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Re: Quarterman Dates

Hi Ann,

>Hello, John, Thanks for all the dated material. I finally realized how and 
>where you were getting them from! (I'm a little slow?) You continue to put 
>just two down at a time . What's that about ?  So, far I haven't seen the 
>two I was referring to April 9th's e-mail of the two great people in April 
>still living!  Any idea's??   aq

The dates shown are for today and tomorrow, in whatever years events
occured on those two dates.  The software gets them from some tables of
events that I have compiled over the years.  I'm sure others will have
suggestions for events to add.

The sources are numerous.  For example, Andrew Johnson became President
on April 16 in 1865.  That information came from a book called Tides of War.
That source is indicated by the abbreviation ToW (later it will appear
as a more comprehensible footnote, when I finish fiddling with the software).
>From that source I collected dates for when every U.S. president took office,
for context.

Some of the material specifically about Quartermans comes from the person
involved.  For example, I know that cousin Clark was gunner on an air raid
from Luzon in the Philippines to the Canton River in China on April 14,
1945 because he told me about it in sufficient detail that I could check
it against historical records and find the exact date.  His story of that
raid is in our book.

We know that on 15 April 1774 William Bartram was at Midway and Sunbury
because he wrote about it in his book published in 1791, entitled
 Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida,
 the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscgulges, or
 Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; containing an
 account of the soil and natural productions of those regions together
 with observations on the manners of the Indians

That book is one of the main sources we have for an outside perspective
on what life was like in Midway a generation after its settlement.

I don't publish birthdates for living people on this list, because this is
a public list, and that could be a problem with privacy.


>At 11:20 PM 4/15/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>>    [1]Quarterman Dates:  April 16.
>>    In 1865: Andrew Johnson, Source: ToW.
>>    [2]Tomorrow:  April 17.
>>    In 1961: Bay of Pigs, Cuba Source: ToW.
>>    1. http://www.quarterman.org/q/timeline.html
>>    2. http://www.quarterman.org/q/timeline.html