Alice Addison (1888 - 1959)

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Alice Addison
1888 - 1959
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1888
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1959
Dandenong, Australia
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Dandenong, Australia
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Alice Addison was born in 1888. She was born to Mclean Hugh Addison and Ellen Dyke Addison. She died in 1959 in Dandenong, Australia at 71 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Alice Addison died in 1959 in Dandenong, Australia at 71 years of age. She was born in 1888. She was born to Mclean Hugh Addison and Ellen Dyke Addison.

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In 1888, in the year that Alice Addison was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1910, Alice was 22 years old when Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1927, she was 39 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1933, when she was 45 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1959, in the year of Alice Addison's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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