Alice Kelsey

(1868 - 1955)

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Alice Kelsey
1868 - 1955
Born
1868
Death
1955
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Alice Kelsey was born in 1868. She was born to Keady Patrick Kelsey and Mary Quinlan Kelsey. She died in 1955 in Fitzroy, Australia at age 87.
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Alice Kelsey passed away in 1955 in Fitzroy, Australia at 87 years of age. She was born in 1868. She was born to Keady Patrick Kelsey and Mary Quinlan Kelsey.

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In 1868, in the year that Alice Kelsey was born, on July 9th, The Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified. The Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed African Americans full citizenship and equal protection under the law. It also gave all persons in the United States due process of law. The former Confederate states hotly contested the amendment but were forced to go along so that they could regain representation in Congress

In 1888, when she was 20 years old, 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 1907, Alice was 39 years old when the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1935, she was 67 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1955, in the year of Alice Kelsey's passing, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

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