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Profile of the Day: Cher

Posted May 20, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy birthday, Cher! Today the music legend turns 68. Cher was born in El Centro, California on May 20, 1946. She rose to stardom as part of a singing act with her husband, Sonny Bono. The duo was best known for the hit song “I Got You Babe” and their immensely popular variety show The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. After the couple divorced, Cher embarked on her own, producing more chart toppers such as… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Posted May 19, 2014 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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Today we remember Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who passed away May 19, 1994 from cancer. She was born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York. In 1953, Jackie married John F. Kennedy in a lavish ceremony, which was considered the social event of the season. During her husband’s presidency, she was the youngest first lady in nearly 80 years. Her keen sense of fashion made her a fashion icon worldwide. To this… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Henry Fonda

Posted May 16, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you remember watching Yours, Mine and Ours? On this day in 1905, star Henry Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. Fonda was the patriarch of a family of famous actors, including children Jane and Peter Fonda and granddaughter Bridget Fonda. With a nearly 50-year career in the movies, Fonda is widely considered one of the greatest actors in history. Some of his other classic films include The Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men, and… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: L. Frank Baum

Posted May 15, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Did you love the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz while you were growing up? Author L. Frank Baum was born on May 15, 1856 in Chittenango, New York. A popular children’s book writer, Baum is best remembered for his story of Dorothy and her dog Toto and their adventure home after a tornado transports them to the magical land of Oz. First published on May 17, 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was a commercial and critical… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Bobby Darin

Posted May 14, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Remember the song “Splish Splash”? On May 14, 1936, singer Bobby Darin was born in the Bronx, New York. Darin recorded his first mega hit “Splish Splash” in 1958, and followed with a string of best selling records that brought him world fame. He was raised by his grandparents, who he believed were his parents for most of his life. When his mother became pregnant at the age of 16, the family hatched the plan to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: President James K. Polk

Posted May 13, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have ancestors who served in the Mexican-American War? On May 13, 1846, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved President James K. Polk’s request to declare war on Mexico in the wake of a dispute over Texas. The Republic of Texas had declared their independence from Mexico after the Texas Revolution, and sought to join the United States as a new state. Boundary disputes lead to increasing tension between the two nations, eventually escalating to war. After… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Katharine Hepburn

Posted May 12, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have a favorite Katharine Hepburn movie? On May 12, 1907, the legendary actress was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Katharine came from wealthy and progressive family. Her father was a noted urologist and proponent of educating the public about venereal diseases and her mother headed the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association. With her headstrong independence and unconventional attitude, Katharine came to epitomize the “modern woman” in 20th century America. Throughout her long and notable career,… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: J.M. Barrie

Posted May 9, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you remember the story of Peter Pan? On May 9, 1860, playwright J.M. Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland. James Matthew Barrie was the ninth child of ten born to a conservative Calvinist family. He moved to London to pursue a career as a novelist and playwright. It was there that he first met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who would inspire him to write of the mischievous boy who can fly and never grow up…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Melissa Gilbert

Posted May 8, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you remember watching Little House on the Prairie? Today star Melissa Gilbert turns 50! Born in Los Angeles, California, Melissa grew up in the entertainment business. She was adopted by actor Paul Gilbert and actress Barbara Crane, the daughter of The Honeymooners creator Harry Crane. She began her career at a young age, appearing in numerous commercials and guest spots on television. In 1974, she landed the role of Laura Ingalls Wilder on the series… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Eva Peron

Posted May 7, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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On May 7, 1919, Eva Perón, one of the most influential women in South American history, was born in the rural village of Los Toldos, Argentina. With little-to-no money, she moved to the nation’s capital at the age of 15 to pursue a career as a model and actress. In 1945, she married Juan Perón, who became president of Argentina the following year. As the First Lady of Argentina, Eva used her position to fight for women’s… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: George Clooney

Posted May 6, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy birthday George Clooney! The newly engaged actor is still looking good at 53. George was born in Lexington, Kentucky on May 6, 1961 to Nina Bruce, a city councilwoman, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and game show host. After finding success on the television show ER, Clooney transitioned to the big screen as the star of several box office hits. His work behind the scenes has also brought him plenty of award recognition…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Tammy Wynette

Posted May 5, 2014 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
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On May 5, 1942, country musician Tammy Wynette was born in Bounds, Mississippi. Her birth name was Virginia Wynette Pugh, she decided to use the stage name Tammy Wynette once she was signed with Epic Records. Wynette’s best known song was “Stand by Your Man” and she was called the “First Lady of Country Music”. She charted 23 No. 1 songs in the late 1960s to early 1970s which included “Stand by Your Man”, “Take… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Benjamin Spock

