Alfred Whalley Gillard (1880 - 1962)

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Alfred Whalley Gillard
1880 - 1962
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1880
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1962
Bent, Australia
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Bent, Australia
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Alfred Whalley Gillard was born in 1880. He was born to Walter John Gillard and Elizabeth Whalley Gillard. He died in 1962 in Bent, Australia at 82 years of age.
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Alfred Whalley Gillard died in 1962 in Bent, Australia at age 82. He was born in 1880. He was born to Walter John Gillard and Elizabeth Whalley Gillard.

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In 1880, in the year that Alfred Whalley Gillard was born, on February 4th, five members of one family in Ontario, Canada were killed and their farm was burned by a mob. Called the Black Donnelly Massacre, the Irish family had been feuding with other citizens of the town. No one was ever convicted.

In 1928, when he was 48 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1935, by the time he was 55 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1953, at the age of 73 years old, Alfred was alive when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1962, in the year of Alfred Whalley Gillard's passing, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

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