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Alexander Watson (1881 - 1963)

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Alexander Watson
1881 - 1963
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1881
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1963
Daylesford, Australia
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Daylesford, Australia
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Alexander Watson was born in 1881. He is the child of John Watson and Emma Rosa Kirkham Watson. He died in 1963 in Daylesford, Australia at 82 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Alexander Watson died in 1963 in Daylesford, Australia at 82 years of age. He was born in 1881. He is the child of John Watson and Emma Rosa Kirkham Watson.
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Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Alexander's lifetime.

In 1881, in the year that Alexander Watson was born, on February 19th, Kansas became the first state to prohibit all alcohol - the prohibition lasted statewide until 1948.

In 1909, Alexander was 28 years old when Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1912, Alexander was 31 years old when New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1949, when he was 68 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1963, in the year of Alexander Watson's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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