Posted May 2, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Did you or your parents use Benjamin Spock’s parenting advice book Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care? On this day in 1903, the American pediatrician was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Published in 1946, the parenting book is one of the best-selling books of all time. Throughout its first 52 years, Baby and Child Care was the second-best-selling book, next to the Bible. At the time of publication, his ideas about childcare were a great… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Albert, Prince Consort

Posted May 1, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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On May 1, 1851, the Great Exhibition opened at the Crystal Palace in London. Conceived by Prince Albert, the exhibit was the first in a series of World’s Fair exhibitions of culture and industrial innovation. When Prince Albert married Queen Victoria at the age of 20, he found himself constrained by his position as consort. Over time, he adopted many public causes, such as educational reform and a worldwide abolition of slavery. Prince Albert also… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Willie Nelson

Posted April 30, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy 81st birthday to Willie Nelson! Born during the Great Depression and raised by his grandparents, Willie developed a love for music at an early age. At the age of 6, his grandfather bought him his first guitar and by 7, he had written his first song. Throughout his childhood, Willie earned money by performing at local dance halls and taverns. In 1950, he joined the United States Air Force. Willie gained fame during the… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jerry Seinfeld

Posted April 29, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy birthday Jerry Seinfeld! Can you believe today the comedian turns 60? Jerry was born Jerome Allen Seinfeld on April 29, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a sign maker of Hungarian Jewish descent and his mother is of Syrian Jewish descent. He got his start in stand-up comedy while in college. In 1988, Jerry developed the hit sitcom Seinfeld with fellow comedian Larry David. The show proved to be a huge success, running… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Harper Lee

Posted April 28, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you remember reading To Kill a Mocking Bird? On April 28, 1926, author Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama. A classic of modern American literature, Lee’s novel was an immediate success with both critics and the public. She would go on to win the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for her one and only novel. Did you know Harper Lee was childhood friends with author Truman Capote? She helped serve as Capote’s research assistant for… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Ella Fitzgerald

Posted April 25, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Are you a jazz fan? Today we celebrate legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald’s birthday! The “Queen of Jazz” was born in Newport News, Virginia on April 25, 1917 to William and Temperance Fitzgerald. At the age of 17, she made her singing debut at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Her performance set her career in motion and onto a path of stardom. Her extraordinary vocal range and her ability to improvise in her… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: John Adams

Posted April 24, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Have you ever used the Library of Congress for your genealogy research? On this day in 1800, President John Adams approved legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress,” thus establishing the Library of Congress. The initial books came from London and the collection was housed in the new Capitol. In 1814, invading British troops had set fire to several government buildings, including the Capitol, destroying… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: William Shakespeare

Posted April 23, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Are you a lover of Shakespeare? Today we celebrate the 450th birthday of the great bard, William Shakespeare. Although the exact day of his birth is not known, record of his christening at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon show he was baptized on April 26, 1564. From this, scholars believe he was born on April 23, 1564. Considered one of the most influential writers in history, his writing is the second most quoted next to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Isabella I of Castile

Posted April 22, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have ancestors that hail from Spain? On this day in 1451, Isabella I of Castile was born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain. As queen of Castile and León, she and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, brought stability to the kingdoms that became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. In 1492, Isabella and Ferdinand sponsored Christopher Columbus‘ westward expedition to the… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Elizabeth II

Posted April 21, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy 88th birthday to Queen Elizabeth! She was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London. At the time of her birth, no one would have predicted that she would someday become queen. Her father, Prince Albert, succeeded to the throne after his brother, King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne six months into his reign. Queen Elizabeth II is one of the longest reigning monarchs in the history of Great Britain. By… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Paul Revere

Posted April 18, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere began his infamous ride to warn American colonists that British forces were advancing toward Lexington and Concord. Revere and fellow rider William Dawes successfully reached Lexington to warn Patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock before setting out towards Concord. Along the way, they were joined by Samuel Prescott, a young patriot. Of the three men, Prescott was the only one to arrive to Concord to warn… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: The Brothers Grimm

Posted April 17, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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This week, the U.S. celebrates National Library Week. In honor of this literary celebration, we’re highlighting folktale storytellers the Brothers Grimm. Did you know Jacob Grimm also served as royal librarian for Napoleon Bonaparte‘s brother, Jérôme, King of Westphalia? Influenced by the rise of German romanticism in the 19th century, Jacob and his brother Wilhelm collected and recorded the folklore of their region, with an emphasis on recording German oral storytelling. Their collection would later be… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Wilbur Wright

Posted April 16, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have any aviators in your family tree? On April 16, 1867, Wilbur Wright was born in Millville, Indiana. One half of the famous Wright Brothers, Wilbur and his brother Orville had shared a passion and curiosity for flight at a young age. Together they invented the world’s first successful airplane, making the first successful man-powered airplane flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903. The brothers always shared credit for their inventions… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Leonardo da Vinci

