotherHugh’s profile.
  • There are some sources on the profile. But some of them are unclear as to their nature, and where I might find them. (I’m not familiar with Canadian sources)
  • His wife’s profile mentions they had no children. That should be reflected in his profile.
  • Let’s add some general detail about what Jessup’s Regiment was involved in during Robertson’s enlistment.
  • Pictures? Background?

What would you like to contribute to this week’s profile? Please post an answer here first. This prevents duplication of effort and it keeps the question on the front page of G2G.

United Empire Loyalist Project

A United Empire Loyalist is a title given to any individual, male or female, who was a Loyalist (as defined below), and all their lineal descendants.
Any individual who can document their lineage to a Loyalist may become a regular member of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC), regardless of their citizenship or residency. These individuals may use the honorary post-nominal UE as a membership identifier, however this confers no special status or privilege.

Individuals may also become associate members to gain access to the genealogical resources held by the UELAC branches which are located in a number of communities throughout Canada; frequently associate members are individuals who claim Loyalist descent and are undertaking research to substantiate their claim.

Definition of a Loyalist

(aka Loyalist Ancestor):

  • Either male or female, as of 19 April 1775, a resident of the American colonies, and joined the Royal Standard prior to the Treaty of Separation of 1783, or otherwise demonstrated loyalty to the Crown, and settled in territory remaining under the rule of the Crown; or
  • A soldier who served in an American Loyalist Regiment and was disbanded in Canada; or
  • A member of the Six Nations of either the Grand River or the Bay of Quinte Reserve who is descended from one whose migration was similar to that of other Loyalists.
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by Bob Fields

On June 19:

James I (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Wallis Simpson (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Aung San Suu Kyi (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











1566 - James VI and I of the United Kingdom (d. 1625).
1623 - Blaise Pascal*, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1662).
1896 - Wallis Simpson, American divorcee wife of Edward VIII, for whom he abdicated the throne of England (d. 1986).
1897 - Moe Howard, American comedian (d. 1975) (the Three Stooges).
1903 - Lou Gehrig*, American baseball player, “the Iron Horse” (d. 1941).
1945 - Aung San Suu Kyi*, Burmese politician, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
1954 - Kathleen Turner*, American actress and director (Body HeatRomancing the StonePrizzi’s Honor).
1962 - Paula Abdul*, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (American Idol).


Maximilian I (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Rosenbergs (Image Credit: WikiTree)

William Golding (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1786 - Nathanael Greene, American Revolution general (b. 1742).
1820 - Joseph Banks*, English botanist and author (b. 1743).
1867 – Emperor Maximilian I* of the Second Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad (b. 1832).
1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, convicted Soviet spies, are executed in prison (b. 1915 and 1918).
1993 - William Golding, English author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911) (Lord of the Flies).
2013 - James Gandolfini, American actor and producer (b. 1961) (The Sopranos).

Other Events:

Roanoke (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Baseball (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Battle of the Philippine Sea (Image Credit: Wikipedia)








1586 – English colonists leave Roanoke Island, North Carolina, after failing to establish England’s first permanent settlement in North America.
1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game.
1862 – The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in U.S. territories, nullifying the Dred Scott decision.
1917 - During World War I, King George V changed the British royal family’s German surname, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, to Windsor.
1944 – World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea begins, the last of five major “carrier-versus-carrier” engagements, nicknamed “the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot”.
1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the U.S. Senate by Democrat members.
1991 – The Soviet occupation of Hungary, since WW2, ends.

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