Adam Joseph Rigg (1874 - 1950)

Adam Joseph Rigg
1874 - 1950
updated February 06, 2019
Adam Joseph Rigg was born in 1874. He was born to James Ezra Rigg and Maria Hayes Rigg. He died in 1950 in W Bwick, Australia at 76 years old.
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Adam Joseph Rigg passed away in 1950 in W Bwick, Australia at 76 years of age. He was born in 1874. He was born to James Ezra Rigg and Maria Hayes Rigg.
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In 1874, in the year that Adam Joseph Rigg was born, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1928, Adam was 54 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1932, he was 58 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1947, at the age of 73 years old, Adam was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1950, in the year of Adam Joseph Rigg's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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