Posted April 15, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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On April 15, 1452, famed inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy. An Italian Renaissance polymath, his genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of all time; some of his famous works include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. His technological ingenuity was unparalleled, conceptualizing designs for flying machines and tanks well ahead of… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Abraham Lincoln

Posted April 14, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. Mortally wounded, President Lincoln was carried to a lodging house across from the theater. He would die early the next morning, making him the first U.S. president to be assassinated. The attack came just days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Stephen Colbert

Posted April 11, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Congratulations to Stephen Colbert! It was announced yesterday that the talented host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report will be succeeding David Letterman as the host of the The Late Show after Letterman retires in 2015. Funny must run in the family, it tuns out Letterman is Colbert’s 7th cousin once removed! Letterman will be celebrating his 67th birthday on April 12. Maybe the pair can make it a family affair with a double celebration. What… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Paul McCartney

Posted April 10, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you remember where you were when you heard The Beatles were breaking up? On this day in 1970, Paul McCartney announced he was leaving The Beatles. McCartney’s songwriting partnership with John Lennon was one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. By the end of 1969 and into the beginning of 1970, their working relationship had fallen apart and the group as whole began to disintegrate. After the band’s break-up, the members pursued their… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Henry V of England

Posted April 9, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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On April 9, 1413, Henry V was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. Considered one of the great warrior kings in English history, Henry V led two successful invasions of France, culminating in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. After his sudden death in 1422, he was succeeded by his infant son, who reigned as Henry VI. Fun fact: Henry V was featured in three plays by his cousin William Shakespeare. The… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Betty Ford

Posted April 8, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember former First Lady Betty Ford, who was born April 8, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the third child and only daughter of William Stephenson Bloomer, Sr., a traveling salesman, and his wife, Hortense. During her husband’s presidency, Betty was highly active in social policy and set the precedent as a politically active presidential wife. She continued her social work long after leaving the White House. Betty was open about her own… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Mickey Rooney

Posted April 7, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember legendary entertainer Mickey Rooney, who passed away yesterday at the age of 93. Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr. in Brooklyn, New York on September 23, 1920. A performer since he was a toddler, Rooney made his first stage appearance in his parents’ vaudeville act. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for entertaining the troops in combat zones. Although his career… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Robert Downey, Jr.

Posted April 4, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy birthday Robert Downey, Jr.! Today the Iron Man star turns 49. He was born on April 4, 1965 in New York City to Robert Downey Sr., an avant-garde filmmaker, and Elsie, an actress. Downey made his screen debut at the age of 5 in his father’s film Pound. Although his career soared during the 1980′s and early 1990′s, his personal struggles with addiction became a constant focus of headlines. In a remarkable turnaround, Downey was… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Washington Irving

Posted April 3, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you remember reading “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”? On April 3, 1783, author Washington Irving was born in New York City, New York. He was one of eleven children born to Scottish-English immigrants. The family belonged to the city’s small, vibrant merchant class. Born just as the American Revolution came to its end, Irving’s mother named him after the hero of the revolution, George Washington. At the age of six, Irving would meet his… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Hans Christian Andersen

Posted April 2, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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What was your favorite children’s book growing up? Today is International Children’s Book Day, which celebrates the birthday of the world’s favorite fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen. Born on April 2, 1805 in Odense, Denmark, Andersen was an only child. Although his family did not have much money, Andersen was well educated and attended boarding schools for the privileged, which fueled speculation that he was an illegitimate member of the Danish royal family. These rumors… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Debbie Reynolds

Posted April 1, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you remember watching Singin’ in the Rain? Today star Debbie Reynolds turns 82. She was born Mary Frances Reynolds on April 1, 1932 in El Paso, Texas. Reynolds big break came opposite Gene Kelly in the musical Singin’ in the Rain. In 1955, she married actor Eddie Fisher and had two children. Their daughter, Carrie, would follow in her parents’ footsteps and become an accomplished actress and writer. Despite her cheerful and sunny persona… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Ewan McGregor

Posted March 31, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy birthday Ewan McGregor! Today the Scottish actor turns 43. Born in Perth, Scotland to school teachers, McGregor showed an early interest in singing before devoting his education to theater. In 1996, he received international acclaim with his breakthrough role in the film Trainspotting. Soon he would join one of the largest film franchises in history with is role as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels. Did you know he had already shared… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Posted March 28, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we remember President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who died on this day in 1969 at the age of 78. He was born in Texas in 1890 and was the third of seven sons. Eisenhower was of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry and was raised in a large family in Kansas by parents with a strong religious background. A five-star general in the United States Army, Eisenhower served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Gloria Swanson

