On this day in history, December 7, 1941, the United States naval base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was attacked by Japanese bombers and warplanes. On this, the 70th anniversary of this attack on US soil, we remember the 2,400 Americans who were killed and many more that were injured. This 1941 photograph below was taken by a Japanese plane during the attack.
On December 6, 1884, the Washington Monument was completed in Washington, D.C.. Designed by architect Robert Mills, the cornerstone of the monument was laid during an elaborate 4th of July celebration in 1848 by the masons. The monument is made of marble, granite and bluestone gneiss. It is the world’s tallest stone structure and the world’s tallest obelisk. It stands 555 feet 5 1/8 inches tall. The monument’s construction was completed on this day in 1884 and it was dedicated on February 21, 1885.
When researching the Irish roots of your family tree, many issues can pop up. Personally, I have found that even knowing the exact place where your Irish ancestors came from fails to increase the likelihood of finding vital records and information before the mid-1800′s. (more…)
Birth records can be an incredible find when researching your family tree. With the increasing ability and availability to search birth records online, birth records can be a crucial component in family tree research. (more…)
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