Ada Sims (1871 - 1964)

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Ada Sims
1871 - 1964
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1871
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1964
Glen, Australia
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Glen, Australia
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Ada Sims was born in 1871. She is the child of Orford James M Sims and Mary Ann Johnson Sims. She died in 1964 in Glen, Australia at age 93.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ada Sims passed away in 1964 in Glen, Australia at 93 years old. She was born in 1871. She is the child of Orford James M Sims and Mary Ann Johnson Sims.

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In 1871, in the year that Ada Sims was born, on July 20th, British Columbia became the 6th province of Canada. While Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Victoria was chosen as the capital..

In 1882, she was only 11 years old when on April 3rd, 34 year old outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back of the head by trusted friend and partner Robert Ford. Suspected of colluding with the Governor of Missouri, brothers Robert and Charley Ford were arrested, indicted, plead guilty, sentenced to be hung - then pardoned by the Governor. All in one day.

In 1936, when she was 65 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1941, she was 70 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1964, in the year of Ada Sims's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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