Posted March 27, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you remember watching Sunset Boulevard? On this day in 1899, legendary actress Gloria Swanson was born in a small house in Chicago, Illinois. Since her father was a soldier in the army, she spent much of her childhood in Puerto Rico, where she learned Spanish. She began her career as an extra in silent films alongside the likes of Charlie Chaplin, and soon became one of Hollywood’s most prominent silent film stars and fashion… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Leonard Nimoy

Posted March 26, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy 83rd birthday Leonard Nimoy! Nimoy was born March 26, 1931 in Boston Massachusetts to Yiddish-speaking Orthodox Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, Soviet Union (now Ukraine). He began acting at the age of 8 in neighborhood theater and was encouraged to pursue a career as an actor by his grandfather. Best known for portraying Spock in the original Star Trek series, the role and the series would have a significant cultural impact and earn him three Emmy nominations. Following the… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Elton John

Posted March 25, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy birthday Elton John! Today the singer turns 67. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner, England on March 25, 1947. He began playing the piano at the age of 3, and by the age of 11, he had earned a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. Today Elton is one of the best-selling artists in the world, with over 300 million records sold worldwide. What’s your favorite song? Curious to see how… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Steve McQueen

Posted March 24, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Were you a fan of Steve McQueen? On March 24, 1930, the popular action star was born in Beech Grove, Indiana. Dubbed the “King of Cool,” McQueen embodied the “anti-hero” persona, which made him a huge box office draw during the 1960s and 1970s. Some of his most memorable films include Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven  and The Great Escape. What’s your favorite Steve McQueen film? Explore his family tree on Geni and see how you’re related!   View… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Rosie O’Donnell

Posted March 21, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy birthday Rosie! Today Rosie O’Donnell turns 52. Born on March 21, 1962 in Commack, New York, Rosie was the third of five children. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was an electrical engineer in the defense industry. She began her career as a stand-up comedian, making five appearances on the talent show Star Search before heading to Los Angeles. She made her film debut in A League of Their Own and continued to find further… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Fred Rogers

Posted March 20, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you remember watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood? Today we celebrate the beloved television host Fred Rogers on what would have been his 86th birthday. He was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania to James and Nancy Rogers. Over the course of three decades, Rogers became an indelible American icon of children’s entertainment and education. Fred Rogers is connected to over 75 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Fred Rogers’… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Wyatt Earp

Posted March 19, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have outlaws or lawmen in your family tree? Today we celebrate the 166th anniversary of the birth of Wyatt Earp, one of the most celebrated legends of the American West. An American frontiersman, gambler, and lawman, Earp’s place in history was cemented after his involvement in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The infamous shootout lasted just 30 seconds and resulted in the deaths of three outlaws. Earp emerged from the gunfight unscathed…. Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Simon Bradstreet

Posted March 18, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Do you have Massachusetts Bay Colony ancestors? On this day in 1603, Simon Bradstreet, the last Massachusetts Bay Colony governor, was born in Horbling, England. Bradstreet arrived in Boston with John Winthrop aboard the Arabella and was very much involved in colonial politics. He was married to Anne Bradstreet, who was the first poet and first female writer to be published in Colonial America. Her work was very influential to the Puritans of her time. Amongst… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: St. Patrick

Posted March 17, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrated annually on March 17 for over a thousand years, this Irish cultural and religious holiday honors the memory of St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint. At the age of 16, Patrick was kidnapped from his home by pirates and taken to Ireland. During his enslavement, he discovered his call to Christianity and escaped his captors after six years. He returned to Ireland as a missionary, and spread the teachings of Christianity… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Albert Einstein

Posted March 14, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today we celebrate the birth of genius physicist Albert Einstein! Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. His father was a salesman and engineer and founded Elektrotechnische Fabrik J. Einstein & Cie, a company that manufactured electrical equipment based on direct current. While on a visit to the United States in 1933, Einstein elected not to return to his home in Germany due to the rise to power of the Nazis under the… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Percival Lowell

Posted March 13, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Remember the days when Pluto was still classified as a planet? Today we celebrate the birth of Percival Lowell, the astronomer who formed the beginning of the effort that led to the discovery of Pluto. Lowell was born on March 13, 1855 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to a prominent and wealthy family. Lowell founded the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona and spent the last decade of his life in search of a possible ninth planet, which… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Liza Minnelli

Posted March 12, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy birthday Liza Minnelli! This day in 1946, Liza Minnelli was born in Hollywood, California to Hollywood power couple Vincent Minnelli and Judy Garland. Primed for stardom at birth, Liza was able to step out of her mother’s shadow and enjoy a highly successful career in entertainment. She’s one of the rare few who have earned the coveted EGOT, an award in each of the top four major entertainment honors: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and… Read the full story

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