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On This Day

Have you ever looked up what happened on a date for a significant family event? I’ve never done this before, but a quick Google search reveals several sites that provide this type of information.

So what happened on today, May 28th? Below are a few events occurring on May 28th

  • 1533 – Archbishop of Canterbury declared marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn to be valid
  • 1754 – French and Indian War – first engagement involved the Virginia militia under Col. George Washington
  • 1830 – President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which forcibly relocated native Americans
  • 1893 – John Muir organized the Sierra Club in San Francisco
  • 1934 – Dionne quints were born in Canada
  • 1936 Alan Turing submitted a paper on computable numbers
  • 1937 – Volkswagen company was founded
  • 1940 – WWII – Belgium surrendered to Nazi Germany to end the Battle of Belgium
  • 1999 – Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, put back on display after being restored

So, were you aware that your genealogy program could generate this information? I wasn’t.

I was going to create a group with event dates that included May 28 and then print such a list. While looking for a report to print the list, I discovered the “On This Day’ report in RootsMagic 8.

Since the PUBLISH menu shows the most recent report types that I’ve used, the ‘On This Day’ report does not appear on the page.

Thus, I have to click on the ‘All Reports and Charts’ to see the entire list of available reports.

When I click on the ‘On This Day List’ I can select the month and day and type of events for the report.

Below are excerpts from a report for the date of May 28.

Family Events

Famous Births

Famous Deaths

Famous Events

This report in RootsMagic contains much more information than I could ever put together from the various web sites. Thus, I’m glad I discovered this report!

One thought on “On This Day

  1. I’ll have to check out that report in RM. thanks for making me aware of it. I did look at my hometown newspapers from the day I was born and it was interesting to discover some articles I felt a connection to due to their topics. Thanks for sharing.

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